Thrive in uncertain times

Our very best advice to help you and your team rise to meet this challenging moment

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5 tips for leading your team through turbulent times

In times like these, leaders play a critical role in helping their teams cope, focus — and even thrive.
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Managing Change and Uncertainty

6 ways to help your team handle stress in times of disruption

Times like these call for flexibility, focus, and open communication to help your team stay calm and chart a productive course forward despite the upheaval in life and work.

Reflection guide: Adapting to change

Change often happens so fast that we don’t pause to assess it in a balanced way. But when you do, you’ll be better equipped to adapt to the change — and help others do the same

Meeting people where they are in times of change

Everyone receives change differently, so now’s the time to throw efficiency out the window, slow down, and understand individual needs.

How to communicate change to your team

In times like these, you need to communicate clearly and proactively to make sure everyone knows what’s happening and has a chance to share their perspective.

Team demotivated by a company crisis

Any period of change can take a toll on team morale. Here are some tips to boost commitment to the new way.

How to guide your team through change

When things turn upside down, it’s even more important for team leaders to step up, reprioritize, and chart a new path toward success.

Personal Resilience and Well-being

8 tips to manage work/life tension when work invades your home

If home is no longer a haven from work, try these techniques to separate your personal and professional lives — and to keep both running as smoothly as you can.

5 self-coaching questions to help you cultivate adaptability

As a leader, how well you adjust to new and shifting situations has a huge bearing on your — and your team’s — success.

Dealing with the emotional toll of letting someone go

It feels terrible to let people go. While you can’t wish away those negative emotions, you can develop some strategies to help you cope.

Assess how your habits help (or hurt) your workplace well-being

You don’t need a perfect job in order to feel energized at work. Instead, you need strategies to handle the inevitable demands and — just as important — tactics to savor the good parts.

Working and Leading Remotely

8 ways to manage remote team members more effectively

Whether people are working from home occasionally or are remote full time, you’ll need to adjust how you run meetings, give feedback, make yourself available, and more if you want them to thrive despite the distance.

8 tips for better virtual presentations

These basics will help you keep your audience engaged, project yourself as confident and capable, know what to do when your camera freezes, and more. .

Checklist: How to run great remote meetings

When your team needs to connect from a distance, you’ll need to change your approach to ensure that you keep people’s attention, that everything gets done — and that no one feels left out.

Distance is hurting my team’s communication

If you don’t deliberately structure and facilitate remote team communication — more than you ordinarily might when you’re co-located — then you can forget about teamwork.

I’m worried a remote direct report isn’t actually working

Just because they haven’t sent an update or been available on chat recently doesn’t mean they aren’t working — or does it? Here are some tips to diagnose the situation and take appropriate actions.

Assess your remote team communication

How many of these 15 best practices do you and your team do regularly? Even if you do quite a few (way to go!), look for ways you could improve on your already good habits.