“Leading from Anywhere is the best book on remote work I’ve ever read—incisive, original, and eminently practical. Read it—and take notes!”—Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human
The ultimate guide to leading remote teams, tackling the key challenges that managers face—from hiring and onboarding new members from afar to building culture remotely, tracking productivity, communicating speedily, and avoiding burnout
It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere.
Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere.
In this meticulously researched, refreshingly practical book, top business thought leader David Burkus provides managers with the field guide to leading remotely, packed with everyday examples and illuminating insights. Structured around the life cycle of working on a team, Burkus tackles the key inflection points and challenges that remote managers face, from taking the team remote and adding new members to communicating effectively and quickly, managing performance, keeping the team engaged, and even helping them strike the right balance between work and life.
Leading from Anywhere provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team—something all leaders will need to consider themselves from now on.
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Leading from Anywhere may be the first business guide that really gets the new reality of working from home. When some or all of your team is remote, everyday practices like hiring, communicating goals, and giving feedback come with immediate challenges. But there are also exciting new opportunities—if you know where to look. Business guru David Burkus takes a big-picture view, ingeniously explaining how pivoting to a work-from-home structure can help many companies become more agile in a changing world. (Think of what you can do with the savings on office space!) Burkus then lays out the specific mindset that managers need to develop if they want to keep their team thinking and acting as a unit. (Hint: It involves being quick to praise and assign new tasks that keep your team members’ minds engaged.) Leading from Anywhere gives you the tools to turn the new normal into the newly extraordinary.