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Leadership by Showing the F Up

Leadership by Showing the F Up

October 22, 2020

Particularly in times of crisis, it can be tempting for Leaders to wait to have the right information, the right plan, the right words, before they are ready to step in front of their team. But a big part of leadership is just...being there. When you're needed. Today's we're talking about Leadership by Showing the F* Up.

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The Ticket to Insights with Justin Winter (Interview)

The Ticket to Insights with Justin Winter (Interview)

October 15, 2020

“But if we're not all in the office, how am I going to micro-manage people?”….Maybe we just stop micromanaging people.

In today’s episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Justin Winter, CEO and Founder of Boostopia - support software that helps identify insights for teams working with ticketing software. We talk about Boostopia’s transition to remote, supporting the home set-ups of employees, and how to avoid micromanaging and instead focus on supporting and improving teams.

You can learn more about Boostopia at https://www.boostopia.com

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Dragging things out

Dragging things out

October 8, 2020

Does it seem like sometimes Remote allows things to ... ... .... drag out? Problems get solved more slowly? Difficult conversations being avoided? Everything scheduled 3 days out?

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Genuine Connections with Marco Pasqua (Interview)

Genuine Connections with Marco Pasqua (Interview)

October 1, 2020

We're kicking off Season 2 with a fantastic discussion with motivational speaker and accessibility consultant Marco Pasqua! Marco educates Greg and Colin on how to form deeper connections during networking, even in a remote environment, and how those connections pay off in building effective teams and creating positive change.

Learn more about Marco's work here: https://www.marcopasqua.com/

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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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