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Managing Virtual Teams

Virtual teams are not only here to stay (and to grow in numbers) but they also present an opportunity to change the way we view management and work in general. For that reason, I have started a project called Virtual, not Distant. I’m calling it a project because that’s what it is at the moment.

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Ask Questions. Really.

We’re rarely asked for our opinions or our views. When was the last time you asked someone: What do you think? and were ready for any answer? When I first started facilitating team-away sessions, I was struck by how suspicious people were when I asked them what they thought about an exercise. Once, someone replied

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Sharing the Pain During Change

During change, people can feel isolated. Just hearing someone else expressing similar feelings can have a calming effect. Expressing your own uncertainty does not mean you will lose face, as long as you show it won’t affect your work, that you have some sort of plan and that you will continue to lead decisively. Getting

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Do Your Employees Share your Job Posts?

People in HR departments are squeezing their brains trying to find out how to leverage social media to attract talent. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are being included in the recruitment efforts of many organisation. Content and sharing are the forces behind any kind of social media success. For example, by creating interesting and sometimes fun

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Invisible Leadership

When I was running Forbidden Theatre Company, I remember being in a school with the cast of one of our shows talking to 6th formers about our process. The actors talked about “we” all the time, never about “I”. What’s more, I realised that my role as director had vanished, as the actors spoke as

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