Team Anywhere Leadership Podcast

WHERE YOUR TEAM IS
DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE.

What matters is that leaders learn how to build teams and culture from anywhere in the world.
Welcome to Team Anywhere.  

The leadership podcast where we invite experts to teach you how to lead a team from anywhere. 

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Recent  Leadership Podcast Episodes

Many leaders struggle with fostering rich cultures and teams even when everyone is on the same floor, let alone dispersed.

Why You Should Listen to this Leadership Podcast

YOU HAVE A REMOTE OR HYBRID TEAM

Learn how leaders are building teams and cultures where the majority of the workers are dispersed throughout the city, state, country, or world.

YOU WANT A STRONG TEAM STRATEGY

Hear recommendations for you to consider when creating a strategy for building and strengthening your own remote team. 

YOU WANT TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS ON YOUR TEAM

Learn how these leaders foster engagement through trust, authenticity, and a sense of community.

YOU WANT TO KEEP UP WITH CHANGE

Uncover the the new skills and practices that leaders must take on to connect, inspire, and transform their teams to compete in the new dispersed global economy.

YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM EXPERTS

Listen to experts who have discovered secrets in every major industry from cybersecurity to real estate and HR as they’ve successfully launched and led dispursed teams.

DISCOVER IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS

Discover the important leadership conversations you should be having with your team as a whole, and one-on-one to lead a successful remote team. 

Our Story

Our leadership podcast idea began at the beginning of the pandemic. We began to study the literature and talk to expert leaders. We zoomed and brainstormed and scribbled notes. We have a hypothesis. A theory. And a structure.

So, we started contemplating the following questions like:

HOW DO YOU BUILD REMOTE OR HYBRID TEAM CULTURE?

How do you maintain a culture of openness and trust when half of your team is at “headquarters” and the other half is dispersed around the world?

WHAT IS EFFECTIVE REMOTE / HYBRID COMMUNICATION?

Which dialogue techniques, communication skills, and mindsets demonstrate camaraderie, team spirit, personal fulfillment, independence AND mutual support over thousands of miles?

HOW DO YOU BUILD REMOTE OR HYBRID TEAM INFRASTRUCTURE?

What kind of infrastructures are needed to foster accountability and results when the team is only able to get together twice a year?

WHAT LEADERSHIP SKILLS ARE IN DEMAND?

How does a leader—whether a CEO, project manager, supervisor, director—develop his/her inner core to embrace vulnerability, authenticity, and empathy while also moving towards profitability?

HOW DO YOU HIRE AND RETAIN REMOTE TALENT?

What kind of person makes the “best” remote worker?

HOW DO YOU CREATE REMOTE / HYBRID ENGAGEMENT?

How do all kinds of leaders learn, practice, and embody the essence of being “virtual culture czars” as they engage workers across miles?

About the Co-Hosts

We are two seasoned consultants—one on the west coast and one on the east—who discovered we have the same belief in the power of healthy organizational cultures and cohesive teams.
While exploring how leadership, management, and teams are morphing because of technology and working “from anywhere,” our paths crossed as we were helping companies successfully function across great distances.

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Mitch Simon

Co-Host

Mitch Simon is the CEO and founder of the Simon Leadership Alliance.

Mitch is a Forbes Coach, and executive coach who specializes in building high performance teams.


His leadership program has put his company on the San Diego Business Journal’s Book of Lists for Top Executive Training Companies for seven consecutive years.

Mitch held an executive position at Nokia, has a J.D. MBA and helps build amazing teams inside companies like Cushman and Wakefield, JLL, GreatCall, ISEC and many more.

Dr. Ginny Bianco-Mathis

Co-Host

Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis is Director, HRM and OD Programs, in the School of Business and Technology where she teaches courses in the HRM, OD, and MBA programs. Dr. Bianco-Mathis received degrees from Johns Hopkins University and The George Washington University.
She has undergraduate degrees in English and Education and a doctorate in Human and Organizational Development. Prior to coming to Marymount University, she held executive positions at AT&T, Lockheed Martin, and the Artery Organization.

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All Leadership Podcast Episodes

6 Practices for Leading a Remote Team

When it comes to gainful employment, it’s a buyers market. Power has shifted to employees and now companies require the best from their leaders to create the conditions for high engagement.
In today’s episode, we interview Scott Miller, leadership expert and podcast host of FranklinCovey on Leadership with over 7 million downloads per week, and author of Wallstreet Journal Bestseller book, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager.
You’re going to learn why people quit their jobs, what they are focusing on more in the post-pandemic environment, and the six critical practices for leading a team from anywhere.

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Remote Work Trends: A New Location to Team Anywhere

Currently, you can drive to the local coffee shop whenever you want and kind of get your work done. But the challenges you’ll face include noise, lack of equipment like printers and projectors, and no private meeting rooms. What if the coffee shop was set up to provide the ideal workspace that you could rent by the hour? The concept is called Val.

On today’s podcast, you’ll meet Mo Hamzian, CEO at VEL, a work cafe that merges the best of Starbucks and WeWork but with the price and flexibility that you need to Team Anywhere.

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How to Build Trust in the Hybrid Workplace through Managing Change

In today’s episode, we speak with Ket Patel, a certified Change Management Master Practitioner who teaches us how to build trust in the hybrid workplace through managing change. When it comes to managing change, Ket walks us through two main areas of pain when it comes to leading a team from anywhere: the people side and the technology side.

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How to Give Memorable Recognition to Employees on Your Hybrid Team with Dan Kasper, CEO of Wishlist EP 71

How to Give Memorable Recognition to Employees on Your Hybrid Team

What if you can measure team interactions and use that data to give memorable recognition and rewards to your hybrid team? What if you could build a culture that gives employees the one thing they’re begging for: consistent and authentic recognition?

On this week’s podcast, we interview Dan Kasper, CEO of Wishlist, an HR tech company that focuses on engagement and culture.

Wishlist is an app with both a marketplace and social media feed that allows employers and employees to give recognition and rewards that go beyond earning plaques and badges. Employees can choose personalized and memorable experiences as rewards that they earn through receiving workplace recognition.

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How Diversity and Inclusion Work Improves Hybrid Teams

Diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) is a commitment. It’s a way of being and a way of leading. It’s a continual commitment to make it safer, have better conversations, deeper conversations and continually raise awareness of the different experiences all of us are having.

Today we interviewed Annemarie Shrouder, an expert on DEI shares with us how to make your organization more caring, more empathetic and more inclusive as you Team Anywhere.

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What Psychological Safety looks like in a Hybrid Workplace

Safety? Empathy? Comedy? Yes, we’ve heard that to build engaged and thriving hybrid teams, we must have leaders that create psychological safety, demonstrate empathy, and yes, have a sense of humor. But how do you do it?

On today’s podcast, returning guest and author of The Human Edge, Greg Orme shares with us how it’s done so that you can build highly engaged teams, anywhere.

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How a covenant of work will strengthen your hybrid team with Dr. Timothy Franz

How a Covenant of Work Will Strengthen Your Hybrid Team

What if every leader in your company created a contract or a covenant that stated their obligations to their team? What if every team created a covenant where they shared their obligations as a team with their manager?

Certainly the employee working 1000s of miles from the home base would feel more taken care of since he or she would know exactly what to expect from the leader. They would also have the ability to share with their leader just how the leader is doing.

On today’s podcast, you will learn how a workplace covenant will strengthen your hybrid team in a way that ensures mutual accountability and success between leaders and Team Anywhere.

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Successful Business Leaders Make Decisions Based On Employee Supremacy

When making strategic decisions, who’s supreme? Shareholders or employees? On today’s podcast, Andy Alsop, CEO of The Receptionist, shares his enthusiasm for building a truly hybrid company where the focus and attention is on prioritizing employees over shareholders.

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Learn how to build a successful Hybrid Culture with Zach Giglio, CEO of GCM

The Key to A Successful Hybrid Organization is Simply Being More Human

When it comes to business in 2021, we need to resonate on a human level. How many of us actually ask ourselves how well we are interacting and impacting other human beings? In today’s hybrid and virtual environment, creating human connections is something that must be strategically planned and measured.

In today’s episode, we interview Zach Giglio, Founder and CEO of GCM, where he creates human connections through communicating and marketing. Zach has found that companies that are leading in this new virtual and hybrid environment are clear about their identity as a company, and are deeply purpose-driven.

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5 Elements to Focus on During A Company Culture Change

Company culture and change is one of the most important discussions today. With the hybrid work challenges, and as some companies work through mergers and acquisitions, leaders need to get very clear on certain elements to help build a solid foundation so that they can Team Anywhere.

Today on the podcast, we interview Kim Clark Pakstys, thought leader and strategic advisor on mergers and acquisitions. Kim shares with us her experience with successful leaders who’ve been managing difficult mergers with patience, resilience and empathy. When two company cultures are merging, Kim shares five elements that leaders need to focus on to ensure a smooth change. These elements include leading with empathy, being clear on decision making and role clarity, coming up with a common language, and listening to the needs of your hybrid team.

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Find New Ways to Communicate To Strengthen Relationships on Your Hybrid Team

On today’s podcast, we interview Josh Little, a serial entrepreneur and founder of 4 remote businesses. Josh is on a serious mission to create a team communication platform that sucks less. While trying to collaborate with his remote teams, he discovered the true challenges of remote team communication. This led him to realize that it’s time to combine the richness of a face-to-face interaction in an asynchronous time period, without the burnout of a Zoom Call. This led Josh to founding his fourth company, Volley.

The Volley App allows you and your team to send authentic video messages asynchronously. Think of it as having a face-to-face conversation that you don’t have to schedule. Volley can make your Daily Standups more productive, deepen relationships among team members, and make communicating remotely a lot more fun.

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How Hybrid Leaders Make Teamwork Fun

Today on the podcast, we have Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo, authors of Work Made Fun Gets Done. Dr. Nelson and Mario Tamayo share tips for how to make your team and your organization less dull and more engaging. To lead a vibrant hybrid or virtual organization, one of the best things you can do is find out what your team members need for their own work to be fun.

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5 Elements Required to Prevent Business Disruption with Brant Cooper Team Anywhere Leadership Podcast Episode 62

5 Elements Required to Prevent Business Disruption

Today we interviewed Brant Cooper, author of the newly released book Disruption Proof. Brant suggests in a time of continuous disruption, we must spend more of our time innovating in what he calls “exploration mode”. Leaders need to be more open to trying things out, experimenting, exploring and finding solutions to near-term ever-changing problems. As companies innovate, they must work towards building a “RAD” organization (Resilient, Aware, Dynamic) so that they can empower their teams, and create an organization that embraces uncertainty and agility.

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3 Relationship-Centered Goals for Leadership Development in a Hybrid Work Environment

Today on the podcast, we have David Nour, a trusted adviser to global clients, corporate leaders and rising entrepreneurs and the author of the recent book, Curve Benders. David is an expert in Relationship Economics: how to build enduring relationships that last a lifetime. Inside this episode, David shares how deepening relationships is the way to succeed in today’s distributed workplace.

David proposes three relationship centered goals for leadership development in a hybrid work environment that allow leaders to both deepen their relationships and stretch the true potential of their teams no matter where they are.

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How The Post-Pandemic Workplace Creates Meaningful Gatherings in New Space Designs

The post-pandemic workplace is not going to be like it was when you worked in the office before 2020. As companies grapple with their hybrid work plans, leaders are taking this moment to refresh and reset. Leaders need to think consciously about creating a post-pandemic workplace that creates meaningful gatherings in new space designs.  

In today’s episode, we interview Dr. Tracy Brower, a PhD sociologist, author of The Secrets to Happiness at Work, contributor for Forbes.com and a principal with Steelcase Applied Research + Consulting group. Tracy explains that instead of simply “getting our employees back to the office”, we need to talk about how we are going to make our return to the office more compelling.  

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Build a Hybrid Work Model

To Build a Hybrid Work Model, Propose Scenarios and Listen to Everybody

In today’s special episode we interview Rachel Casanova for our second round discussion on how to build a hybrid work model. Who is accountable for designing the hybrid work plan? If we leave it exclusively up to leadership, we may disenfranchise the employees and frankly, they’ll leave. If we leave it up to the employees, will they have the best interests of the company in mind?

Rachel recommends that this be a collaborative quest where leaders partner with their employees to come up with several possible hybrid scenarios. Companies that focus on the solutions rather than the problems will collaboratively create viable options to Team Anywhere in ways that work best for everyone.

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3 Steps to Create Your 2022 Business Strategy Despite Uncertainty

Inside this week’s episode, Tara walks us through a three-step process to help create this strategy in this time of uncertainty. Tara explains that the pandemic has given us all the opportunity to become more precise and visionary. As we build strategies into the future, she advises that we start with the destination, focus on value, and then build on what’s working. She refers to mindful and strategic tools from her book, Charting the Course: Tools for CEOs to Align Strategy and Operations.

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How Leaders Can Actually Have an Effective Return-to-Office Conversation

Today we interview Liane Davey, a New York Times bestselling author of two books: You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along and Get Stuff Done, and The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Organization Back on Track. Additionally, Liane is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and her work has been seen on CNN, NPR, and USA today. 

Some of the nicest, most empathetic managers are making the biggest mistakes in planning their return-to-office conversation. They’re trying to be empathetic and nice and wonderful. They’re asking their employees, “what are you thinking about return-to-office?” The only problem is that trying to be nice and fair just isn’t working. How can you be fair to everyone? You can’t. 

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How the Pandemic is Redefining the Future of Your Organization

he new and ever changing expectations of employees. Spoiler alert:  if you don’t find out what those expectations are, you will be toast! In today’s world, you will need to master empathy, vulnerability and even deeper levels of trust. With these new practices and a greater appreciation for agility and flexibility, you will truly succeed as you team anywhere.

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How Hybrid Leaders & Teams Promote Inclusion in the Workplace

Hybrid work has changed the way businesses operate and radically changed the way teams operate. For many organizations, hybrid work is here to stay and a lot of industries are embracing operations in a hybrid environment. So today, there is a responsibility for those leaders and teams to figure out how they are going to operate in a hybrid environment and how to create an inclusive culture when team members are often dispersed.

In today’s episode we interview Perrine Farque, Author of Inclusion: The Ultimate Secret for an Organization’s Success. Perrine agrees with and shares the work of recent studies from HBR and McKinsey, which prove that diverse and inclusive teams push the limits to perform better.

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A Successful Hybrid Team Has More Conversations than You Think

In today’s episode we interview Dave McKeown, author of The Self-Evolved Leader. In this week’s episode, Dave talks about how successful hybrid teams need to have more conversations than they might think as we figure out the hybrid work environment. Additionally, Dave discusses how the pandemic shifted what leadership styles are working. The old “here’s my vision, follow me” approach no longer works as leaders are called upon to embrace the unknown and create a unified vision with their team.

Successful hybrid teams will have to view the unknown future as a growth opportunity for themselves and their team members. These teams will recognize that embracing uncertainty is the best environment for everyone to develop. When these team members become Self-Evolved leaders, they will take the opportunity to reach out, ask questions, and challenge their team members as they all grow together and navigate teaming from anywhere.

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New Rules for Successful Hybrid Teams

New Rules for Successful Hybrid Teams

Today we hear from Michael Peachey as he shares how the rules of work has changed, and there’s new rules for successful hybrid teams.Michael has been at the forefront of Human Centered Design, especially looking at how teams collaborate from anywhere. In this episode, we explore the rules that change and your new responsibilities as an organization, a team leader, a team member.

If you’re remote, or if you’re on a hybrid team in the office, you need to go out of your way to connect to your team. It’s always been an obligation, but it’s now more crucial for you to take on that responsibility so that you can thrive as you Team Anywhere. As teams continue to evolve, follow these simple rules to help you succeed as a hybrid team.

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Forget the Hybrid Work Schedule and Focus on this instead with sam Palazzolo Team Anywhere Leadership Podcast EP 52

Forget the Hybrid Work Schedule and Focus on This Instead

Have you created the perfect hybrid work schedule yet? On today’s episode, we interview Sam Palazzolo, Founder and Managing Director at Tip of the Spear Ventures and we learn how leaders need to be focusing more on what has worked and not worked in the past rather than their hybrid work schedules.

When leaders focus on the right things, it allows space for innovation on their hybrid team. Focusing on over communication, creating a collaborative vision, increasing clarity and continuing to seek new perspectives on your business, will help you continue to lead your hybrid teams from anywhere.

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Fostering Collaboration and Teamwork on a Hybrid Team

In today’s episode we interview Phil Simon, author of Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work. Phil shares with us his insights on increasing collaboration and teamwork on a hybrid team.

While many leaders are focused on how to go back to the office, Phil cautions that instead of focusing on when or how to go back, we should instead focus on how best to collaborate. 

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Best Leadership Books 2022

Browse our list of the best new leadership books of 2022. Gain the perspectives and skills you need to lead a team today.

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The Leadership Mindset Shifts to Make in 2021

Today’s leadership in the virtual and hybrid world requires a new leadership mindset. Leaders must be flexible and willing to work with ambiguity. It’s very much about collaboration and the process of inquiry. On today’s podcast, we interview Laila Tarraf, Chief People Officer of Allbirds and learn about her journey and her powerful new leadership book, Strong Like Water™ How I Found the Courage to Lead with Love in Business and in Life

Laila Tarraf will show you how to open your heart and step into the type of leadership that is required in today’s chaotic world where no one has the map of what the future brings. Laila encourages leaders to strike a balance between using their heads and their hearts, a place where Laila believes the magic happens. In this episode, you’ll hear Laila’s incredible story where connecting to her heart allowed her to strengthen her leadership.

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7 Crisis Leadership Strategies from a Leader Who’s Experienced 3 Major Crises

The tempo in our return to office plans should be much slower than it was when the pandemic started and everyone went home to work. When the pandemic started, the pace of getting employees to work from home was like running. It was a crisis. Now, a year and a half later, the crisis is still showing uncertainty. As employees begin to move back to the office, great leaders know that the way back isn’t to run. Leaders need to set a tempo that’s more like walking.

In this episode, Rob LoCascio, CEO of Live Person, shares with us that the greatest leaders today must be the type that set a walking pace, provide certainty and clarity, and remain authentic – even in the most challenging times.

This is the time for leaders to acknowledge that no one knows what the future holds. The best way forward is for leaders to share the truth about what they do know, rather than pretending they have everything figured out. Instead, leaders must listen to their employees to find out what their employees need in order to Team Anywhere.

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Lead Virtual Meetings People Actually Love with these 7 Tips

There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you start to see camera after camera turn off inside your virtual meeting. Leaders know this feeling all too well as they have struggled over the past year and a half with keeping the engagement of their meeting participants. When it comes to keeping people engaged, competition is tough. Major industries spend billions of dollars to fight for people’s attention and engagement and inside your meeting; it’s you versus them.

When it comes to leading virtual meetings that people will actually love, you have to up your game. You have to be able to build the skills to make and keep the meeting personally engaging, and keep your participants active. In this podcast, Ivan Wanis Ruiz, founder of Public Speaking Lab, shares seven tips that will help you lead meetings that people will actually love. The great news about leading these types of meetings is that it isn’t complex. These are tactical tips that you can use right away in your next meeting.

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Take a Step Back, Embrace the Unknown and Listen to Your Hybrid Team

The pandemic has demonstrated that people are more capable of change than they ever imagined. Today, workers are changing their priorities given their new post-pandemic perspectives, and leaders and companies are looking for solutions to manage their hybrid teams.

In today’s episode, Michael Seaver, author, speaker and founder of Seaver Consulting, encourages us to use this time for teams and employees to come together to build more authentic and sustainable solutions. Right now is not the time to pretend we have the solutions, but for us to focus on and embrace what we don’t know. Now is the time for leaders and teams to focus on their uniqueness, resiliency, and core values to successfully team anywhere.

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How to Equalize Remote and In-Office Workers

How do we equalize our remote and in-office workers in this hybrid world? Are we moving from the world of Zoom Fatigue to a world of Zoom Segregation as we move to hybrid work? Are there solutions out there to equalize and engage remote and in-office workers? Yes, we believe there is. In today’s episode, we interview Oscar Svernlöv, the community content creator at Mentimeter and he shows us how to stay ahead of the curve with a great equalizer for hybrid teams. 

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**SNEAK PEEK** Stop, Look, and Listen, Innovation is Coming

**SNEAK PEEK** Stop, Look, and Listen, Innovation is Coming

Rachel Casanova and Ginny Bianco Mathis have been investigating this post-COVID work environment and there seems to be two conflicting conversations occurring between leaders and employees.

In one extreme, there are some leaders saying they want their employees back into the offices by September. On the other side, employees are questioning the very nature of work and want their leaders and organizations to meet their needs.

The options in the future (remote work, in office work and hybrid work) seem to serve different needs for different audiences.

Inside this teaser for episode 55, listen to Rachel Casanova’s perspective that explores how we can think about creating places for people to come to work, and what we should be watching for.

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7 Virtual Meeting Tips with Emmy Award Winner Karin Reed

7 Virtual Meeting Tips From an Emmy Award Winner

When was the last time you had an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist coach you on how to look great on camera? On today’s episode, Karen Reed, co-author of Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work, shares her wisdom on how to be effective, look great, sound great, and create great participation and engagement during your hybrid and virtual meetings.

Today, many leaders are not thinking about how they show up on the other side of the camera. These leaders are doing a great disservice to themselves and their teams because they are primarily going to have to lead through various virtual lenses for now and into the future. If leaders want to maximize how they communicate, connect and show up with their teams, the only way to do that is by following these simple steps.

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Leading Dispersed teams with Scott Shute from LinkedIn Team Anywhere Leadership Podcast

Successfully Leading Dispersed Teams Requires Compassion

Today our guest is Scott Shute, head of mindfulness and compassion, at LinkedIn. Scott is the author of, The Full Body Yes. Scott’s vision is to change work from the inside out, and his mission is to mainstream mindfulness and operationalize compassion for the 3.3 billion workers in the world.

In this episode, you will discover the mindset and practices of companies that are 14 times more profitable than the standard S&P average, by spreading mindfulness and compassion at work.

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5 tips for designing a productive and creative home workspace

5 Tips For Designing a Productive and Creative Home Workspace

Have you ever wondered how to make your workspace more effective and more tailored to your individual ambition?

On today’s podcast we are delighted to have Susan Meier, a branding genius and acclaimed artist, and Hallie Burton, a world renowned lifestyle photographer. Together they created Workspace Studio, a website featuring the world’s most beautiful and productive workspaces. They share with us how to develop your home workspace so that it reflects who you are, emboldens your productivity, and enhances your creativity.

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A Fresh Start Means a Commitment to Self-Care

Guest Post by Kimberly Thomas As the world starts to look for ways to acclimate to the “new normal,” we’re starting to see a renewed interest in healthy fitness routines[…]

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Remote Team Communication Should Be Strategic and Outcome-Based

In today’s episode, we interview entrepreneur, leader, and CEO of Aquila Capital Partners, Mark Watson.  Mark shares that the key to success for remote leaders is to understand the importance in clearly communicating the vision and having outcomes based conversations that progress towards relevant KPi’s.

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Arts Based Virtual Team Building Activities For An Innovative Remote Team

Can you teach collaboration, empathy, creativity and transparency in the virtual world? Sure, you can teach it but it won’t change behavior. To change your behavior you and your team must immerse yourselves in creative experiences. On today’s podcast, Dr. Fred Mandell and Harvey Seifter, founders of Futures that Work, demonstrate how to build the competencies required to succeed in the two dimensional zoom world by engaging our team in the three dimensional worlds of art and science.

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Remote work culture ideas with Sharon Koifman Team Anywhere Leadership Podcast

Remote Work Culture Ideas to Build Strong Connections

Despite the return-to-office plans, remote work is here to stay, and leaders are searching for remote work culture ideas to help build strong teams. As the founder of DistantJob, a company that finds global remote talent, and author of Surviving Remote Work, Sharon Koifman has over a decade of experience finding, hiring, and creating great remote cultures. Sharon shares that his success has been based on a clear definition of culture, building trust and caring about remote workers’ mental health.

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This Leadership Type Thrives in the Hybrid World

In today’s episode, we interview Dr. Annemarie Spadafore where she shares the leadership type that has best thrived in the pandemic, and now in the hybrid world. Annemarie is the managing principal of Powerlab, executive coach and author of, There is Only I in Team, scheduled to be published in December of 2021.

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How to Lead Virtual Teams With Humility

On today’s podcast, we interview Bert Sarkkinen, founder and owner of Arrow Timber Framing. Inside this episode, he shares with us that the secret to creating committed virtual teams is to embrace humility in leadership. As leaders practice humility, they’ll place a greater emphasis on listening rather than speaking and be more open to experimenting. 

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Create A Return to Work Plan that Fits Your Purpose

Leaders around the globe are in the midst of creating their return to work plan during the COVID-19 pandemic, requiring both vigilance and flexibility to navigate uncharted territory. Inside today’s episode, we have a brilliant conversation with Rachel Casanova, on things to consider when approaching your back to work plan.

This reboarding phase is something that we will all experience together. During this period, it’s vital for your entire staff to be authentic and open about identifying and understanding the needs of returning to work through three perspectives: the business, the individuals and the team members.

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Business Storytelling: Captivate and Engage Your Remote Team

Storytelling is one of the most in-demand and underrated skills for leaders to discover in 2021. In this week’s podcast, we interviewed Yamini Naidu, economist turned master business storyteller. The new hybrid and virtual workplace will be new, challenging and definitely a more emotional game. The greatest leaders and managers will engage their workforce through masterful storytelling to create new relationships, and create a new future and culture. Every leader today is now further away from their employees and will need to leverage storytelling to bring their employees together.

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How Remote Teams Build Resilience for Long Term Success

Today on the podcast we interview Nick Petrie, Author of Work Without Stress: Building Resilience for Long-Term Success. Whereas many teams fail under stress there are certain teams that build resilience and can actually thrive under stressful conditions. Nick shares with us the secrets of how hybrid and virtual teams confront today’s turbulence, focus on strengthening their relationships, looking for new opportunities and reframing to take advantage of the disruptions in today’s new work environment.

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Solving Problems Through Design Thinking

On today’s episode we interview Hannah Berson, Founder and CEO of the Design Thinking Consultancy, SALT Collaboratory. Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to creative problem solving. Hannah introduces us to Design Thinking and to MURAL, an online tool that allows people from all over the world to collaborate in a creative, productive and engaging way.

Hannah shares an enlightening story of how a real company used Design Thinking in solving how to bring their employees back to work. We are certain you will enjoy discovering how Design Thinking is imperative in today’s world to effectively team from anywhere.

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How Successful Leaders Use Experience Design at Events

Inside this episode, we interviewed Experience Strategist and former head of VIP events at Cirque du Soleil, Carolene Méli. Carolene has traveled the globe creating and delivering VIP experiences and now she’s here to help leaders understand more about Experience design and tips for creating unbelievable experiences. 
On today’s podcast you will learn the four essential elements to create a successful and meaningful event, the one question to ask before planning any event, and the magic of a box of popcorn.

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Increase Connection and Communication by Avoiding These 8 Virtual Meeting Mistakes

In today’s episode, we interview Gwen Stirling Wilkie, author of From Physical Place to Virtual Space. In this episode, she emphasizes that our team meetings will need to be more purposeful, build stronger connections and be open to new ways to collaborate and co-create. Inside this episode you’ll learn about eight common virtual meeting mistakes leaders make that when avoided can increase connection and communication.

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Organizational Culture Secrets to How Remote Companies Build Organizational Culture from Anywhere

Secrets to How Remote Companies Build Organizational Culture from Anywhere

The best remote companies build organizational culture in phenomenal ways. In this episode, we interviewed Brett Putter, CEO of Culture Gene and Culture expert. Brett shares with us details into his research of 50 CEOs with top top performing remote and hybrid cultures. These top 50 CEOs were selected out of 500 (the top 10%) because of their unique ability to create a strong culture.

These CEO’s described with extreme clarity not only their mission and vision, but they could clearly define their culture and are actively recruiting new employees for a culture fit. These CEO’s were also able to explain how their leadership team had a framework for making decisions based on organizational culture. The leadership teams had also embedded this framework into their processes.

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7 Ways to Develop a Creative Team Leadership Skills

7 Ways to Develop a Creative Team

One of the greatest ways to develop a creative team is to lower the fear of failure and encourage people to bring out their creativity, according to Denise Jacobs, author of Banish Your Inner Critic. Everyone has their unique creative gifts and by supporting your team to unleash theirs, you then create connectivity, closeness, and a culture of play. Denise’s most powerful strategy to unleash creativity is to promote failure. In today’s changing environment, perhaps building up a tolerance to try, fail, and try again is the best way for a team to achieve great results from anywhere.

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The Definition of Leadership

The definition of leadership might not seem important, but should it be, if it’s the foundation of your success? Get a definition that unites.

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What Theme Parks Are Teaching Leaders About Employee Experience, Events & StoryTelling

The future of work will resemble today’s most coveted theme parks. You won’t go to work every day, but you will be transported through an immersive employee experience. Leaders will immerse their teams in story. HR departments will be the designers of immersive employee experience. Companies will gather for events and meetings in a much more engaging way.
Barry Winkless’ team spent the last nine months researching The Future of Work. Barry’s team at CPL’s Future of Work Institute used this research to question, explore and design future work solutions. Along the way, they discovered some amazing insights to help us peek into the foreseeable future.

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The Leadership Celing No Leader Wants to Face EP 27

The Leadership Ceiling No Leader Wants to Face

In today’s episode, we interview Lexy Thompson, author of the recently released book, The Power of a Graceful Leader. In the book, Lexy shares strategies to break through the ceiling that many leaders don’t want to face to reach higher levels of engagement and success. This ceiling involves deep, introspective work that demands a different mindset. Lexy lays out three common barriers that must be overcome to align who we are with how we lead.

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To Solve Team Problems Mindful Leaders Do These Four Things | Leadership Podcast

To Solve Team Problems Mindful Leaders Do These Four Things

Is there a connection between leadership and mindfulness? Is there a connection between profitability in mindfulness? What is the benefit of mindfulness on a remote team? And why is it crucial now more than ever? Today we interview Dr. Keren Tsuk to uncover the importance of Mindfulness Based Leadership.
We are in the midst of huge transformation and it’s transforming the way we live and work. Leaders want to be successful, creative, and innovative. To do this, leaders need to have a flexible mindset that rapidly adjusts to the changing needs of the environment. In order to do this, leaders need to practice Mindfulness Based Leadership.
Why is mindfulness important to organizations today?
Successful leaders need to be able to balance tensions.

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Coach Your Multi-Generational Team to Reduce Loneliness and Increase Collaboration

Coach Your Multi-Generational Team to Reduce Loneliness and Increase Collaboration

Why is it so hard to work with Boomers, GenX’ers, Millennials, and GenZ? For the first time in history, the workplace contains four different generations. There four types of people who grew up in extremely different and unique eras, and deeply identify with that era they grew up in.
In this episode of Team Anywhere, we interviewed Generational Expert and Author of Second Wave Millennials, Warren Wright. Warren uses his experience from his work at Gallup to help bridge the divisive gap between generations in the workplace. Inside this episode, Warren shares the importance of coaching your multi-generational team to reduce isolation and increase collaboration. First, Warren discusses understanding the roles generations play in business. Then he shares mis-communication between generations that is commonly occurring right now. After that, he talks about what Millennials value in the workplace and the current issues they are facing along with incredible tips for leaders in 2021.

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How to Leverage Teamwork Skills: Curiosity and Creativity

There is a battle going on between humans and technology. How can we humans differentiate ourselves in a world of digital technology and machines, particularly artificial intelligence?
If you’re leading virtual calls, one of your main concerns is how well you are doing at keeping the attention of the people in this meeting. If we lose they’re attention, chances are that they are scrolling on social media. Greg’s framework identifies four super powers humans have to leverage in a way that keeps your team in their maximum zones of genius.

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How to Plan Engaging Virtual Meetings Part 2

This is part two of our special 2-part series on Engaging Virtual Meetings.

Engaging virtual meetings is one of the most relevant topics for leaders leading remote teams today. You can actually create stronger levels of engagement in online meetings than you can in in-person meetings. How can you do that? Well, one of the biggest keys has to do with intentional design. The reason why you can create stronger levels of engagement comes down to your ability to break people into their own breakout rooms instantaneously, much faster than what would occur in person, and create space for a quieter more personal space for people to connect with each other (and introverts love that).

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How to Plan Engaging Virtual Meetings Part 1

This week, we’re releasing part one of our 2-Part episode on Engaging Virtual Meetings. In this series, we speak with virtual meeting expert, John Chen to learn tips on how to plan engaging virtual meetings. Inside this first episode you’ll learn best practices for designing your virtual meetings and understand the role that Psychological Safety has inside your virtual meetings.

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How To Maximize Productivity Remotely

How do you maximize productivity while in a virtual environment? Actually, we have never been set up to be more productive. Today we speak to Jeremy Redleaf, the founder of Caveday, a social community where people unite globally to get focus work done. I went into “the cave” a couple of times over the last few weeks and got more done in three hours than I typically get done in a week. Caveday is the world’s most focused community where entrepreneurs, artists, creators, business owners, teams, and employees commit to focusing on their projects for one, two, or three hours at a time.

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How to Make Empathy Your Business

Make Empathy your business with Wayne Tarken and Stephen Hart. Wayne Tarken and Stephen Hart are agile practitioners, seasoned educators and experts on building agile HR organizations to transform workplaces. They focus on the application of Agile as a means to manage complex problems that HR leaders face and gain traction in their implementation.

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How to use Vulnerability for Business Growth

Learn how one company, Corporatefilming.com, reached its highest revenue ever by focusing on using vulnerability for business growth. By treating his customers as friends and harnessing the power of stories Trevor Rappleye shares with us his secrets on how his company had such a great year.

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How to Lead a Hybrid Team

Are you leading a team that is part remote part in-person? There are unique challenges leaders face as they lead a hybrid team.

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how to find opportunities for growth in this pandemic team anywhere leadership podcast episode 17

How to find Opportunities for Growth in This Pandemic

How can you find opportunities for growth as a leader this year while navigating leadership in remote teams? We spoke with PhD sociologist Tracy Brower to get her insights on what the pandemic has done for innovation, creating energy on a remote team, and how trust is different on a remote team.

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Who Are You Becoming?

Who are you becoming? Do you have this gnawing inside of you that says right now is the time to be reflecting back on 2020 and thinking about it?

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Creating Strategy with a Remote Team

Today we speak to Tara Rethore, CEO and Strategic Advisor at Strategy For Real on how to create a remote team strategy.

First, she explains how to utilize the mindset of taking a company on an adventure in a strategy retreat.

Then, she describes the keys to preparing for and leading a successful remote strategy offsite and a secret high tech tool that she uses to keep her teams engaged

As a result, her mantra, which I think we all need to adopt, is to Be Open to Ambiguity…something we all need in these times.

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To Stop Doubting Your Greatness, Remember This

There’s a voice inside your head doubting your own greatness that is lying to you.

It’s telling you that you’re not good enough, it compares you to other people in a way that gives you anxiety. And when you believe this voice as the truth, you doubt the greatness that you really have inside.

In fact, self-doubt not only limits your true greatness, it impacts your success because of how it reflects in your relationships, how you cope with challenges, and especially, how and what you actually listen for (more of this later.)

Learn about what your greatness really is, the impacts of doubting your greatness, and three steps to stop doubting your greatness now.

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Leadership Community will Combat Loneliness

Our new facebook group was created specifically for leaders leading remote teams and will help combat leadership loneliness & help solve problems.

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How to Support Workplace Wellness on A Remote Team

Workplace wellness is an important and imperative topic in 2020 given the COVID Pandemic. Employers are concerned about the health and well being of their staff, which is even more difficult when their team is working remotely.

However, workplace wellness programs must be implemented with the right strategy. Hear from Elysia Hegarty, a workplace wellness expert on strategies you can use to implement an effective workplace wellness program into your company.

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How to use vulnerability to connect with your team team anywhere leadership podcast episode 14

How to use Vulnerability and Leadership to Connect with Your Team

Mike Robbins, author of “We’re All in This Together,” released his book right before the pandemic. In this episode he talks about how to use vulnerability to connect with your team, shares his own message on embracing vulnerability and authenticity and how the COVID pandemic has shifted his perspective on topics like video calls, and loneliness.

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How to Master Conflict From Anywhere | Workplace Conflict Management

Today on Team Anywhere, we interview Dr. Liane Davey, to learn how to master remote conflict. Known as the Water Cooler Psychologist, Liane is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and frequently called on by media outlets for her experience on leadership, team effectiveness, and productivity.

A conflict-avoider herself, (well she is Canadian,) Liane has dedicated her life to helping individuals and teams master conflict. Liane is a New York Times Bestselling author of three books, including The Good Fight: Use Productive Conflict to Get Your Team and Your Organization Back on Track.

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How to partner with your employees team anywhere leadership podcast episode 12

How to Partner with Our Employees to Build Trust

On today’s podcast we speak with Gary Magenta, four-time author, customer experience guru, and Senior Vice President at Root, Inc. Gary is a highly sought-after media resource and keynoter speaker for client events, industry conferences, and business strategy and human resources seminars.

Gary shares on the podcast how allowing greater flexibility, being transparent, and giving more trust to our employees is contributing to higher engagement scores.

Gary offers four questions that move management from “yell-and-tell” to being a partner who walks alongside his or her direct reports.

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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.

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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.

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How to Engage Remote Employees

Learn how to engage remote employees with Anne Maltese.

In a recent study of workplace engagement, Quantum Workplace studied 1.2 million employees and contrasted engagement scores from March-May 2019 with engagement scores from March-May 2020.

This is what they found:

· Engagement Scores SPIKED from 2019 to 2020.

· Employees enjoyed the dramatic growth in effective communication.

· Employees enjoyed managers who are demonstrating care for their well-being.

· Employees like working from home.

· Employees enjoy greater levels of clarity.

One of the takeaways is that distance has provided the following:

· Greater necessity for transparency from leaders.

· Greater necessity for visibility by all co-workers into what you are working on, and how you are doing.

· Greater necessity to feel trusted by managers and the company.

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