This past fall, I sat down with author Erica Keswin to discuss her books: Bring Your Human to Work, published two years ago, and the just published Rituals Roadmap, available now everywhere books are sold. Erica’s work seems prescient to me, as we now enter month 12 of seeing all of our co-workers in even more of their human glory. But I also think company leaders really … [Read more...] about RECAP: Fireside Chat with Author Erica Keswin
If you are leading a remote team, whether you've been doing it for years or are doing it for the first time, pick up a copy of David Burkus' just released book, "Leading from Anywhere". It's a fantastic guide to the many challenges and opportunities remote leaders face in today's world, as remote work has become a mainstay and an integral foundation for collaboration. One … [Read more...] about David Burkus on Leading from Anywhere, Working Remotely
One of the founding beliefs of Remotely is that we know better and should do better. Better at what? Everything. We not only have the knowledge we already need somewhere in our world, but the wisdom is freely available to anyone willing to seek it. This is especially true regarding organizational design and leadership in a world where teams are distributed, untethered from … [Read more...] about Remote Work. A better way?
Last week Remotely hosted a webinar conversation to talk about the why and how to support Black and brown entrepreneurs and founders. Joining me were three bona fide experts on the topic: My former BlogHer co-founder, Lisa Stone, who is now a Managing Director at the VC firm WestRiver Group. Lisa published a new white paper and commentary that same week that synthesizes … [Read more...] about Supporting Black and Brown Founders … The How and the Why
If you’re like me, you wake up every morning, and you might feel upset, outraged, angry, sad, or activated about 25 different issues. I definitely do. But here’s the thing: You can’t be an effective leader on 25 issues. You can’t keep up focus, intention, and action on 25 different issues. Certainly not in a sustainable long-term way. So, ignore any guilt or pressure, … [Read more...] about The first step to lifelong life-work-activism integration? Triage.
Last week, in a Remotely webinar, we presented some key findings from the 2020 RemoteReady Study of attitudes towards remote work, what works and what doesn’t. We also presented the future lines of inquiry these results surfaced. At only six months into the Now of Work being #remotework, there is still a lot to dig deeper into and learn, so where these data take us is … [Read more...] about The 2020 RemoteReady Study: What We Learned and Where It Takes Us Next
Decades ago “the personal is political” became a rallying cry for the second-wave feminist movement…the phrase itself being rallied around by everyone, while authorship of it was claimed by no one. Today, we cannot deny that the professional has become personal and therefore political too. Some might think the words “activist” and “leader” are oxymoronic outside the world … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Activist Leader
Remotely’s mission is to make remote work for everyone. And we mean everyone. What we mean is everyone who is striving to give their unique gift to the world, to lift others, and to aspire to become their most fulfilled self. Regardless of identity, circumstance, or location, we believe that everyone has the potential to do this, if given the opportunity. At this … [Read more...] about To Make Remote Work for Everyone, We Need to AIM Higher