Team Anywhere Podcast

WHERE YOUR TEAM IS
DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE.

What matters is that you learn how to build teams and culture from anywhere in the world.
Welcome to Team Anywhere.  
The podcast where we invite experts to teach you how to lead a team from anywhere. 

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Recent 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

YOU HAVE A REMOTE 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 REMOTE 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

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 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 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 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 REMOTE 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 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.

Mitch Simon

Co-Host

Mitch Simon is the CEO and founder of the Simon Leadership Aliiance

. 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 exeuctive 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 Episodes

22

How to Plan Engaging Virtual Meetings- Part 1

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.

21

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. Hear from Jeremy Redleaf, the founder of Caveday, a social community where people unite globally to get focus work done. Learn why it is so hard to focus, the importance of facilitating deep focus sessions, and keys to working in a remote environment. 

20

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.

19

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.

18

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. Learn secretes Rebecca Knight has picked up from her research for her work with the Harvard Business Review.

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.

16

Creating Strategy with a Remote Team

Learn how to utilize the mindset of taking a company on an adventure in a strategy retreat and the keys to preparing for and leading a successful remote strategy offsite with Strategist, Tara Rethore. Lastly, discover a secret high tech tool that she uses to keep her teams engaged

15

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.

14

How to use Vulnerability 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.

13

How to Master Conflict From Anywhere

Remote conflict got your tongue? Discover six simple steps to have conflict remotely and discover a conflict exercise to do with your team from HBR Contributor and “Water Cooler Psychologist” Liane Davey. 

12

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.

11

How to Partner with Our Employees

Gary shares how allowing greater flexibility, being transparent, and giving more trust to our employees is contributing to higher engagement scores.
Learn four questions that move management from “yell-and-tell” to being a partner who walks alongside your direct reports.

10

How to Engage Remote Employees

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. Discover what they found.

9

How to Unlock Potential

How do you unlock the potential of your remote team? Phil says you can start by throwing the word “human capital” out of your tool box. He believes that to unlock potential, we need to remember the human element that goes beyond pulse surveys and comes back to simply asking people what they think.s nostrud exercitation.

8

How to Honor People’s Emotions

Brian uses many of the principles of Improv to honor people’s emotions since attention, connection, and acceptance are crucial especially right now.

7

How to Demonstrate Empathy

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.

6

How to Create Intentional Meetings

How to create intentional meetings with Bryan Ware. Bryan is the Assistant Director for cybersecurity at CISA and was the CEO at both Digital Sandbox and Haystax. In this new world of remote teams, Bryan emphasizes the importance of transparency, intention, and over-communicating.

5

How to Build Engagement

Rachel Casanova, Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, focuses on workplace innovation by helping business owners maximize the experience of their unique culture by leveraging their real estate, whether it is at the office, the home, the hub, or any combination in between.

4

How to be an Authentic Leader

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.

3

How to Hire and Retain the Best Talent

Learn specific strategies in hiring, retaining talent, how to build an effective virtual workforce and how to be a more effective leader.

2

How to Build Deep Connections

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

1

How to Design a Remote Company from the Ground Up

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.