PI engineers working in the office

Back to the office: Keys for safely returning people to the unknown

7 min read

If you’re tasked with coordinating, communicating, or deciding on any aspects of a return-to-office plan this year, we feel for you. Simply put, it’s an unenviable position to be in. Social distancing mandates vary from state to state, sometimes even town to town, and different businesses require different levels of in-person interaction to function efficiently….

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What is organizational trust (and how to build it)?

6 min read

As you adapt to COVID-19, never forget this fundamental tool—trust. Learn what is organizational trust, and why it’s so critical to your success.

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4 digital transformations driven by the downturn

7 min read

We know the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the national and world economies into a deep recession. Social distancing’s impact on consumer activity, unemployment, and the virtual workplace has been well-documented. But there’s another side to COVID’s economic effects. Resilient companies and entire industries have adjusted out of sheer necessity. In trying to get lean, many…

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remote work-life balance

4 keys to an efficient daily standup agenda

8 min read

The daily standup meeting has taken on new significance in the socially distanced workplace. On some days, it’s the only human interaction remote team members get.  More extraverted employees may find themselves chomping at the bit when these discussions start. They’re eager to share what they have going on, but that eagerness needs to be…

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Building virtual leadership skills that last

7 min read

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re still figuring out what virtual leadership looks like. Maybe your business is familiar with this sort of experiment: Face-to-face meetings were replaced with video conferencing in an attempt to replicate the office environment, but Zoom or Skype fatigue eventually set in.  You’ve started re-evaluating which meetings are truly essential….

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Leading confidently through crisis: insights from Alyssa Dver

8 min read

There’s no doubt confidence is a coveted attribute, especially for leaders and managers. However, it’s rarely clear what it is or how it’s obtained.  Neurologically and definitionally, confidence is actually a decision anyone can proactively make in a given situation. We just don’t always realize that, and few people are trained in how to do…

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COVID-19 Silver Linings

25 silver linings found amidst the crisis

11 min read

We reached out to some of our friends and colleagues with a simple question: What’s one silver lining that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic? 

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How to transition to virtual consulting

7 min read

Virtual consulting can present a unique learning curve for you and your clients. Here’s how you can overcome the initial hurdles.

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3 keys to career pathing in times of change and uncertainty

7 min read

When someone brings up “career pathing,” your brain is programmed to zoom out. Instinctively, you think about the big picture.  It can be tough to view things at that sort of scale when the next month, or even the next week, is indefinite. If there’s one certainty about the COVID-19 crisis, it’s that nothing is…

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Building and maintaining culture with remote teams

9 min read

Don’t let anyone fool you—company culture can be tough to define with a remote workforce. It takes a concerted effort, and even if you have flexible, experienced people, you still straddle a fine line. Go too heavy on the perks and icebreakers and you might come off as contrived. But remote teams require you to…

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7 consulting skills and competencies needed to succeed in 2020

6 min read

Consultants may be diverse, but there are several core competencies all good ones share. Here are seven consulting skills you need to succeed in 2020.

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Embracing the virtual workforce transition as a competitive advantage

8 min read

Every major crisis in modern American history has forced dramatic societal change, and COVID-19 is no different.  World Wars prompted overdue progress on the suffrage front, while 9/11 led us to reconfigure homeland security and the way we travel. The coronavirus pandemic and accompanying social distancing measures are forcing countries, states, and cities everywhere to…

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The best Zoom background for PI customers

2 min read

Are you a PI champion? In about 30 seconds, you can change your Zoom background to your PI Placard. Here’s how!

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How to inspire your managers to be steady, effective leaders

8 min read

This is an updated excerpt from our Surviving an Economic Downturn with Talent Optimization guide. You’ve come up with a revised business strategy. You’ve taken necessary and even difficult initial action in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.  The next steps are all about organizational resilience. Now you must inspire your people to push through…

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A tale of leadership and connection in crisis

6 min read

In a time of extraordinary crisis, this is a fictional story of leadership, parenting, empathy, and personal connection.

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