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We’re hiring a Leadership Trainer/Coach

We’re hiring a Leadership Trainer/Coach

Dear leadership trainer/coach who cares about furthering your impact on leaders, If your dream is to help teach managers to become better ...
How political should I let my team be?

How political should I let my team be?

There’s been much talk about the degree to which political conversation in the workplace should happen. As a manager, here are a ...
Stop Asian hate.

Stop Asian hate.

In the wake of the murders of Asian women, we as leaders have agency and leverage to stop hate. “How are you doing lately, Claire?& ...
Remote leadership training:  How to best support your remote managers

Remote leadership training: How to best support your remote managers

Here are the 7 topics and 5 formats your remote leadership training should include for your new managers. “What should I consider ...
Introducing:  KYT for Enterprise

Introducing: KYT for Enterprise

Know Your Team is now available for organizations with 1,000+ people. Support hundreds of managers in your organization with our tools ...
5 communication best practices for remote teams

5 communication best practices for remote teams

Here are the most imperative – and most overlooked – communication best practices for remote teams. An endless barrage of Zoom meetings. ...
How to build team morale remotely

How to build team morale remotely

12 practices for how to build team morale remotely in the long-term, not as a short-term enthusiasm blip. Now, more than ever, the ...
Giving feedback remotely

Giving feedback remotely

Here are 5 practices for giving feedback remotely that help encourage behavior change even at a distance. “Lost in translation&; ...
The 13 best questions to ask during the remote onboarding process

The 13 best questions to ask during the remote onboarding process

Want to get the remote onboarding process right? Be sure to incorporate these 13 questions. I won’t bury the lede: The one thing& ...
Introducing: Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers 🀝

Introducing: Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers 🀝

Understand your team’s working styles with our Work Preferences Survey in our Icebreakers, so you can all work better together. Do ...
How to recognize remote employees in a way that doesn’t feel artificial

How to recognize remote employees in a way that doesn’t feel artificial

Yes, we know employee recognition is important. But how to recognize remote employees in a way that feels authentic? Here are 6 ...
Introducing Shout-outs πŸ“£: The easiest way to give positive recognition in the workplace.

Introducing Shout-outs πŸ“£: The easiest way to give positive recognition in the workplace.

Positive recognition in the workplace doesn’t have to be sterile nor contrived. We’ve made it easy to do well (especially ...
New manager training:  The 4 concepts to teach

New manager training: The 4 concepts to teach

To elevate your new managers, here are the exact 4 areas to include in your new manager training. “How exactly do I get new manager ...
“What can I do?”

“What can I do?”

You may be asking yourself this as a manager, right now. I am too. My heart is breaking. Yours might be too. Last week was a reminder of ...
How to manage a remote employee who is struggling

How to manage a remote employee who is struggling

When an employee is underperforming while remote, it’s tough to know exactly what to say and do. Here’s a path you can pursue ...
The best way to hold a remote one-on-one meeting

The best way to hold a remote one-on-one meeting

Here’s an exact agenda template to use and 5 key best practices to make sure you get the most out of your remote 1-on-1 meeting. If ...
Virtual team building:  How to build trust in a remote team beyond games and activities

Virtual team building: How to build trust in a remote team beyond games and activities

You want your team to feel connected remotely but how do you do it without cheesy games and activities? Here are 8 ways to get virtual ...
The 4 critical questions to ask remote employees

The 4 critical questions to ask remote employees

Care about remote team morale? These critical questions to ask remote employees can help support your team as a manager. During these ...
How to best support remote employees

How to best support remote employees

You want to help as a manager – but how? Here are 8 ways to help ease stress, improve morale, and make working remotely easier for your ...
Don’t let remote leadership bring out the worst in you

Don’t let remote leadership bring out the worst in you

With remote leadership, it’s easy to succumb to management practices that hurt our team. Here’s how to avoid doing so. I&; ...
What to do when you’re feeling a lack of motivation at work, as a manager?

What to do when you’re feeling a lack of motivation at work, as a manager?

In these troubling times, a lack of motivation at work might not only affect your employees – it can affect you as a leader, too. ...
Introducing:  Teams!

Introducing: Teams!

We launched support for multiple teams. Now, it’s easier than ever to have several – or all!– of your teams using KYT at your ...
Our “Guide to Managing Remote Teams” is now free

Our “Guide to Managing Remote Teams” is now free

We’re giving away our “Guide to Managing Remote Teams” for free – it’s 60+ pages of best practices for managing ...
Top 8 Lessons in Giving Feedback from AMA with Anna Carroll, author, feedback coach, and speaker

Top 8 Lessons in Giving Feedback from AMA with Anna Carroll, author, feedback coach, and speaker

As author, feedback coach, and speaker, Anna shared her expertise and lessons in giving feedback in our leadership community, The ...
It’s time to kill the daily stand-up meeting

It’s time to kill the daily stand-up meeting

Daily stand-up meetings might be the quickest way to waste your time as a leader. Here’s why a daily stand-up meeting doesn’t ...
The 3 essential tips for new managers:  What to do first

The 3 essential tips for new managers: What to do first

If you’re a new manager, focus on these 3 tips for new managers and nothing else. “Help! I’m a new manager and have so ...
How to coach employees? Ask these 1-on-1 meeting questions

How to coach employees? Ask these 1-on-1 meeting questions

Micromanage less and coach employees more by asking these key 1-on-1 meeting questions. The key to coaching employees lies in a single, ...
4 valuable management lessons I’ve learned from 1,000+ leaders in January

4 valuable management lessons I’ve learned from 1,000+ leaders in January

From our 1,000+ managers all over the world in our Watercooler community, here are 4 valuable management lessons that I’ve personally ...
You’ve got your first one-on-one meeting with an employee: How to prepare?

You’ve got your first one-on-one meeting with an employee: How to prepare?

If you’re a new manager, here are the exact 1-on-1 meeting questions, agenda template, and approach you can take for your first 1:1 ...
Top 7 International Employment Lessons from AMA with Tim Burgess, Co-Founder of Shield GEO

Top 7 International Employment Lessons from AMA with Tim Burgess, Co-Founder of Shield GEO

As the co-founder of Shield GEO, a global employment organization that helps companies who want to hire someone in a country where they ...
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