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Team Anywhere’s mission is to uncover Leaders on the Front Lines that are building teams and cultures where the majority of the workers are dispersed throughout the city, state, country, or world. We explore how these remote leaders foster engagement through trust, authenticity, and a sense of community. Ultimately, we are uncovering the new skills and practices that leaders must take on to connect, inspire, and transform their teams to compete in the new dispersed global economy.
 
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Leaders have the challenge of implementing organizational change. Typically team members react differently to change. The main question that leaders need to answer is how can they implement organizational change effectively, make it stick, and not lose key players in the process? On today’s podcast episode we interview Nancy Murphy, CEO of CSR Comm…
 
For the past 2 years organizations struggled with pandemic restrictions because of the social distancing requirement imposed in office spaces. That led to the innovation of virtual and hybrid workspaces. The main question is, are we ready to replace the physical office with the virtual office? On today’s podcast episode we interview Arkadiy Baltser…
 
Organizations have seen talent being mobile, especially in the Great Resignation. Attrition rates have reached their all-time-high. Employees have opened the doors to different opportunities and work arrangements in the creation of “culturally fit” organizations. Leaders should be able to improve the company’s talent retention processes by making t…
 
Most organizations think only about generating profits to drive company growth. As leaders in today’s environment, it takes more than profits to drive growth. Instead, processes supporting prioritization, accountability, and documentation are necessary to improve communication and productivity towards growth. Leaders should also be able to keep the…
 
There are few organizations who don't want growth. For the past 2 years, leaders have been struggling with growth due to shifts towards virtual and hybrid. Talent retention has also been difficult as seen from the Great Resignation still taking place. The best employees now have the option to choose employers with enriching cultures that fit their …
 
Disagreements can go on for years in an organization–simply because something went wrong in the conversation. Leaders should be able to step up and be able to learn how to effectively dig deeper in conversations with their team members. But because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the addition of virtual and hybrid meetings, it has become tougher for l…
 
In this special episode of Team Anywhere, Mitch and Ginny recap lessons they have learned from previous guests, and share insights and tools that can be immediately put to use. Dubbed as the “Team Anywhere Toolkit,” this guide provides leaders with actionable items that can truly impact their organization as they team anywhere. As Mitch and Ginny i…
 
Amidst the pandemic, leaders are forced to manage their teams in-person and virtually. The phenomenon of moving to virtual and hybrid teams–and then guiding employees through an international pandemic–has surfaced the need to manage with empathy, authenticity, and engagement. The traditional “command and control” is no longer tolerable. Leaders mus…
 
Actions are a product of our thoughts. Amidst the pandemic, leaders tend to overthink rather than take necessary actions in the workplace. Instead of focusing on leading, a leader’s mental energy and time is often consumed by ruminations— negative cycles of thought that lead to nowhere, and can affect how the leader performs. On today’s podcast epi…
 
In a world wherein change is constant, products and services are continuously improved every year. Amidst the pandemic and other times of crisis, how does your organization keep up with the competition? Does your organization have the right strategies, tools and resources ? Does your organization have what it takes to keep your competitive edge ali…
 
Meetings are vital in every organization. Due to the pandemic, we are forced to become more flexible in terms of meeting types. Hybrid meetings are a simultaneous mixture of in - person and virtual meetings. The main challenge in leading such meetings is how to conduct engaging, conducive and productive meetings with some people in the room and som…
 
Due to the pandemic, the world is put on a status of uncertainty. Leadership roles in workplaces– whether on-site or remote– have been challenging. Leaders struggle on how to become stronger and effective because of these challenges. On today’s episode, we're privileged to have Tom Kolditz, a retired Brigadier General who led the department of Beha…
 
Burnout is real. It is officially identified by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon. At the root of burnout are broken and unfair policies, and it can't be fixed by wellness and meditation practices. That's like putting a bandaid on a failed artery. In today’s podcast, we have Jennifer Moss, the author of the Burnout Epidemi…
 
Virtual teams are becoming more and more prevalent in business today. Many companies have employees working from multiple locations. When email and video conferencing become your main modes of communication, it can be a struggle sometimes to make sure everyone is on the same page. In today's podcast, we interview leadership and culture consultant D…
 
The great resignation is upon us. Workers are leaving their jobs in droves as they retool and seek lives full of passion. Leaders are left wondering what went wrong and are wondering how they can retain their employees. So what does a leader do in times like this? On today's podcast, we interview Raj Subrameyer, tech career strategist and author of…
 
As team leaders, business owners and managers, we have a new responsibility when we bring our employees together and that's to make those gatherings effective, memorable, and frankly, worth the effort to drag our team members from their homes to the office. Yet there are limited resources on how to create those gatherings. On today's podcast, we in…
 
Only 15% of companies that try to make a culture change are successful. Yet culture, according to Satya Nadella at Microsoft, is the biggest predictor of future success. The main reason that culture change rarely ever works is because it's really, really hard to change. That's why if you're trying to change your culture, you'll want to read Kevin O…
 
When it comes to gainful employment, it’s a buyers market. Power has shifted to employees and now companies require the best from their leaders to create the conditions for high engagement. In today’s episode, we interview Scott Miller, leadership expert and podcast host of FranklinCovey on Leadership with over 7 million downloads per week, and aut…
 
Currently, you can drive to the local coffee shop whenever you want and kind of get your work done. But the challenges you’ll face include noise, lack of equipment like printers and projectors, and no private meeting rooms. What if the coffee shop was set up to provide the ideal workspace that you could rent by the hour? The concept is called VEL. …
 
In today’s episode, we speak with Ket Patel, a certified Change Management Master Practitioner who teaches us how to build trust in the hybrid workplace through managing change. When it comes to managing change, Ket walks us through two main areas of pain when it comes to leading a team from anywhere: the people side and the technology side. Change…
 
What if you can measure team interactions and use that data to give memorable recognition and rewards to your hybrid team? What if you could build a culture that gives employees the one thing they’re begging for: consistent and authentic recognition? On this week’s podcast, we interview Dan Kasper, CEO of Wishlist, an HR tech company that focuses o…
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a commitment. It’s a way of being and a way of leading. It's a continual commitment to make it safer, have better conversations, deeper conversations, and continually raise awareness of the different experiences all of us are having. Today we interviewed Annemarie Shrouder, an expert on DEI shares with us h…
 
Safety? Empathy? Comedy? To build thriving hybrid teams, leaders must create psychological safety, demonstrate empathy, and have a sense of humor. Discover what psychological safety looks like in a Hybrid Workplace. Today we interview returning guest and author of The Human Edge, Greg Orme. Greg teaches us what we need to know about psychological s…
 
What if every leader in your company created a contract or a covenant that stated their obligations to their team? What if every team created a covenant where they shared their obligations as a team with their manager? Certainly, the employee working 1000s of miles from the home base would feel more taken care of since he or she would know exactly …
 
When making strategic decisions, who's supreme? Shareholders or employees? On today's podcast, Andy Alsop, CEO of The Receptionist, shares his enthusiasm for building a truly hybrid company where the focus and attention is on prioritizing employees over shareholders. What is Employee Supremacy? Shareholder supremacy, a term coined by Milton Friedma…
 
When it comes to business in 2021, we need to resonate on a human level. How many of us actually ask ourselves how well we are interacting and impacting other human beings? In today’s hybrid and virtual environment, creating human connections is something that must be strategically planned and measured. In today’s episode, we interview Zach Giglio,…
 
Company culture and change is one of the most important discussions today. With the hybrid work challenges, and as some companies work through mergers and acquisitions, leaders need to get very clear on certain elements to help build a solid foundation so that they can Team Anywhere. Today on the podcast, we interview Kim Clark Pakstys, thought lea…
 
The way we communicate is more diverse than it ever has been. Or is it really? If you think about it, since the dawn of time, the two ways human beings have had to communicate are print and verbal communication. Today, we see those in perhaps newer ways through our email, chat groups and DM’s. Communication avenues haven’t changed much since the be…
 
The difference between a good company and a great company.... is fun. Fun is the number one factor between the companies that made the 100 Best Companies to Work For list and those that didn’t. In the companies that made the list, 82% of the employees said that they have fun at work. Alternately, that number was closer to 60% for those companies th…
 
Today we interviewed Brant Cooper, author of the newly released book Disruption Proof. Brant suggests in a time of continuous disruption, we must spend more of our time innovating in what he calls “exploration mode”. Leaders need to be more open to trying things out, experimenting, exploring and finding solutions to near-term ever-changing problems…
 
Today on the podcast, we have David Nour, a trusted adviser to global clients, corporate leaders, and rising entrepreneurs and the author of the recent book, Curve Benders. David is an expert in Relationship Economics: how to build enduring relationships that last a lifetime. Inside this episode, David shares how deepening relationships is the way …
 
The post-pandemic workplace is not going to be like it was when you worked in the office before 2020. As companies grapple with their hybrid work plans, leaders are taking this moment to refresh and reset. Leaders need to think consciously about creating a post-pandemic workplace that creates meaningful gatherings in new space designs. In today’s e…
 
In today's special episode we interview Rachel Casanova for our second round discussion on how to build a hybrid work model. Who is accountable for designing the hybrid work plan? If we leave it exclusively up to leadership, we may disenfranchise the employees and frankly, they'll leave. If we leave it up to the employees, will they have the best i…
 
Most return-to-office conversations begin with a binary perspective: are we in the office or are we out of the office? This question leads companies into discussing a hybrid strategy. But when leaders don't clearly and explicitly describe what their hybrid model will really mean and fail to create a clear strategy, they end up setting themselves up…
 
In today’s episode, we interview Liane Davey, a New York Times bestselling author and contributor at the Harvard Business Review. Some of the nicest, most empathetic, most wonderful managers are making the biggest mistakes in planning their back to the office agenda. They're trying to be empathetic and nice and wonderful. They're asking their emplo…
 
In this podcast, Renee McGowan states that success in a virtual or hybrid environment depends on getting clear on the new and ever-changing expectations of employees. Spoiler alert: if you don't find out what those expectations are, you will be toast! In today's world, you will need to master empathy, vulnerability, and even deeper levels of trust.…
 
Hybrid work has changed the way businesses operate and radically changed the way teams operate. For many organizations, hybrid work is here to stay and a lot of industries are embracing operations in a hybrid environment. So today, there is a responsibility for those leaders and teams to figure out how they are going to operate in a hybrid environm…
 
In today’s episode we interview Dave McKeown, author of The Self-Evolved Leader. In this week’s episode, Dave talks about how successful hybrid teams need to have more conversations than they might think as we figure out the hybrid work environment. Additionally, Dave discusses how the pandemic shifted what leadership styles are working. The old “h…
 
The rules have changed. What used to work for you as an employee, as a manager, or as an organization isn't going to work anymore. Today on the podcast we have Vice President of User Experience at RingCentral, Michael Peachey. Michael has been at the forefront of Human Centered Design, especially looking at how teams collaborate from anywhere. In t…
 
Have you created the perfect hybrid work schedule yet? On today's episode, we interview Sam Palazzolo, Founder and Managing Director at Tip of the Spear Ventures and we learn how leaders need to be focusing more on what has worked and not worked in the past rather than their hybrid work schedules. When leaders focus on the right things, it allows s…
 
In today’s episode we interview Phil Simon, author of Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work. While many leaders are focused on how to go back to the office, Phil cautions that instead of focusing on when or how to go back, we should instead focus on how best to collaborate. It is possible to colla…
 
Today's leadership in the virtual and hybrid world requires a new leadership mindset. Leaders must be flexible and willing to work with ambiguity. It's very much about collaboration and the process of inquiry. On today's podcast, we interview Laila Tarraf, Chief People Officer of Allbirds and learn about her journey and her powerful new leadership …
 
The tempo in our return to office plans should be much slower than it was when the pandemic started and everyone went home to work. When the pandemic started, the pace of getting employees to work from home was like running. It was a crisis. Now, a year and a half later, the crisis is still showing uncertainty. As employees begin to move back to th…
 
There is nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you start to see camera after camera turn off inside your virtual meeting. Leaders know this feeling all too well as they have struggled over the past year and a half with keeping the engagement of their meeting participants. When it comes to keeping people engaged, competition is tough. Major i…
 
The pandemic has demonstrated that people are more capable of change than they ever imagined. Today, workers are changing their priorities given their new post-pandemic perspectives, and leaders and companies are looking for solutions to manage their hybrid teams. In today’s episode, Michael Seaver, author, speaker and founder of Seaver Consulting,…
 
DISCLAIMER: This episode is not sponsored by Mentimeter, we just love the product and know that more leaders can use this to raise engagement in their meetings whether they are virtual, in person or hybrid. Are we moving from the world of Zoom Fatigue to a world of Zoom Segregation as we move to hybrid work? Are there solutions out there to equaliz…
 
Rachel Casanova and Ginny Bianco Mathis have been investigating this post-COVID work environment and there seems to be two conflicting conversations occurring between leaders and employees. In one extreme, there are some leaders saying they want their employees back into the offices by September. On the other side, employees are questioning the ver…
 
When was the last time you had an Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist coach you on how to look great on camera? On today's episode, Karin Reed, co-author of Suddenly Virtual: Making Remote Meetings Work, shares her wisdom on how to be effective, look great, sound great, and create great participation and engagement during your hybrid and virtua…
 
Today our guest is Scott Shute, head of mindfulness and compassion, at LinkedIn. Scott is the author of, The Full Body Yes. Scott’s vision is to change work from the inside out, and his mission is to mainstream mindfulness and operationalize compassion for the 3.3 billion workers in the world. In this episode, you will discover the mindset and prac…
 
Have you ever wondered how to make your workspace more effective and more tailored to your individual ambition? On today’s podcast we are delighted to have Susan Meier, a branding genius and acclaimed artist, and Hallie Burton, a world renowned lifestyle photographer. Together they created Workspace Studio, a website featuring the world’s most beau…
 
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