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

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

by Kevin Eikenberry, Wayne Turmel


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Even before the coronavirus hit, remote work was growing at nearly 30 percent per year, and now it's a fact of life. Written by the founders of the Remote Leadership institute, this book tackles the most important issues presented by long-distance teamwork. How do you stay motivated and keep your productivity high-not just doing things but doing the right things- when you're on your own? How can you proactively advocate for yourself and for improving your organization when your circumstances subtly encourage you to feel like a spectator? And how can you realize your career potential when your coworkers and supervisors may be miles away? Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel teach you the mindset, skill set, and habits you need to be a successful, engaged, and valued long-distance contributor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523090303
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 171,029
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 You as a Remote Teammate 9

Chapter 1 The 3P Model for Remote-Work Success 13

Chapter 2 Getting Your Mindset Right 21

Chapter 3 Getting and Staying Motivated When You Work Alone 29

Chapter 4 Getting (the Right) Stuff Done 39

Chapter 5 The Power of Establishing Routines 53

Part 2 Skills to Help You Succeed 61

Chapter 6 Getting Clear Expectations for Your Work 63

Chapter 7 Creating Great Remote Communication 73

Chapter 8 Creating Ethical Visibility 89

Chapter 9 Building and Maintaining Relationships 97

Chapter 10 Building and Maintaining Trust 109

Chapter 11 Giving and Receiving Feedback 117

Chapter 12 How to Work with Others Remotely 125

Chapter 13 Participating in Meetings 139

Part 3 You and Your Future 147

Chapter 14 Taking Care of Yourself 149

Chapter 15 Planning Your Career Path 157

Chapter 16 Managing Your Learning and Growth 163

Part 4 If You Lead Others 171

Chapter 17 Leading Great Remote Teammates 173

Final Thoughts 179

Notes 181

Acknowledgments 183

Index 185

About the Authors 193

About Our Services 195

More Than Leading at a Distance 197

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