5 Mistakes Unskilled Virtual Managers Make and How to Remedy Them


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CEO, NetSpeed Learning
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Wed, Apr 21, 2021 at 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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As workplaces become more distributed, managers often find themselves managing remote or virtual team members. This geographic distance sets virtual leaders up to make five critical management mistakes that can reduce productivity, derail teamwork, undermine organizational loyalty, and increase turnover. Without team agreements about expectations and processes, working on a virtual team can feel like floating on a rudderless boat in the ocean.

Remote team members may sense that they are “out of sight, out of mind.” The virtual leader may unintentionally communicate, “No news is good news,” or assume their expectations are clear (“Read my mind”). Failing to leverage appropriate technology can result in boring, unproductive virtual meetings (“Listen up – I’m talking”). Trust may be damaged by frequent micro-management as the disconnected remote managers wonders, “What the heck are they up to?”

Learning Objectives
Join Cynthia Clay to explore these common mistakes and what to do about them in your organization. In this one hour webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to:
  • Recognize and avoid five common mistakes (based on our research) that undermine remote leaders
  • Explore key leadership practices that create thriving virtual workplaces
  • Reduce multitasking to gain participants’ attention and full participation

Who Should Attend
This webinar has been designed for:
  • Chief Learning Officers and Talent Management Directors
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Anyone interested in developing the skills of virtual leaders to get results across distance

About Cynthia Clay

Cynthia Clay is the CEO of NetSpeed Learning. With over 30 years in training and management development and a passion for using technology in the service of learning, Ms. Clay has channeled her vision into creating NetSpeed Learning, an industry leader in the development of engaging, interactive virtual and hybrid learning programs.

She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development, collaborative online learning, virtual training delivery, and virtual instructional design. She is the author of the book, Great Webinars: Interactive Learning That Is Captivating, Informative and Fun and a sought-after speaker at industry conferences both face-to-face and virtually.

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