31 Questions to Ask Remote Employees to Better Support Them

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Remote management is the same as managing people in an office with you, right? Not quite. According to Buffer’s State of Remote Work report, remote employees face many unique challenges: As a manager, it can be hard to understand what your remote workers are going through, especially if you’ve never worked remotely. This can make […]

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence to Become a Better Leader

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What separates a good leader from a great one? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, it’s emotional intelligence. “IQ and technical skills matter…they are crucial threshold abilities, what you need to get the job done. But everyone you compete with at work has those same skill sets.” According to Goleman, you need to stand out and […]

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The One Simple Secret to Motivating Your Team

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Giving effective praise is one of the most underrated, yet crucial, parts of managing a team. It can dramatically change how your team members feel and the caliber of work they produce. Research reported on Harvard Business Review shows that teams that are praised most outperformed those praised less across key criteria like financial performance, […]

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How to Build Rapport with Your Remote Team Members

1-on-1 Development Map: How to Evolve Your 1-on-1s Over Time for Maximum Value

Could remote work become the norm? That might sound crazy, but the data says otherwise. A 2018 report by Global Workplace Analytics found that the remote workforce “has grown by 140% since 2005.” That’s almost 10x faster growth than the rest of the U.S. workforce. And a study by social media tool Buffer found that […]

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Essential Tips for for Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

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For the first time in modern U.S. history, leaders have to manage an incredible four generations: Baby boomers: 1946-1964, ages 55-73 Generation X: 1965-1983, ages 36-54 Generation Y / Millennials: 1984-1996, ages 23-35 Generation Z / Gen 2020: 1997-mid-2000s, ages mid-teens-22 And, if you include Traditionalists (or The Silent Generation), there aren’t four, but five […]

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3 Lessons on Resilience that Will Make Your Tough Times Easier

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“Shame her business has just gone under,” says an article’s headline in The Independent. The story is about Rachel Lowe. A toy developer and entrepreneur from the U.K. She once rejoiced in the millions of dollars she generated from her board game, Destination. She even landed deals with major studios like Walt Disney and Warner […]

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Why You Should be a More Understanding Manager

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“Forgiveness liberates the soul, it removes fear. That’s why it’s such a powerful weapon.” In 1964, a young and fierce activist was sentenced to life in prison. However, while alone in the darkness, he found hope. Hope that would inspire people of different races, beliefs, and classes. The activist’s name was Nelson Mandela. He fought […]

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