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Building a Cohesive Distributed Team

To build a cohesive distributed team across multiple time zones, prioritize effective communication rooted in trust, empathy, and a shared understanding of the mission.

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Tips for Remote Workers in Remote-Unfriendly Environments

7 essential tips for success as a remote worker in a non-remote-friendly environment, emphasizing proactive communication, overcoming biases, and maintaining productivity to thrive amidst potential challenges.

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Minimal Tool Box for Remote Startups

The only three communication tools that are crucial for remote startups to establish clarity, team cohesion, and productivity from the outset, advocating for starting with minimal tools and adjusting as the team grows.

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Remote Work Problems Aren’t Related to Remote at All

Problems attributed to remote work are often present in office settings as well, cautioning against mistaking symptoms for underlying issues and emphasizing the need to address root causes effectively in both environments.

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Intel gathering from the interview process

While job interviews help employers evaluate candidates, they also allow candidates to assess the company’s openness, reliability, and priorities by observing the interview process and the balance of technical, soft skill, and product-oriented questions.

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Leadership Lessons from Parenting

Lessons learned from interacting with children, such as keeping promises, encouraging decision-making, explaining reasoning, listening actively, understanding motivations, and setting positive examples, are directly applicable to effective leadership.

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Beyond Fixed Sprint Duration

Fixed sprint durations may initially help maintain progress, but teams should consider flexible, natural rhythms and explore alternatives like Kanban to improve productivity and better align with varying task requirements.

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