The Collaboration Superpowers Podcast (general)

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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Nicole Le Maire is a Global People Advisor with The People Engine, a company that helps you think through the new ways of working. Nicole has lived all over the world, working in one city for 3 to 6 months and then... going somewhere new. She shares her knowledge about setting up HR processes and frameworks for remote teams, why companies are going remote, why some will never go remote, and how to stop looking for work-life balance and instead, build a career lifestyle. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Remote employees can often feel left out of things that are happening back at the office. Like celebrations, for example. Whether you’re looking for ways to include your remote employees in what is happening at the office, or whether you just want to say thanks, this episode will give a whole bunch of ideas for perks that you can offer your remote employees.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Theresa Sigillito Hollema is a cultural consultant, team coach, and expert in working virtually. Her company, Interact Global, helps strengthen collaboration across cultures and borders. This interview is full of tips for how to talk to your team about culture, and what leaders can do to build trust on their virtual teams.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Teamed.io develops software in an "extremely" distributed mode. They have no central office, no meetings, no conference, calls, and no Skype chats. They work through task management systems and call it: "Team as a service". I interview Yegor, Founder and CTO, about this unique way of working! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Sometimes managers won’t allow remote working because they fear the lack of control. Sometimes managers force teams to start working together remotely and then teams face a sink or swim scenario. Managing remotely is different than managing in person. In this episode, we will discuss what it takes to be a successful remote team manager and how to use remote working to your company’s advantage. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Dom Price is the Head of R&D and Work Futurist at Atlassian. Originally from Manchester, now living in Sydney Australia, Dom spends half his time on the road between the US, Europe, and Australia. We discuss what Atlassian struggles with and how they share and scale the knowledge throughout their organization. We also discuss how they manage communication with teams having different backgrounds, cultures. and rituals - and what they do when conflict arises. 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. This week's episode features The Team Canvas, Sli.do, Zoom.us, Kudobox.co, and Rescue Time. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Virtual coworking is the same thing as working at a coworking space, except you work with each other online... in a virtual office. And the benefits for lonely remote workers are tremendous. You can have serendipitous moments online with a diverse group of online workers from all over the world - all from the comforts of wherever you are.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Tom Henricksen is a tech leader, speaker, and career coach at www.MyITCareerCoach.com. He also the organizer of the AgileOnlineSummit.com which gives you a chance to see great agile speakers from your device! We discuss what IT people struggle with when trying to find online careers as well as some great tips for finding work-life balance. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Meetings where everyone is online are much easier when there are a mix of remote and in person participants. In hybrid meetings, we need to pay attention to different things. This episode highlights tips that you can use to make your hybrid meetings a success. Special thanks to Steffen Clausjuergens & Nenad Maljković for the tips and the idea. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Beat Buhlmann is the General Manager for EMEA at Evernote. He has also written books about virtual team management, digital transformation, and his latest book is about personal development. It’s called “Become the CEO of Your Own Life!“. In this interview, he explains his technique for creating your own work life balance and shares experiences and tips for hiring and managing remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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For ages, people have been working from 9 to 5. Every day we commute - some of us for more than an hour each way - to lifeless grey offices, many filled with cubicles. I call them “day prisons”. But of course, they didn’t used to be day prisons. We used to have to go to a specific location in order to access the tools and information needed to do our work. But mobile devices, centralized data, and all kinds of apps and software are helping us stay connected to each other no matter where we are. And the ability to access information from anywhere is making the traditional 9-to-5 grind unnecessary for many of us. 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. This week's episode features Collaboration Supercards, Dr. Clue's treasure hunts, Jurgen Appelo's Personal Maps, Linoit, and Bonusly. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Scott Hoppe is the Founder of www.HoppeTax.com, a 100% distributed accounting firm that files tax returns for businesses in the US. He left the traditional "up or out" accounting world to start a company that valued happiness as well as profit. In this interview, he gives us his tips on finding your purpose, hiring people with the right mindset, and the tools his company uses to do great things. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Every once in a while, life delivers us bad times. I'm going through one of those bad times right now and through reading self help books and talking to friends, I've collected a long list of tips for great self care. These tips are not specific to remote workers, but instead, they are for everyone. I hope they are useful for you. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Peter Smit is the Founder at Collabogence, a company that helps measure how well your teams are collaborating and how productive they are. They use big data analytics to measure collaborative performance before and after a company makes a major transition (for example, going from colocated to remote). We discuss where leadership is failing, the importance of social networks, and the value of searching for more information. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We often talk about all the advantages video has for remote teams with respect to increasing engagement in meetings, creating camaraderie, building trust... I could go on and on. But in today's episode, I want to focus on some of the disadvantages of using video conferencing. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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The number one roadblock I heard time and again in my interviews when asked why companies were not going remote was shockingly swift and direct: Management! Managers simply fear the loss of control. They don’t trust that people will work without oversight. In this episode, we explore the things that make for a good remote team manager. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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It’s not uncommon for colleagues in an office to get together and work on a project. And remote teams can do this too! More and more online tools are being built specifically for simulating an office (co-working) environment: Google Hangouts, Zoom, Sococo, and PukkaTeam, just to name a few. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Nenad Maljkovic is a cultural creative, network entrepreneur, and permaculture advisor who work works with a global organization of remote volunteers. He also wrote the Virtual Team Quick Guide which outlines a series of principles for virtual working. We talk about what they struggle with and how they make remote working more comfortable for themselves. 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. This week's episode features EverBlock Systems, BlueJeans video conferencing, Sococo virtual office, Kubi, and Lucid Meetings. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Diversity on any team increases innovation and helps solve more problems. On remote teams, we can take advantage of being location independent and hire diverse people from anywhere! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Lily Snyder is the COO at Doghead Simulations, a company that is creating virtual reality software for remote teams. Their team works from the US, Brazil, and New Zealand, but they meet every day in virtual reality. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We've reached Episode 15 0 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this episode, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Join me on this epic journey through the history of the last year. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Erin Thomas-Wong is the CEO and Founder at Making Mumpreneurs, a company dedicated to empowering mums to build businesses through information, tips, and inspiration. After having her first son, Erin left a career in television production to focus more on her family. She is now the mum of two boys and loves the freedom that she has by working for herself and helping other mothers to start businesses that work around their family life. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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This podcast episode is dedicated to the ingredients and tips needed to build a successful online community. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Sharon Koifman is the Founder and CEO of DistantJob, a boutique recruitment agency specializing in remote employees. He shares why companies are choosing to outsource and why people want to work remotely. We also discuss management techniques, hiring strategies, and work-life fusion. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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There are a lot of tools for remote teams. In this new series of episodes, I highlight a few that looked particularly interesting and great. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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In many colocated offices, we have office managers. So it only makes sense that in a remote office, we would need a remote office manager. In this episode, I discuss what a remote office manager does and how it can help a remote team.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Sue Thomas is a writer on nature and technology. Her books include ‘Technobiophilia: nature and cyberspace (2013), Hello World: travels in virtuality (2004), and a travelogue/memoir of life online; the novels Correspondence (1992). She most recently wrote Nature and wellbeing in the digital age which focuses on practical activities to help you feel better without logging off.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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It can be hard to make fast decisions on remote teams. Outside of regular meetings, it can be hard to get everyone together to make decisions on the fly. Ralph van Roosmalen is experimenting with a way for remote teams to make decisions fast and with everyone's input. And on this podcast, I want to describe what he has created. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Elizabeth Weinstein is the Founder and Lead Attorney at EPW Small Business Law PC. She works with international clients who start their own businesses (often online). She helps entrepreneurs, artists, coaches, consultants, and online publishers get the legal stuff out of their way so they can get back to helping their clients and changing the world. Elizabeth practices law from her home office and actively encourages a remote working culture among her own staff.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In a previous job, I helped organizations build private social networks for their members. I was often asked "How do I create a feeling of community online?" In this podcast episode, we explore the tips and techniques for developing a sense of togetherness even when we're far apart. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Emma Joy Obanye and Irene Frances built mindful.team to help teams measure happiness, boost productivity, reflect, and take action. In this interview we discuss how their tool can help remote teams. Their own team works from Belarus, London, and Barcelona and their tips for remote startups: build, measure, and test.

For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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A "communities of practice" is a group of people who share a craft or profession. It's a way to share experiences, learn and develop competence together as a collective. CoP's are not new, but advances in technology allow people to form them online. In this podcast, I will discuss the four ways I've seen remote teams form CoPs. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 139_CS_Remote_COPs.mp3
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What's special about Jerry Koch-Gonzalez's meetings is that they are sociocratic. How often have you been part of a call where one person in the group hardly had any chance to speak? Their ideas and experiences are lost for the group if we don't make sure everyone can speak. "No one ignored" is the essence of Sociocracy and it ensures both effectiveness and equivalence of voices in a meeting. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We can really focus and get a lot done in our productive workspaces, but we have to be careful about not holing up for days and isolating ourselves from the outside world. We all have different needs when it comes to being social. Some people, like me, love working on our own. Others like the buzz of being around others in a coffee shop or coworking space. Regardless of our preferences, remote workers need to be actively focused on getting enough social activity. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 137_CS_Stay_Social.mp3
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Frank Cottle is the CEO of Alliance Virtual Offices and Chairman of the Alliance Business Centers Network. He is a recognized expert on flexible working, the virtual office movement, and 'third place' working. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 136_CS_Frank_Cottle.mp3
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Telepresence technology has two main challenges for global companies to consider. The first is the cost and time investment to implement. The equipment can be expensive and there must be a fast, stable internet connection for the quality to be sufficient. It also takes time to learn and adopt new etiquettes when working with virtual colleagues. The second challenge is the security risk of having a remote controlled robot roaming around your office or warehouse streaming information online. In this episode, we explore the downsides of using telepresence technology on remote teams. For more information visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Alexandra, Jonathan, and Michael curate 30-day coworking experiences around the world for digital marketers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and people going through life transitions who want to experience location independence. Unsettled wants to encourage people to live outside of their routine as a way to build a fulfilling lifestyle. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 134_CS_Unsettled.mp3
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Feedback is a critical component for continuous improvement on any team. But for remote teams, creating regular feedback loops is critical. In this Superpower Hour, we revisit 5 interviews for great advice for giving feedback on virtual teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Andy Willis is a Facilitator, Mentor, Speaker and Director of Working From Anywhere. His company helps small business operators, managers and other employees to fit "work around their life" rather than "life around their work". Andy spends several months every year cycling and hiking in the French Alps, and the rest of the year enjoying the beautiful coastal town of Tathra in NSW, Australia. He lives by the mantra "Carpe Diem", seizing every moment of every day. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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What does it mean to be a Remote First company? If you were going to go into somebody’s workplace and they were a Remote First company, what would be different about their office? This episode will highlight the things you would find. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Rohan Smith is a Jamaican born software developer living in Trinidad & Tobago. He is an entrepreneur at heart and founder of the Remote Software Developer Community where he helps software developers make the transition to remote work. He is a remote software developer at Bluespark, a distributed web development company, where he works on interesting and innovative projects using Drupal and open source software. He is a remote work enthusiast and he’s always ready to advocate its benefits. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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As knowledge workers, we do a lot of sitting. Remote workers have an advantage over our colocated colleagues. We have the freedom to create our own routines and to work where we are most productive. In this episode, we explore how we can build mobility into our days. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Nick Jaworski transitioned from being a music teacher to being a business owner through the use of online platforms like Upwork. His modus operandi? Building authentic relationships with his clients. He believes that it's the human touch that allows for such a great remote connection. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Being in the same room together is powerful because of all the sensory input that we have. We can see when someone is tired. We can sense when someone is frustrated. We can give high fives. All of these things create a sense of team.

When we go remote, we lose some of that physical and visual input. Building community through our screens is harder than doing it face to face, but that doesn’t mean it has to be worse.In this SuperPower Hour, I highlight snippets from various interviews about how to create camaraderie on your remote team. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeff has been a trainer for almost a decade, working with over 700 people. His degree is in pre-med/pre-pharm and he is dual certified in exercise science and sports medicine. He focuses his talents to online entrepreneurs looking to stay healthy and maximize their business. He says “Your health is your absolute wealth, so my clients feel better every day and their businesses grow because of it”. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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What's the digital version of "management by walking around"? Management by working out loud! It's a way of having continuous communication, fostering camaraderie, and inspiring water cooler chats on remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Originally from California and now living in Hungary, Brandon Brown describes himself as the Swiss Army Knife of virtual assistants. Brandon finds interesting work from clients all over the world using UpWork. We talk about building trust with new virtual clients, productivity tips for staying motivated and social, and how to get started working online. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We each have different needs when it comes to productivity. Some prefer a quiet space on their own, while others thrive with people around. Some like going to the office, while others prefer to work on the road. Whether you work from home, a cafe, or a co-working hub, what's most important is that you're able to get work done. In this SuperPower Hour, I highlight a variety of different virtual offices. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Holidays are a great way of learning about the different cultures on your global remote team. And parties are an important part of the ritual. How do we throw virtual holiday parties for remote teams? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 122_CS_Holiday_Parties.mp3
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David Mansilla is the CEO of ISU Corp, a 100% remote software development company headquartered in Canada. We talk about how his colleagues stay visible to each other and to the clients, how to hire rock stars, and how he builds trust. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Many of us have to travel for our jobs. This episode is dedicated to things to consider when working on the road. How do we create the best virtual office while on the go? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 120_CollaborationSuperpowers_Office_On_The_Go.mp3
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In order to produce high quality results, we can’t work 24/7. We have to not only take care of our clients, but we also have to take care of ourselves. And that means setting our own boundaries. This week's episode is the first of the Collaboration SuperPower Hours where I take snippets of past interviews about one topic. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 119_CollaborationSuperpowers_Get_Balance_Right_PowerHour.mp3
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There are a lot of managers who are not comfortable letting their employees work from home. But more and more employees want a flexible work schedule. This episode is dedicated to helping you show your boss the benefits of working from anywhere and going "Remote First"! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 118_CS__Let_me_WFH.mp3
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Clare McNamara is the Co-founder of Global Team Coaches, a company that helps global teams develop working relationships that deliver results. We discuss the importance of giving teams the space and time to get to know each other, evaluate themselves, and develop their own culture. We also dive into how women can become great leaders in the digital workplace. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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The world is not divided into 24 equal time zones like you’d think it would be. There are weird zigs and zags all over the place because of politics and geography. And then there’s daylight savings - which changes at different times - or not at all - depending on where you on in the world. At one point or another, you will schedule a meeting with someone and get it wrong because of time zone confusion. In this episode, we explore tips for making time zones more manageable. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Corey Grusden is the CTO of SoFetch.io, a company that designed and built a Slack plugin for stand up meetings called Standup Bot. We talk – from the train – about what it takes to work remotely, advice for those just starting out, and the importance of having a solid, well-rounded plan. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Many people want to work remotely but don't know where to start. In this episode, we talk about the tips and resources for finding a remote job. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 114_CS_Find_Remote_Jobs.mp3
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Mariana Rego is a Co-Founder of Leadwise, a new initiative from Ricardo Semler, which helps modernize management practices at companies across the world. We talk about how they run their team of all-remote employees. Specifically, how they know what each other are doing, how they build trust, design thinking, and how they are reengineering corporate leadership. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Onboarding someone onto a remote team is similar to onboarding someone onto a co-located team. A successful onboarding process gets a new colleague integrated into the team and contributing to the project in as little time as possible. In this episode, we talk about what makes a successful onboarding plan for virtual teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

Direct download: 112_CS_Onboarding_Virtual_Team_Members.mp3
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Patrick Linton is the Co-founder and CEO at Bolton Remote, a company that outsources talent in the Philippines. We discuss why companies are outsourcing, what they struggle with, how to work with time zones, management, and how to be "remote ready". For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 111_CS_Patrick_Linton.mp3
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All teams hire new people, and transition when someone leaves. Is there anything special we should be doing on a remote team when someone leaves the team? In this episode, I highlight the farewell process that the remote Happy Melly team uses. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

Direct download: 110_CS_Living_The_Team.mp3
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Spencer Coon is the COO and CoFounder of Hibox, a tool that offers group chat, task management, and video calls all in one! In this interview we talk about hiring remote employees, dealing with time zones, being always on, tools, and IT security. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 109_CS_Spencer_Coon.mp3
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We all know that taking regular vacations is healthy. But I don’t think we always recognize that a digital vacation is something different - and we need those too. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Beata Green is the Strategic Director of HeadChannel, a company with teams in London and Poland. We discuss hiring remote employees, being productive, women in IT, and focusing on building what the client wants. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Co-located teams get continuous feedback simply because they are together a lot. Virtual teams need continuous feedback too. Whatever system you choose to try will be better than having no system at all. Just start and improve all the time. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 106_CS_Virtual_Team_Temperature.mp3
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Bjoern Zinssmeister recently co-founded the startup, DesignInc, which began as a remote company, and is now mostly co-located. We talk about why being colocated during certain company phases is beneficial, how to hire remote rockstars, and productivity tips for all teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In the office, we gather for birthday parties, lunch, drinks after work, and company outings. But remote workers don’t have that luxury. How do we celebrate together as a virtual team? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

Direct download: 104_CS_Virtual_Team_Celebration.mp3
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Charlie Birch is the Co-Founder at Rebel + Connect, a company that designs custom retreats for remote teams. Remote workers can suffer from loneliness, burnout and being too sedentary. We discuss how businesses can use retreats as a playful, strategic way to build the team and create a healthy company culture. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Technologies have developed a lot over the last 20 years. From online project management tools to instant messaging systems and everything inbetween, there are literally hundreds of tools to choose from. In this episode, I give some of my favorite tips for managing technology on virtual teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Kirsty Thompson works with Coworkation.com. They host retreats in beautiful locations and teach how to live a location independent lifestyle. Think of it like an incubator for digital nomad businesses. We discuss how to prepare to go remote and what it takes to have a successful location independent lifestyle. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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We've reached Episode 100 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. In this episode, I highlight 5 of my favorite segments from the last 50 interviews. Join me on this epic journey through the history of the last year. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Michael Sliwinski is the founder of Nozbe, an online task management tool. He’s also a speaker, author of the book #iPadOnly, chief editor of Productive! Magazine, and a triathlete. In other words, a real life superstar! We have an action packed discussion about getting things done, trust, productivity, remote working, banning emails, gadgets, and results oriented working. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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When we work remotely, our performance is based more on the results we produce rather than the time spent producing it. How can we be productive remotely? In this episode, I share my favorite productivity tips. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Many people are trying to downsize their lives and minimize their possessions. But for remote workers, a tiny house is a fantastic alternative to a home office. I speak with Reinoud Boland about building tiny houses in The Netherlands. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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We all have different needs when it comes to productivity and being social. Some people, like me, love working alone. But many remote workers struggle with loneliness and isolation. Depending on your situation and your personality, you’ll need to customize a solution that works for you. I’ve interviewed over 50 people who work remotely and wanted to share some of their tips for how you can combat the loneliness of working alone and build connection into your day. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Peter Wilson is the managing director of KIStaffing, a company that connects Australian businesses with talent in the Philippines. We discuss why the Phillippines and Australia are so compatible and what the hiring and onboarding process looks like for an offshore team. Peter also shares some great advice for companies who are just starting their journey with hiring offshore staff. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In this episode, we talk about what challenges people and companies face when they make the decision to go remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

 

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Dave Hecker is a seasoned tech executive, speaker, and author with an exclusive focus on distributed team software delivery. His company, SourceSeek, matches software projects with development teams globally. We discuss why companies are outsourcing, how to manage client and team expectations, culture, and the importance of face-to-face time. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Remote workers are a misunderstood bunch. Today, we take a look at the top three misconceptions that people have concerning working from home and then we uncover the truth. 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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I'd like to share with you some of the most common reasons I've heard for why people and companies are making the decision for going remote. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Fernando Garrido Vaz is a freelance Product Manager with experience managing distributed teams, multiple nationalities, and different time zones. Living abroad as a teenager helped form his empathy for working with other cultures and he has used this empathy in his work ever since. Garrido advises freelancers to dedicate time to work on their online brand and focus on doing great work. Referrals are gold in the freelance economy. “You don’t need a large audience, you need the right audience.” For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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How do we deal with culture on virtual teams. In this episode I dive into different ways of understanding each other no matter what country we're from. 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. 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.

Geographically distributed teams were originally set up for saving money. And the teams were usually set up from West to East meaning the testers were East, and the developers were West, which is the wrong way for "follow the sun", especially if you are doing product development. It's not about the money you save, it's about the speed of the throughput of the features. Teams are now experimenting with organizing themselves more from North to South which gives more opportunities for collaborative team building. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Inspired by something Tim Ferriss did on his podcast, this episode focuses on distilling remote work down to its essentials. I went through a huge list of ideas and came up with what I think are the essential things that make remote work... or not. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jessie Shternshus is the Founder at Improv Effect and the Co-author of “CTRL Shift – 50 Games For 50 ****ing Days Like Today”. She uses improv to help software teams with onboarding, communication, team building, and more.

Improv is a great tool for learning about and accepting each other’s uniqueness, thinking on the spot, and being self aware. It’s useful for finding similarities amongst team members, creative problem solving, understanding other peoples ideas and stories, and improving presentation skills. Improv ends up being a fun and powerful way to help teams practice interpersonal communication. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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In the past, we had to go to a specific geographic place in order to access the information we needed for our work. Now, that information is likely accessible from anywhere. And this gives us the opportunity to play with new ways of working and new business models. We’re at a point in history where work and life are blurring. I want to share some stories with you. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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rLoop started when someone on reddit posted in the SpaceX forum "Let's work on a submission for the Hyperloop design competition". One year later, they are a team of 400 volunteers, entirely distributed around the globe. From a pool of 1800 competitors, they've made it to a final group of 30. Talk about remote teams doing great things! Here is a prime example of what a passionate group of distributed people can do. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Saxonia Systmes has teams in different cities in Germany, with the main headquarters being in Dresden. The eteoBoard was initially built by their own developers because they were looking for a way to improve their daily stand ups between intercity teams. eteoBoards has helped the team get to know each other better, build trust, and stay on the same page. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Trust comes up in every single interview that I do. Along with communication, lack of trust seems to be one of the top reasons that remote teams don’t work. In this episode I consolidate great trust building tips from the experts I've interviewed. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jesse Fewell is a writer, coach, and trainer in innovation and agile methods. He founded the PMI Agile Community of Practice, co-created the PMI ACP Agile certification, and wrote a MiniBük called “Can you hear me now? ...Working with global, distributed, virtual teams”. Agile is about compressing distance. In the past, the best way to do that was by being co-located. But that was then and this is now and companies are struggling to let go of old habits. Technology has advanced, prices have dropped, and it’s starting to make more sense to spend money on bandwidth instead of travel. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams need to work harder to increase that sense of team and improve communication. In this episode I give some great tips for team building. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Ade Olonoh is the Co-Founder of www.Jell.com (a product of Formstack). We discuss why and how his company transitioned from co-located to remote, the tools they use, and how they connect their daily tasks with the company’s long term goals. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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One of the most common questions from managers of remote teams is "How do we know what our remote teams are doing?". In this episode, we explore the key ingredients for aligning ourselves on our remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Christian Kreutz is an author, speaker, strategic advisor and expert in open and social innovation. He is the Director of Crisscrossed, the makers of WE THINQ, social software for change makers. We talk about how to hire remote workers, how to create horizontal organizations with less managers, working with time zones, trust, and the value of minimizing your tools. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Remote working is awesome, but it does have its virtual vulnerabilities. Recognize what those are for you and plan for when disaster strikes. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Dave Blum runs Dr. Clue Treasure Hunts, a teambuilding experience. We have a great conversation about collaborative teamwork, the building blocks of trust, awesome virtual icebreakers, travel tips, company culture, and more. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Creating a thriving virtual office is more than just having a place to share files and calendars. It's about how we simulate the experience we have working in the office together, online. How do we make online communication lightweight, real-time, and easy? How do we know what each other are doing? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Andrea Zabala is an Information Systems Engineer from Argentina focused on business development and offshore projects. She went freelance after years of working at big companies. We discuss the challenges of being "always on", how to develop trust with new clients, how to deal with cultural differences, and how to maximize your time working remotely and co-located. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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From differences in opinion to flat out misunderstandings, conflicts with our virtual teams are inevitable. Differences in language, culture, and working styles can cause all kinds of issues. So what can we do to prevent and resolve these conflicts when they arise? For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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Egor Sviridenko is the Managing Director for Targetprocess Germany, a tool that virtually visualizes and manages work. We discuss how Targetprocess works with teams in Minsk, Buffalo, London, Berlin, and Toronto. We also talk about how creating space for unpredictability can help grow and bind a team. Know your people, use the right tools, and go for quality. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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When part of a team is co-located, and part of the team remote, we often struggle with how to keep our remote colleagues in the loop and connected. Today, I highlight my favorite tips for connecting hybrid-remote teams. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Colleen Johnson is the Co-Founder of ScatterSpoke, a tool for conducting remote team Agile retrospectives. We discuss how ScatterSpoke helps remote teams stay connected through giving feedback, why minimizing multi-tasking and setting clear expectations are important, and why the future of Agile is in staying collaborative no matter where your team members are. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Online meetings have a bad reputation for being full of technical problems, strong personalities, going in too many directions and having unengaged participants. In this episode, I give my favorite tips for hosting great online meetings. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Stephan Dohrn is a Managing Partner at Radical Inclusion, a company specialized in new ways of working and helping teams work better together remotely. We discuss the importance of connecting meaningfully, having an experimental mindset, and what the defining qualities are of a good remote leader. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I recently gave a workshop in Lebanon via the Kubi, and in Palo Alto, California via the Beam Pro. In this episode, I talk about what I learned giving workshops via the robots. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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ScrumDo is a tool that supports online Scrum and Scrumban, a combination of Agile and Lean Kanban on top of Scrum. I speak with Co Founder, Marc Hughes, about how his company uses ScrumDo to build ScrumDo! We discuss the benefits of having a flexible organization that can shrink and expand according to the available work, staying aligned with colleagues from all over the world, and why it’s so important to keep teams small and hire only the best. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Online meetings seem to be online hell for most people. But technology has come a long way in the last few years and there are a number of things we can do to improve our online meetings. Lets stop wasting time and do it! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Carrie McKeegan is the Director of Greenback Expat Tax Services, a global, virtual business that prepares US federal tax returns for American Expats living all over the world. We discuss how they work remotely with accountants all over the world, how they communicate to keep everyone on the same page, and why they focus on hiring only the absolute best people. 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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Sococo is a virtual office where you can see where all your remote colleagues are on a virtual office floor plan. Go to an office to have a group discussion (with video and screensharing), stand by the virtual water cooler, or focus on your work in the Do Not Disturb Room. We discuss the benefits and downsides of working in a virtual office and how this way of working can create a strong sense of community and connection with remote colleagues. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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During a casual conversation, someone asked what my top 3 tips were for having a successful remote team. It was tough to distill all the great information I've collected into just 3 tips, but I managed to do it! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Tim Stough works for a large research institute in California that offers their employees a 9/80 flextime schedule. We discuss why the 9/80 flextime schedule was implemented, how it works, and how the employees organize themselves. I also ask Tim what he likes about this schedule and why it works so well for him. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com

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If you want to work while traveling, here are some great gadgets for working on the road. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Brie Reynolds works with FlexJobs, creators of Remote.co: a resource providing information and best practices on starting, training, and managing remote workers and teams. We discuss communication, relationships, and awesome culture building tips. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.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 main pillars of remote team management. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Vanessa Shaw is on a mission to help your team collaborate and be productive virtually. She’s an expert intercultural trainer who is exploring how the digital world is impacting how teams work together and how technology innovations are changing the way business is done. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Remote employees can often feel left out of things that are happening back at the office. Like celebrations, for example. Whether you're looking for ways to include your remote employees in what is happening at the office, or whether you just want to say thanks, this episode will give a whole bunch of ideas for perks that you can offer your remote employees. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Gerard Beaulieu is the creator of VirtualIcebreakers.com, a website that creates icebreakers for conference call meetings. We discuss the importance of having creative freedom, establishing a human connection, and creating engaging conference calls. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Christina Ng has developed a work from home excuse generator called wfh.ninja. Anyone can vote on the likelihood of the success of the excuse. So give your excuse a try and see how believable it is. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.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 CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Adriana Vela is the Founder of NanoTecNexus.org. We discuss how her team works from all over the US and Canada to transform the way we learn about nanotechnology in grades K-12. Adriana shares great tips about how to be efficient and self-sufficient on the road, and how to overcome the obstacle of working remote. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In this episode, I share my enthusiasm for the potentials of telepresence. We discuss the applications of using both the KUBI from Revolve Robotics and the BEAM Smart Presence System from Suitable Technologies. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Erin Rapacki is the Marketing Director for Suitable Technologies, makers of the Beam telepresence robot! We discuss what the Beam team office is like; how robots are giving people a real presence and allowing us to be in two places at once. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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In this episode, I talk about some of my current personal favorite tools for online communication. The tools I talk about in the show are the tools that I like using with the teams that I work with. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Lucius Bobikiewicz is a trainer for distributed agile teams at SpreadScrum.com. We discuss what it takes to be a good remote facilitator, the importance of authenticity, and how using a simple spreadsheet can lead to impressive collaborations on remote teams. For more stories, visit 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 CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Alexandre Cuva is the CEO of SmartDev LLC, an offshore development center based in Da Nang, Vietnam. We discuss why the focus on community is so important, Management 3.0, and the culture of doing business in Vietnam. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.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 CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Alexandre Pellaes is a People Management Consultant in São Paulo Brazil. We discuss cultural differences and the importance of team agreements. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Just like on co-located teams, giving useful feedback is a critical component of a healthy team. On virtual teams we should be constantly talking to each other and affecting what happens next. We should think of feedback as a means for continuous improvement and a way of building trust on the team. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Jeffry Hesse is an Agile Coach working at Sonatype. He is responsible for working with a fully distributed software development team of 40+ people, helping them to adjust their team process and iron out kinks along the way. Jeffry does this while traveling all over the world. We discuss what the team struggles with and how they make it work. For more stories (and to pre-order the Collaboration Superpowers boo) visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Managers biggest fear seems to be "How do I know people are working?". But through interviews, I'm finding that remote workers tend to work too much, not too little. In a world where we're always on, how do we find a healthy balance? For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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David Horowitz is the CEO and Founder of Retrium, new software for facilitating remote retrospectives. We discuss the importance of informal networks, random interactions and silliness, and abolishing the postmortem. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I share my 5 top tips for simulating the office online. Specifically, how do we simulate the "human-enss" that we get when we're in the office together. For more stories (and for more information on the Collaboration Superpowers world tour), visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Chris Jankulovski is the CEO and Founder of remotestaff.com.au. We talk about the benefits of outsourcing and what it takes to make it work. We also discuss the challenges he's faced scaling his own remote team. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Another short episode: In this world where we’re always on, I’m learning that sometimes, we need to take out all the non essentials and start over again - and give ourselves some room to breathe and focus on the things that are most important to us. For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Judy Rees holds the secret formula for helping your remote team work better together. We discuss how using metaphors helps create a common visual language we can all relate to. For more stories (and for more info on the book), visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I'm trying something new in this episode. I'm taking the month of April off from conducting any interviews so I can focus on my new book. So, here's the story of what I did when faced with a mountain of information and self-doubt. Let me know what you think!

For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I speak with Sumant Kowshik and Nick Timmons of Personify.com. They work with "the best cameras the world hasn't seen yet" to bring you a more engaging online experience. We talk about how video helps them build camaraderie on their remote team - and how they work with a 12 hour time zone difference and still make it work!

For more stories, visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Piero Toffanin is a digital nomad traveling the US in a camper while coding to pay for expenses. We talk about what's great and what's hard about this lifestyle. For more stories, visit 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, make sure to visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com

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Bart van Loon is an Offshore Staffing Specialist with Zeropoint.BE who bring together businesses from Europe and Pakistan and Sri Lanka. We talk about the benefits and challenges of off-shoring. And the difference between having a personal vs a professional culture. What tools they use, and how they train both the employee and the client to work remotely. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Tom Howlett is a Developer and Agile Coach at Lean Tomato in the UK. We discuss how pair programming helps build trust, camaraderie, and visibility on his remote team. We also discuss tools, personality, work-life integration, and Agile. For more stories visit CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Derek Scruggs is the Vice President of Staunch Robots who work with remote teams in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Ukraine, and the US. We discuss why they use so many tools, remote working in start-up cultures, and the importance of having structure and getting enough sleep. For more stories visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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I talk with the StarterSquad Team about their unique entrepreneurial business model and how they make remote working work. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Ralph van Roosmalen calls himself an "innovative Agile enabler". He's also a Management 3.0 enthusiast! I talk to him about how his company successfully manages remote offices in three locations: The United States, The Netherlands, and Romania. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Mario Lucero is an Agile Coach in Chile working with remote teams in the US. We talk about how important interaction, communication, good equipment and generosity are. He also tells us how it's the little things than can drive the biggest changes. For more stories (and for more information on how to pre-order the Collaboration Superpowers book), visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Per Frykman is a Reputation Advisor who can analyze and strengthen your professional reputation as an individual. He and his colleagues are spread all over Scandinavia and in London. I talk to him about why and how he works from anywhere. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Luis Suarez quit his job after 17 years. We discuss the importance of using social networks and blogging as ways to increase opportunities for oneself. We also discuss how to go almost email free! For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Yves Hanoulle is a Creative Collaboration Agent and the author of "Who is Agile? A Book of Personal Reflections on Journeys Where People Stumbled on Agile". We discuss the ergonomics of a good home office, techniques and tools for developing trust, and the importance of welcoming people into a community with a personal touch. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Gretchen Wegner is a superstar academic life coach for students - and she coaches them remotely. In this interview, we speak to her and one of her students about how they make learning fun. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Marcus Rosenthal and Jeff Goldsmith from Revolve Robotics show off the KUBI, the world's first portable video teleconference device! We discuss how KUBI is changing the definition of what it means to have a remote presence. For more about KUBI and other stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Peter Hilton is a software developer, writer, speaker, and trainer. We discuss the necessity of meeting face-to-face, using tools, training new staff and clients, and the need for typing faster. For more stories (and to pre-order our book on remote collaboration), pleast visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of Conteneo, Inc. (formerly, The Innovation Games® Company). In this conversation, we dive deeply into what collaboration actually is and means - and why games are an important way to solve big problems. For more stories, visit www.CollaborationSuperpowers.com.

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AgileBill Krebs is a virtual worlds guru. Virtual worlds may seem overly techie and nerdy to some, but they are undeniably powerful learning tools and certainly worth exploring. For more stories and training, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Laura Rooke is one of the best remote technical support gurus you could ever hope to have on your team. She started her career in remote working so she could be a stay-at-home Mom. She has a great story and even better tips! For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Hugo Messer is the CEO of Bridge Global IT Staffing and the author of Managing Remote Teams. We discuss offshoring, nearshoring, cultures, scaling virtual teams and more. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Marion Smits is associate professor and neuroradiologist at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (NL), and honorary consultant and reader at University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London (UK). We discuss how she works remotely with her staff and graduate students. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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ShriKant Vashishtha is the Director of Engineering at GlobalLogic. His specialties include technology strategy and implementation, distributed Agile, and Agile transformation. I talk with him about his experiences working with distributed Agile teams. 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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Mark Kilby's specialties include Agile retrospectives, organizational change, and coaching distributed teams and stakeholders on continuous collaboration. I talk to him about Agile and remote teams, virtual facilitation techniques, productivity, management, and more! For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Teamed.io develops software in an "extremely" distributed mode. They have no central office, no meetings, no conference, calls, and no Skype chats. They work through task management systems and call it: "Team as a service". I interview Yegor Bugayenko, Founder and CTO, about this unique way of working! For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Iwein Fuld is the founder of StarterSquad, a company with no employees - only entrepreneurs. We hear how they built their community of success and how they make it work. To learn more about StarterSquad, visit www.startersquad.com. 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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Hassan Osman is the author of Influencing Virtual Teams, a book with practical concrete things you can do when managing your virtual team. We talk a lot about trust, and Hassan gives us some great tips for how to build trust. 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.

Find Lisette on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lightling.

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There's almost no one working as remotely as the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI)! In this episode, I interview them about how they work remotely, what's working well, and what challenges they are facing. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Howard Esbin has developed a cloud-based game for virtual teams called Prelude. Prelude uses a novel mix of psychometrics and creativity to help foster team member rapport and trust prior to the start of a new project. In this interview, we discuss how teams get to know each other and connect virtually. For more stories, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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Lisette talks to Chris Ridgewell, the co-founder and Director of Wisework, a specialist UK-based management consultancy company that helps organizations plan, implement, and manage their agile/smart-working programs. They discuss productivity, using legacy buildings, management, trust and more! For more stories of remote teams doing great things, visit www.collaborationsuperpowers.com.

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