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DPM Podcast
Rules For Remote Leadership (with Wayne Turmel from Remote Leadership Institute)
By Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and founder of thedpm.com. I've been in the industry for more than 15 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from film to CMS', games to advertising and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.

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8 Comments

  • Read (okay, listened to) Wayne's book. I got so much out of it! Highly recommend it.

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  • I really enjoyed this podcast. Very informative and insightful. Thanks!

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  • Really useful. I think that planning the communication is the key. If possible, I’d like to share my case. I’m getting in same troubles you mentioned with my current experience with a mixed team of Italians and Balcans developers. Often, different culture and language do not allow to convey messages properly, even using Skype and face to face communication: physical absence is a real limit. Anyway, tuning the channel according to the message helped me to manage conflicts and misunderstanding better. “Lost in translation” can be avoided with a webcam for real. But when it comes to check how people work, it is always really difficult and you MUST trust them. You can’t say if they are working or not and you cannot be sure of that. At the moment, the nominee of the most charismatic guy there as local team leader seems to have been the best move. It improved his sense of responsibility and trustworthy in the entire remote team, even if real results are yet to come. Thank you again for your podcast and your helpful hints.

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  • One of the many gems of this podcast is Wayne's points about the three components of evidence based trust SEEMS obvious but needs to be said. Another is: "You have to remember that Genghis Khan ruled half the world and never held a WebEx meeting". A good phrase to think about when deciding whether throw another app at a human/leadership/interaction issue.

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  • Great input! Thanks for sharing ? Would love to discover more through the book. Looking forward to the next podcast ?

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  • I think it’s a very helpful podcast. Thanks!

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  • Fun one! Real important and interesting topic that I have been struggling and juggling with lately. Floor

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  • Love Wayne's point about utilizing tools better. Will definitely make sure to have a thorough understanding of all the features of an application before using it to communicate with remote co-workers. Thanks!

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