Leadership in a Zoom Economy with Microsoft Teams: Applying Leadership to a Remote Workforce

  • 1h 46m
  • Peter Ward
  • Apress
  • 2022

Manage and lead a team remotely by intertwining leadership principles with the many robust tools of Microsoft Teams. This book shows you how to utilize Microsoft Teams in an effective way to achieve your global team goals.

Leading a team is a challenge, but leading a team in the zoom economy can make you stressed out and overworked. Peter Ward gives the reader a communication and organization centered approach for the dynamic, hardworking, successful employee who wants to step into a leadership role and vastly improve their organization with the aid of Microsoft Teams. Ward shares his own "rules" for successful leadership of teams and small companies, to scale at a steady pace, creating a culture of accountability and responsibility, with a remote workforce, not using venture capital, and applying minimal bureaucracy. Ward says teamwork, right hires, diversity, and work balance are equally important as profitability. Leadership in a Zoom Economy with Microsoft Teams is a portrait of a productive, sane, balanced life that is organized and filled with rich results.

After reading this book, you will be able to extend your Microsoft Team capabilities to day-to-day leadership principles.

What You Will Learn

  • Use MS Teams to build trust in your remote or virtual workplace with teams
  • Work with Planner, Outlook, and Tasks within MS Teams
  • Coach, mentor, and develop your team when you are not in the exact location
  • Lead a remote workforce effectively
  • Apply an entrepreneur mentality to remote teams
  • Create a culture that is innovative and creative when you are a dispersed organization

About the Author

Peter Ward is a Solution Architect on Microsoft Cloud software. He is the founder and CTO/CEO of SoHo Dragon, a New York-based Microsoft Gold partner focused on helping CXOs and technical teams obtain as much value as possible from Microsoft Cloud. He prefers taking the technical lead on Microsoft Azure / M365 projects from an architect and deployment standpoint. He is an M365 trainer and motivator.

Peter is a Microsoft MVP, co-author of four Microsoft SharePoint books, and frequent contributor to GitHub. He is keen on UX simplicity, and stays on the leading edge of technology. He thinks on his feet in meetings and complex situations, and gets to the heart of an issue while not ruffling too many feathers. He loves yoga, vegetarian food, and reading books by Malcolm Gladwell.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Personal Governance—The Art of Tidying Up
  • Creating a Growth Culture with a Truly Remote Team
  • Using M365 To Be an Effective Executive with Remote Workers
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Being Productive with Your Productivity
  • Decisive Communication Over MS Teams
  • Selling Over MS Teams
  • Get Organized with Your Organization
  • The Wrap-Up Chapter
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