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Interactive webinars on ZOOM, by Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on November 8th, 2019

Interactive webinars on ZOOM

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E-learning Africa conference Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on November 4th, 2019

The online learning landscape in Africa, that I had the pleasure to attend during the 3 day ‘E-learning Africa’ conference.

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High performing remote teams, by Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on October 21st, 2019

High performing remote workers can save organizations a lot of money.

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Virtual meetings – better than you think? Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on October 5th, 2019

Whichever meetings you facilitate or participate in, the challenge is to leverage its advantages and not focus on its downsides!

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Getting up close and personal – how to establish emotional connection through story-telling in virtual space, Jude Tavanyar

Posted on September 9th, 2019

Virtual space provides the opportunity to tell and listen to stories with and from other people.

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Games in an online environment. How does it work? By Lies Wouters

Posted on August 28th, 2019

Online games can make learning fun and, more importantly, it makes the learning stick.

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Virtual training: Stick to the script or seek ‘creative chaos’ when working in bigger groups? By Jude Tavanyar

Posted on August 5th, 2019

There are a number of classic mistakes for the first-time online facilitator, regarding keeping control of the session and running a presentation smoothly - so learn from our tips on how to manage a successful session.

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Relationships mean business in remote scrum teams; Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on July 22nd, 2019

Have you noticed, how in virtual meetings, the tendency is to ‘get down to business' immediately? 

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Welcome in (a different) space. How online group dynamic differs from the dynamic in a F2F group. By Fredrik Fogelberg.

Posted on June 26th, 2019

How online group dynamic differs from the dynamic in a F2F group.

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Communication in virtual meetings; back to basics! Fredrik Fogelberg.

Posted on June 3rd, 2019

What are the very basics of virtual team communication?


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Building a healthy and resilient team. By Lies Wouters.

Posted on May 27th, 2019

The topic of health in organisations is more relevant than ever before, with so much concern now for both our physical and mental state.

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Time Zone rotation in global team meetings, Fredrik Fogelberg

Posted on May 8th, 2019

For the time-zone challenge in virtual meetings the burden and discomfort of having to join a meeting outside of normal working hours should be rotated.

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Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose …? Why new virtual leaders must not rely on doing ‘business as usual’ when working across distance for the first time.

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Virtual teams do eventually out-perform their co-located counterparts.

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How to engage and build better relationships with your virtual team members: by Fredrik Fogelberg.

Posted on April 16th, 2019

It is entirely possible to develop an engaging and productive relationship virtually.

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How to stay healthy and fit while you work at your desk By: Fredrik Fogelberg.

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Practical tips about healthy working practices as you work at your computer.

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Jude Tavanyar, Creative chaos and ‘messy talk’: How to bring the emotional engagement back into virtual meetings.

Posted on March 11th, 2019

How to bring the emotional engagement back into your virtual training sessions.

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Fredrik Fogelberg, Do we really need a training programme?

Posted on March 4th, 2019

Does it make business sense for our clients to include Nomadic’s programmes in their own internal training catalogues? 


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Jude Tavanyar, Why communicating virtually is less about simply transferring activities to an online setting, and more about engaging visually.

Posted on February 14th, 2019

Once you have the technology under your belt, the job of working effectively in virtual space has actually only just begun.

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Fredrik Fogelberg, Do you suffer from workplace tele-pressure?

Posted on February 5th, 2019

Workplace tele-pressure’ is the term that was coined in 2014 to indicate the perceived pressure to respond quickly to work related messages.

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Is it always preferable to be physically visible when training online? Jude Tavanyar explores the connection between visual presence and trust in virtual sessions.

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Lets explore the connection between ‘visual presence’ and establishing trust in virtual sessions.

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Fredrik Fogelberg, 5 Steps to transferring your training from F2F to the virtual classroom.

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

Virtual classroom learning is distinctly different from face to face learning and this blog presents 5-steps on how to transfer from one to the other. 

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“I didn’t know virtual meetings could be so much fun” Lies Wouters, talks about the experience of a Leading Virtual Meetings programme.

Posted on December 17th, 2018

Managed well, virtual meetings can be both effective and highly economical. Try the Nomadic Leading Virtual Meetings programme to perfect the art of running a virtual meeting.

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From webinars to ‘web-connects’: Jude Tavanyar makes a case for more flexibility, engagement and fun when working virtually

Posted on December 13th, 2018

Starting from the basics, an awareness of the simple principles of webinar preparation and set up - can ensure an impactful and fun learning experience for attendees. 

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Hello? …. Hello? …. Is anyone actually there? Jude Tavanyar explores how to avoid ‘technology trauma’ in online meetings.

Posted on November 27th, 2018

Fear of technology is one of the main reasons given from those who want to avoid leading a virtual meeting.

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Jude Tavanyar, Not just second best? How virtual meetings can be even more powerful and effective than a face to face meeting.

Posted on November 19th, 2018

What is responsible for virtual communication being cast as the poor relation, when it comes to meetings?


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Jude Tavanyar, Serious Fun? Why we should take virtual meetings seriously.

Posted on November 15th, 2018

Virtual meetings are not just a second best to face to face ones – they’re a great opportunity to engage in some productive, serious fun!

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Fredrik Fogelberg, Why does working in the virtual space magnify your leadership skills?

Posted on November 12th, 2018

A good manager becomes an excellent manager in virtual space. Why is that?

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Kenneth Reddy, Virtually a Leader: Never Can Say Goodbye

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

 ‘Never can say goodbye
No, no, no, I …
I never can say goodbye’
(the Communards)

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Kenneth Reddy, Virtually a Leader: The Times they are a’-Changing ….

Posted on June 17th, 2015

Dear Virtual Friend

Sorry that I haven’t been in touch for a while.  The truth is, I don’t seem to have time to do anything anymore.  Today was no different…. 

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Kenneth Reddy (Virtually a Leader) is on holiday .... Racquela (teenage, people-hating boss from Transylvania) answers your questions

Posted on May 4th, 2015

Dear Remote Leaders

It is my sad duty to inform you that Karlov, Kristoff or Konstantin – I never can remember the man’s name – is not here this month to send you his usual under-powered, misinformed and self-pitying comments about the life of a remote leader.  The truth is, he had become so overweight and unhealthy eating chicken nuggets and drinking incessantly and generally not doing a stroke of work that I decided to send him off to a health farm to do the ‘C Plan’ package – counselling, cosmetic surgery, crash diet – that he will need to restore him to any semblance of professional functionality.

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Hope Springs Infernal? Mastering the big group meeting from hell

Posted on March 17th, 2015

Dear Virtual Friend

A gentle sunshine strokes my face and a light breeze caresses my lustrous hair. The fresh scent of cut grass fills my nostrils, and the sweet Spring air is filled with birdsong.  I lie back on the warm ground, and stretch out my lithe and muscular body..

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‘Mens Sana in Corpore Sano': Dressing to impress as a remote leader

Posted on February 11th, 2015

Dear Virtual Friend

How are you?  After a bit of a rocky start – career demise, midlife crisis, marital exile in spare bedroom, impending divorce, 20 kg weight gain -  ...

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‘Silence is golden’ … except in an online meeting

Posted on January 6th, 2015

Dear Virtual Friend

I’m sitting here, frostbitten hands typing this to you on my new (and unfathomably complicated) computer, and wondering why this remote leadership nightmare ever had to happen.      

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In Cyber Space, No One Can Hear You Scream ….

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Dear Virtual Friend

May I call you that?  I’ve no idea whether you’re reading this in Bombay , Barcelona or Basingstoke, but I need to feel someone out there, even a complete stranger whom I’m never met, actually cares about me.  Today my whole life was turned upside down, and I don’t know who I am anymore.  I feel like that chap in Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’, only I haven’t even turned into a beetle, but something much further down the insect pecking order -  a wood louse or carpet bug, perhaps.

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