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Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success

Backed by the research and expertise of global leadership firm Spencer Stuart, Leading at a Distance provides executives with the necessary skills to successfully lead in the new virtual workplace.

Even as the COVID-19 vaccine brings growing hopes for a return to normal, most leaders recognize that regardless of the path, we are now in the early days of a dramatic, long-term shift in how work is done.

What does this “virtual revolution” mean for leadership? And what practical steps can leaders take to help navigate these issues?

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 50 %

of employees will continue to work from home, even when things have stabilized

 58 %

of employees say the shift to remote work has had a positive impact on work-life balance

 64 %

of CEOs say remote work has had a negative impact on personal stress, compared to 34% of non-CEOs

In Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success, authors Jim Citrin and Darleen DeRosa provide hands-on, effective toolkit for answering these questions. Drawing our extensive in-field experience as well as more than 100 interviews with leading executives and a survey of more than 1,000 executives and organizations, this new book looks at some of the key questions confronting leaders preparing for a post-COVID world:

  • How to optimize the impact of virtual leadership
  • How to create positive experiences for employees and deliver sustainable results
  • How to hire, train, coach and promote employees virtually and integrate them into the fabric of the organization
  • How to shift business models, organizational structures and culture as the world continues to evolve
  • How to think about the return to the office and the future of work in a post-COVID-19 world

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