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What to Expect from Off-Site Meetings – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

 20th November 2015 by gihan

You might call them strategy retreats, away days, or off-sites, but these multi-day meetings have become common in the business world. Many of them are aimed at senior executives, but they are also common at other levels of leadership and management

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10 New Online Productivity and Collaboration Tools You Probably Didn’t Know About

 6th November 2015 by gihan

10 New Online Productivity and Collaboration Tools You Probably Don’t Know About

If you’ve been using Cloud-based tools for a while, you probably already know about some of the more common tools and apps, such as Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Skype, Buffer, and Hootsuite. These are all wonderful

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10 New Online Productivity and Collaboration Tools You Probably Didn’t Know About

 4th August 2015 by gihan

10 New Online Productivity and Collaboration Tools You Probably Don’t Know About

If you’ve been using Cloud-based tools for a while, you probably already know about some of the more common tools and apps, such as Dropbox, Evernote, iCloud, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, Skype, Buffer, and Hootsuite. These are all wonderful

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Always Keep Time Differences in Mind

 4th June 2015 by gihan

Always Keep Time Differences in Mind

I was recently invited to speak at an event in South Africa, but the organiser made no effort at all to help with time zones and time differences. I don’t mean that the event was scheduled at an inconvenient time for me (that sometimes can’t

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Five Easy Ways for Local Governments to Engage Their Community Online

 21st May 2015 by gihan

The Internet has made it so much easier now for organisations to connect with their “customers”, and for local councils this means engaging with their residents and other stakeholders. Many councils see the opportunity and recognise the

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The Go To Guide for Online Collaboration

 1st September 2014 by gihan

Online collaboration is a hot topic, and the Internet has made it both easier and harder. In this episode, we’ll look at the principles and tools of online collaboration, so you can do it more efficiently and effectively.

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How Can You Tap Into Peer Mentoring?

 3rd March 2014 by gihan

Peer Mentoring

When the term “mentoring” is used in a business context, it is most commonly pictured as the wise, grey-haired senior executive having lunch meetings with an up-and-coming younger employee. There’s nothing wrong with that picture

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E-Book: 5 Myths about Leading Virtual Teams

 7th February 2014 by gihan

Many managers admit they don’t know how to manage and lead virtual teams effectively — particularly when it comes to trust, communication, managing deadlines, and achieving consensus in decision-making. Even worse, there are some common myths

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A Conference Call in Real Life

 5th February 2014 by gihan

What if every meeting operated like a teleconference call? Here’s a humorous look at what that might look like:

Of course, if you’ve ever been part of a badly-run teleconference call, this is no laughing matter! Many online meetings

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How to Manage a Hostile Meeting

 30th January 2014 by gihan

How to Manage a Hostile Meeting

Most meetings are polite and orderly, but occasionally you might be chairing a meeting with hostile participants, conflicting agendas or a controversial topic. Learn how to manage these meetings so you can achieve the meeting’s objectives without

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