5 tips for virtual team success

Team Success is Everyone’s Job Recently I participated in a virtual team kick-off meeting. It was a wonderful event for those who attended. But as we look at the project going forward, I wonder how we will build a sense of team and a high functioning team in this virtual space. I started to list my concerns and the possible actions I (and the team) could take to set ourselves up for success.

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productivity secret: working hard on the wrong thing

Do you feel like a hamster on a wheel? Are you exhausted at the end of the day but haven’t moved forward on your project? Let me tell you a secret you may not want to hear: you’re working on the wrong things. You may be working really hard on those things, but they are the wrong things! Stop wasting your time – you can’t get it back.

The objective here is to work only on those things that help you reach your goals in your life of business and business of life. However, you need to use a critical eye to determine if you are overusing your strengths. Sometimes we spend too much time making something perfect. Sometimes we need to check to facts one more time. The question is – are they really getting you closer to delivering that project? But that’s not the scariest part. The real secret time wasters are hidden.

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Connect with Your Inner Critic

Your inner critic can be very helpful – or hurtful. The inner critic can help you to become a better person / manager / partner; or can keep you from growing -letting life and opportunity pass you by. The difference? How you connect with, relate with, and respond to your inner critic. Take the critic and make her an ally.

Just as you would develop a relationship with a friend, connecting to and turning your critic into an ally takes time and deliberate focus. The result is a more creative, innovative, and healthier you!

How to develop a healthy relationship with your inner critic

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