Category Archives: People & Culture

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 – […]

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. […]

4 things remote workers need to hear from their boss right now

I think team leaders, managers and business owners are unsung heroes of now.  Eyes are looking for certainty with things so unsure, and the people who have people in their charge play a crucial part.  Unfortunately, we can’t control everything. The good news is thanks to research from the team at GALLUP, there is a […]

Avoid these bad Decision Making habits

*To help our readers navigate their businesses and organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are re-posting this relevant blog post from April 19 and May 1, 2018.* In Chapter 6 of Traction, Gino Wickman shares ten “commandments” of a team that’s great at solving issues. Because solving an issue often requires one or more decisions to […]

The Reverse Accountability Chart

This article is written by the Head Coach of EOS. About six months ago at an EOS Quarterly Collaborative Exchange™, the community discussed the concept of The Reverse Accountability Chart.  The purpose of the tool is to prepare your organization for an economic downturn. Most organizations don’t know how to prepare for a recession and […]

The Remote Work Survival Kit

The Remote Work Survival Kit is a crowdsourced document, created in response to the COVID19 Coronavirus, to help those who are trying to: Implement remote working in their organisation. Set themselves up to work from home. Protect their business, their staff and teams from effects of this and future pandemics. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wCeKcivSEseEnrsnDrhnFMQBPpdKGLdOmZmZ4miLpoM/edit#heading=h.a15hxvm5z8zm