Running Metrics-Driven Remote Teams with Liam Martin

Liam Martin
How can you figure out the best way to be metrics-driven when performance happens over several different disciplines? How to develop disciplined focus without stifling creativity? And what are the best ways for a remote leader to build a peer group online? TimeDoctor’s co-founder Liam Martin tells us all about his strategy.

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

Today’s guest is Liam Martin, the co-founder and CMO of, and co-organizer of – the largest conference on building remote teams. After working with remote employees for over 10 years, Liam regularly speaks about how to build and manage top-performing, metric-driven remote teams.

In this episode, we talk with Liam about a broad variety of topics. He lays out how focusing on metrics is a boon for productivity, and shares his thoughts on how to measure creativity and stay disciplined as an idea person. But for the aspiring leaders out there, it will also be of great interest to learn how he goes about building peer groups online, and why it’s a bad idea to pay for masterminds – at least initially.

DistantJob Podcast – Episode 19

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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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