There are certain rules while working remotely according to Kevin Eikenberry as Remote work is surely not a cakewalk as when you’re working with a virtual team. Everybody is based in different towns, cities and countries and it becomes quite challenging to buck up things due to different time zones. 

I’m a writer who’s on her journey to working remotely and is going through various challenges too. But I must say, challenges are something that may uplift you or collapse you if not handled wisely. 

Since I’m a writer, I have this great obsession with books, good books that teach me something or the other that I can implement in my real life. I feel it makes me wiser and boosts my penchant for reading more and more. 

So, the other day I came across this amazing book – The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership written by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel. 

About the Author Kevin Eikenberry

Kevin Eikenberry is a world-renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, and leader. From Mission, British Columbia, Canada, Wayne Turmel is the co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute and a great author. He has written articles and blog posts that have appeared in such odd places as Utah CEO Magazine, Writer’s Digest Online, Huffington Post and many more.

My Takeaways

I must say this book was more like an enlightening soul for me as it taught me much about how things work when you’re discrete and working all by yourself.

Since more and more of us are working remotely some or all of the time, leaders are now challenged with managing teams spread across time zones

I picked it up as one of the best books as it shows you and the leaders how to guide their teams by recalling the foundational principles of leadership whether their teams are scattered globally or just working from home a few days a week. 

We have witnessed a fundamental change in the way people work together, and how leaders communicate. To justify this – we can’t really rely on real-time, face-to-face communication when people work from home or anywhere else in the world and all those changes intensely impact how leaders think, act and communicate.

Why I Crush on this Book by Kevin Eikenberry

I crush on this book because it has been written based on Author’s 3 O’s – Ourselves, Others, and Outcomes. They explain how to cultivate the mindset and attitude and how to engage others better when you’re not physically present. 

Since I’m a writer and I’m currently on my way to building a sturdy career in remote culture, this book has helped me much as I’ve learnt to acknowledge my challenges and overcome them with utmost dedication. 

From the Author’s Mind

I’ve placed Kevin’s thoughts about his book below – 

Wayne and I, through our Remote Leadership Institute, have been working with, consulting, coaching and teaching leaders how to navigate the nuances of leading a team that isn’t all in the same place for several years. And further, the team that is The Kevin Eikenberry Group is spread out nearly from coast to coast, many whom I only see a couple of times a year.

Here is the big idea of the book – The principles of leadership haven’t changed as our people have dispersed. But the nuances of leading a remote team are important and if we don’t consider those changes, our results will be reduced and the stress – for everyone involved – will grow.”

Do you want to read more reviews about the book? Here’s where you can take a look at more reviews and buy one if you wish to. 

Well, this was my takeaway from this book and you can let me yours in the comment section below!

Also read: Secrets of the Remote Workforce by Teresa Douglas


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