A podcast that explores how to achieve when everyone is working from home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.