How To Build Psychological Safety In Distributed Teams

Psychological safety is a vitally important ingredient for high-performing teams, whether they’re co-located or distributed around the world. And it may be an especially important piece for distributed teams. In a psychologically safe situation, everyone feels safe to take interpersonal risks, voice their opinions, admit mistakes and ask questions. Nobody will be punished for admitting …

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The Basic Ingredients Of Effective Online Meetings

I’m loving my work at the moment! My calendar’s been packed with online training sessions with bunches of brilliant people – mainly coaches, facilitators and trainers. They join the first call apprehensive at the thought of a longish online session: the best that they hope for is boredom.  They finish the workshops delighted at the …

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Three Secret Ingredients For Restaurant-Quality Online Meetings

Engaging online meetings don’t happen by accident. They’re created.  It’s a bit like cooking. At a basic level, it’s about combining good-quality ingredients, in the right amounts, to create a decent dish – avoiding burnt, stodgy, tasteless or otherwise inedible offerings. But in the hands of an expert chef, extraordinary flights of flavour become possible. …

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Should You Record Online Meetings And/Or Training?

I’m delivering loads of live-online training about online meetings at the moment. There’s Remote Meetings Mastery (with Lisette Sutherland) and Remote Agile Facilitator for Adventures with Agile, plus a train-the-trainer for ICAgile. Plus, I’m gearing up for the year’s biggest online event for Clean Language enthusiasts, Metaphorum 2019. And there’s one question that keeps being …

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