• VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP: To Monitor or Not To Monitor?

    Workplace monitoring is a heated topic, and a slippery slope. While employers do have the right, generally speaking, to track a certain amount of employee activity – just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. So, when is it reasonable to monitor, and what type of monitoring is appropriate? I want to point out here that I am not a lawyer, and that the laws related to workplace monitoring vary from state to state. I encourage you to consult a legal expert before embarking on …

  • VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP: The Four 'P's of Online Meetings

    By Peter Montoya, with Wade Shows In the last couple of weeks, leaders around the globe have been tasked with quickly finding creative solutions to protect their workforce and ensure continuity. This means many teams are now working from home – and many leaders are venturing out of physical meeting rooms and into cyberspace for the first time. Virtual meetings are now the primary connective element for many organizations. But as I’ve said in countless leadership workshops over the years – effect…

  • VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP: The 7 Keys to Successful Virtual Meetings

    By Peter Montoya, with Wade Shows With the world deep in the throes of a global pandemic, many leaders are allowing at least a portion of their teams to work from home. But virtual leadership is a skillset most have not yet had the opportunity to study or to hone, and just ‘winging it’ could be disastrous. One of the most important components of a work-from-home team is the virtual meeting. It can be a make-or-break aspect of your remote workforce, with everything from productivity to job satisf…