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Limitless Leaders™ Connection: Ramp up your remote work with visuals

Limitless Leaders Ramp up your remote work with visuals

When working remotely, the first thing that we miss is the physicality of working with other people.

As much as remote work can increase productivity, connection and collaboration can be hindered if we don’t regularly review and renew what is working as far as communication is concerned.

Technology will never fully replace human interaction, but it is a resource we need to understand and leverage, or we will be left behind. Never have we been so connected and if we use the right systems in the right way, the sky is the limit as to where we can work and what we can achieve.

Technology will never fully replace human interaction, but it is a resource we need to understand and leverage, or we will be left behind. Click To Tweet

The evidence

One of the most collaborative and visually connecting technologies is video conferencing. Think Zoom, Skype and Webex, to name a few. More engaging and true-to-life video solutions are replacing audio-only conference calls. There are many articles published attributing video communication to an increase in productivity, better connected teams, it is more straightforward, and a more engaging way to meet.

To continue to develop your team, tap into online courses, internal learning platforms and virtually run programs and webinars.

Utilising technology, when working remotely, helps alleviate the challenges of working alone. Although you aren’t ‘pressing the flesh’ so to speak, it's the second best thing to bridge the gap many face working in remote teams.

A 2019 Impact of video conferencing report found:

  • 94% of businesses say video conferencing increases productivity
  • 90% of respondents say video makes it easier to get their point across
  • 89% of respondents agree that video conferencing reduces time to complete projects or tasks
  • 89% of users say video conferencing helps them feel connected
  • 99% of respondents think that improving communication and collaboration can impact productivity positively
  • 87% of employees not physically present for a meeting report feeling better engaged with colleagues through video

 

Tap into what your team needs

Mix up your interactions and tap into the preferences of what your team needs.

  • Supercharge video conferencing tips
  • Dress for work not for Netflix
  • Our physiology creates our psychology
  • Ensure the frame behind you represents you professionally
  • Create rules around cameras on/off, muting and question time
  • Dial up your energy by 20%
  • Actively listen
  • Match pace, pitch and words
  • Give the speaker undivided attention and acknowledge them
  • Defer judgement until all have spoken
  • Provide feedback
  • Match sitting or standing posture
  • Stand up to increase your energy on longer calls
  • Make sure your hands are in screen view

As always, I’d love to hear what is working for you.

Lead to be limitless,

Signed Reneé

PS: Want to skyrocket your success from working anywhere? We've launched our new online program, and you can read more about that here.

Ever wondered what Reneé gets up to when she isn't with working with her clients? She's doing this.

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.

Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do, and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous, and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you to move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker. She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection: Three questions to ask as we lead into a hybrid workplace

Three questions to ask as we lead into a hybrid workplace

Are you ready to lead in a hybrid working environment?

The uncertainty of the past few months has also created both opportunity and possibility like we've never seen before.

As we know, a crisis can fast track change. Now is a great time to reflect on what you and your team have learnt and what you can take with you as you re-enter into a hybrid working environment.

Many of our clients have experienced deep collaboration, innovation and stronger relationships with their teams. Overall they are feeling more connected to their people! What a gift!

As we re-enter the workplace and make the shift to a hybrid working model, it’s essential to ensure we don’t forget the “gems” we have gleaned from remote work. We need to look backwards, look forwards and look around us by taking a peripheral view. We can get caught up in the doing and defaulting back to the way things were, it's too easy.

 

We've been exploring these three questions with clients:

  1. What will you let in?
  2. What will you let go of?
  3. What will you let be?

These questions are the foundation of our newly launched Setting the NEXT NORMAL™ team workshop programs.

 

 

As we approach the NEXT NORMAL™, avoid defaulting backwards in your thinking, your mindset and how you work. Click To Tweet

Now is the time to instil confidence in your team and take the shared lessons and the creative thinking into the future of work to re-energise purpose, performance and culture.

Love to hear your response to what you will let in, let go of and let be?

Lead to be limitless

Signed Reneé

PS: Want to skyrocket your success from working anywhere? We've launched our new online program, and you can read more about that here.

Ever wondered what Reneé gets up to when she isn't with working with her clients? She's doing this.

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.

Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do, and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous, and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you to move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker; She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

 

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Limitless Leaders™ Connection: Mindset Matters

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Mindset Matters. Your mindset is a way of thinking. It is a collection of your attitudes, thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. It is what you think day to day that can be a driving force to your success. Our mindset is a mental inclination or disposition, a frame of mind.

A very powerful aspect of mindsets is how quickly they can be shifted, and how powerful the consequences can be. Unlike skills that have to be practised again and again, mindsets sometimes show dramatic shifts.

It is imperative to develop a strong and disciplined mindset, as this gives you the ability and agility to own your thoughts and therefore your actions.

“You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way”- Carol Dweck

 

Going from working onsite to working remotely requires us to upgrade our mindset as does living in a time of such great uncertainty. This is where the transition and acceptance have to start. As much as working remotely requires a physical change in our work, it also requires a psychological one.

Limitless Leadership Mindset Matters

Our thoughts and the feedback we receive from others will determine how we feel and this creates self-awareness and the action we do or do not take and the attention we give things.

The one thing we can control is our thoughts, and this is great news when going through change. Click To TweetControlling what you think and fostering a mindset that serves you can assist to adapt to new things successfully, such as working remotely and/or leading a remote team.

Take a moment:

  • What is an empowering thought I have in relation to working and/or leading remotely?
  • How does this make me feel?
  • What can I action right now?

As always, I’d love to hear what works for you and how you cultivate a mindset that sets you up for success? Lead to be limitless.

Signed Reneé

PS: Want to skyrocket your success from working anywhere? We've launched our new online program and you can read more about it here.

Ever wondered what Renee gets up to when she isn't with working with her clients? She's doing this.

 

If this article has resonated with you in any way – I’d love to hear your thoughts – get in touch.

Being in service to my clients is why I do what I do and your feedback, insight and any suggestions are always embraced.

Find out where you sit on the Leadership Ladder, your responses are anonymous and the results summarised to help us better understand where our market sits so that we can continue to provide, insights, tools and solutions to assist you to move up to be LIMITLESS, co-creative and stand out.

Renée is a mentor, coach, expert facilitator and keynote speaker, She is the author of ‘Limitless Leadership’ and co-author of ‘Leaders of Influence’.

Follow Renée on FacebookInstagramIGTV or Twitter, or subscribe to her blog here or new podcast here.

 

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14. The Gift Mindset of Contribution and Purpose

The Gift Mindset of Contribution and Purpose with Jessica MacPherson OAM

Jessica MacPherson OAM, is the CEO and founder of St Kilda Mums, which is a non-for-profit organization established to pass on pre-loved baby clothes and nursery furniture to Victorian families needing and requiring assistance.

Formed in 2009, St Kilda Mums grew from a weekly working bee that Jessica held in our living room to what has now become a thriving organization, consisting of two and a half thousand volunteers, who continue to raise more than 50,000 nursery items each year.

In particular, she shares:

  • The importance of contribution toward a united vision
  • Why workplace rituals (which align to an organisations vision) are important
  • The gift mindset of contribution and purpose and whether they’re interlinked, and much more

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About: 

Jessica MacPherson OAM, is the CEO and founder of St Kilda Mums, which is a non-for-profit organization established to pass on pre-loved baby clothes and nursery furniture to Victorian families needing and requiring assistance.

Formed in 2009, St Kilda Mums grew from a weekly working bee that Jessica held in our living room to what has now become a thriving organization, consisting of two and a half thousand volunteers, who continue to raise more than 50,000 nursery items each year.

Jessica was inducted into the Victorian on a roll of women in recognition of a significant contribution to the Victorian community. And in 2019, she was awarded an Order of Australia for services to the community in the nonprofit sector.

Limitless Leaders™ Special Podcast Series: 

Want to find out how you can accelerate your mindset, your communication, collaboration and connection to become a Limitless Leader™? , sign up for our Limitless Leaders Podcast Series

Access our Limitless Leaders™ 3-Part Podcast Series, the transcripts, and the Limitless Leadership™ Diagnostic Tool, here: www.ReneeGiarrusso.com/PodcastSeries.

 

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Limitless Leadership™: The Gift of Whole Connection

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Connection is an innate human need, we are social animals and are wired to connect.

Never before have we needed to ensure we are embracing what I call  “whole” connection. This means being deeply connected with ourselves and understanding who we are, and also being connected with those around us such as family, friends and colleagues especially when working and leading remotely. Continue reading Limitless Leadership™: The Gift of Whole Connection