Kevin Eikenberry founded the Kevin Eikenberry Group in 1993. He has developed a variety of leadership products and services, including the membership-based leadership learning product the Remarkable Leadership Learning System. Eikenberry was recently named one of Inc.'s Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts in the World. He has led hundreds of teleseminars and webinars, and he is the author or coauthor of three Amazon bestsellers- Remarkable Leadership, From Bud to Boss, and The Long-Distance Leader. He is cofounder of the Remote Leadership Institute. Wayne Turmel is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur living and writing in Las Vegas. He is cofounder of the Remote Leadership Institute. Turmel is the author or coauthor of seven nonfiction books, including The Long-Distance Leader and Meet Like You Mean It.
"Eikenberry and Turmel (The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for
Remarkable Remote Leadership), cofounders of the Remote
Leadership Institute, return with a timely overview on how to make
remote work both productive and meaningful. Writing that the 'trend
toward remote work is undeniable, ' the authors aim to 'relieve the
stress and frustrations that come from remote working
arrangements.' Eikenberry and Turmel focus on three concepts they
persuasively contend 'are critical to successful, satisfying remote
work' being a good teammate, staying connected to colleagues, and
remaining engaged by work. Their guidance is centered on
communication and preventing work from devolving into a solo
enterprise; remote workers are encouraged to be proactive in
reaching out to supervisors and fellow employees rather than
passively awaiting feedback or more work. Each chapter ends with
reflection questions, such as 'What morning routines serve you
well?' and 'What frustrates you about working with others now?'
Full of concrete, real-world examples, this guide is written with
both understanding and encouragement--'Maybe you're already feeling
this. Some days you feel isolated and alone, ' they offer. With so
many office jobs now being done at home, this couldn't have arrived
at a better time."
-- Publishers Weekly
"The Long-Distance Teammate provides meticulous instruction on how to be productive autonomously and balance independence and isolation when collaborating as a virtual team."
-- Laurel Farrer, CEO of Distribute Consulting and founder of Remote Work Association "This book will help you towards a high competence level while working anywhere."
-- Dr. Deasun O Conchuir, BSc PhD CEng FIEI FIET PMP, founder of Scatterwork "Kevin and Wayne's book is FRESH-- a model that motivates and launches future success. Long-distance teammates will be taken to another level. Not boring and a must-read for all."
-- Cindy Price, CEO, HCA/Parallon Houston Shared Services Center
"If being the best teammate and leader in this fast-changing world of remote work is important to you, read and fiercely apply the lessons from The Long-Distance Teammate. Kevin and Wayne will guide you to make the impact you want others to see and feel."
-- Bobby Herrera, CEO of Populus Group and author of The Gift of Struggle
"This book is a must-read not just because the authors have been at the cutting edge of remote leadership for some time, but because it is engagingly honest, practical, and useful."
-- Nicola Hunt, managing editor of Management-Issues.com