Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams (Hardcover)
“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.
About the Author
David 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. He’s the author of four books and has delivered keynote speeches and workshops for Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft and Google. Since 2017, he’s been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50. He lives outside of Tulsa with his wife and their two boys.
“Read this before your next video call.” —Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist and New York Times best-selling author of Insight and Bankable Leadership
“David Burkus has assembled the best collection of ideas I have read on how to adapt in this world that is changing at warp speed. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, read this book as fast as you can!” —Tom Rath, best-selling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Life’s Great Question
“In Leading from Anywhere, David Burkus gives leaders the confidence to embrace, not fear, remote work as a way to operate their businesses and help their people thrive.” —Cali Williams Yost, CEO and founder of Flex + Strategy Group and author of Work + Life: Finding the Fit That’s Right for You
“This is the ultimate field guide to leading a remote team successfully.” —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times best-selling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There