HOT TOPIC: According to a recent study, more than 40% of companies worldwide offer some form of remote work, and it has grown by 91% in the last decade. Despite this surge, very little has been written for the “distant” team member.
PRACTICAL: Includes a free self-assessment and hundreds of key tips for remaining energized and engaged when working at home. This book will be the ideal team-building tool for sharing team culture and practices.
EXPERIENCED AUTHORS: Published with the full backing of the Remote Leadership Institute and is on the heels of its predecessor, the successful Long-Distance Leader. Award-winning author team acknowledged as THE thought leaders in this space.
“Eikenberry and Turmel (The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership), cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute, return with a timely overview on how to make remote work both productive and meaningful. Writing that the ‘trend toward remote work is undeniable,’ the authors aim to ‘relieve the stress and frustrations that come from remote working arrangements.’ Eikenberry and Turmel focus on three concepts they persuasively contend ‘are critical to successful, satisfying remote work’: being a good teammate, staying connected to colleagues, and remaining engaged by work. Their guidance is centered on communication and preventing work from devolving into a solo enterprise; remote workers are encouraged to be proactive in reaching out to supervisors and fellow employees rather than passively awaiting feedback or more work. Each chapter ends with reflection questions, such as ‘What morning routines serve you well?’ and ‘What frustrates you about working with others now?’ Full of concrete, real-world examples, this guide is written with both understanding and encouragement—’Maybe you’re already feeling this. Some days you feel isolated and alone,’ they offer. With so many office jobs now being done at home, this couldn’t have arrived at a better time.”
— Publishers Weekly
“The Long-Distance Teammate provides meticulous instruction on how to be productive autonomously and balance independence and isolation when collaborating as a virtual team.”
— Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting and founder of Remote Work Association
“This book will help you towards a high competence level while working anywhere.”
— Dr. Deasún Ó Conchúir, BSc PhD CEng FIEI FIET PMP, founder of Scatterwork
“Kevin and Wayne’s book is FRESH— a model that motivates and launches future success. Long-distance teammates will be taken to another level. Not boring and a must-read for all.”
— Cindy Price, CEO, HCA/Parallon Houston Shared Services Center
“If being the best teammate and leader in this fast-changing world of remote work is important to you, read and fiercely apply the lessons from The Long-Distance Teammate. Kevin and Wayne will guide you to make the impact you want others to see and feel.”
— Bobby Herrera, CEO of Populus Group and author of The Gift of Struggle
“This book is a must-read not just because the authors have been at the cutting edge of remote leadership for some time, but because it is engagingly honest, practical, and useful.”
— Nicola Hunt, managing editor of Management-Issues.com
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