Single topic deep dives. Bite-sized episodes. Expert advice to help you work smarter and manage better — remotely. For distributed team leaders and remote professionals. Podcast FKA "Outside the Valley."
Employees vs Contractors: How to Stay Compliant When Remote – Dee Coakley of Boundless | S2E5
Hiring remote team members internationally? You might want to figure out how to deal with the legal employment, local payroll, and taxes before getting into trouble. Our guest Dee Coakley faced exactly this problem in her previous experience as COO, which led her to co-found and head Boundless as CEO. She breaks down how to minimize the risks when hiring remotely, explains what an Employer of Record is, and shares why using one can give your organization a competitive edge in recruiting.
How a Strong Employer Brand Helps Recruit Top Talent – Diane Tate of Mozilla | S2E4
If you want to hire good people, you should do employer branding. Companies today must be able to tell a compelling story of their workplace in order to capture the attention of top candidates. In this episode, you’ll hear how senior manager Diane Tate built Mozilla’s employer branding initiative from scratch and how you can do it for your organization.
How to Lead Through Uncertainty – Dominic Price of Atlassian | S2E3
Wartime leadership is challenging. In this episode, we discuss strategies to help you navigate through it. Atlassian’s Work Futurist Dominic Price shares “plays” he uses that can make you a more effective leader right now. We also cover what he learned from the “Reworking Work” pandemic research, how you can break old habits to remove obstacles to your growth, and how to create a more experimental culture to foster innovation.
How to Raise Funds Remotely – Joe Blair of Cota Capital | S2E2
Fundraising is tough, and even tougher for remote founders who can’t meet investors face to face. In this episode of Mastering Remote, early stage VC Joe Blair shares what it really takes for distributed companies to raise money – including how pitching is actually like building a sales funnel and why he thinks remote is underhyped.
How to Transition to 100% Remote – Chris Winn, Creative Market CEO | S2E1
Switching the way you work from in-office to all remote is no easy task. Chris Winn took on this challenge when he became the CEO of Creative Market, knowing he had to “pick a lane” or risk his team evolving into two separate cultures. Chris shares his journey of managing change and building a healthy remote culture in this episode of Mastering Remote.
Chris Ruder (Spikeball): Shaping Up Your Company's Culture and Values - S1E30
In this episode, we talked about how shaping up company culture and values, the “a-ha” moment when Chris realized that an office is not really required to get things done, how Chris deliberately works on processes and culture within the company, and his advice for companies starting out with remote work.