The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast

DOV TSAL is an independent Agile Coach who makes organizations sharper and more effective by aligning their teams, leaders, and value streams. Dov is on a mission to improve meeting culture - the fun way! He's developed a tool to spice up any meeting - online or in person. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

 

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In the "Up and Coming Tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. KitchinTable, Focusmate, Greenback Expat Tax Services, Retro Tool, and Giftedd. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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ALEXIS MONVILLE is a member of the Engineering Leadership Team at Red Hat and the author of Changing Your Team From The Inside. 60% of Red Hat’s engineering team work remotely. In this interview, Alexis discusses what they struggle with, how they communicate, what it takes to lead a remote team, and how to deal with conflict. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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As remote workers, many of us are freelancers or sole proprietors that work for a number of different clients. Yes, we have the freedom to work when and where we want. But we are also in an very vulnerable position when our invoices are paid late – or not at all. Going after the money can be a time consuming and expensive process… sometimes not worth the effort depending on the amount of the invoice. So what can we do?  For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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TOM SCHWAB is a Navy veteran (with experience in running nuclear power plants) and an expert on inbound marketing. He is the owner of InterviewValet.com and his entire team works remotely. In this interview Tom shares his views on hiring remote employees, characteristics of a good leader, how to deal with conflict, and advise for those who are just starting to build their businesses. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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If you work from home, how do you create and maintain boundaries between work and play? How do you set expectations with your family, housemates and guests? In this episode we walk through the steps of how to separate work and play when everything happens in the same place. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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JACK BERGLUND is the Chief Product Officer at Doodle, an app that helps you decide on meeting times and places. Doodle works with team in four different offices. Jack dives into what they struggle with, the skills needed for remote leadership, tips for dealing with culture, and advice for remote team building. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

 

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If you want to work remotely, but you're not sure if you're cut out for it, than this episode is for you! In this episode we discuss the skill set, mind set, technology, and workspaces necessary to be an awesome remote worker. Make sure to take the "Are You Ready?" questionnaire: https://www.collaborationsuperpowers.com/areyouready/.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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LUCIUS BOBIKIEWICZ is a trainer for distributed agile teams at SpreadScrum.com in Berlin, Germany. He has managed globally dispersed teams – with members from Indonesia, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom – using just online spreadsheets. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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We've reached Episode 50 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this podcast, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Join me on this epic journey through the history of the podcast. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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DAVID HOROWITZ is the founder and CEO of Retrium, which provides software for facilitating remote retrospectives. David considers continuous improvement the most critical aspect of a highly effective software team is. Since retrospectives are usually conducted in person using flip charts and sticky notes, he saw a need to replicate this functionality for remote teams – which led to Retrium. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Managers of remote teams face the challenge of combating the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. How do we move away from micro-managing and set up and lead our remote teams to success? Join me as we discuss the four pillars of remote team management. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Estela Kun is an exceptional leader, at the forefront of the fastly evolving location independent movement. She is the founder of FreedomXFest, the first educational outdoor festival aimed at inspiring leaders in the location independent movement to learn from each other and collaborate. In doing so they will find different ways of working and being. Estela is making a stand for making the freedom lifestyle accessible to many more people. The philosophy behind FXF is that location independence goes above and beyond simply being free to work and live as you love. It has the potential to completely revolutionize society. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Each team has a unique way of communicating. And each team has a particular combination of personality types. And just like an orchestra tunes up before a performance, or an athlete warms up before a practice, tuning a virtual team helps get everyone on the same page. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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We've reached Episode 200 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this episode, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Featuring: Dom Price (Atlassian), Nicole Le Maire (The People Engine), Theresa Sigillito-Hollema (Interact Global), Beat Buhlmann (Evernote), and Lily Snyder (Doghead Simulations). For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

 

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Yasmine Akermark is the Cofounder of Svenska Nomader, a Swedish digital nomad community, and the Founder of Sharehive, a marketplace for female entrepreneurs. In this interview she shares her tips for how to be productive on the road and learning the skills to be a remote worker. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Video conferencing is becoming more and more popular on remote teams. This podcast episode is dedicated to how to have a great video conferencing setup so you can look like a remote pro. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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Richard Atherton is a partner at First Human, a company creating human centered businesses that make a huge difference in the world. We talk about how lean change management empowers workers to change things themselves. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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With a remote-first setup, your company’s productivity need not be lessened by even one day, regardless of what illness or traffic or weather or worse affects your workforce. And second, the unanimous opinion is that a remote-first operation is stronger and more viable. This podcast is dedicated to how to transition your company to go remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Bryan Miles is CEO & Co-founder of BELAY, alongside his wife Shannon. A leading US-based, virtual solutions company, BELAY has over six hundred team members—all working from home, remotely. Without an office, BELAY has graced the Inc. 5000 list three times and was awarded the number one spot in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Best Company Culture. BELAY provides virtual assistants, bookkeeping, copywriting, and webmaster services to leaders and fast-paced organizations. BELAY’s services equip leaders and organizations with the ability to climb higher when and where they need it most.

Bryan and Shannon live with their two children, Harper and Rainey, in Atlanta. Practicing what he preaches, Bryan spends his days virtually running his company from his porch in Georgia, from the mountains in Jackson Hole, or from the beaches in the panhandle of Florida. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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In many physical workplaces, having coffee together is a normal part of the day. In Sweden there is a special name for these coffee breaks: "Fika". Many people wonder if it's possible to replicate these coffee breaks online. This podcast is dedicated to how to host a virtual Fika. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Managing remotely is very different from managing locally - Dana Kaye is the founder of Kaye Publicity and she has plenty of experience in managing a completely remote team. She shares her experiences with management and, of course, provides plenty of helpful tips. She's also the creator of Branding Outside the Box which helps people find their personal brand. She's created a productivity toolkit that you can download right now: www.brandingoutsidethebox.com/productivitytoolkit

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Because of its speed and convenience, group chat has replaced many company's email systems. And different systems call for different behaviors. In this episode we explore common etiquettes for group chart. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Robert Glazer is the founder and Managing Director of global performance marketing agency, Acceleration Partners, one of the biggest, fully-remote workplaces in the US with over 100 employees. Bob's secret to success is hiring great people and rewarding for results, not hard work. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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In the "Up and coming tools" series, I highlight a few tools that looked particularly interesting and great for the remote community. This week's episode features:

The Team Canvas: http://theteamcanvas.com/

Sli.do: https://www.sli.do/

Zoom: https://zoom.us/

Kudobox: http://Kudobox.co

Rescue Time: https://www.rescuetime.com/

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Bhavneet Chahal is the Cofounder and CEO of GoSkills, an online learning platform. Bhavneet shares her experience growing a tech startup as a non-tech person and why she works with a distributed team spanning 7 time zones. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

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Some on a team can work remotely, while with other roles it’s just not an option. Many companies don’t offer flexible options because they don’t want the workers who can’t work remotely to resent those who can. But before you go banning remote work because of jealousy, this podcast is full of options for how to create a flexible work policy that works for everyone. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com.

 

 

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Laurel Farrer is a remote-friendly operations consultant and remote work advocate. She believes in "giving each worker the opportunity to choose the environment that inspires them best, no matter where that may be geographically."

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpower.com

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TEDxKaunas, November 2017: Work Together Anywhere. Remote workers aren’t trying to escape doing work. We’re trying to escape the Day Prison. We want to use technology to make better use of our time. We want to spend more time on things that matter to us and less time stuck in traffic. To watch visit http://www.lisettesutherland.com/tedx/.

 

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TAP International travel programs are designed to provide you with opportunities that enable you to travel the world and enhance your skills, while working remotely for your current employer. With TAP, participants will travel together as a cohort on a 3 month journey around the world. You can join us for a month in your dream destination or for the full incredible 3 month journey. 3 cities • on 3 continents • in 3 months - Join for a month at a time or for all 3! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Johanna Rothman is a management consultant for software managers and leaders. She is also the author of many books, most recently “Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization”. She started working with geographically distributed teams in 1988. The breadth of communication tools was very limited in that time, so resolving conflicts had to be done mainly through coming to an understanding through conversations and trying to see each other points of view. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Why are more and more people and companies going remote? Freedom and profit. Being able to work from anywhere allows people to find and work on the projects they are most passionate about. This can end up being a key differentiator for businesses too. People can work on the things they love, and businesses can hire people who love what they do versus people who are just doing their jobs. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Leslie Truex has been sharing work-at-home information and resources since 1998 through her website, WorkAtHomeSuccess.com. She is the author of several books about how to be successful working at home and has great tips to share for how to approach your manager about flexible working. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams are trying to increase camaraderie and improve communication. This week on the Collaboration Superpowers Podcast, I give five tips for simulating the office online. Specifically, how do we simulate the “human-ness” that we get when we’re in the office together. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Teo Härén is one of the most requested experts on creativity in Sweden. He is the author of Härabete, which is about working from wherever you are most productive. We dive deeply into why this is important and how everyone can make it work. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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How do we hire great remote workers? What are the personality traits and skills we should be looking for when we’re building our remote teams. I’ve collected some great tips from all the interviews, and present them to you in today’s podcast. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Pilar Orti runs the Virtual, Not Distant consulting firm in the UK. Her speciality is coaching virtual teams. In this interview we discuss humanizing the virtual office: how to bring spontaneity to your remote team and how to be creative virtually. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Virtual icebreakers can be a fun way to learn more about your remote colleagues, and a great way to get meetings started. In this episode, I share my favorite virtual icebreakers and tips. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeremy Stanton has been working remotely for 15 years. In this interview he shares his insights on hiring and onboarding, creating culture, defining expectations, and wearing pants! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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With remote working, one of the biggest fears managers seem to have is “How do I know people are working?”. Through my interviews, I find that remote workers tend to work too much, not too little. In a world where we’re always on, how do remote workers find a healthy balance? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Brian Day from NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute takes us on a tour of the Lunar Mapping and Modeling Portal – a program that allows anyone to take a virtual tour of the moon. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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