ISBN 9788126528967,Leading The Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations In The 21St Century

Leading The Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations In The 21St Century



Times Group Books - New Delhi

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788126528967

ISBN-10 8126528966


Number of Pages 192 Pages
Language (English)


This book is about the rise of the ambassadorial leader and the need for related leadership skills in the digital and virtual age. It includes a treatment of leadership that has not been done before; using the virtual distance model as a launch point for a new way of looking at leadership. The book covers not only the behaviors that leaders need to understand that can lead to increased virtual distance but also the organizational structural changes and resource shifts that have led to the need to re-think leadership for the virtual age. Then, using the foundation of virtual distance and related contextual issues to describe ambassadorial leadership, it discusses the elements of an ambassadorial leader, includes case studies of leaders that exhibit ambassadorial leader qualities, and provides a full self-assessment with tools and techniques to how to become a better leader in the virtual world.

About the Author
Karen Sobel Lojeski, PhD, is CEO of Virtual Distance International, a consulting firm specializing in measuring and managing the impact of virtual distance in the workforce; a contributing writer to; and a popular speaker on Virtual Distance and the impact it has on today's workplace.

Richard R. Reilly, PhD, is a Professor of Management at the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at the Stevens Institute of Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Virtual Distance International. He is the coauthor of Blockbusters: The Five Keys to Developing Great New Products.

Table of Contents
About the Interviewees.
  Chapter 1: A Whole New World.
  Chapter 2: A Brief History of Leadership.
  Chapter 3: Creating Context.
  Chapter 4: Cultivating Communities.
  Chapter 5: Co-Active Leaders.
  Chapter 6: Techno-Dexterity.
  Chapter 7: The Virtual Distance Leadership Model.
  Chapter 8: Leadership for the Future.
Appendix A: An Alternate View of Leadership.
Appendix B: The Virtual Distance Model.