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Posts by Rob Fonte

5 Skills for Leading Through Uncertainty

“It’s easy to lead when things are going well.” We’ve all heard the saying, and I think we can all agree that true leaders emerge during times of uncertainty. Have times ever been more uncertain than 2020? This is not to say this it’s easy for these leaders, but there are a few commonly demonstrated…

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A guide to leading teams and facilitating in virtual platforms

As we find ourselves having to do more meetings such as training workshops, brainstorming sessions, etc., using virtual platforms such as Zoom and AdobeConnect, it’s important to understand how to optimally use these platforms for participant engagement if you want to get the results you’d expect from a live meeting. It’s certainly not easy if…

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How to lead teams remotely. A free webinar.

It’s May 2020, and several weeks since we’ve all had to make the transition to being fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while some companies are preparing to bring their teams back to the home office, I believe we are still a long way from things returning to back to normal. We will…

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The thought of having to give feedback makes me feel…

Whenever I’m working with managers during a workshop on how to coach and give feedback, I’ll throw out the following question for them to answer… “The thought of having to give feedback makes me feel…?” The majority will say, “It makes me feel anxious or it gives me anxiety.” But there’s always one or two…

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Hoping is not coaching!

I’d like to share some advice for my newer leaders when it comes to coaching employees who demonstrates some undesirable behaviors. Most new managers struggle with the thought having to give some tough feedback. Especially early on in the relationship-building process where you’re trying to build trust. Your gut is telling you that you should…

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