Remotely Prepared
Season 2 Opener

Season 2 Opener

September 24, 2020

It's a brand new season and we're talking about what's coming on Season 2's Remote Leadership focus.

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Season 1 Wrap-up

Season 1 Wrap-up

September 18, 2020

In the last episode of Season 1, Greg & Colin review the topics and interviews of season 1. We talk about lessons learned, our favourite interview moments, the biggest 'take-away's and what's coming next! Get ready for Season 2!

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Remote Mentoring with Stacy Cassio (Interview)

Remote Mentoring with Stacy Cassio (Interview)

September 10, 2020

Greg & Colin sit down with Stacy Cassio, founder of the Pink Mentor Network, a women's-focused mentoring network based out of Charlotte, NC. Like many organizations, the Pink Mentor Network made the flip to remote months ago and has subsequently extended its reach and expanded its activities. We talk about Stacy's journey, mentoring in a remote environment, and women's issues in the workforce and mentoring.

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Allowing vs. Embracing Remote

Allowing vs. Embracing Remote

September 3, 2020

In this week's episode of the Remotely Prepared podcast Greg & Colin discuss the difference between allowing employees to go remote, vs. embracing remote. In other words, the difference between sending employees home with headsets and laptops and not really changing much else, vs. actually looking at it as a new way of doing business that requires you to re-evaluate, look for those opportunities and pitfalls of a remote workforce, and reshape the organization around that reality,

At a time where so many companies have "gone remote", it's important to for leaders to take a moment and evaluate whether they're actually embracing remote.

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Accountability vs. Responsibility

Accountability vs. Responsibility

August 27, 2020

On today's episode, Greg and Colin discuss accountability and how structuring work expectations around it present more opportunities for flexible work that supports remote work and better work-life balance.

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Supporting authors with Jesse Finkelstein (Interview)

Supporting authors with Jesse Finkelstein (Interview)

August 20, 2020

A fantastic conversation with Jesse Finkelstein, Co-Founder and Principal of Page Two Publishing, a Vancouver, Canada-based non-fiction publisher with a strong focus on author support. We discussed how that support has changed over the process of moving to remote, as well as dealing with the realities of a global pandemic. Jesse shared insights on how Page Two handled the transition as an internal organization, as well as how they pivoted to supporting authors in new ways during a challenging time.

Page Two Publishing is the publisher of Greg's first book "Code Your Way Up: Rise to the Challenge of Software Leadership".

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What We Miss

What We Miss

August 13, 2020

On a wistful episode of the podcast, Greg & Colin discuss what we miss when we go remote and how we can try to maintain or replace those things.

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Sparking Career Discovery with JP Michel (Interview)

Sparking Career Discovery with JP Michel (Interview)

August 6, 2020

On today's episode Greg & Colin chat with J.P. Michel, education innovator and founder of SparkPath. We talk about the SparkPath approach to career discovery and generally about what this time, and remote learning experiences, can teach us about education.

This interview was recorded prior to the recent Ontario education plan announcements, but we thought this would be a good time to discuss this approach to learning, since it's top of mind for so many of us. Thinking so much about what the new school year will look like is a great opportunity to think more about education and career paths.

If you have some time, we highly recommend watching J.P. Michel's TEDx talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38AcJB983TQ

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It’s all about Community

It’s all about Community

July 30, 2020

In today's episode, Greg & Colin talk about Community. What does community mean during this time of crisis? What does remote work show us about our need for community?

 

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Customer Connections with Shameem Smillie (Interview)

Customer Connections with Shameem Smillie (Interview)

July 24, 2020

An amazing conversation with Shameem Smillie, Contact Center Sales Leader at Mitel UK. Shameem has a tremendous breadth of experience in sales, particularly focused on customer experience and long-term customer relationships. We discuss the future of contact centers, sales, loyalty, and business relationships in general in a remote business-to-business environment. 

 

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