Nick Hughes is joined by Liam Martin, CMO and cofounder of Time Doctor and runningremote.com, from Montreal Canada. Liam is a co-founder of a remote-first company that grew 8 figures with people in 43 different countries and no office. Remote work has been our way of working for more than 10 years, yet Liam observed that almost 99% of new remote companies during the pandemic could not figure out one thing common to all successful remote-first companies. Essentially, it's asynchronous communication, the bedrock of every successful remote business.
The episode starts with Nick and Liam talking about his early years and how he got started. Then we hear how remote working, as opposed to working from home, was before the pandemic and effects of the pandemic has had on it. We hear what Liam see as things moving forward out of the pandemic and Asynchronous work effectiveness. He specifically talks about Collaboration and the effect remote work has on effectiveness of teams. We then hear about charismatic leaders are not required; in fact, charisma is one of the biggest barriers to business growth regardless of whether the company is remotely located or not. Liam follows up with his Leadership principles when leading a remote team and interesting thoughts on the rise of the Introverted leader. Lastly, he shares the best Tools for remote teams - communication, collaboration and documentation, as well as his lessons learned in his journey of entrepreneurship. This is a great conversation with a leader who has created amazing tools for all of us as we work more remotely and asynchronous. We hope it helps you today.
*Liam has also co-authored a book - Running Remote - focused on remote work methodology. In this revolutionary guide, Liam and his co-founder, Rob Rawson, have unearthed the secrets and lessons discovered by remote work pioneering entrepreneurs and founders who've harnessed the async mindset to operate their businesses remotely in the most seamless, hassle-free, and cost-effective manner possible.