39 episodes

A podcast by remote leaders for remote leaders. Aimed at sharing knowledge & experience to help make remote awesome within your companies.

Each episode we'll speak about hot topics, trends, and the future of remote work. We'll also interview some super-smart leaders at all levels of remote teams, and introduce you to new tools to help you succeed as a remote leader.

To learn more check out www.leadingfromafar.com. Share your thoughts with us: feedback@leadingfromafar.com

Leading from afar Scott Markovits

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A podcast by remote leaders for remote leaders. Aimed at sharing knowledge & experience to help make remote awesome within your companies.

Each episode we'll speak about hot topics, trends, and the future of remote work. We'll also interview some super-smart leaders at all levels of remote teams, and introduce you to new tools to help you succeed as a remote leader.

To learn more check out www.leadingfromafar.com. Share your thoughts with us: feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    Head Of Remote. The New COO W/Tyler Sellhorn, Head of Remote @ Polygon

    Head Of Remote. The New COO W/Tyler Sellhorn, Head of Remote @ Polygon

    Here's the recap...In this episode, I chatted with my buddy, Tyler Sellhorn, the Head of Remote at Polygon. Some companies are still struggling to realize the future of work is now here. The years of work building culture and operations based in an office has to be tossed in the rubbish bin. Many companies that went remote during the pandemic are still fakin' it till they make it. Making the newly popular role 'Head of Remote' quite intriguing. Tyler and I chatted about what the role is and isn't. Who should hire one and who's just wasting time. And is the Head of Remote really the new COO?

    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 56 min
    How to have fun w/ your team when working remotely w/ Lee Rubin, CEO @ Confetti

    How to have fun w/ your team when working remotely w/ Lee Rubin, CEO @ Confetti

    Here's the recap...In this episode, I chatted with my good friend, Lee Rubin, the CEO & Co-founder of Confetti. Remote work is now the standard of work (finally!) As teams will stop looking back, looking forward will need to focus on how to build deeper relationships remotely. IRL opportunities will be crucial for this. But what can teams do in between to ensure their teams are fostering trust and bonds when no longer working together. Team fun, games, and similar are a great way for a team to connect while not working. We shared ideas and tips about what types of events your team can start running today. Including taking offline/siloed events and build interaction and connecting online.

    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 53 min
    Is being in a real conference room w/ a whiteboard better for collaboration? w/ Jo Widawski CEO @ Maze

    Is being in a real conference room w/ a whiteboard better for collaboration? w/ Jo Widawski CEO @ Maze

    Here's the recap...In this episode, I spoke with Dror Poleg. A futurist about work, offices, crypto, and more. We broke down a couple of points from a recent post of his about a Crypto Future of Work. First off, how companies and the idea of a team may get replaced by DAOs. Meaning team members get compensated based on contribution. Second, how the concept of a unified team with solving a joint mission may change. Perhaps with a core team where contributors swap in & out regularly to solve specific tasks or challenges. We're already starting to see the first changes in this direction. This was an amazing talk trying to forecast what work will look like in the upcoming years.

    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 55 min
    Confessions of a reformed anti-remoter w/ Yoel Israel, CEO @ Wadi Digital

    Confessions of a reformed anti-remoter w/ Yoel Israel, CEO @ Wadi Digital

    Here's the recap...In this episode, I spoke with Yoel Israel about his journey from hating remote work to being one of Israel's leading advocates for the future of work. I'm excited to share his journey on his transformation. We started off discussing why he was so against remote work. Both as a leader and as an extrovert. We spoke about what the experience was like going remote overnight and what he and his team did to shift to remote work. Yoel shared what he's done to loosen his need for total control and shift to a mindset of trust. We also spoke about all the amazing benefits his team has experienced since going all-in on remote. And btw he's 2x his team since.

    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 52 min
    A Crypto Future of Work w/ Dror Poleg

    A Crypto Future of Work w/ Dror Poleg

    Here's the recap...In this episode, I spoke with Dror Poleg. A futurist about work, offices, crypto, and more. We broke down a couple of points from a recent post of his about a Crypto Future of Work. First off, how companies and the idea of a team may get replaced by DAOs. Meaning team members get compensated based on contribution. Second, how the concept of a unified team with solving a joint mission may change. Perhaps with a core team where contributors swap in & out regularly to solve specific tasks or challenges. We're already starting to see the first changes in this direction. This was an amazing talk trying to forecast what work will look like in the upcoming years.

    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 58 min
    Trust in remote teams is a 2-way street w/ Tom Willmot, CEO @ Human Made

    Trust in remote teams is a 2-way street w/ Tom Willmot, CEO @ Human Made

    Here's the recap...In today's episode, I chatted with Tom Willmot, CEO & Co-founder @Human Made.  I came across Human Made's publicly available employee handbook a number of weeks back. It was pretty awesome (you can find it below). Its effort was to ensure all important and relevant employee information was centralized and available to everyone. Including folks outside of Human Made. The last. year plus there's been a major push in the build-in public idea. At the same time, young startups I putting a deeper focus on building world-class cultures and creating public-facing documents for everyone's value. This episode was all about how can company leaders develop more and deeper trust in their teams. Especially when they don't see them 'working.' We dive into specific ways and changes every leader can make today to improve.

    We also spoke about how that trust is a two-way street. As a leader, you want to build that trust but that can only be done if your team trusts you as much. This is where transparency comes to play in examples like their employee handbook. Providing deep insights into the health, vision, and workings of the company provides confidence in your team that they're always in the loop. Better helping them understand the impact they can make with their work.

    If you're a leader who went remote during the pandemic and was (and still is) struggling with trust and transparency within your organization, this episode is for you...



    For a full transcript click here. For more information about the show click here.

    We'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the show - feedback@leadingfromafar.com

    • 59 min

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