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 Podcast Episodes

Episode #156 – The Omni-working Revolution: Hybrid Strategies to Thrive in the Modern Workplace

In this episode of Team Anywhere with Gwen Stirling Wilkie, we delve into the importance of human-centric leadership in hybrid work environments. She discusses the need for setting boundaries and flexibility within senior teams, sharing examples of how organizations have reimagined their workspaces and strategies. The guests explore the concept of “omni-working,” emphasizing the importance of creating inclusive and thriving work environments. She also discusses the paradigm shift in leadership, highlighting the growing need for co-creation and active leadership as we Team Anywhere.

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Episode #155 – Redefining the Office: Balancing Remote Work Collaboration and Innovation in Modern Organizations

In this episode of Team Anywhere, host Mitch Simon welcomes Libby Sander to discuss the importance of human-centric leadership in the context of remote work and office environments. They explore how our physical environment impacts productivity, collaboration, and well-being, emphasizing the need for diverse and flexible workspaces. The discussion also highlights the changing expectations and priorities of today’s work. The episode calls for a shift in leadership approaches and office design to meet the evolving needs of employees and create environments that foster creativity, engagement, and success as we Team Anywhere.

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Episode #154 – Creating Inspiring Work Environments: Exploring Motivational Work Design

In this episode of Team Anywhere, host Mitch Simon is joined by David Henkin and Thomas Bertels to discuss human-centric leadership and its impact on job satisfaction and productivity. They explore the history of organizational development, highlighting the importance of meaningful work, autonomy, and knowledge of results. The speakers also delve into the challenges posed by technology and the need for self-managing teams. They emphasize the benefits of involving people from various functions and encourage managers to transition into coaching roles as we Team Anywhere!

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“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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Most Listened Team Anywhere Episodes

EP 59 with Rachel Casanova
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?

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EP 48 with Ivan Wanis Ruiz
Lead Virtual Meetings People Actually Love with these 7 Tips

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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collaboration and teamwork on a hybrid team

EP 51 with Phil Simon
New Perspectives for Fostering Collaboration & 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. 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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