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Leading at Distance - Practical Lessons for Virtual Success

Author:  James M Citrin & Darleen Derosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (June 2021)

ISBN- 10 ‏ : ‎ 1119782449

Pages: 240

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and Leading at a Distance provided us with a helpful insight on how to stay connected, build trust, lead teams and bring about innovation in a virtual world.

The book is a hands-on toolkit filled with practical examples and insights gained from experience at many of the worlds well-known organisations. James Citrin leads Spencer Stuart’s North American Practice and has 25 years’ experience with the firm. Darleen Derosa is a consultant with the same firm having 15 years’ experience on talent management, virtual teams and leadership development.

Already the shift towards large-scale virtual work has started and will continue to grow and become a permanent fixture of business life. It is estimated that 30% of the workforce will eventually be working virtually. In order to ensure that virtual working is both effective and productive it is essential that business leaders fully understand how to build virtual work environments that foster connected, engaged, and high-performing teams. Although some forward-thinking companies and not-for-profit organizations have made significant investments in technology and virtual collaboration, many others have simply joined the “Zoom culture” without fully appreciating what it takes to operate effectively at a distance on a sustained basis. This book aims to provide business leaders with the knowledge and understanding to ensure that their company fully understands the technical and human needs that will ensure they implement the best and most appropriate practices to ensure efficient and productive working that also caters for and enhances the employees work life balance.

This book, with its deep research basis and compelling insights brings to life with meaningful examples the requirements relating to the changes necessary if virtual innovation is to enhance the companies working practices.