Category: Virtual Team Leadership

Team Leader Role Description: Qualities of Exceptional Team Leaders

The team leader is a person formally or informally recognized as someone who guides, directs, instructs, inspires, and motivates a group of individuals with a common goal to complete a certain project.  A good team leader understands the team’s strengths and weaknesses and what motivates each team member to achieve team objectives.  The team leader

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How to Motivate People at Work

What you need to do to motivate people is to take an active approach to foster motivation, but also — stop demotivating them.  So, how can you foster team motivation and stop demotivating already motivated people?  To answer that question, we need to learn what motivation is and the types of motivation driving people towards

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How to Stay Focused like a Champion

If you ask a professional Olympic diver how to stay focused, they won’t have a problem defining the very moment of highest focus: it is seconds before they take the plunge into the pool until they touch the water with the head. In that brief time, they have gathered all skills, experience, and practice to

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How to Improve Your Persuasive Management Style

How big are your powers of persuasion? How easy is it for you to persuade people to move in the desired direction? Can you say that people listen to you and actually hear and consider what you have to say?  If you doubt that you can score excellence with your persuasion skills, it is time

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What Your Conflict Management Style Says About You as a Manager

Your conflict management skills are an essential part of your leadership style. Conflicts are an inseparable element of the workplace. As long as you build your conflict management style to resolve conflicts efficiently and justly, conflicts are not unwelcome – they bring growth and expansion. Don’t have time for the long read? Listen to the

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Quality vs Quantity: Which One Should You Compromise?

The issue of quality vs. quantity is old as the hills.  You can do a job better but longer or do it faster, but with inferior quality.  Quality wins in the long run. We must awe customers. One might say – let’s always choose quality then, correct? Not so fast.  Quality vs. Quantity in Business

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5 Strategies for Managing Stress in the Workplace

As a common water cooler topic or a conversation starter between friends, managing workplace stress is a problem for almost everyone. But can talking about stress at work help you deal with it? Yes, to release some of the burdens and ease down the symptoms. No, if you want to cut to the core of

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Coaching as a Leadership Style on Virtual Teams

What is your leadership style? There — you are all questions. Many get confused when asked this question because it is hard for oneself to fit into one leadership style box. You may think of yourself as a directional or a situational leader. And you probably aren’t thinking of yourself as a coach. But adopting coaching as a leadership style will

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8 Time Management Techniques to Stop Working Long Hours

Working long hours is the number one reason for job-related stress. You are not more efficient when you work 70 hours a week. Working long hours is not only unproductive but also dangerous.  Then, why working too many hours per week is still a problem for so many people? Is it because they don’t have enough time in a

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How to Fix the Skills Gap with Freelancers

Understanding the skills gap is vital for your business to thrive. Artificial intelligence, automation, and the gig economy have changed the nature of work. Skills gap statistics show that 60% of employers advertise new positions that remain open for 12 weeks. You have probably skimmed through headlines that state a visible gap of skills in

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Virtual Team Building Activities: Energizers You Can Implement Today

Virtual team building is not identical to what you can do in an office. You cannot organize outdoor virtual team building activities and have your team highly engaged in sports. Team building for remote teams is online. Each employee sits alone in their virtual cubicle (home office) while trying to maintain team cohesiveness and the feeling

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Managing Virtual Teams in the 21st Century and Beyond

Managing virtual teams is in many aspects similar to local team leadership. However, your leadership style needs to be adapted to fit into the rules of digital organizations. You need to deal with geographical, cultural, and language constraints. Tools will be different. Video communication is unlike face-to-face chats. Although it is unlikely that you will still

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