Remote Working Special - This Week's Top Stories About Leadership #3

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

The third of my series of weekly leadership summaries comes at time when we are in the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak. Many of you may be looking for trusted guidance and information on how your organization can best adapt to the situation, particularly with the increase of remote working. That's why I've picked out a number of topical COVID 19 themed articles and resources I've used myself in the previous 7 days that I feel would interest you. Why go looking for reliable resources when I can save you time and publish them here.

I'll start this week with an article from the Chartered Leadership Institute ...

Stress management: a five-point guide for managers in lockdown

‘Identify the stress triggers. Work out physically. Adjust your work priorities. Learn new skills. Find your ‘good stress’. Insights from CMI’s Management Direct treasure trove….’

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How about a customizable questionnaire from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development?

Preparing your organization for home working?

'Adapt this CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development) questionnaire for use in your organization to help prepare staff to work from home'

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And would you like to access a series of helpful top tips for all your remote working needs?

Getting the most from remote working

'This series of CIPD top tips will help you and your team get the most out of remote working'

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Well that's it for this week. I hope you enjoyed these articles and resources and I'll be back next week with more, until then ... be a leader not just a boss!

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RUSSELL STRATTON is an international Leadership Expert, Professionally Certified Trainer and Coach, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. He is co-author of the book 'I Need to F@#king Talk To You - The Art Of Navigating Difficult Workplace Conversations'.


He is a Master Facilitator for Bluegem Learning's ground breaking "Leadership Success" workshop series - providing a practical toolkit for building engagement and improving individual and team performance. Using live actors in a stop/start forum theatre approach and a combination of dynamic experiential learning techniques, participants come away with a greater ability to actually perform better as employees and leaders in your organization.


He is an accomplished management education, learning & development professional with a proven track record of working with clients in the public, voluntary and private sectors to achieve lasting, measurable step changes in business performance.


Russell works internationally with a wide range of organizational cultures and with all levels from front line customer facing staff to executive management boards. Having worked as both a Personnel Manager and Operational Manager he works at both strategic and tactical levels.

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