Author Archives: Sarah Ward

Staying Focused Checklist

This is an overwhelming time for all people, but especially for leaders of small businesses. You feel a sense of responsibility for the health, safety, and security of your employees. If you’re in an “essential business”, customers are counting on you to continue delivering your products and services. You may be shut down completely – […]

10 tips for greatly increasing the productivity of your virtual meetings

Because most of the business world is having to do meetings by video conference these days, and I’m guessing in the last seven days you’ve done at least one virtual meeting … it’s time to make them more productive. It’s time to make them great! With most people being thrust into working from home and doing most […]

5 Tips for Guiding Your Team Through a Rough Patch

Every business has to weather a rough patch at some point, and while business leaders must make tough decisions on how to improve their situation, they also have to pay close attention to team morale. The most damage to a business often comes from low spirits.  In recent months, the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has negatively impacted […]

An ocean rower’s tips for getting through self-isolation

So here we are in week 2 of self-isolation. We’re past the adrenaline surges of the first few days and are now well into the drudge. Now the whole thing is odd, and a bit strange and a bit stressful. I found myself thinking who has been through something like this before? Monks? Astronauts? I know. […]