Join us today for a complimentary webinar on Leading In A Virtual World

Join The Ken Blanchard Companies for a special complimentary webinar and online chat beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern). Senior Consulting Partner Carmela Southers will be speaking on the topic of Leading In A Virtual World. The webinar is free and seats are still available if you would like to join over 500 people expected to participate.

Immediately after the webinar, Carmela will be answering questions here at LeaderChat for about 30 minutes.  To participate in the online discussion, follow these simple instructions.

Instructions for Participating in the Online Chat

  • Click on the COMMENTS link above 
  • Type in your question for Carmela
  • Push SUBMIT COMMENT 

It’s as easy as that!  Carmela will answer as many questions as possible in the order they are received.  Be sure to press F5 to refresh your screen occasionally to see the latest responses. 

We hope you can join us later today for this special complimentary event courtesy of Cisco WebEx and The Ken Blanchard Companies.  Click here for more information on participating.

25 thoughts on “Join us today for a complimentary webinar on Leading In A Virtual World

  1. In a team where the manager and his direct report are in 2 opposite time zones, having weekly 1:1 but did not meet physically for more than 2 years, in that case what kind of issues might arise and how to handle the situation in a smart way?

  2. What new virtual channels and collarboration tools have you discovered to be effective? (Beyond e-mail, phone, IM, Webex.)

    • Shelley,
      Many tools work well. A danger is that we think that a technology tool will solve leadership issues. Even the most primary of tools, phone calls and emails can work well. Shared drives to share information are critical, shared calendars are extremely helpful. Webcams are nice but only if they work… I’ve seen lots of people just get frustrated with high tech solutions.

    • So what are the standards for good performance? what are the goals? the goal should be to measure against the goal achievement instead of the activity. It’s always helpful to ask the individual to provide you with data as well. It’s likely as a virtual leader that you are missing some valuable data.

  3. If you have par of your team working onn graveyard what is the best way to keep them in the loop outside of e-mail.

    • Gerald, you probably won’t like this answer but you’ll need to flex a bit to their schedule. Even a conference call at the beginning of their shift once a week or so will help build relationships. You might want to do that in addition to your weekly 1 on 1 meetings

  4. In a team where the manager and his direct report are in 2 opposite time zones, having weekly 1:1 but did not meet physically for more than 2 years due to economic downtime, in that case many issues might arise and how to handle the situation in a smart way?

  5. Due to the nature of my work, flexing my schedule is not always possible. I agree with your statement addressing e-mail because it can be viewed as hostile depending on the individual who receives it. In a lot of ways, I fell I’m stuck in terms of meeting with all of the staff.

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