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Virtual Leadership

Practical Strategies for Success with Remote or Hybrid Work and Teams

Lead confidently and maximize the potential of your virtual team with this guide to the skills and techniques needed to succeed remotely.
EAN: 9781398604278
Edition: 2
Format: 234x156
288 pages

About the book

Remote working and virtual business practices are now embedded in companies across all industries. Learn the best practices and skills needed to effectively manage your team with this guide to virtual leadership.

Virtual Leadership offers straightforward and proven methods for developing strategies to lead virtual teams. This guide for the modern leader explains how to optimize productivity and drive engagement by addressing common challenges, such as creating cohesive teams, working across time zones and cultures and handling offline distractions. Clear guidance is offered on how to lead in and outside of meetings to ensure that those working remotely are effectively steered.

The fully revised second edition provides key information on the latest developments in virtual leadership and how to lead team members adopting a hybrid working approach (partly virtual but not entirely) in detail. New cases studies from education, community, healthcare and government also feature to highlight insights that can be taken from other fields. Leading virtual teams requires a new set of skills and a facilitative leadership approach, Virtual Leadership is here to help.

About the authors

Dr Penny Pullan is Director of Making Projects Work based in Leicestershire, UK and a thought leader in the field of virtual leadership, specializing in leading risky change projects involving virtual teams. She has run the Virtual Working Summit since 2010 with thousands of participants from around the world. She is the author of Business Analysis and Leadership also published by Kogan Page.

Since the pandemic began, the virtual world has become our oyster. Love it or hate it, we now teach, learn, lecture, attend committees, manage staff, harmonize, hold teambuilding events and get to know and trust one another online. This book is packed with evidence-based tips and useful anecdotes from someone who has operated in this virtual space for more than 20 years. A timely book at a unique time in history.

Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford