The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere

  • 2h 58m
  • Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2021

What does it mean to “go to work” when you don't actually leave the house? This is the ultimate guide for remote workers who want to stay engaged as team members, maintain robust work relationships, and keep an eye on their long-term career goals.

Even before the coronavirus hit, remote work was growing at nearly 30 percent per year, and now it's just a fact of life. There are many millions of people who once worked at a central location every day who now find themselves facing an entirely new way of working. Written by the founders of the Remote Leadership Institute, this book is the most authoritative single resource for helping remote workers get work done effectively, build relationships that are both productive and satisfying, and maintain a career trajectory when they are not in constant close contact with their leader, coworkers, or the organization in general.

The Long-Distance Teammate tackles three important issues: navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively—all from a distance. In short, there is a big difference between working at home and being an effective member of a team. This practical guide describes that difference and allows you to be a great remote teammate.

About the Authors

Kevin Eikenberry founded the Kevin Eikenberry Group in 1993 and is the cofounder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He is the creator of the membership-based leadership learning product the Remarkable Leadership Learning System. Eikenberry has twice been named one of Inc.'s Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World. He is the author or coauthor of three Amazon bestsellers: Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss, and The Long-Distance Leader.

Wayne Turmel is the cofounder of the Remote Leadership Institute. Turmel is the author or coauthor of seven nonfiction books, including The Long-Distance Leader and Meet Like You Mean It.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • The 3P Model for Remote-Work Success
  • Getting Your Mindset Right
  • Getting and Staying Motivated When You Work Alone
  • Getting (the Right) Stuff Done
  • The Power of Establishing Routines
  • Getting Clear Expectations for Your Work
  • Creating Great Remote Communication
  • Creating Ethical Visibility
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Building and Maintaining Trust
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • How to Work with Others Remotely
  • Participating in Meetings
  • Taking Care of Yourself
  • Planning Your Career Path
  • Managing Your Learning and Growth
  • Leading Great Remote Teammates
  • Final Thoughts
  • Notes
  • About Our Services—Helping Remote Leaders and Their Teams Succeed
  • More Than Leading at a Distance