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We all have one. It’s our internal guide for when we start a new team, a new project, a new job, a new something. It’s the four to fourteen steps on what we do when starting up. If you’re a leader it might look like this; Meet TeamFigure out what I do.Meet Manager.Figure out what I need to do.Where is code?Schedule One-On-Ones And the list goes on and on, however long it is for you…

Everyone knows what the problem is, everyone can see it. It’s the proverbial train coming at you that everyone can see and your entire team is deer stuck in the headlights. You know that feeling that is growing, deep in your gut. You can feel it. I know you can. If you don’t do something, the train will hit and splatter everywhere (gross but you get the picture). At this moment of time, they are…

You have to do it. That’s the cost. Whether it’s putting more effort into running your team meetings. Scaling up your One-On-Ones. Refactoring who does what. Building out people’s growth plans. Whichever the tactic and/or strategy that you are employing, there is a cost, it’s your time and if you’re doing it right, you will feel that cost as you grow as a leader. You will recognize it and realize when and how to employ…

We are back for another season on Remotely Prepared where this season is focused on the biggest remote topic that everyone is fighting and/or thinking about. Work/life balance. What is it? What does it mean to you? How does it affect you? We’ve dabbled on the edge of it for the first three seasons, but this season, we are ripping off the band-aid and getting right down to it. Check out the trailer here.

Whatever it is, make sure everyone is calling it the same thing. Make sure everyone knows the reason that it is called that “thing”. Ensure the name and meaning are clear to everyone, put it into your lexicon. If there is feeling behind it, make sure everyone feels it. We can call things whatever we want, we can change the name daily (if we want to confuse everyone at large) and we can keep iterating…