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Articles by Teri McMackin

Brainstorming Exercises For Teams

Team Building

The Ultimate List of Brainstorming Exercises for Teams

The word “brainstorm” can invoke a variety of responses that range from excitement to dread depending on past experience but, when done right, it’s truly an opportunity to foster a creative environment, encourage creative thinking, and bring your team together. When you think of brainstorming, you probably picture a simple room and people sitting around …

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Max 16min read

How to improve written communication skills at work

Best Practices

How to Improve Your Written Communication Skills at Work

Now, more than ever, the bulk of our personal and professional communication is happening through a screen rather than in person. Whether it is an email or instant message, it is important that we effectively communicate our messages. Challenges of Written Communication There was a day when you met regularly and in-person with your team. …

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Max 5min read

Elements of Self Management

Productivity

Self-Management 101: How To Plan, Prioritize & Achieve Goals

There are endless blogs, articles, books, even studies on how to effectively lead a team. But who is leading the leader? Self-management is exactly what it sounds like – it’s your ability to manage your own behaviour, thoughts, and emotions. Somehow, managing a team of 100 people seems less daunting than managing a team of …

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Max 8min read

Digital File Organization

Management

Get Rid of Virtual Clutter and Organize Your Digital Files

Thankfully, computers have virtually eliminated the need for any kind of paper clutter. Gone are the days of crowded filing rooms and physically searching for an invoice that was sent over a year ago. While the amount of paper that fills our filing cabinets is significantly reduced, we’ve managed to shift the problem from one …

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Max 8min read

Leadership is action not position

Leadership

Act… Like a Leader

You have probably heard the quote “leadership is an action, not a position”. This quote is widely used in leadership development programs and is credited to broadcasting executive Donald McGannon. It’s one thing to know and understand that leadership is an action, but it is another thing to put that action into practice in your …

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Max 4min read

Benefits of procrastination

Best Practices

Purposeful Delay: The Art of Procrastination and How You Can Benefit From It

Everyone knows a procrastinator… or maybe you are the procrastinator that everyone knows. Merriam-Webster defines procrastination as intentionally putting off doing something that should and can be done. The key to procrastination is that you have the means to do the task but you are intentionally choosing to delay for a number of possible reasons. …

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Max 8min read

Inclusive Remote Working Community

Culture

How to Build an Inclusive Remote Working Community

The workplace watercooler was once the gathering point where people could take a breath and connect with another human being. Stories of children, pets, hobbies, and even love interests were shared loosely and with gusto. Communities tend to happen naturally wherever people congregate, but what do we do when people are not physically gathering? While …

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Max 4min read

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