Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams, 2nd Edition

  • 5h 10m
  • Dr Penny Pullan
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

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 Author

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.

In this Book

  • Foreword to the First Edition
  • Introduction
  • The ups and Downs of Virtual Working
  • Virtual Leadership, Mindset and Approach
  • Working Virtually with Others
  • Technology for Virtual Work
  • Leading Virtual Meetings
  • Virtual Working in Between Meetings
  • Virtual Working Complications—Time Zones, Language, Culture and Generation
  • Hybrid
  • Potential pitfalls and How to Overcome Them
  • Inspiration for Your Virtual Leadership