• Leading from Anywhere

  • The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams
  • By: David Burkus
  • Narrated by: David Burkus
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Leading from Anywhere is the best book on remote work I’ve ever read — incisive, original, and eminently practical. Read it — and take notes!” (Daniel H. Pink, author of When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human)

The ultimate guide to leading remote teams, tackling the key challenges that managers face — from hiring and onboarding new members from afar to building culture remotely, tracking productivity, communicating speedily, and avoiding burnout

It’s undeniable that we’re entering a new era of remote work. While many leaders seek to run business as usual, why settle for the usual when remote teams allow us to work even better? The research shows that employees are more productive and engaged when they have the freedom to work from anywhere.

Which means leaders need the skills to lead from anywhere.

In this meticulously researched, refreshingly practical book, top business thought leader David Burkus provides managers with the field guide to leading remotely, packed with everyday examples and illuminating insights. Structured around the life cycle of working on a team, Burkus tackles the key inflection points and challenges that remote managers face, from taking the team remote and adding new members to communicating effectively and quickly, managing performance, keeping the team engaged, and even helping them strike the right balance between work and life.

Leading from Anywhere provides everything you’ll need to survive and thrive as the leader of a remote team — something all leaders will need to consider themselves from now on.

©2021 David Burkus (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 09-07-22

Great for a New Remote Leader

He covers everything from team building & encouragement, to discipline & social media. The narrator is easy to listen to & understand!

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a must read for any organization leader

This was the perfect book to position the pro work remote philosophy. Great length and chapter structure. I enjoyed listening to itt to break up my day.

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Both Long Over Due, Yet Perfect Timing

As someone who has been freelancing for years, and as someone who has been trapped within the corporate walls of yesteryear…all I can say is that this book perfectly sums up everything both employees and employers need to know of regarding remote work. The material was comprehensive, well researched and easily digestible. Invest 5 hours with Leading from Anywhere and you’ll be prepared to make improvements to your remote life by the sixth hour.

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We went remote

We went remote at the beginning of Covid and have scaled from 7 to 43 right now and will be closer to 100 by EOY. This book has brought some great hurdles to problems we are currently addressing. Loved the applicable suggestions. Also, easy to follow on audible while doing my training rides. Bought the book as well. Because I wanted the info and stats in it.

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  • 07-03-21

Relevant for our online world

This book is so well presented by Prof David Burkus. It is packed with practical advice and resources

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Very well thought through

Great ideas that are applicable in all contexts, even if your team is not working remotely.

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Very actionable book!

I rarely read new biz books, but had to dig into this one after hearing David on an interview with Dorie Clark. It's fantastic! This isn't your average WFH book, it's really tangible and immediately relevant. I had a whole list of actions to take after nearly every chapter. I'm sure my team is as thankful for this book as I am. Truly made me a better virtual leader. On 1.5x, it's a quick listen and completely worth the time.

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If you manage a team or lead a company, find out how to do so from anywhere

Now that many of us have worked remotely (as long as we don’t move objects physically for our own work), David Burkus explains how some of the top virtual companies lead and grow faster by working remotely. This is not just a matter of surviving, but thriving virtually. Many suggestions are based on real world with tried and true ways to manage, lead and retain people when working from anywhere. Whether you work from home, do hybrid work between an office and your home, travel a lot or you are a digital nomad, Burkus provides recommended tools, tips, mindsets and resources to deal with most challenges that come up in the working world today. This is the best audiobook I have heard on how to lead from anywhere. highly recommend, even if you think you know how to do this already. You will get some great nuggets out of this audiobook.

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An Essential Guidebook

As a remote worker since 2012 and manager in the remote working environment, I found this book full of new and very helpful information I can use immediately. It was also confirmation of some things I wish I had known in the beginning but had to learn the hard way.

The way it is organized makes it easy to read and reference. It is full of essential information for the remote work force that will make new employees transitioning to remote working more successful. I will be making it a must read for my new team members.