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.
Recent Podcast Episodes
Episode #131 – Awesome Leadership Guide for Hybrid Work Teams
In today’s podcast episode we interview Elena Agaragimova, Talent Development Specialist at Bessern and author of the book, The Rough Guide to Awesome Leadership: A Brain Friendly Approach to Take Action and Be an Inspiring Leader. Elena discusses the importance of accepting failure as a pathway to resilience, as well as the significance of building strong relationships with team members in remote settings.
Elena shares resiliency tips for managing emotions, including auditing sleep, movement, and food habits. She also describes the TADA acronym for supportive leadership behaviors: Transparency, Empathy, Diversity, and Amplifying. Tune in to learn how to cultivate successful hybrid work teams and create a psychologically safe work environment as we Team Anywhere.Read more
Episode #130 – Execution Management in Hybrid Work Teams
In today’s podcast episode we interview Monte Pedersen, Principal Consultant at The CDA Group LLC. He highlights the importance of aligning daily tasks and activities of team members with the organization’s strategic objectives by using the KeyneLink Performance Methodology.
Additionally, Monte discusses how to successfully manage employees in a hybrid and virtual environment and emphasizes the importance of culture in execution management of strategy.He shares how KeyneLink’s system is designed to surface problems and issues within an organization, promoting transparency and eliminating drama and politics as people Team Anywhere.Read more
Building Brave Spaces with Improv Mindset
In today’s episode we interview Shannon Hughes, founder of Enliven Studios, to discuss how companies can build a “brave space” and an energetic culture through an improv mindset and practices. Shannon shares her insights on creating an enliven culture that promotes open communication, collaboration, and trust. She emphasizes the importance of creating a safe space where team members can be vulnerable and take risks, which is crucial for building psychological safety in virtual and hybrid teams.
Shannon also shares her approach to teaching communication practices inspired by the key tenets of improv theater. She believes that these practices help teams to build empathy, listen actively, and collaborate effectively as they Team Anywhere.Read more
“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 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.
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
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.
GET THE ROI YOU DESERVE TO LEAD YOUR REMOTE TEAM.
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?
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.
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.