How to Lead Teams From Anywhere – David Burkus
As the world is slowly reopening, companies are faced with a tough decision on how the workplace should look like. Should they bring their employees back to the offices, opt for hybrid models, or stick to remote work? Can they really manage to effectively lead teams from anywhere?
In this episode, Billy Saleebey speaks with David Burkus, a 5x best-selling author and one of the best business thinkers on the globe. His forward-thinking ideas and books have not only helped leaders and teams to optimize their potential but have also earned him the ‘Bruce Wayne of Management Thinkers’ title. His works have been featured in multiple media streams, including Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, The Wallstreet Journal, USAToday, NPR, and BusinessWeek. Burkus’ Ted Talk has had over 2 million views. He was also ranked on the Thinkers50 list as one of the World’s top business thought leaders.
David has never been afraid of challenging the status quo and all the conventional wisdom that exists out there in the business world.
Today we talk about a lot of these concepts, especially the ones he outlines in his new book Leading From Anywhere: The Essential Guide To Managing Remote Teams. You will hear David sharing about the evolution of remote work, the future for in-person offices, handling distractions, and setting boundaries. You will also hear our guest sharing about the importance of having a shared identity in a company, building trust and communication in an organization, and some ideas to help remote workers feel included.
David’s Social Media:
- Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams
- Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around
- Friend of a Friend: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career
- Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
- The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas
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This is an encore episode and was originally published on November 16, 2020.