The Long-Distance Leader offers 19 rules for remote leadership centered on the idea that leadership is more important than location.
While the book hits on some familiar leadership principles, like the value of trust and the importance of communication, it also discusses the unique challenges that distance leaders face. The primary argument of the book is that remote workers and on-site employees are equal in value. With the right tools and technology, you can create a collaborative and efficient workforce regardless of distance.
About the Author
Kevin Eikenberry is a writer, speaker, and corporate trainer. He runs the Kevin Eikenberry Group, which, a leadership and learning consultancy company. He is an Outstanding Alumnus of Purdue University, and two-time best-selling author.
Wayne Turmel is the author of nine books and co-founder of the Remote Leadership Institute. He is fascinated by the ways that people communicate at work. He is also the author of Meet Like You Mean It and 10 Steps to Successful Virtual Presentations. He has a podcast called The Cranky Middle Manager Show.