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Book review of “Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams” by David Burkus. Burkus is associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University where he was recently named one of the nation’s “Top 40 Under 40 Professors Who Inspire.”

Here’s a partial list of the ideas discussed.

  • Building Culture Remotely
  • Hiring Remote Teammates
  • Building Bonds from Afar
  • Communicating Virtually
  • Running Virtual Meetings
  • Managing Performance
  • Keeping Engaged
  • Saying Goodbye
  • Where do we go from here? Not back to the office

My SQL Server DBA colleagues, COVID-19 changed the way many of us work in remote teams as well as how remote teams are managed. While the book is an excellent guide to leading remote teams, you will see the challenges your manager is facing. For example, hiring and onboarding new members from afar, building culture remotely, tracking productivity, communicating speedily, and avoiding burnout. Remote teams are here to stay, so embrace it, and be a good remote team member too!

I give the book “Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams”, a thumbs up. Right?

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