Please let me know what you think, and if you have an idea for future coloring pages, I'd love to hear them
.Managing Relationships from Afar: September 10 Webinar
I'm hosting a webinar SHRM.org (Society for HR Management) on September 10, 2020, and it's free and open to everyone. Register here and join me.We all need to embrace working from home or in an office with fewer colleagues who are faaaar away from us
. That's the new norm for the foreseeable future.
In this webinar, we will cover best practices on how HR leaders dig deep into their relationship-building toolboxes and use EQ to help clients build and maintain relationships from afar.
We will discuss:
1. How to assess the current state of relationships: do you know which ones need some care and feeding?
2. What approachability in the era of COVID-19 means
3. Identifying key stakeholder relationships to tackle this fall
4. Mistakes to avoid when building new relationships—and how your clients may be thinking too much about "waiting" to develop relationships
5. Cover mistakes leaders oftentimes make during stressful times
Again, this webinar is free, so sign up
and I will talk to you on September 10.Random Things Rumbling Around in My Head
In closing, things you'll find interesting and tasty (that word can mean a few different things).#1.
I want you to read this Gallup piece on how to build trust and boost productivity within remote teams
. It's good. Really good. Also check out their guide on developing a WFH strategy
(your company probably just did WFH—and didn't think about how to set it up—learn more about it and adjust).#2. Iced coffee.
I've been indulging in Viet iced coffee, made with sweetened condensed milk. Wow. If you've never had one, don't start. You will not
Beastie Boys Anthology: The Sounds of Science
. Yes, they are politically incorrect. Yes. Yes, yes. But the name of the album—how did I miss this until now? It's perfect. There's no link for you: you have to find it and listen to the album yourselves.#4. World Photography Day
was August 18th, and these photos helped me get beyond my pandemic living when I viewed them earlier this week. Lovely articles about a few photographers: Steve McCurry and the relationship between animals and humans
; nostalgia in new photos
from Mexican photographer Tania Franco Klein; Oye Diran and vintage Nigerian family photos
. Does this have anything to do with leadership? Not really, and that's OK.#5.
The missing elephant shrew
reappears after 50 years. I'm taking this as a sign things are getting better. These little ones run up to 30 km/hr, and they "reappeared" near the Horn of Africa.
I bet they went missing on purpose. How much have they missed?
By the way, how are you? Email me
and let me know what leadership help you need.
Lead with ease,