In the past four years, I’ve lived in three different countries. During that time, I’ve also managed a remote team spread out across three continents.
Some of my team worked from an office, while others were completely remote. The same goes for me. I’ve worked full time from an office in Dublin and also Boston, and I’m now fully remote working from London.
Add to this that I co-founded a company with two people, neither of which live in the same country as me. I’d never actually met one of my co-founders in person until we’d owned a business together for six months, so it’s fair to say that I’m well acquainted with a remote working environment.
In this article, I’m going to share some of the things I’ve learned from my time as a remote leader over the past few years. You’ll be able to apply some of this directly to your own situation, while other parts of my experience might be less relevant to your situation. This is all part of the nuance of both leadership and remote working.