Source | www.entrepreneur.com | Danny Forest
Effective team management starts by removing the “management” part of the equation. That is especially true when you’re running a company from new countries every three months or so.
I’m running three businesses — a video game studio, an online store and a SaaS company. I’ve started and am involved in seven projects, involving a wide array of talented people. But here’s the catch: I currently live in India, working alone from a desk in a co-working space. Later this month, I’ll be in Rwanda for two weeks, then in Canada for a month and ultimately set up in Mexico for the next three months.
For me, being a nomad is the ultimate lifestyle. People think you can’t run businesses as a nomad, but they’re wrong. Read on to find out how I make that happen.
As you can guess, it’s not without its challenges. I’ve had both success and failure. It’s not always easy, but I’ve learned much from having been a nomadic CEO for over a year and I want to pass on that knowledge to you.
As hinted above, the first step is to forgo the notion of management, rather focusing on timeless principles of team empowerment, effective delegation, complete transparency and collective success. Once you stop thinking about the “how” and start thinking of the “what” and the “who,” you’re on your way to an effective team dynamic.