How Great Managers Successfully Lead Remote Teams

“Most people can manage a remote team, few can lead.”

Working remotely is finally here because of the Coronavirus, and many managers just got uncomfortable. Not only because of the virus, but now they are being forced to lead a remote team.

Executive leaders at organizations like Wells Fargo, Amazon, Apple, Google, and many small to medium-sized businesses have instituted remote work policies to keep employees safe. 

While I commend these companies, there is no doubt there are many managers that are now responsible for leading a remote team without any prior experience. Leading teams is hard. Leading an entire team that’s new to working remotely is even harder. 

Leadership is already hard, and it just got harder.  

Many people can manage a remote team, but leading them is much different. Before we go any further, it’s important to level-set on the definition of a leader. They’re defined in Building the Best as:

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