Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series)

Leading the Virtual Workforce: How Great Leaders Transform Organizations in the 21st Century (Microsoft Executive Leadership Series)

By: Karen Sobel Lojeski (author)Hardback

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> How to understand and attain the attributes and skills required to be a successful leader in the new digital ageRapidly evolving changes in the way that we work have led to the need for a new model of leadership. Motivating and inspiring employees who are geographically, culturally, and functionally dispersed requires new sets of skills and different kinds of behaviors. This visionary book uses real-life models of world-class leaders who have demonstrated their ability to lead their virtual workforce through the combined use of technology and personal styles. It presents a new model of leadership that incorporates the key attributes of these successful leaders and presents tools and techniques for becoming a successful leader in the digital age.Karen Sobel Lojeski, PhD (Port Jefferson, NY), is Professor in the Department of Technology and Society in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Karen is also the CEO of Virtual Distance International, an advisory firm specializing in leadership and innovation in the new millenium virtual workplace. Richard R. Reilly, PhD (Basking Ridge, NJ), is Emeritus Professor of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology.

About Author

Karen Sobel Lojeski, PhD, is a Professor at Stony Brook University in the Department of Technology and Society, author, and founder of Virtual Distance International (VDI), an advisory firm specializing in virtual teams, leadership, innovation and learning in the new millennium. Prior to launching VDI and joining Stony Brook, Karen spent eighteen years in corporate America. She held leadership positions at Chase Manhattan Bank N.A., Mercer Consulting Group, and Stratus Computer, Inc. She was Chief Operating Officer for Prolifics, a JYACC company, and Vice President of North America for Xansa. She is a popular speaker on Virtual Distance and other unintended consequences of technology in the wired workplace, school systems, families, and society as a whole.


Preface. About the Interviewees. Acknowledgments. 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. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470422809
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780470422809
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 0470422807

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