The Atlas

Tips for Managers: A Newly Remote Team Thanks to Covid-19

Working from home can sound like a great option, but for some of us, learning to do it can be a struggle. And in the wake of the 'work from home' mandates thanks to Covid-19, many managers are struggling to suddenly figure out how to manage a team remotely when they've only ever done it in person. This is a potentially huge topic with a sometimes tricky learning curve, but in this video I start with 5 Basic Steps you can take, as a manager, to help your team with this sudden change in your working model.

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Grow or Die - Episode #3 - Self-Awareness

There are two sides to self-awareness: how well we understand ourselves, and how accurately we understand how other people see us. Both are hard, both are critical for your professional development, and both are more rare than you might think.

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Come on baby, light your own fire!

So this is it. Today is the last of the Gallup's 12 Elements of Employee Engagement. In the last year, I have had opportunities to learn and grow.

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Grow or Die - Episode #2 - Boundaries

Last week's chat about shame and all we've learned from Brene Brown's work inspired this week's topic: boundaries and resentment, how we enter an organization and show up in relationships -- both at work and at home.

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Getting to progress

As we approach the end of the list of Elements of Employee Engagement, we come up on number eleven: In the last six months, someone at work has talked to me about my progress. This one is amusing me more than usual at the moment, because this week is my birthday, and I've been reflecting a lot about my own progress. My new weekly video series with my partner Lawrence Henderson is called "Grow or Die" for a reason. I am committed to the idea of getting better -- in anything, everything, all things. Without that underlying goal, I can't envision the motivation to bother getting out of bed in the morning.

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Grow or Die: Mystery Box #1 - Navigating Shame

In our first joint video, Lawrence Henderson (of BOSS, LLC) and I got the ball rolling on what will be an on-going dialogue on tackling tough topics. Today Lawrence picked the meatiest of all starting points: shame. Spend a few minutes with us going over Brene Brown's influence, getting older, learning your triggers and figuring out empathy.

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Weekly Video - Lawrence Henderson of BOSS

Join me as I partner with Lawrence Henderson, fellow coach, consultant and speaker, to do a little bit of weekly verbal jousting on issues we see come up with our clients and teams every week.

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You never learn more than what you learn from your friends

We've made it almost to the end it to the end of Gallup's Elements of Employee Engagement. Today I want to discuss number ten, which is my personal favorite: I have a best friend at work. This one is my favorite because it's been the one that has helped shape the way I think about the role of work in my life more than any other. Not only have I almost always had a best friend at work, but my best friends in life almost all came from work, too. For me, this one is the most personal.

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