DistantJob Podcast
Episode 18

The Remote Manager’s Manual with Katie Womersley

Luis Magalhaes published on

What’s a good blueprint for remote managers to follow if they want to delegate more responsibility and help their team members grow? How does a star manager solve team conflict and deal with the “brilliant jerk” scenario? Buffer’s VP of Engineering, Katie Womersley, talks to us about her management philosophy.

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 Katie Womersley, a champion of remote work from Buffer, where she works as VP of Engineering. Her writing about management and tech leadership has been featured in The Next Web, Inc Magazine and Fast Company, to name but a few.

Over the course of our conversation, Katie lays out a masterclass in leadership and management, touching subjects as diverse as: dealing with workplace conflicts, knowing when to delegate and when to educate, how to protect your team from bullies up and down the chain of command,  and how to to focus on deep work while still communicating as much as possible with your team.

Want to continue the conversation with Katie? 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/katie_womers

Website: http://katiewomersley.com

Medium: https://medium.com/@kawomersley

Other Resources:

Blog posts on Slack Hygiene:

https://stories.buffer.com/i-turned-slack-off-for-a-week-heres-what-happened-6b6a764febc

https://medium.com/@nkammah/slack-quiet-hours-experiment-d7ab9405b703

Rands Leadership Slack: http://randsinrepose.com/welcome-to-rands-leadership-slack/

 

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