Leading Like a Host with Craig Brown

Craig Brown
Everyone talks a good game when discussing leadership, but what about some real, practical advice? That’s what Luís gets over some drinks with the man who taught him that being a leader is about becoming a good host for the people working with you.

Welcome to the DistantJob Podcast, a show where we interview the most successful remote leaders, picking their brains on how to build and lead remote teams who win.

Craig Brown is a veteran of software product development that has experience leading and managing global software product development teams spanning four continents, 8 cities and hundreds of team members. His new baby is the Everest Engineering team, a modern software product development consultancy that delivers innovation capability out of India to the Australian tech industry.

In this episode, we talk about a wide variety of topics, but fundamentally: leadership. What should cultural and language differences mean for leaders of distributed teams? Once you get down to it, what are the Agile and Scrum principles that really matter? What should your remote team do when they have a crisis on their hands? And why and how should leaders ask stupid questions? And teach others to do the same!

DistantJob Podcast – Episode 33

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Want to continue the conversation with Craig? 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigwbrown/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brown_note

Blog: http://www.betterprojects.net

Business: https://everest.engineering/

Book Recommendations:

Managing (by Henry Mintzberg): https://amzn.to/2IrctZM


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Luis Magalhaes

Luis Magalhaes

Luis Magalhães is Director of Marketing and editor-in-chief at DistantJob. He writes about how to build and manage remote teams, and the benefits of hiring remote workers. He‘s been managing editorial teams remotely for the past 15 years, and training teammates to do so for nearly as long.

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