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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"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

Even before the coronavirus hit, remote work was growing at nearly 30 percent per year, and now it's just a fact of life. There are many millions of people who once worked at a central location every day who now find themselves facing an entirely new way of working. Written by the founders of the Remote Leadership Institute, this book is the most authoritative single resource for helping remote workers get work done effectively, build relationships that are both productive and satisfying, and maintain a career trajectory when they are not in constant close contact with their leader, coworkers, or the organization in general.

The Long-Distance Teammate tackles three important issues: navigating the personal and interpersonal, growing the skills to be productive, and communicating effectively—all from a distance. In short, there is a big difference between working at home and being an effective member of a team. This practical guide describes that difference and allows you to be a great remote teammate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523090303
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 555,299
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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