Now that most of us have been meeting virtually for over three months, I am seeing that the novelty of working at home has worn off. Remote workers are settling into a cadence of independent work, meetings, and informal collaborations. Unfortunately, it looks like this will continue for at least another quarter or even to the end of the year. Continue reading “Use a Fun Virtual Meeting Icebreaker” »
Food has always served as a binder to create connections and community within teams (pun intended). Think of all the pizza parties, potlucks, and lunches you have been to – informal gatherings to celebrate and get to know each other better. Continue reading “Create Community with Virtual “Foodie” Team Building Activities” »
Shawn Richards asked me an intriguing question during his Team Engagement podcast.
“I hear from other leaders of teams that it can be a challenge to get team members engaged. Tell me your thoughts on that.” Continue reading “Overcome the Challenge of Engaging Team Members” »
I recently heard Patrick Lencioni give a speech about his latest book: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities and immediately bought the book! It is, by far, his shortest book with the main premise centered around the “why” one chooses to be a leader. Continue reading “Book Review: The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities” »
I was recently reminded of a fabulous team activity I recommended back in 2015 – Personality Poker – and it’s IDEAL for virtual team building! Continue reading “The IDEAL Virtual Team Building Activity: Personality Poker” »