Managing Remote Teams
A podcast that explores how to achieve when everyone is working from home.
Season 1 retrospective
June 29, 2021 • 38 MIN
A look back at how this podcast covered remote work's evolution since the beginning of the pandemic.
How to use flowcharts when collaborating remotely
June 22, 2021 • 35 MIN
Flowcharts are a powerful tool when collaborating in or with distributed teams. Find out how Trevor uses them effectively.
Mic Flip: Remote Scrum with Luke Szyrmer
June 15, 2021 • 31 MIN
Vasco Duarte and Luke Szyrmer discuss scrum in a remote setting, including how to adapt to remote even though scrum wasn't designed to handle it. This episode aired originally on the ScrumMaster toolbox podcast.
On axiology when managing projects with Traci Duez
June 8, 2021 • 41 MIN
Axiology and value generation matter - a lot -when managing projects of any kind, including remote ones.
Rowan on recovering from micromanagement
June 1, 2021 • 29 MIN
The temptation is to really hone in on every little detail of what employees do--especially when you can't see what they're doing. But this is counterproduct. Rowan van Dijk goes into why and also how he overcame his own tendencies to micromanage.
Remote work visibility with Carole Stizza
May 25, 2021 • 39 MIN
Carole Stizza on Visibility
How to combat difficult situations at work with Jeff Harry
May 18, 2021 • 43 MIN
How to combat difficult situations at work, especially when it already feels unsafe to do so...Jeff Harry uses improv comedy and theater to really get to the root causes.
Why standups are overrated with Thibault Clement
May 11, 2021 • 20 MIN
Thibault shares his thoughts with no-holds barred on the practicalities of being CEO of a remote-first company.
Why remote creative collaboration is different with Thibault Clement
May 4, 2021 • 29 MIN
How marketing teams collaborate when remote, and what it means for the entire company.
Remote accountability with Jonathan Raymond
April 27, 2021 • 41 MIN
Healthy accountability works both ways, even when remote. Jonathan Raymond explains.
How to set up your remote team for success with Joe Houghton
April 20, 2021 • 34 MIN
Joe Houghton gets practical with a lot of remote team setup tips, as well as insights from the academic literature on remote teamwork.
How to start large scale change initiatives with Mike Burrows
April 13, 2021 • 17 MIN
Mike Burrows discusses two of his practical tools he recommends to kick off large scale change initiatives.
How to link strategy to delivery with Mike Burrows
April 6, 2021 • 29 MIN
Mike's idea of wholehearted organizations really gets at the heart of the strategy-implementation gap in companies.
How to achieve psychological safety at work with Patty Beach
March 30, 2021 • 37 MIN
Patty has techniques for creating psychological safety that help you make tough calls as a leader.
How to set effective boundaries when managing remotely with Ali Greene
March 23, 2021 • 43 MIN
Effective boundaries are the key to getting remote teamwork right.
How Aikido helps you diffuse team conflict with Przemek Gawronski
March 16, 2021 • 31 MIN
The Japanese martial art Aikido serves as a mindset to help address team conflict within a company.
How to shift company culture systematically
March 9, 2021 • 33 MIN
Redesign your company culture using people data
Why data beats intuition when organizing people
March 2, 2021 • 25 MIN
The rise and rise of data when measuring individuals and company performance with Nigel Dias
Why "Big Tech" management tactics enabled them to grow big with Alex Kantrowitz
February 23, 2021 • 37 MIN
How all managers from any industry can apply the management practices that helped Big Tech get big...not just technology.
Recruiting "gotchas" and tips with Nancy Slessenger (pt 2)
February 16, 2021 • 28 MIN
Recruiting war stories and common traps to avoid from expert recruiter Nancy Slessenger.
How to hire a great fit guaranteed with Nancy Slessenger (pt 1)
February 9, 2021 • 29 MIN
Nancy is a world class hiring expert with a unique process derived from first principles that works--just as well when remote hiring just as well as in person.
Why meeting software urgently needs to be revamped with Arjun Sundararajan
February 2, 2021 • 35 MIN
Bringing a silicon valley mindset to facilitation, Arjun is building a new platform for meetings, to help managers bridge the facilitation skills gap they currently face.
How to inspire ambitious change with Allan Kelly (pt 2)
January 26, 2021 • 31 MIN
Many companies get stuck in a rut, endlessly doomed to execute on goals that just maintain the status quo. Allan Kelly discusses how to break the entire company out of that mold.
How to delegate outcomes remotely with Allan Kelly (pt 1)
January 19, 2021 • 33 MIN
Allan Kelly dives into how to use OKRs to delegate outcomes to teams, while still giving them autonomy to figure out the best way to achieve them.
Mic Flip: Lukasz gets grilled on the Industry Angel podcast
January 12, 2021 • 35 MIN
Basking in the glow of hitting #1 in the Amazon charts for business teams, Luke gets interviewed by Ian Farrar of the Industry Angel podcast
Why the people side of change matters most with Robert Bendetti
January 5, 2021 • 38 MIN
What people need is the starting point for dealing with change, regardless of how massive or external it is.
A 2020 remote work retrospective with Stefan Palios (pt2)
December 29, 2020 • 32 MIN
Stefan goes picture about how work has changed this year, how his predictions in the early days panned out, and what to expect in the future.
Why lockdown work is not remote work with Stefan Palios (pt1)
December 22, 2020 • 26 MIN
This episode digs into how 2020 looked as remote went mainstream, albeit somewhat forcefully. Stefan is a writer and thinker covering remote work trends from before the pandemic and shares unique insights.
How to ask behavioral interview questions with Ryan Englin
December 15, 2020 • 29 MIN
Ryan has a great set of techniques for behavioral interviewing, when meeting candidates, which he details here. He also has great advice for remote worker hiring, in terms of the most important things to check and screen for.
How to hire remotely with Ryan Englin
December 8, 2020 • 29 MIN
Ryan is a recruiter and marketer focused on blue collar hiring. We discuss hiring during the pandemic, impacts on blue collar industries, and how to become an employer that attracts great candidates. He also ties together how hiring strategy affects every other area of a service-based company, whether you are aware of it or not.
How to implement RACI 2.0 in your company with Cassie Solomon (part 2)
December 1, 2020 • 28 MIN
Implementing RACI helps you fix many of the potential weaknesses inherent in cross functional teams, i.e. the ones doing anything that customers care about. And it matters even more when remote.
Why clarify team roles (when moving to remote) with Cassie Solomon
November 24, 2020 • 29 MIN
Role clarity is one of the most common complaints of employees, especially when working across department lines. RACI expert Cassie Solomon details why this matters, and what to start doing about it.
Practical tips to run effective meetings with Elise Keith (part 2)
November 17, 2020 • 22 MIN
Make sure you spend your time effectively in meetings. Listen to this episode to be sure you're getting the most out of the time you invest in them.
How to run effective meetings with Elise Keith
November 10, 2020 • 20 MIN
Meetings are a lot more complicated than meets the eye. Elise Keith, a world-class expert in meetings, gives some insight into how to run really effective meetings.
How companies and teams can handle burnout with Jules Turner (part 2)
November 3, 2020 • 24 MIN
This episode goes into the team and company level impacts of burnout, and how address it as a manager who wants to help mitigate the problem and support everyone through this difficult situation.
How to survive burnout (literally) with Jules Turner
October 27, 2020 • 28 MIN
Anybody can burn out. Listen to Jules' story about how burnout almost cost him his life, and what his takeaways are from the whole experience.
Implementing Results with Jody Thompson (part 2)
October 20, 2020 • 25 MIN
Starting from where you are, it might feel like a big change to move towards a results only work environment. Tune in to this episode for useful tips on how to start shifting towards a results only environment, including first steps you can take in that direction.
Results Only Work Environments with Jody Thompson (part 1)
October 13, 2020 • 29 MIN
What happens when you focus company culture on results? Turns out, quite a lot...and there's a lot of unexpected side effects. So much of everyday corporate life is just a coping mechanism for not having enough clarity about intended outcomes.
How to Solve Company Problems Together with Bart Doorenwert (part 2)
October 6, 2020 • 22 MIN
Here we get actionable, with specific format examples, and also suggestions about how to introduce this into a larger company, as well as what it can do to help break down silos.
How to Collaborate Online with Bart Doorenwert (part 1)
September 29, 2020 • 24 MIN
There are patterns of offline and online collaboration which can supercharge your ability to run interactive meetings. Dig into peer learning as a collaboration tool with Bart Dooerenwert.
How to Baseline Remote Team Culture with Piotr Zagorowski
September 22, 2020 • 32 MIN
Team agreements are a practical way to create a positive remote team culture. Piotr Zagorowski, a remote team manager with 4 years experience, explains the ins and outs of this approach.
How to Present Online with Dean Waye (part 2)
September 15, 2020 • 31 MIN
Detailed actionable tips from Dean Waye on how to deliver online presentations, both in a sales context and within organizations. Dean has been helping professional speakers deliver content online for close to a decade.
How to Present Online with Dean Waye (part 1)
September 8, 2020 • 29 MIN
Even though we can't rely on human cues when delivering remote presentations, some people are just killing it. Dean Waye has been helping professional speakers deliver online content for close to a decade. He goes into how to persuade effectively when remote, for sales and operational purposes.
In-betweenisode: moving to Tuesdays
September 3, 2020 • 2 MIN
updates from my end, including a few words about the book as well as publishing date change announcement
How Teams Can Get Creative Remotely with Dave Mastronardi
August 27, 2020 • 41 MIN
Working visually and with games and playfulness can help you achieve your company's goals and outcomes...even more effectively than when you don't. And it works online as well as offline.
How to Plan Ahead When You Know Nothing with Borislav Borislavov
August 20, 2020 • 18 MIN
This episode covers how to adapt a business during the pandemic, including tips on hiring and firing during the pandemic, especially what matters most, and how to plan ahead, when you don't know how the recovery will look.
Activity Based Working with James Newson
August 13, 2020 • 42 MIN
James Newson discusses activity based working, and using technology as a way to redesign work, both in-office and distributed on larger corporate teams.
DataTruth on Lessons from Lockdown (part 2)
August 6, 2020 • 30 MIN
Actionable takeaways about working during lockdown and how to think about work life after lockdown, based on input from hundreds of leaders.
DataTruth on Lessons from Lockdown (part 1)
July 30, 2020 • 36 MIN
Tristan Neagle and Rashmi Ray from DataTruth have interviewed close to a hundred and surveyed several hundred managers about how they are dealing with lockdown. And they share a lot of useful patterns they've discovered, which no one else sees just sitting at their home office desk.
Why I Created This Podcast
July 23, 2020 • 2 MIN
Even before the pandemic, large scale disengagement plagued managers in established companies. Now, as we shift to remote working, we need to go back to first principles in order to re-design how work life will look.