This week, we hear how an L&D leader manages remote teams, pick up simple tips for standing out in video meetings, learn how to onboard remotely during times of separation, and nail the key components for communicating in a crisis. 

This week’s growth quote:

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” 

James Cash Penney

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5 Tips for Remote Managers

Betterworks

This two-minute read is the tip sheet you need for managing remote teams. Roberta Gentile, a Director of Learning at Vertiv, shares how even during times of chaos, there are areas where we can exert agency. Focusing on these, along with developing your empathy muscle and learning to look after yourself, will help you manage during moments of uncertainty.   

How to Elevate Your Presence in a Virtual Meeting

HBR

We are living our social and work lives on screens. So how can we interact better, when interacting virtually? If you’d like to be heard and seen, dive into these tactics on everything from how to project your voice, frame your face, and keep distractions at bay.   

Tips For Onboarding New Hires Remotely During COVID-19 Pandemic

HR Drive 

Even in a global pandemic, a modified version of life has to go on. And when it comes to work, effective onboarding is essential to turning new employees into productive colleagues. Learn how a flexible time frame, collaborating with IT, and C-Suite transparency will get results. 

COVID-19 is Unlike Anything We’ve Experienced. But the Way Leaders Need to Communicate in Crisis is Very Familiar

Fast Company

The most successful leaders in times of crisis are the ones who over communicates, according to communications executive Danny Brandt. Learn how to get comfortable with transparency and compassion, and how to be decisive even when circumstances change rapidly.    

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Be a Video (Meeting) Star, How Arctic Explorers Survived Isolation, and Staying On Track With OKRs.