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21st Century Work Life and leading remote teams

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Mar 15, 2018

Penny Pullan, author of “Virtual Leadership” talks to Pilar about how project teams operate in the virtual world and the skillset that individuals need to lead them.


Penny is the author of Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams

Penny's story, how she was thrown into the deep end of virtual work.

What does leadership look like in a virtual team?
All those involved in a project will need virtual leadership skills.

Setting up the team.
Freelance teams and organisational project teams.
What's the connection to the project manager?

Spaghetti teams!

Let people know your preferences.

Sort yourself out before starting to work with others: what are your strengths, your preferences, your values, etc?

What virtual identity do you want to have?

Some reflection questions to help your leadership style.

Making sure people are being treated equally...

How to deal with competing commitments in the office when you have are leading a virtual team.

Visual facilitation and narrative to engage people in meetings.

Learning how to use a tablet and pen for drawing and annotating.
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How Penny helps people learn visual facilitation.