Leadership

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

**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 how much work could often get done before

The Pre-Questions: Causing Availability in Yourself

NOTE:  This post details a tool for Self-Awareness that can be used in multiple settings, at different scales.  It is one of the tools we provide in the Minding the Gap Master Class, a 6-Module online learning course you can read about and enroll in here, that is chock full of helpful tools to build self-awareness for you and others. The Pre-Questions We recently began offering the Minding the Gap Master Class and one of the methods that participants are finding helpful is this tool that we have been using ourselves for the last several years.  The whole Master Class gives you the tools to build your own self-awareness and use that to help you increase engagement

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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