5 Steps to Developing an Agile Team Culture

Before we get into developing your ideal agile virtual team culture, it’s worth thinking about what exactly we mean by ‘agile’. An agile team is a cross-functional group of individuals that have the necessary people and skills to produce a successful outcome. It’s important to remember that there’s no magic formula to developing an agile [...]

5 Steps to Developing an Agile Team Culture2020-01-21T15:07:47+00:00

Why You Should Be Using Your Webcam For Meetings

Organising meetings that are productive and efficient is a fine art. And never more so if you are developing a virtual team who are too far away for regular face to face meetings.  A recent study on trends in high performing global teams concluded that ‘the human factor remains the greatest hurdle for global virtual teams.’   More and more, team leaders and employees are working [...]

Why You Should Be Using Your Webcam For Meetings2020-01-07T11:25:31+00:00

Tackling Introversion Bias in the Workplace

Diversity has become a big issue in the workplace over recent years.   As a leadership coach, I’ve worked with many managers and leaders who are doing their best to incorporate diversity and inclusion in their workplace. Be it regarding age, disability, gender or ethnicity – employers are striving to provide an inclusive arena for everyone to [...]

Tackling Introversion Bias in the Workplace2019-12-17T11:52:32+00:00

Gender Inequality – Are You Treating Your Team Members Differently?

Despite all talk of equality in the 21st century, you don’t have to cast around very far to see gender bias still at work across many companies.   A recent Forbes article stated that our unconscious biases are significantly holding women back - Harvard’s global online research study of over 200,000 participants showed that 76% of people are gender-biased, believing men are better suited for careers and women are better [...]

Gender Inequality – Are You Treating Your Team Members Differently?2019-12-02T10:33:11+00:00

How to Make Your Webcam Presentations Work with WOW!

It’s a digital age that we’re living in.   And for leaders, that means embracing technology when running webinars or online training for virtual teams. You may already have experienced FaceTime or Skype on your tablet – this is just the next step!   Many participants I speak to in my training sessions find it challenging to use webcams for presenting in virtual classrooms. It’s not just the technology of setting it up; they say they find it difficult to engage, look natural and remember what [...]

How to Make Your Webcam Presentations Work with WOW!2019-11-12T16:55:44+00:00

The 6 Reasons Why Your Team Is Failing

Your team is crucial to the success of your business. Managed well, a team can accomplish much more than an individual – working together and using each other’s skills and abilities to unleash creativity, embrace innovation and build a pathway to success.  But what happens if your team is underperforming? What are the warning signs, and how do you deal with problems that arise?  In this article, [...]

The 6 Reasons Why Your Team Is Failing2019-11-05T07:28:56+00:00

How Bad Managers Can Ruin A Teams Motivation

In any business over a period of time, motivation levels within the team wax and wane. However, you need the business working at its optimum consistently, and can’t afford to have team members taking their foot off the accelerator, becoming a dead weight, or even worse- becoming toxic. As a leader, you need to realise [...]

How Bad Managers Can Ruin A Teams Motivation2018-04-01T22:03:32+01:00

Let’s Talk About Trust: Part Two

In a previous post, I looked at the issue of trust in the workplace, why it matters, why it’s difficult to achieve and why we need it now more than ever. In this blog, I’ll look at four important considerations when trying to develop trust within a team. Of course, these aren’t snap solutions. Trust [...]

Let’s Talk About Trust: Part Two2018-05-31T10:37:05+01:00

Let’s Talk About Trust: Part One

In the modern world, many people struggle to trust. There are some good reasons for this. Our economies are weak, much of our world is in turmoil and the mass media keeps reminding us of the threats that could be just around the corner.   But while it’s understandable, I think the inability to trust [...]

Let’s Talk About Trust: Part One2018-05-31T10:38:29+01:00