The Shippers Ep015 with Tim Hildred (midpoint check in)

I've been learning from a diverse bunch of shippers about how and why they show up online. They talked about writing, about social media, and about figuring out how to marry their participation in "the creator economy" with the rest of their lives. Here are 5 things that I'm going to try and apply from what they told me to make my online creation more authentic and effective.

Using email to make decisions asynchronously and deliver projects with distributed teams

Over the last couple of years I've seen a rise in remote and distributed teams. Sometimes they span pretty big timezone gaps (my own team is a prime example, covering US Eastern, Central European, India Standard, and Australia Eastern). With smart people working on things together but separately and asynchronously, reliable coordination becomes extra important. … Continue reading Using email to make decisions asynchronously and deliver projects with distributed teams

The one productivity tip that broke my heart and left me weeping for days

I looked at my phone, and she looked back at me, in black and white. So delicate and beautiful. Like a ghost. It was the beginning of summer, and we’d been trying to take a little time away. At the last minute we’d found a reasonable AirBnB on one of the lesser visited islands off … Continue reading The one productivity tip that broke my heart and left me weeping for days

4 takeaways from 2 years of running virtual events and experiences

In the last 2 years I’ve run all kinds of events and experiences using a virtual, distributed delivery method. Many of them were originally designed to be delivered in meatspace. I’ve run a virtual conference for over 1200 people; twice. The strategy summit that was to bring together 300+ of my company’s most senior leaders … Continue reading 4 takeaways from 2 years of running virtual events and experiences

What I learned from creating a global distributed team building exercise for thousands of people with no budget

Think back to the last team building exercise you were involved in. It probably involved bringing your team together for a challenge of some kind, maybe with food and drinks during or afterwards. Even the best team building exercises can both expensive and at least a little bit awkward. That’s because a lot of team … Continue reading What I learned from creating a global distributed team building exercise for thousands of people with no budget