How is remote leaders different from in-person leaders?

Did you notice that a lot of transformation is being pushed? It doesn’t matter whether it is an agile transformation, a digital transformation, or whatever transformation. When you push something, instead of people wanting it themselves, it creates an environment…

Do you know that remote working requires different skills?

"Great remote leaders create simple processes that can manage the work asynchronously instead of having online meetings all the time." - Liam Martin After working remotely for almost a year, I still find people trying to transfer what they do…

How do I know they are working hard? (Part 2)

Leadership Memo 2020-4 Last time, we were addressing this question: “How do I know that my employees are working instead of slacking off, watching Netflix all day?” We talked about trust being the most important. Trust the people who work…

How do I know they are working hard? (Part 1)

Leadership Memo 2020-3 “The art of leadership consists in bringing and keeping people in the highest performance levels, and this happens when people are in the best state of personal well-being.” - Daniel Goleman I think we can all agree…

Ready to go back to the office, anyone?

Leadership Memo 2020-1 We have all been working remotely for the past few months, and you may think you got the hang of remote working. You figure out what meetings to call, what doesn’t need a meeting, you learn how…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 4: Tips on how not to feel overwhelmed in this unusual time

Lisa finds herself more and more overwhelmed with this “work from home” thing. She has a lot of meetings, then she has actual work to do, and the home stuff is also piling up. She constantly worries about missing things…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 3: Wonder why you are more exhausted after a day of online meetings?

After working from home for a month, Peter finds himself more exhausted than working in the office for 10+ hours a day. He also finds that he has developed some terrible habits, one of them being sitting in the same…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 2: Meeting as usual? Think again

In the last post, I mentioned I’ll talk about how to decide what meetings to call. You may ask, why do I need to think about that? I already have all the meetings I need on my calendar, I just…