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Course Description

This is a free preview (15 minutes) of the Virtual Leadership Secrets course. The description of the full course (60 minutes) is provided below.

If you're leading a group of people who work together, but not in the same place, then this course is for you. And if you're new to virtual leadership and you're finding it either challenging or boring, it will be especially useful.

It's been specially designed to demonstrate how virtual leadership is about so much more than chairing boring conference calls, or checking up on your team members. It's not about teaching people to use complicated online collaboration platforms, or getting them to write clearer emails.

This course has been designed to show you how great virtual leadership is not about the technology. It's actually about you and your skill as a leader. And how, when you learn to pay attention to the right things, you and your team can tap into all the advantages of remote working to produce better and better results.

In particular, we'll be looking at the 3 three key skills that research has shown are essential for great collaboration, and how you can develop them in yourself, and in your team.

Your trainer, Judy Rees, is a former news journalist who has been working in, managing and leading virtual teams since well before it was fashionable! The tips she shares are tried and tested in real life across the globe - as well as being supported by recent business-school research.

 

After taking this course you'll be able to: 

  • Understand why virtual teams really are different from co-located ones
  • Measure your success in building team collaboration in a quick and easy way
  • Identify the three key skills for connection within virtual teams
  • Appreciate your own, and your team's, strengths and weaknesses in these skills
  • Make a plan of action to improve collaboration within your virtual team.

 

This course is for professionals within the following business functions: 

  • Management (all levels)
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Learning and Development
  1. Getting Started - 20 minutes

    1. Introduction
    2. Quiz
    3. What's Different About Virtual Teams
    4. Shaping Conversations
  2. Skills For Connection - 25 minutes

    1. 3 Key Skills For Connection
    2. Challenging Listening
    3. Powerful Questions
    4. Speaking Up
  3. Next Steps And Conclusion - 15 minutes

    1. Changing Your Team
    2. Quiz
    3. Wrap Up
    4. Resources
    5. Technical Tips For Online Meetings

    About the Expert

    Judy Rees

    Judy Rees

    I help innovative people in business who work apart – remote, virtual and distributed teams – to work together better. The way I do it is a bit unusual: by using the hidden metaphors that power people’s thinking and that drive their behaviour. I’ve been managing geographically-distributed teams for many years, since we were sending documents by snail-mail and talking on landlines. I’ve been delighted to see collaboration technology improving amazingly… and depressed to hear managers still complaining about the same old issues. My background was in news journalism. But my latest piece of research has lasted more than ten years! I’ve been exploring the important role that metaphor plays in human thought, and on the subject. It turns out that metaphor is like the atom of thought – and there’s a precision toolkit that can release its power, when you know how. It’s technical name is Clean Language. I’ve been teaching coaches and consultants to use this knowledge for several years. It helps them to connect with their clients more easily, communicate more effectively, and help people make big changes. I’ve became a bit of a celebrity in that personal development world, with an international following. And I’m the co-author of the bestselling book on Clean Language.
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