More Time on Your Hands? Don’t Quarantine Your Learning!

With many finding themselves with significantly more time on their hands, it’s a great time to brush up on old skills, or learn new ones! The below reading list are great reads if you find yourself leading teams in a much different capacity than normal – that is, virtually. Learn how to run a successful virtual team with the below resources:

 

1. Influencing Virtual Teams: 17 Tactics That Get Things Done with Your Remote Employees

“Learn the psychological secrets of persuasion that influence your remote employees to do what you need them to do.Stop chasing down your employees to make sure that their work is being done.In “Influencing Virtual Teams” you’ll get step-by-step tactics that you can implement straightaway with your team to improve your team’s engagement and commitment to doing their work.”

 

2.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams: Make a Sccess of Your Virtual Global Workforce

Think you know what it takes to run a successful virtual team? You may want to think again. Managing team members you have never met face-to-face, but who are key to your business, presents a unique challenge. Don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place for guidance. Discover the best-kept secrets that enable ordinary people to run highly successful virtual teams like a pro. Learn from an industry expert as he discloses The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams to the professional looking to build or reinforce their own successful virtual team.”

 

3. Virtual Culture: The Way We Work Doesn’t Work Anymore, a Manifesto

“It’s the twenty-first century, yet most companies maintain a twentieth century corporate culture. Despite instant communication and collaboration through wireless computers and smartphones, employers needlessly rent or own office space. Bryan Miles has a reality check for you: the future of business is virtual, and it’s going to take more than technology upgrades for you to upgrade your workplace environment. In VIRTUAL CULTURE, visionary entrepreneur Bryan Miles champions the benefits of remote working, which will save your company tons of money and create an atmosphere of trust between you and your employees.”

 

4. The Invisible Organization: How Ingenious CEOs are Creating Thriving, Virtual Companies

“Companies all over the world could greatly benefit from moving part of even all their staff to work from home as virtual employees. Using the techniques and strategies inside The Invisible Organization, all that is possible quickly and efficiently. If you are the CEO of a company that could benefit by generating more profits, shedding overhead and thrilling staff, this book is a must read. Penned by former CEO of Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes Business Breakthroughs, International, Russo successfully scaled the company with nearly 100% growth per year, and about 300 remote staff, owning no infrastructure.”

 

5. The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

” The authors’ “Three-O” Model refocuses leaders to think about outcomes, others, and ourselves–elements of leadership that remain unchanged, whether employees are down the hall or halfway around the world. By pairing it with the Remote Leadership Model, which emphasizes using technology as a tool and not a distraction, leaders can navigate the terrain of managing teams wherever they are. Filled with exercises that ensure projects stay on track, keep productivity and morale high, and build lasting relationships, this bookis the go-to guide for leading effectively, no matter where people work.”

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