Making the change to remote working is challenging, it’s an even greater challenge when your job is to lead a remote team.
The good news is that Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel have come up with a simple solution to this problem and they share it in The Long Distance Leader.
Why We Love The Long-Distance Leader
The authors are the founding members of the Remote Leadership Institute and their objective is to strip away the “fluff” from remote leadership and focus on what really matters.
That is the “three O’s” – outcomes, others and ourselves. And it can be used to manage teams in the office as easily as it can a team that’s spread across the surface of the globe.
They then show you how to pair this with technology that is employed as a tool (rather than as a distraction) to facilitate this kind of leadership easily and remotely.
And on top of this, they provide a ton of practical exercises so that you can see how the ideas work in practice.
If you’re the leader of a remote team, there’s no doubt in our minds, you need to read The Long-Distance Reader.
Think of it as an investment in your career success and with this, the sky’s the limit.
You can grab a copy online here.
You might also find it useful to examine how your approach to remote work can be streamlined and these books can help with that: HBR Guide To Remote Work, Remote Inc. and How To Work From Home and Actually Get Sh*t done.