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Tim Spagnola commented on Ryan Mead's blog post 'Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song'
"Ryan - I feel you deserve extra credit for simply working Jamiroquai into a recruiting post.  "
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Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song

Leading a team can be hard work; leading a virtual team can be even harder. We all get it, telecommuting is great for the environment, it can lower stress levels in workers, increase productivity and drastically reduce costs for the organization. That being said, virtually managing a team comes with its own hardships. In order to truly reap all of the benefits of telework, the virtual…See More
Sep 16
Ryan Mead posted a blog post

Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song

Leading a team can be hard work; leading a virtual team can be even harder. We all get it, telecommuting is great for the environment, it can lower stress levels in workers, increase productivity and drastically reduce costs for the organization. That being said, virtually managing a team comes with its own hardships. In order to truly reap all of the benefits of telework, the virtual…See More
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The 3 Egghead Words That Can Transform Your Workforce

“Psychometric assessment implementation” –see why I didn’t put that in the title? I hope I haven’t already lost you, because this science isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and it can have some pretty powerful affects on your workforce.Psychometrics are used to measure things like skills, knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits and educational achievements. Do you remember all of those…See More
Sep 8
Ryan Mead posted a blog post

The Single Most Important Leadership Skill for Scaling

The goal in business isn’t ever to stagnate, or keep hitting the same numbers. Barring another major economic recession, every organization has the united goal of growing and being successful. Scaling is really a business must, and according to Barry Schuler (@BSchuler), who is credited with being one of the pioneers of the modern Internet (how many people…See More
Sep 6
Ryan Mead posted a blog post

4 Things Great Managers Know About Building Teams

Building, maintaining and supporting a successful team can be just as much work as whatever the team itself is actually accomplishing, but it doesn’t have to be. The following four elements of team building define what lies at the core of an effective team and their leadership.IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHSIdentifying individual strengths and weaknesses is how the best teams are assembled. While part of team chemistry has to do with personalities and learning styles, real work still has to get…See More
Aug 28
Ryan Mead posted a blog post

Stop Killing Diversity in the Name of the Company Culture

The look and feel of your company culture isn’t always what the experts tell us it’s supposed to be like. It doesn’t necessarily have our defined values at the core, dictating the hiring and decision-making processes, which are based off of business goals. There is an unwritten, unintentional part of company culture that will often have a lot more pull in how your organization’s teams are crafted.PRETTY BIRD SYNDROMEMany organizations have what I like to call “pretty bird syndrome”. You know…See More
Aug 26

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Ryan Mead
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CEO
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Vitru
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Vendor
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Technology
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Ryan Mead's Blog

Virtual Insanity: It’s Not Just a Jamiroquai Song

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 3:20pm 1 Comment

Leading a team can be hard work; leading a virtual team can be even harder. We all get it, telecommuting is great for the environment, it can lower stress levels in workers, increase productivity and drastically reduce costs for the organization. That being said, virtually managing a team comes with its own hardships. In order to truly reap all of the benefits of…

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The 3 Egghead Words That Can Transform Your Workforce

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

“Psychometric assessment implementation” –see why I didn’t put that in the title? I hope I haven’t already lost you, because this science isn’t as complicated as it sounds, and it can have some pretty powerful affects on your workforce.

Psychometrics are used to measure things like skills, knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits and…

Continue

The Single Most Important Leadership Skill for Scaling

Posted on September 6, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The goal in business isn’t ever to stagnate, or keep hitting the same numbers. Barring another major economic recession, every organization has the united goal of growing and being successful. Scaling is really a business must, and according to Barry Schuler (@BSchuler), who is credited with being one of the…

Continue

4 Things Great Managers Know About Building Teams

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Building, maintaining and supporting a successful team can be just as much work as whatever the team itself is actually accomplishing, but it doesn’t have to be. The following four elements of team building define what lies at the core of an effective team and their leadership.

IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL STRENGTHS

Identifying individual strengths and weaknesses is how the best teams are assembled. While part of team chemistry has to do with…

Continue

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