Category: Leadership Skills

Remote Team Leaders Celebrate Small Wins

Have you given up on your goals and dreams this year?

If there’s one overall mood that’s being felt through this pandemic, it’s the mood of resignation.

People are tired, people are defeated, people have been up against so many barriers this year that they’re just ready to turn the calendar in December and chock 2020 up as a loss.
But I say, DON’T GIVE UP!

You can turn it around, and as a leader, the action you should be taking is Celebrating. In fact, if you dedicated this last quarter to celebrate with your team, you’d be surprised at the amount of progress you can make in the last three months.

how to ask questions to get to the best solutions team anywhere leadership podcasts episode 11

How to ask Questions to get to the Best Solutions

The pandemic has caused fear, uncertainty, and isolation, and Stephen shares that the only way to find solutions in this unprecedented time is to learn how to ask the right questions.

How to create a committed remote team

How to Create a Committed Remote Team

After remote work began last spring, leaders faced a new insecurity around the c-word, (commitment.) Is my team just at home napping? Are they going to stay committed at home with all of these distractions? How are they going to balance their commitments?
How can I help build commitment on this remote team?
In fact, building commitment looks different in the work-from-home environment versus the in-office environment. Your team is now in a different work setting, and so they need to take on a newer and higher level of commitment for them to succeed in this environment. They have to be proactive in commitment behaviors such as creating an optimal at-home work environment and routine, and none of this comes easy. So let’s talk about three things leaders can do to help build commitment on their teams.

How to honor peoples emotions team anywhere leadership podcast episode 8

How to Be More Empathetic: Honor People’s Emotions

In today’s episode of Team Anywhere we interview Brian Fox, Founder and CEO of Nimble Learning Strategies. Brian uses many of the principles of Improv to honor people’s emotions since attention, connection, and acceptance are crucial especially right now

One of the most important rules of Improv is to Accept whatever is happening, whatever it is.  In today’s challenging environment, the greatest thing a leader or team member can do is to accept and connect to what is going on with everyone else on the other side of the screen and to demonstrate empathy.

How to Demonstrate Empathy Team Anywhere leadership podcast episode 7

How to Demonstrate Empathy

Cindy Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer at LogRhythm, shares how to demonstrate empathy and tips on agile marketing and organizational culture.

Cindy Zhou, Chief Marketing Officer at LogRhythm, is based in Boulder, Colorado and leads a team around the globe. Cindy led teams as an executive at IMB and has worked with startups. Cindy talks about utilizing the principles of Agile by having a daily standup and doing a lot of skip level one-on-ones. Through Cindy’s interview you’ll find how to be a more connected, trusting and vulnerable leader as you “team from anywhere.

how to be an authentic leader team anywhere leadership podcast episode 4

How to be an Authentic Leader

How to be an Authentic Leader with Jonathan Aberman.

In this episode, Jonathan shares an underlying theme of servant leadership and using the strategy as teams tackle challenging problems like transferring to a virtual work environment and dealing with despair.

Jonathan explains the importance of not letting technology work against you as you lead your virtual team. His secret to leading a virtual team is giving autonomy and expecting accountability. He points out two qualities in highly effective leaders which is empathy, and self-awareness.

He shares how asking yourself and your team one question can give you incredible feedback in leading through tough times. 

How to build deep connections team anywhere leadership podcast episode 2

How to Build Team Connection

Episode #2 Learn five rules from CEO of Shape America Stephanie Morris to build deep connection. Learn more about flexibility when working from anywhere.

how to design a remote company from the ground up episode 1 team anywhere leadership podcast

How to Design a Remote Company from the Ground Up

Episode #1 Learn how Willory designed a Remote Company from the ground up. Major takeaways include designing your companies values to support a remote only company, making a family first environment, and how accountability works in a remote environment.

To Create Clarity Ask These Three Questions

Three questions virtual leaders need to ask their teams to create clarity.

4 Things Leaders Need to Focus on to be More Effective

It’s the beginning of June, and we’ve officially made it through almost three months of this Coronavirus Pandemic. People are slowly beginning to head back to work as things begin to go back to normal. But are we going back? Some of you aren’t physically heading back to work and the question we want to ask is do we want to go back to normal?

The “normal” that we were living frankly wasn’t very good. We’re never going to have pre-COVID times days work like we did. It was great, we had fun, some of us didn’t. But that time is gone. We now have transformed to this world of work where, for the most part, we’re not going to be sitting in the same room. For the majority of us, we’re going to be separated by distance.

We’re not going back, we’re never going back, but we are going better.

What I want to look at is what is our role as leaders in making this time better.

Leaders can become more effective as they head back to work through these topics.

Leaders must focus on 4 P’s for effective leadership; passion, planning, personal philosophy, and personal connection.