In Leading Remote Teams, Alexis Gerst offers insights and ideas for how every member of a remote team can influence the mission and create value. I enjoyed the equation Trust= Likability + Reliability. I’m definitely putting her suggestions into practice as I lead my team.
Remote working is not a new concept. It's actually been around for decades. However, the pandemic created a need for remote work across all industries and all companies forcing workers, leaders, and companies to be more agile and adopt a newer form of work.
Alexis has provided a great guide for leaders on not just how to effectively manage and lead remotely, but how to deliver results and thrive in this new environment. Leading Remote Teams effectively walks you through why remote leadership is here to stay, the advantages and disadvantages to having to lead reotely, but also gives you a roadmap of how to navigate this different work environment.
Trust and clear, effective communication is key and Alexis walks you through how to do exactly that. By being transparent and connecting with your team and giving them purpose, any leader is able to encourage and empower their teams to deliver amazing results within a remote work environment.
Whether you are a remote leader or a remote team member, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to enhance their virtual leadership skills.
Alexis has written a book that not only provides great leadership advice in general, but lays the framework to continue the culture of leadership in the remote environment. She describes why it’s important to maintain visual comradery with your team instead of defaulting to text communications. She also outlines steps for the how involved in fostering a productive team environment remotely. As she mentions, remote work is here to stay and this book will benefit any team looking to enhance virtual leadership.
I have heard some of these success tips in the past, however I love how Alexis pulls together all the information in one easy to read book. From clearly defining the importance of establishing trust for leadership to tactics for delivering results remotely, Alexis clearly and concisely provides solid advice for success. I’ve applied some of the tactics in my virtual teams and already have seen some immediate success. A highly recommended book for anyone who is leading teams in this remote environment!
Alexis does a great job of sharing her experience and insight as an Air Force officer leading a virtual work force. Her tips and suggestions provide excellent tools to better equip leaders to engage, motivate, and stay connected with the teams they lead.
Remote work, or telework, is here to stay. This book provides concrete actions that leaders can take to get the most from teleworking teams and from themselves for the good of their mission or company. Based on research and experience, the author demonstrates the goodness that can be found for employees, employers, and companies as many opt to continue teleworking for the foreseeable future.
If you have been out front leading for years, or you just got in the drivers seat this book is for you. We are embarking on a new era of leadership and it is time to transform. This book give you a great insight to stay at the top of your game while leading your team virtually. The book provides a great outline to support and aid any leader at any level. If you are wanting to improve your leadership capability and stay tuned up for the change of times this is a must read....
As a long-time leader of remote teams (10+ years), I was impressed with Alexis' insights and perspectives. As an experienced Supply Chain Logistics Manager, she understands the culture of teams and how to bolster the feeling of unity and shared goals even in a remote environment. Highly recommend this book for anyone leading a remote team, but also anyone who is a part of a remote team.