Episode 15 – Remote by Choice: Building a Great Virtual Organization | Larry English

Our special guest is Larry English, President and founder of Centric Consulting, a business and technology consulting company with 12 offices (plus India), 1,000 employees and a company culture that’s second to none. Larry’s also the author of his soon to be published book, Office Optional: How to Build a Connected Culture with Virtual Teams (May 2020). Listen in as Larry shares the secret sauce for building trust and a great culture with a virtual team, starting with relationships and vulnerable leadership. The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps your grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn …
  • Remote teams require extra layers of intention and action to build a great culture
  • Building relationships virtually is vital to a great culture (different skill set with remote teams)
  • You must model and teach vulnerability – the “shortcut to trust”
  • It’s essential to invite your team to bring their whole selves to work, including regular check-ins around their personal lives (builds likeability and trust)
  • Remote work models allow team to have more life balance
  • Overwhelming evidence that remote teams are more productive and people are happier
  • The vital role of leadership trust when building a great culture with a virtual team
  • The importance of making sure that your team members don’t overwork at home
  • Leaders must consistently model the culture including life balance
  • Training for virtual leadership, management, collaboration and communication is essential
  • Impactful leadership requires modeling vulnerability for greater trust and connection


Special Guest

Founder and CEO of Centric Consulting

Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera