How to stay sane while leading a remote team

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Remote teams have been growing in number. In the U.S., the percentage of remote workers has increased from 9% in 1995 to 37% in 2015. This new business model has a lot of incredible benefits: being able to cull talent from around the world regardless of location, financial savings (no office building, etc.), and the convenience of everyone working their own hours rather than being crunched into the 9-5 workday.

While many remote workers report increased job satisfaction, what about those responsible for coordinating such teams?

Experts weigh in: 20+ cybersecurity guidelines for individuals and SMBs

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Bored or intimidated by the idea of beefing up your cybersecurity? We get it. Online security is not the most exciting or accessible concept in the world. But if you do anything important online, then it’s one of the most critical things for you and your organization.

Why you should choose to care about online security

Reports show that 70 to 90 percent of cyber attacks are against individuals and small and medium businesses (SMBs).

For every small and medium business (SMB) that has not been the target of a cyber attack, one has been. Yes, 50 percent of SMBs have experienced cyber attacks.

How to develop a communication strategy that actually works [Watch Now]

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We recently joined our productivity pals at Asana to host a webinar. It was such a hit with attendees that we decided we had to share the recording with others (you!).

The training session’s emphasis is on something most of want and need, but few know how to get: a layered communication strategy for internal, external, and instant communication across your company.

Watch it on-demand to get actionable advice on:

Bring sanity to your Wi-Fi security: A need-to-read guide

A clean inbox every day? See the easiest, safest way »

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When was the last time you used public Wi-Fi to work remotely? If you’re like 91% of recent survey respondents, you agree that public Wi-Fi is not secure. If you’re like 89% of the same respondents, you use it anyway.

How our team stays focused

And 6 steps to becoming your most productive self

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“Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better?” (Click to tweet this)

Pet peeves are so annoying. Chewing with your mouth open. People listening to loud music on the train. Littering. And the absolute worst? Notifications: they feel like a million small zaps in my brain.

Once I became mindful of how easy it is for me to get distracted, I started to think seriously about productivity. How can I manage my time better? What’s preventing me from staying focused?

How to get a meeting with any Silicon Valley exec

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How do you get the attention of a top executive, let alone schedule a meeting with one?

Not only can their contact information seem difficult to come by, but with their full schedules and army of assistants, you need to have a pretty appealing offer to earn an appointment.

The average corporate employee sends and receives over 120 emails every day. For most executives, this number is even higher. How do you stand out in a sea of words? How do you make an offer that they can’t refuse?

Hint: It all comes down to making the right contact with the right person.