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02 / Beyond Avatars - Diversity and Remote Work

Hi y'all and happy Monday ๐Ÿ‘‹ Welcome to Issue 02! I know this is just the second time of me sending something out to you - but I have to say - I love it. Writing this newsletter is a lot of fun. I am exploring ways how I can make

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Beyond Avatars - 01

Hey there and happy Monday ๐Ÿ‘‹ This is the first edition of my newsletter, I really appreciate you as an early subscriber. As I am still figuring this out, what content I'll put in and how I am going to structure it, I welcome any feedback that you might have for

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Be Lazy and Go Home: 5 Pros and Cons

Recently I wrote about a leadership style that I called "Be Lazy and Go Home". You can read more about it here. This type of leadership requires a great deal of trust from both sides. You, the leader, need to feel confident enough that your team is a group of

Be Lazy and Go Home: 5 Pros and Cons
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Be Lazy and Go Home

Be lazy and go home. Yes, you heard me right! It is the most important thing I've learned in the past months. I guess this is not what you'd expect to hear as advice for leading a team. I didn't either. After a past 1:1 conversation with my manager

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Books: May 2021

Selection of non-fiction and fiction books I read in May 2021. Topics relate around leadership, management, organizational structures and finances.

Books: May 2021
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Why virtual teams should behave like a jazz band

I love listening to jazz. And I know that jazz is probably the most divisive form of music, so you might not agree with me. But for the sake of this article stay with me for a few minutes. In my eyes, jazz is not just a style of music.

Why virtual teams should behave like a jazz band
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Virtual Communication in a Crisis

This blog post was co-authored by Raquel Ark. She is a communicator, coach, facilitator dedicated to shining the light on listening. This article is an experiment, which started before Coronavirus. We are both interested in and passionate about leadership and communication. After connecting on Linkedin and having an inspiring conversation,

Virtual Communication in a Crisis
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Virtual 1:1s

Managing a distributed team is hard and so different than what has happened in the history of work, although Management isnโ€™t easy in whatever setup. The most significant learning I had in my career as a Manager was that building relationships was and is the biggest success factor of

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My top 5 books of 2019

On Writing Well by William Zinsser As you might have noticed reading this article, I started writing this year. Mostly working on my book but also publishing a couple of articles here and there. Writing was never my strong suit, but I really liked the idea of it. I wanted

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Isolation: One of the biggest Problem in Remote Work

In the sixth post of the series โ€œBe an effective leader in a remote teamโ€, I wanted to talk about the effect remote work can have on you and your team. For new readers: To get started in this series – go to the first post. Not

Isolation: One of the biggest Problem in Remote Work