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Limitless Leaders™ Connection: Culture is not limited to the workplace but also our homeplace

Culture exists in both the workplace and the homeplace!

Culture is a bit of a buzz word, and it simply means the shared values, ideas and social behaviours of a community. Often applied to the workplace I reckon we need to consider what I call our “homeplace culture” too.

In the workplace, culture stems from the people, as it does at home, and with so much change happening in our lives and selves at present, now is the optimal time to review and reset culture.

Culture stems from the people, whether at work or at home and with so much change happening at present, now is the time to review and reset culture. Click To Tweet

Both a high performance and happy work culture can be replicated at home. Obviously different people are involved but the principals are the same.

Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear. – Walter Lippmann.

Whether in the workplace as a team or at home with your loved ones, house buddies or friends, take a step back to reset and realign the culture.

The 3 L’s to reflect on :

  1. LET IN new ways of working and thinking
  2. LET GO of what no longer serves you and those around you
  3. LET BE what is working and can continue

Take some time to review and realign:

Purpose

  • Why are we here?
  • What gets us out of bed in the morning?

Values

  • What is important to us individually and as a team?
  • How are we living these values?

Beliefs

  • What beliefs are serving us and limiting us?
  • What do we need to believe in?

Behaviours

  • What behaviours and ways of being are working?
  • What needs to change or be done differently?

Attitudes

  • What is the thinking of each other?
  • What motivates us and lights us up?

We are taking bookings for our virtual Culture Reset Team workshops for August and September.

Contact Natalie for more details.

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.

 

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

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

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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 Leadership™: Maximise productivity working remotely

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How do you maximise productivity while working remotely?

Last week I was speaking with a client about  how to maximise productivity while working remotely. I shared my office set up with him and the way I categorise tasks and resources in different locations. Continue reading Limitless Leadership™: Maximise productivity working remotely

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Limitless Leadership™: Pivot, innovate and explore new ways of working.

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I’ll be the first to say that our business has been hit hard as so much of our client interaction is face to face. At times like this we need to pivot, innovate and explore new ways of working.

Navigating the virtual leadership world

Earlier this week I ran a virtual workshop to a group of senior leaders of ways to navigate and lead through this time of great uncertainty. One of the exercises we explored was how to leverage time to balance your leadership and stay connected.

How do break up the way you manage yourself to manage time working remotely?

We broke it down into 3 key areas of our balanced leadership model:

Lead People (progressive):

Think things like coaching, mentoring, strategic thinking and team interactions. Plan virtual team catch ups at the start of week and keep 1:1s consistent and locked in.

Manage activity (maintenance):

Think things that are day to day and operational, more in your team than on it. This includes things such as meetings and performance management, task allocation and so on.

Develop self: (leverage you)

Taking your growth, knowledge and leadership to the next level through reading, podcast and webcasts. Things that assist you in being an industry expert. Saving travel time, optimise these cracks of time for self growth.

By gaining balance in each area you will find they feed into each other. Self growth can increase leadership and role capability which therefore impacts on the way you lead.

Looking to continue to invest in your teams leaning, connection and motivation?

We are running our development programs as virtual workshops and group coaching sessions. Contact us to find out more.

What can you do in each area to assist you to innovate in this time of uncertainty?

Lead to be limitless…

 

 

 

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 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.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.

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Limitless Leadership™: To meet or not to meet…this is the question!

Meetings, meetings and more meetings….. we all know we either organise them or attend them more than we should.  How often are you asked to attend a meeting or send a diary invite to get others to attend?

A recent Microsoft Office survey listed the top three-time wasters in business are:

  • ineffective meetings
  • unclear objectives and a lack of team communication
  • that up to 67% of meetings are a complete failure with little or no outcome

Something I see over and over again with clients in all industries is the frequent requests to what I call unintentional or impulsive meetings.  Only last week I heard someone verbally ask a team member to a meeting and when the team member asked why the meeting was taking place there was no well-articulated response.

A few quick tips if you are organising a meeting:

1.  Piss off the term “meeting”

The word “meeting” is such a bland and beige non-descriptive word. I reckon its overused. Think about the outcome of the meeting and call the event that. For example:

    • Flip “Sales Meeting” to “2020 Growth get together” or “Weekly Meeting” to “Team Success Check in”
    • This shows the value of attending with a desired outcome in place and can help create buy in and commitment.

2.  Know the intention

Often people cannot articulate the intention of a meeting. Any meeting I am invited to, and like many of us, there are a lot, I always ask “What is the intention of me attending?” If I can’t give or get value from the meeting or the intention isn’t clear then the decision is easy not to attend with no guilt attached.

The intention/name of event should be in the subject line on the diary or email invite.

3.  Ask the right people

The “who” is usually left until last. If the intention is clear then the attendees should be even easier to identify.

    • What value will X add?
    • What value will X give?
    • What is the cost of having X attend?

4.  Be mindful of the mode

Getting hauled into the office for a face to face meeting takes travel time and this all adds up. Think about what mode will suit the intention of the catch up. Obviously face to face interaction is great for brainstorming and bonding but utilise Zoom/Skype and phone for the catch ups that don’t require you to press the flesh so to speak. Valuing everyone's’ time helps create buy in and  increases efficiency and if your intention is clear the mode of delivery should be obvious.

As always, we would love to hear if these insights resonate with you and what you’re doing in the area of intentional meetings.

Lead to be limitless!

 

 

Renee Giarrussso Director RG Dynamics Pty Limited Limited Leadership

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 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.

RG Dynamics has four PUBLIC programs on offer during 2020.  For more details and to register your interest visit Eventbrite.