With most work having gone virtual or remote overnight for those who can, what is needed in order to lead and be a great team member? Now's the time to get up to speed quickly.
For those who have been following along my writing for a while, you'll know that for the last 3 years I've done a monthly call related to Effective Virtual Conversations. You can find them here on YouTube. These are focused in on what it takes to have a great conversation in the remote space. Teams who shifted last week are going to need to have productive virtual working sessions this week - check out these videos for tips on how to lead virtual calls, skills needed, tricky issues (and how to avoid them).
A reminder that I'll be leading a group through the one-day Virtual Faciltation Essentials program this Wednesday March 25th from 10 - 530 pm Eastern/Toronto. Throughout the program you'll get a chance to learn, and practice, the various virtual facilitation tools which are available. 5 spots still open. Check it out here.
For those that are leading remote teams, you may want to focus on some of the remote work and remote team PlanDoTrack video calls I've done including:
Collaboration Virtually - No person is an island (February 2020). View it here. (30 min)
Five Key Skills for Virtual and Remote Professionals (June 2019) - View it here.
Remote Team Skills (September 2019) - View it here.
Navigating the Matrix of Virtual and Remote Work (Spring 2019) - View it here.
Finally, for those who like to read, check out these latest articles I've posted on Thrive Global -
Working from Home - In Focus. This article explores five areas to keep in mind as you work from home - Read it here.
Listening in the Virtual Space - Read it here.
Keeping your virtual meetings on track - Read it here.
3 Areas to Consider when your team makes the shit to remote work. Read it here.
If you haven't downloaded the Remote Working Whitepaper I did earlier this month, please check it out here.
Enjoy your Sunday!
With best wishes,
Jennifer Britton - Potentials Realized
Author of PlanDoTrack (2019), Coaching Business Builder (2018), Effective Virtual Conversations (2017) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (2013). Pick up a copy of any of her books at Amazon.
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Check out upcoming virtual learning programs on our calendar
Are you a remote professional? Listen into the Remote Pathways Podcast on your favorite podcast player
As virtual and remote professionals, we often work interpedently and autonomously, with colleagues miles away and/or many time zones away.
Having the motivation to do great work can be critical for success. Also key to remote work, is generating the momentum it can take when we are often a “one stop shop”, given that we are often responsible for many different facets of our work. We may be the face to customers, as well as a designer and book-keeper, all in the same week.
Creating an annual theme and/or intention can help us lean into what’s important in our work. It can also be something we return to again, and again, throughout the year.
I thought it would be interesting to have you experience a little bit of what I do in the PlanDoTrack Virtual Retreat which is take people through a series of reflective prompts and exercises. I've created a short 2 minute video which you can view below.
Carve out a few minutes to view this video, noting the photos which resonate most with you, and how you want them to connect with your focus this year.
After you have watched the video, take a few minutes to note what photos or images connected most. What theme can that point to you to for 2019?
Having a theme for the year can create a powerful framework for Virtual and Remote Professionals. Just like a vision, they help us through the ebbs and flows of work.
A quick reminder of some other content you may be interested in:
1. A few days ago I started to share the weekly 2019 series - 52 Weeks of Planning, Doing and Tracking. It's a compendium, or supplement, of the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. For those that have a copy of either the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner or the Coaching Business Builder, you may be interested in taking some weekly action around your planning, reflection and tracking. Each week I will be focusing on a different theme related to the book. They are geared to give you a chance to pause, reflect and apply.
Posts will come out early Friday morning, giving you time during your week's wind-down to reflect and work through the related activities that day, over the weekend or early in the new week. The first one - Week 1 of the 52 Week Compendium - came our a few days ago on Friday January 4th. You can catch it here.
2. Do check out the 19 for 2019 Productivity Tips which have been posted over at the Teams365 blog. I’ll be sharing more as we continue to move though January. View the past Teams365 Productivity Tips here .
Looking forward to continuing the conversation with you this year! Please pass on these links to others who are interested. Thank you!
Jennifer Britton – Potentials Realized
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Join us for a year-end virtual planning retreat!
Is 2019 your year to move things forward through group learning and accountability? Join me for one of our annual groups -
The Teams365 Leadership Lab (focusing on team leadership, virtual teams)
The Learning Lab and Design Studio (focusing on program design)
or the Coaching Biz Growth Lab (focusing on business development)
Jennifer Britton is the blogger behind the popular Teams365 blog, a daily,blog for team leaders and members since 2014. Her latest publication is the PlanDoTrack Workbook and Planner. Pick up a copy at Amazon.
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Virtual Facilitation Essentials (8.5 CCEs)- Expand your toolkit for better remote and virtual conversations - Select Wednesdays through 2020 including March 25 (10 - 530 pm ET), and April 1 - 8 - 4 pm ET on zoom. Learn more and register.
Coaches! Register for the 60 Day Coaching Business Builder Accelerator. Join us for 60 Days of live and on-demand support for coaches wanting to grow their businesses.
PlanDoTrack Facilitator Training Program (24 CCEs) - Join us this Spring starting the week of March 23
Next PlanDoTrack Quarterly Virtual Retreat: Thursday March 26 (1030 - 230 pm ET)
Month-End Planning Session: Tuesday March 31 - 7-8pm ET