Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #2

**In this new normal of remote work, how can you help connection thrive and maintain team performance?  We are sharing effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our online Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" can be very evident. One of the ideas from last week - "Begin Before It Begins" - received this comment from an educator in Nebraska: "I have been scheduling weekly Zoom calls which have been good but I have been disappointed with the low numbers of students participating.  Then I realized I was only sending out one short post on the Remind App. I decided after reading the post to

Best Virtual Meeting Strategies #1

Learn More About Our Online, On-Demand Course! **In this new normal of remote work, how can you help connection thrive and maintain team performance?  Over the next two weeks we will share effective strategies to boost engagement taken from our Minding the Gap Master Class that are just as helpful in this new virtual world, where the "Gap" can be very evident. Companies and teams are several weeks in now to this new reality of virtual meetings.  If you were not used to them before or find yourself going a bit crazy after five hours of staring at Brady Bunch-like views of your colleagues, the three ideas below may help. 1. Begins Before it Begins Remember

The Pre-Questions: A Tool For Engagement and Availability

Have you ever worked with a group and gotten caught off-guard by logistic issues you did not plan for?  Or been frustrated when your agenda ‘blows up’ anytime a tangent issues take the focus off your main outcomes?  Or simply lost your enthusiasm and love for what you were doing disappear because you have get overwhelmed with so many details and tasks?  We know what each of these situations feels like and we know how frustrating it is to not meet your objectives or have your group appreciate what you are doing with them as much as you do! We  developed the Pre-Questions to balance the doing and being of working with a group so

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Brian Winstanley – Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

The most impactful aspect of the BoldLeaders curriculum, for me, was the concept of becoming “comfortable being uncomfortable”. As a young high school student, this motto became a way of life for me, both in my travels through Kenya and my experiences since. The level of growth that a person experiences directly relates to their willingness to be vulnerable and learn to embrace uncomfortable, new situations because without these situations, people remain stagnant. I grew tremendously as a person throughout the BoldLeaders program because I consciously made an effort to avoid taking the easy route but instead take the more difficult, uncomfortable route that would develop me the most as a person. BoldLeaders taught

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