Heather Bunney

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How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home

No commute. No drive-by meetings. No dress code. Remote working can seem like a dream — until personal obligations get in the way. These distractions are easy to ignore in an office, but at home it can be difficult to draw the line between personal and professional time.<p>Consider when you’re working …

Time Management

What Everyone Should Know About Running Virtual Meetings

According to the new 2015 Work-Life Fit survey, nine out of 10 U.S. employees believe that their boss trusts them to get their work done – regardless of where or when.<p>It’s yet another indicator that the perpetual (and decades long) conversation about the flexible work environment has finally …


How to Work Remotely Without Losing Motivation

Telecommuters might feel guilty or ungrateful admitting it, but let’s be honest: We often miss the office. Even the too-talkative, too-messy, or too-cutthroat colleagues you willed yourself to ignore when they sat near you can seem endearing when you’re toiling away to the ticktock of your kitchen …

Mad Men

How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

Remote communication isn’t always easy. Do you recognize yourself in any of these examples?<p><i>At 10 p.m., a corporate lawyer gets a text from a colleague and wonders (not for the first time) if there’s a protocol about work-related texts after a certain hour.</i><p><i>After a long and liquid client dinner, an</i> …


5 Misconceptions About Networking

A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you get things done when you’re in a hurry. And, much more (see my recent Lean In video on how networks augment your impact).<p>But, for every person who sees …


How to discover the culture on your virtual team

How do we deal with company culture on our virtual teams? Understanding culture is about understanding each other’s behavior and why we do things. …


To Foster Innovation, Connect Coworkers Who Share Aspirations

There are three types of identities we all have as human beings. Identities of origin we are given at birth: gender, race, or religion among others. Later, we form identities of growth, those in which we seek to satisfy our emotional needs, based on our likes and dislikes. Finally, as we become …


How to Capture Value from Collaboration, Especially If You’re Skeptical About It

Many of us recognize intellectually that we need others’ knowledge to solve big problems, yet we still lack the motivation to collaborate.<p>Teamwork all too often feels <i>inefficient</i> (search and coordination costs eat up time), <i>risky</i> (can I trust others to deliver for my client?), <i>low value</i> (our own area …


How to manage for collective creativity

What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, …


SLII® Executive Overview - ppt download

Presentation on theme: "SLII® Executive Overview"— Presentation transcript:<p>1 <b>SLII® Executive Overview</b><br>Leader Notes Situational Leadership SLII (People …

10 ways to have a better conversation

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. …


5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares …

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Public Speaking

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …


Why We Should Be Disagreeing More at Work

When I worked as a management consultant, I had a client that I thought of as difficult. Let’s call her Marguerite. She and I didn’t see eye to eye on much. I disagreed with the direction she was taking our project, the people she chose to involve, and the pace at which she thought we should do our …


Working Well with Your Boss When You Work Remotely


How to Disagree with Your Boss


Getting to Yes Across Cultures

What to know before your next negotiation, based on research by Erin Meyer.


The Explainer: Managing Multicultural Teams


Whiteboard Session: The 3 Myths of Collaboration


How to Disagree with Your Boss

Harsha thought things were going well in his new role. Six months earlier, he was hired by Najib, a wealthy and powerful man in Dubai, to turn around the flagging reputation and prospects of a five-star business hotel. It took little time for Harsha to identify three areas of focus that he was …

5 Simple Steps to Leading Better by Listening Better - Conscious Company

<b>1 RELINQUISH CONTROL</b><p>A big part of learning to listen well is giving up control of what will be said or where the conversation will go. This may sound …

Public Speaking
Video Conferencing

Simon Sinek explains why you should be the last to speak in a meeting

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has made a career out of explaining what makes good leaders great ones. When it comes to meetings, he has one big piece …


The five key collaboration challenges

Great article. A couple of thoughts. The idea that no one has achieved anything on their own is of course complete nonsense. A critical part of …


The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I’ve worked with and researched hundreds of companies. Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing. After all no two companies are like and their …