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Management Café

Pilar Orti from Virtual not Distant

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Improve your management and leadership practice over a cup of coffee and get a book recommendation too. The role of the manager is evolving as technology helps us to self-organise and take more control of how and where we work from. In this podcast, Pilar Orti from Virtual not Distant, dissects modern management practice, not just for official managers, but for team members who want to make things happen too.
 
We help entrepreneurs scale their business with remote teams. In every episode we deliver effective solutions for the challenges business owners and executives face, with experienced guests and practical answers to solve real issues. Hosts Gwenn and Jeremy Aspen have helped hundreds of businesses scale their growth, as the modern workplace isn't constrained by walls of a building and remote teams work to scale your business fast. https://anequim.net/property-management-bootstrappers/
 
Brought to you by Virtual not Distant, the 21st Century Work Life podcast looks at leading and managing remote teams, online collaboration and working in distributed organisations. Join Pilar Orti, guests & co-hosts as they shine the spotlight on the most relevant themes and news relevant to the modern knowledge worker.
 
If you are an on-the-go exec who leads virtual teams and dreads conference calls, Communicate with Impact for Virtual Teams™ is tailor-made just for you. In each 5-minute episode, you will learn ONE BIG tip, tool or technique that will help you communicate with impact on conference calls, in ways that engage, inspire and motivate your virtual team—or any virtual audience. Join host, Rasheryl McCreary, a Georgetown University certified Leadership Coach, who has coached more than 1000 leaders ...
 
Welcome to Dare to Leap, a conversation and community supporting women to create the freedom, flexibility and financial security they desire and deserve. Hosted by Kathy Goughenour, CEO & Founder of Virtual Expert(R) Training. Each week you’ll hear from thought leaders who are offering innovative solutions for the remote workforce, gather best practices from organizations recognized as best in class at leading virtual teams and engage in conversations with all stakeholders when it comes to t ...
 
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What changes when you become a manager? In this episode Pilar and Tim explore how boundaries and relationships shift when you move into leadership, amongst many other things. 1:30 Typical paths into leadership roles and Tim shares his own journey. 3:20 Can managers be an unnecessary layer? Do all teams need a manager? 4:20 We go deep on what are th…
 
Season 4 of The Bootstrappers Podcast is coming soon! To celebrate Season 3, this episode is all about YOUR favorite moments from the Bootstrappers Podcast! In this episode enjoy moments from some of the highest listened to episodes, including: Improving Your Bottom Line With Emotional Intelligence Lessons From Failure Managing Explosive Growth Ft.…
 
Are we as competent as people think we are? In this episode Pilar and Tim dive into imposter syndrome . 1:30 We try to define imposter syndrome in our own experience 3:20 The positive aspects of imposter syndrome. Referencing an HBR article Pilar shared about how Impostor Syndrome Has Its Advantages. 5:30 We explore how imposter syndrome is about h…
 
A different kind of episode for today, and we would love your feedback. What does psychological safety look in a team that has embraced asynchronous communication? Pilar and Simon Wilson share a work in progress module of the course they working on. We’d love to hear from you what you think, through our page Your Opinion . For the full show notes, …
 
Pilar and Tim share how they learn and develop their leadership practice. 1:50 Tim's largely self-taught experience of management 3:00 Where to look for information about being a good manager 4:00 We discuss role models and whether our role models are aware of their influence on us 5:10 Promoting managers based on skill vs seniority, should managem…
 
We all want to build our kids up for success. There are so many routes and opportunities that it can be overwhelming for the inexperienced. Maranda Bolin discovered a unique way to have your kids gain experience owning property and self directed IRA’s. Maranda shares her inspirational story with Gwenn and Jeremy. This episode is packed with useful …
 
In this episode Pilar and Tim explore our first perceptions of management and how that influences the way we develop as leaders. To find your own style of management it helps to understand your beliefs about management and how they might change over time. For example even before we start working we form opinions about leadership via people like tea…
 
In this episode we go into the detail of how to best use a collaboration tool like Asana - even though we concentrate on this particular tool, much of what we talk about is applicable to many other platforms that allow us to visualise our workflow. To connect with Bastien, you can find him on LinkedIn, and you can check out his website: ido-clarity…
 
In this first episode of our new season, Pilar and Tim give some background to their professional history. We talk about how our age and experience has influenced our leadership practice. For Tim much of it was learning on the job at Shield GEO and Pilar had leadership responsibility from an early age through theatre. We both share the belief that …
 
Syndications are a great way to alleviate the financial burden for property management, and can be quite profitable. How do syndications work and where do you even get started? Gwenn and Jeremy are joined by AJ Shepard, the co-owner of Uptown Properties, where they have made numerous syndication deals over the past decade. He shares what property m…
 
In this episode, Maya and Pilar discuss recent figures about the adoption of remote work, the increasing costs of working from home as energy prices rise, first aid in a hybrid workplace, what co-working stipends say about a company and recent protests against digital nomads. For the show notes, visit https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/augu…
 
How do you build a company to sell? What is the build to sell strategy? Even if you're not looking to sell, the build to sell strategy helps maximize your company's growth and streamline its operations. We are joined by Scott Van Ramshorst, a serial entrepreneur who has founded and operated several multi-million-dollar companies for nearly 30 years…
 
In today’s episode, Pilar talks to Rachel Happe, who is a consultant helping leaders in organisations to boost engagement. They talk about the mindset leadership needs to build digital communities in the workplace, and all the things that get in the way. For the full show notes, check out https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/engaged-communiti…
 
Xait's Chief Technology and Product Officer John Ingve Eielsen discusses the future of digital transformation. What are the digital transformation trends to watch in the next 18 months? How will AI drive important process improvements? And how can you get the support and funding you need to innovate? Listen for three action items you can use today.…
 
Do you find yourself still doing day to day operations at your business? How do you get out of the weeds of day-to-day business operations while scaling your growth? Gwenn is joined by Cassandra Swanson, CEO at Paramount Property Management. Cassandra shares an incredible story of maintaining profit by letting go of properties and being able to sca…
 
In today’s episode, Pilar talks to Niklas Dorn, co-founder and CEO of Filestage about how they recruit in the company, the role of values in the day-day and what async communication looks like in the company. For more detailed show notes, visit https://www.virtualnotdistant.com/podcasts/async-feedback…
 
We all want to grow our businesses, but how to attract and close the right clients can mystify even the best business people. In this episode we discuss how to design your revenue pipeline for maximum profits with Shawn Peterson, CEO at Quantum Business Solutions. Shawn share’s insights into how to align your teams to one vision, build processes th…
 
Today’s guest Stefan Zavalin goes into detail about how he works with teams in organisations to sit less. There is plenty here for you to incorporate into your team. Plus, the conversation is also relevant to those involved in introducing change. You can find out more about Stefan go to stefanzavalin.com and check out his book “Sit Less: Evolve You…
 
What is emotional intelligence? How can it be used to help your business? Andie Hines-Lagemann is an emotional intelligence practitioner. She talks with Gwenn and Jeremy about the successful stories her clients have had using emotional intelligence techniques. She also shares helpful tips you can use to keep calm and collected throughout the day. C…
 
In this episode, Maya and Pilar discuss the the recent developments around the 4-day week experiments in the UK and Spain, they reflect on whether audio quality might give rise to a new kind of unconscious bias and they have a go at introvert/extrovert stereotypes. Plus, bits and pieces around collaboration tech and news from our network. The appro…
 
Travis Baldwin, Director of Global Business Development for Capital Goods at Xait, discusses the digitization in the capital goods sector. Travis explains how digitization is key to capital goods' long-term relevance and the changes that will be needed, or prompted by, digital transformation in manufacturing. Listen for three action items you can u…
 
David Stoddard is COO and Partner at Barnett Waddingham, a leading independent UK professional services consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance, with almost 1,500 employees in 9 offices. (By the way, Pilar was very impressed by their website, have a look.) David is the Chief Operating Officer, one of 100 partners, a…
 
What are the habits of really successful people? On this show we interview Michael Krause, of Atrium Management in Orlando, FL about how he grew his business incredibly fast in a short period of time. We discuss his disciplined approach to strategic planning, networking deliberately, his tribe of mentors, reading while he works out and other things…
 
Roberta Sawatsky is a “research storyteller”. As well as running her own consultancy, SAM is Remote, she is a business professor at Okanagan School of Business, Canada with a focus on HR and management. She blogs at Probe and Ponder… learning from life and travels. Below are some brief show notes. For a longer summary, check out: https://www.virtua…
 
You’ve started your business and it’s running, but it seems to have stalled. Growth isn’t happening and it’s become stagnant. Brian Hughes of BizDev Mastermind has tons of experience as a business development consultant and has helped numerous clients in those idled situations. He sits down with Gwenn and shares key indicators to look for and what …
 
Thanks to everyone who commented on our 300th episode! You can now find all the interviews over at the new podcast Work Life Changes and Remote Work in Organisations. We kick off looking at “what might be going on”. Maya has written “Virtual e-residency, a future in the metaverse?”, a piece looking at the potential of emerging technologies, and how…
 
Mari Rege, Professor of Economics at the University of Stavanger, and Eirik Gudmundsen, CEO at Xait, discuss the skill sets needed for success in the 21st century. Mari specializes in the economics of education, labor economics and behavioral economics and presents current research motivation, collaboration, and learning. Eirik explores how these f…
 
Many business owners quietly struggle with managing stress. In this episode, Jeremy and I open up about our health issues brought on by the stress of owning and managing businesses. We talk about the lessons we have learned over our careers as entrepreneurs and how we have learned to reframe specific events in our business in a more productive way …
 
Pilar talks to Brian Casel about asynchronous communication and how he uses his product, Zip Message in the day to day running of his business. Links: You can communicate asynchronously with Brian through his Zip Message page: https://zipmessage.com/brian And you can find him on Twitter too https://twitter.com/CasJam https://briancasel.com/podcasts…
 
In this episode, we focus on the 21st Century Work Life podcast: how it’s evolved and what it could cover in the future. And our guests have come wise words for you, our listeners. 00.00 mins Pilar shares how the show has evolved over the last 100 episodes. Some of the episodes she mentions are: episode 209 The Journey of the Remote Leader, episode…
 
Feeling anxious or finding yourself emotionally overwhelmed in workplace situations? Gwenn and Jeremy open up to Alyssa Najera, a mental health professional and co-host of Therapists Uncut Podcast on their experiences with therapy and how beneficial it can be for entrepreneurs. Alyssa shares insights on what to look for and when you should reach ou…
 
In this episode, our guests talk about how their approach to their work and their work has changed, as well as how the view of work in relation to the rest of our lives has changed. 03.45 After an introduction to the episode, we hear from Theresa about how the delivery of her training and consultancy has changed, Pinar tells us about delivering her…
 
This is the first part of the celebratory episode 300! Some of our guests return to the show to share how they see the world of remote work changing, how their own ways of working have changed and what they'd like this podcast to cover over the next 100 episodes (or is it next 300!). We'll hear from: Maya Middelmiss Dr Richard MacKinnon Mark Kilby …
 
Brad Douglas, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy at Shipley Associates discusses Shipley’s global strategy related to helping clients win business in competitive markets. "The Shipley Method" is an industry gold standard for capture and proposal best practices. Listen for the latest trends and best practices in proposal management .…
 
When you are overwhelmed with your business, is hiring an EOS implementer® the right next decision? On this episode we speak with EOS Worldwide Visionary/CEO, Mark O'Donnell about when an EOS implementer® can be the answer you are looking for. Learn more about how Anequim can help your business at www.anequim.net. Resources to connect with Mark and…
 
In this episode, Maya and Pilar discuss the mental health challenges in returning to the office space, the evolution of communication in the workplace and the reasons why many people do not want to work remotely – in Spain and other places. The set up of a hybrid workplace continues with its challenges. In episode 106 of My Pocket Psych, guest Dr. …
 
Selling your company can be one of the most important business decisions an entrepreneur makes in their lifetime. In this episode, Jeremy and Gwenn discuss the big questions you need to ask yourself before a sale, & what we learned with the recent sale of one of our PM companies. Learn more about Gwenn and Jeremy Aspen's story at www.anequim.net!…
 
We welcome Laurel Farrer to the podcast, to talk about how to lay down the foundations to provide an equitable experience for our employees, in a hybrid setup. The conversation was inspired by Laurel’s article 10 Habits to Ensure Equality in Your Hybrid Team. But before we get into the content of the article, we hear from Laurel about her aspiratio…
 
In this bonus episode of the 21st Century Work Life podcast, Ana Neves talks about how she’s structured the conference Social Now, which covers how enterprise social network tools can help organisations in the day to day, ”rather than being an extra thing we have to do”.Your code as listener to get the early bird discount until 8 April is WCL21.The…
 
Entrepreneurs are notorious for changing direction, moving the mark and derailing their success by not staying focused. On this episode we speak with Kyle Danner, EOS implementer, about how entrepreneurs can implement a focused plan so their business can flourish. Connect with Kyle Danner on LinkedIn Connect with Kyle Danner on EOS Worldwide Learn …
 
In this episode, Maya and Pilar discuss the different communication rhythms that remote teams adopt. They also cover the concept of documentation, as something that can help slow down a team's rhythm, or at least help it towards "burstiness", a characteristic of successful teams. Plenty here to reflect on.Communication in an online team requires a …
 
Having a good framework for decision making is essential to success in business. In this episode, we sit down with serial entrepreneur, Jordan Muela, & discuss HOW he makes his business bets. Additionally he shares his thoughts on the future of the property management industry. Find Jordan on LinkedIn Learn more about LeadSimple See how Anequim can…
 
Catherine Nicholson is the Director of The Virtual Training Team She last appeared on the show in episode 274, almost a year ago. Now she is back to let us know how the work with their clients has evolved, and how they have changed how they work as a team. The novelty of having to move online because of the pandemic has faded. Trainers, as well as …
 
Failure is painful and we all try to elude it, but it is unavoidable if we get out of our comfort zones. How do we manage it in our lives? In this episode, Gwenn talks for the first time on the show about her failed state legislature campaign, losing $124,000 of her friend’s and family’s money and losing herself in the process. She discusses how sh…
 
A first for this podcast, Pilar has a conversation with a guest! It was recorded a while ago, but like all the Management Café episodes, the content is evergreen, so we hope you’ll enjoy hearing from Anish HIndocha. This episode is brought to you by Virtual not Distant, where we help leaders and managers of remote teams. https://www.virtualnotdista…
 
In the last What's Going On episode, which was actually a hybrid of WGOn and ReThinking Thinking Remote, Maya and Pilar discuss Maya's chapter from our book Thinking Remote, "Sick and Tired, Working and Not Working in a Remote Team". This add-on episode is the audio version of that chapter. You can read the blog version of the chapter here: https:/…
 
WLP294 What’s Going On: Wellbeing and Emojis This episode is a hybrid of What’s Going On and Thinking Remote. Maya and Pilar revisit the chapter from Thinking Remote: Sick and Tired, Working and Not-Working on a Remote Team. They also discuss asynchronous communication and how it’s being adopted in the workspace, they talk about the role of emojis …
 
We learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Learning from our mistakes is growth. Learning what not to do is just as important as learning what to do in business. Gwenn and Jeremy break down how we can learn from our mistakes and embrace our 'bonehead moves' as opportunities for growth! In this episode Gwenn and Jeremy go over the most impo…
 
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