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Zoom Etiquette: A Checklist for Managers and Teams

Zoom Etiquette: A Checklist for Managers and Teams

Jun 01, 2020

When I graduated from The Protocol School of Washington, I named my first company Real-World Etiquette. I still think it's a good name. But it turns out not everyone could spell etiquette -- and the new college grads I was serving weren't all that...

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Working From Home? 3 Pep Talks to Find More Joy and Meaning

Working From Home? 3 Pep Talks to Find More Joy and Meaning

May 25, 2020

If you happen to follow me on Facebook or LinkedIn, you may have noticed that each week I post a short reflection—sometimes on a business note, sometimes on a personal note. Here are three in particular I thought you might enjoy. 

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Employee Engagement Ideas Every Business Owner Needs to Take Seriously

Employee Engagement Ideas Every Business Owner Needs to Take Seriously

May 18, 2020

If employee engagement is so crucial to a company's success, why is it so rare? It doesn't have to be. These simple employee engagement ideas can transform your company culture—financially, emotionally, and every other way. The question is, will you...

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Sleep and Work Performance During COVID-19

Sleep and Work Performance During COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Have you struggled lately with sleep and work performance? You’re not alone. My friend Jeff Scheuer, a national expert in this area, has some practical tips to help you sleep better tonight (yes, even in a pandemic) and wake up tomorrow feeling...

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Employee Burnout Signs No Manager Should Miss

Employee Burnout Signs No Manager Should Miss

May 04, 2020

Befriend these employee burnout signs and they become your allies. Ignore them and they undermine the health and productivity of your entire team. Here's how to spot employee burnout and do something constructive about it.

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Why Company Culture Still Matters (and How to Make Yours Better)

Why Company Culture Still Matters (and How to Make Yours Better)

Apr 27, 2020

Company culture still matters because people matter. Morale and performance matter ― how do you excel at one without excelling at the other? Whether you're a CEO, small-business owner, manager, or individual contributor, here's how you can...

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What Work Teams Need Right Now from Managers

What Work Teams Need Right Now from Managers

Apr 13, 2020

Managers, this is your moment. You don't have to lead perfectly but you do have to lead. If you pick up these tools and apply them, your remote staff will make you a hero. More specifically, you will strengthen your team, increase employee...

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100 Motivational Quotes for Employees

100 Motivational Quotes for Employees

Apr 01, 2020

Here are 100 quotes from some of the most successful and inspirational people around the world. Use this list of simple yet powerful motivational quotes for employees to inspire teamwork and positivity. In fact, why not use them to start meetings?

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The New Rules of Managing in a Crisis

The New Rules of Managing in a Crisis

Mar 30, 2020

Managing a team that works from home is challenging but not impossible. Here are seven practical tips to help you manage in a crisis, take care of yourself, and help your team succeed. 

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7 Tools for Surviving and Thriving When Working From Home

7 Tools for Surviving and Thriving When Working From Home

Mar 23, 2020

If you're new to working from home, I get it. Even though I've worked from home for years, I have to say I liked it better when it was my idea. We'll get through this. To help you stay healthy, hopeful, productive and energized, I wrote down this...

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