How to apply empathetic leadership skills when returning to the office

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When surveying your employees about in-person prospects, try to understand not just what they think and feel—but why. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced executives to pivot, not only in how they run their businesses, but in how they approach issues. Employee well-being has taken center stage, and companies are now required to consider the humanity behind nearly every one of their decisions. Almost overnight, so-called soft skills like empathy have become “power skills,” and EQ now rivals IQ in determining business success. Read Full Story

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Why every business leader will need their own Dr. Fauci before we return to work

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We should all be preparing for continued social distancing, office reconfiguration, employee testing, an HR nightmare—and even a second wave of the virus. The world as we’ve known it has changed—and that’s as true for business as any other sector of our society. And while a fair amount of conversation has centered around the timing of when we will get back to work, little has focused on how . We now need to consider and tackle the challenges businesses will face when people begin the return to work or potentially encounter complex legal, regulatory, and HR hurdles. Read Full Story

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‘He’s like Tony Stark and she’s like my mom’: How workplace praise diverges between men and women

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Too often managers praise women with general, lukewarm language, while men receive compliments lauding their specific talents and skills. When you’re praising your employees, be sure to praise men and women equitably. A team at Stanford University has been poring over performance reviews from real employees, and the news isn’t good, at least not for women. Read Full Story

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4 ways to build trust with employees (especially when you can’t see them)

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These days, you may not speak to your employees in-person, but you can still promote a trusting relationship. Now that working remotely has become the norm, supervisors are realizing the challenges of leading a team they can’t see. It makes sense that they’re struggling: After all, managing employees remotely requires different skills than managing them face-to-face. The sudden arrival of the pandemic meant they had precious little time to prepare. Read Full Story

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How to negotiate a pay raise in a pandemic

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An expert in organizational leadership and negotiation lays out why a virtual negotiation, instead of in-person, can work to your advantage. Asking for a raise at a time when many organizations are grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic recession may seem counterintuitive. However, savvy employees recognize that tough economic times may offer unique opportunities to help their employer reduce costs, increase revenues, improve customer satisfaction, and enhance competitiveness. Perhaps while quarantining you’ve been forced to use once-forgotten (or newly developed) skills and capabilities that are now more valuable than ever—such as business development, social media marketing, process improvement, or project management. Improving a company’s bottom line during economic hardships can warrant a much-deserved raise. Remember, you don’t get what you don’t ask for. The challenge lies in how you ask. Read Full Story

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6 ways leaders can combat racism in the workplace

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The CEO and founder of Supportful, who is gay and half-Japanese, says it is this diversity and experience that equipped him with the skills necessary to be an empathetic founder and understanding leader. I am filled with sorrow and heartache as I watch the nation’s ongoing racism crisis boil over into streets across every state. Tremendous change is needed to address the issues facing black people and other people of color. Many business leaders and authorities are grappling with how to appropriately take responsibility and act to address these conversations. We must confront racial injustices now, as a standard practice, not just when it is in vogue. While no two businesses are the same, and each has its own unique challenges, the following recommendations should be universal to every organization. Read Full Story

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The one strategy managers need to make sure employees stay after the COVID-19 crisis

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Savvy business owners should use COVID-19 as an opportunity to set transparent in-house privacy policies that maintain morale and alleviate employee anxiety. Working from home is now a reality for millions of employees around the world, creating a new normal for a slew of businesses and industries. But running a successful work environment doesn’t change because it’s now remote. In a typical office situation, you want to give employees autonomy and help them build confidence in their own decision-making skills. That shouldn’t change in this new (hopefully temporary) environment. Read Full Story

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