Creating Powerful Teams and Culture in a Long-Distance World,
a Virtual LeaderCon Experience
Opening Remarks with Kevin Eikenberry
An introduction and opening comments from Kevin to set up this important day.
Using Asynchronous Communication to Build a Strong Culture with Pilar Orti
We know how culture is built when we regularly interact with people day after day. But what does this means for teams and organisations who have embraced the "asynchronous mindset"? How do you nurture the culture you want to see, and keep a sense of belonging when real-time interactions become less and less common? Join us in this session to tease out the answers to these very timely questions.
Build Teams to Build Culture with Chris Dyer
Musings from a CEO who has managed over 4500 employees and independent contractors fully remote, and consulted with some of the biggest companies in the world about culture, leadership, and team building. The path for success and failure are quiet clear for creating supporting great teams. You just need to stop messing it all up!
- What makes a great team
- Why teams equal culture
- How to make things awesome
- When matters
- Who is on your team means less than the norms and rituals
Break - 12:15pm - 12:45pm ET
Empathy and Understanding in a Remote World with Robert Bogue
Reflecting on the reasons why a project wasn’t successful as they wanted, most people can point to something they or someone on the team missed. It was some detail that was never discussed or a condition never considered. It might have been a person whose input was critically lacking – especially when everyone’s not in the same room. Having more successful projects means getting better at identifying these gaps and misses before they become big problems – whether you’re using waterfall-type project management or agile, iterative approaches. If you can’t understand the problem you’re solving – really understand it – then you’re at risk. In this session, we’ll explain how to develop both understanding as well as empathy for those you’re working with and how to validate both, even when you’re not physically together. Using proven approaches from anthropology, psychology, and urban planning, you’ll develop richer understanding and empathy.
A Conversation with the Authors
Master interviewer and host of the Read to Lead Podcast, Jeff will facilitate a conversation with Kevin and Wayne about their new book: The Long-Distance Team: Designing Your Team for Everyone’s Success. He’ll ask questions you hadn’t thought of (but wish you had) and ask some of your questions as well. This will be an interactive, informative, and inspirational session.
How Does Empathy Improve Results for Distributed Teams? with Sophie Wade
We know how culture is built when we regularly interact with people day after day. But what does this means for teams and organizations who have embraced the "asynchronous mindset"? How do you nurture the culture you want to see, and keep a sense of belonging when real-time interactions become less and less common? Join us in this session to tease out the answers to these very timely questions.
Break - 3:00pm - 3:15pm ET
Being An Impact Player on a Remote or Hybrid Team with Liz Wiseman
Join Kevin as he leads a conversation with Liz Wiseman, multiple-time bestselling author, as we talk about how you can make a bigger impact without working harder, regardless of your role. We’ll talk about the behavioral nuances that will help you be an Impact Player even if you rarely or never see your team in person.
Fostering Healthy People Dynamics with Katie McCleary
Heathy cultures provide clear expectations and hold people accountable to shared values and desired behaviors. However, what does it mean to hold someone capable? What can we do to better know our people to help them do their best and bring their best? This talk will explore an easy framework to bring into your interactions with staff to elevate the quality of your work and relationships.
Closing Remarks with Kevin Eikenberry
We will debrief the day, talk about our individual and organizational next steps, and close the day with energy and intention.