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How to hire a virtual superstar

One of the benefits of remote working is being able to hire the best. But how do we find them? And how will we know if they’ll be good a good fit? Hiring someone to work on a  remote team is slightly different than hiring someone who will work in […]

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Virtual Coworking

With virtual coworking, you can have your comfortable digs AND work with other people at the same time.

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How to resolve conflict on virtual teams

From differences in opinion to flat out misunderstandings, conflicts with our virtual teams are inevitable. So what can we do to prevent and resolve these conflicts when they arise?

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Greatest Hits of 50 Collaboration Superpowers podcast episodes

Last week, I reached Episode 50 on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast. When I first started working on the podcast, I wasn’t sure what it would turn into or how long I would continue. But it’s been almost a year, and I can’t express in words how much pleasure I’ve gotten […]

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Building a book together remotely… thanks team!

The Collaboration Superpowers book “Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things” is on its way! It’s been a fun group process. I re-listened to all the interviews on the Collaboration Superpowers podcast (thanks Nick!). And I pulled the gold nuggets out from the interview transcripts (thanks Abdul!). I’ve used tons […]

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Virtual icebreakers for remote teams

In college, I was a member of a student group where each meeting began with a short opening question. I didn’t know anything about meeting facilitation at the time, but I remember liking that part of the meeting. Fast forward to when I became a manager leading a team of […]

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How to simulate the office online

To combat the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, remote teams are always trying to increase camaraderie and improve communication. There’s a certain magic that happens when a team clicks. But morale isn’t something that can be forced or manufactured. So how do we create closeness even though we’re […]

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When in doubt, reach out!

I have taken the month of April off from scheduling meetings, giving presentations and workshops, and doing interviews. The plan is to focus primarily on writing the book: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things Because I’ve put the interviews on hold, I wanted to take the opportunity to experiment […]

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Virtual friendships

I met Abe at a party in 2006 and we’ve been close friends ever since. We have a lot of things in common, but one of those things is our mutual obsession for music. From the first day we met, we we’ve been sharing music. And we quickly started doing […]

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Attending a conference in a virtual world

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a conference in a virtual world with AgileBill Krebs. We started by meeting in a virtual office in Sococo and then we headed over to Second Life to attend part of the Virtual Worlds: Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) conference. Sococo I […]

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