Being vulnerable is the shortest path to deep virtual relationships. Strong relationships are key to effective virtual teams. The fastest, most foolproof way to form deep bonds with teammates is by being vulnerable. As a leader, if you model vulnerability — by sharing concerns, admitting mistakes, asking for help and…


Use several forms of communication. When you communicate with a remote team, make sure you use more than one method of communication. If you have a project you’re all working on, it’s not good enough to send an important message over email. People might forget it. Along with the email…


Gardening is proven to be a way to engage with others and practice mindful self-care. We say that “getting a little dirty” is good and we’ve seen it work first-hand. Gardening activities invite social conversations, meditation, and healthy eating habits. Gardening is definitely a way to practice self-care year-round.

As…


Don’t Assume. Speak Up. Adjust Your Message for the Medium. Break Up Monotony. Don’t Rush to Fill the Silence. Ask For Feedback.

In this interview series, we are interviewing business leaders who share the strategies, tools, and techniques they use to effectively and efficiently communicate with their team who may…


…Mentoring. Let your team know you are there for them. You want them to become self-leaders and be part of the company vision. You want their ideas and feedback. You are there for questions and concerns. Be the mentor, be the leader and listen.

We are living in a new…


Transparency — I am a huge fan of being transparent. It’s very empowering. At FieldCast, we are extremely transparent with our work, our finances, our salaries, everything. It’s really a radical level of transparency compared to most companies. We share a lot more information about budgets and have a unique…


Acknowledge that communication is culture. The values on the wall? What good are they without the communication that supports them? Communication is everything. It’s the lifeblood of a remote team, the means by which all work moves forward and culture is created. …


Set core working hours: To increase collaboration and ensure people aren’t getting messages during their off hours, it’s helpful to establish your core work hours so that the rest of your team knows when you’re available and when you’re not.

In this interview series, we are interviewing business leaders who…


Smart cities — Think smart lighting, municipal asset monitoring and management, traffic congestion management, etc… — things that make cities safer and more efficient. Smart factories — With multi-access edge computing, we can bring intelligence much closer to the source of data and avoid having to move the data to…


When speaking on a virtual platform, make sure to have eye contact by looking right into the lens, and not at the screen at the faces of your team members. …

David Liu

David is the founder and CEO of Deltapath, a unified communications company that liberates organizations from the barriers of effective communication

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