Leading Effective Virtual Teams – new book by Nancy Settle-Murphy offers help for global programs and projects


7 January 2013 – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results, by Nancy Settle-Murphy. This new book, published in December through Auerbach Publications, offers tips on how to blend asynchronous and synchronous communication tools, design and facilitate virtual meetings, influence without authority, build trust and motivate a virtual team, and other aspects of managing over distances.

leading-effective-virtual-teamsAccording to the CRC release: A proliferation of new technologies has lulled many into thinking that we actually have to think less about how we communicate. In fact, communicating and collaborating across time, distance, and cultures has never been more complex or difficult.  Written as a series of bulleted tips drawn from client experiences and best practices, Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results presents practical tips to help leaders engage and motivate their geographically dispersed project team members.

If you’re a leader of any type of virtual team and want to help your team members collaborate more effectively, then buy this book. You will learn how to:

  • Build trust and cultivate relationships, virtually, across your team
  • Motivate and galvanize a virtual team for top performance
  • Navigate cross-cultural and generational differences in the absence of vital visual cues
  • Assess skills, strengths, aptitudes, and preferences from afar
  • Handle other tough issues that can trip up virtual teams

The ideas in this book are based on Nancy Settle-Murphy’s decades of experience working as a change management consultant, facilitator, and trainer for project teams around the world. Designed to be read section by section in any order, this book shares approaches and techniques to help readers address some of the toughest challenges virtual team leaders face, including keeping team members engaged from afar.

Nancy Settle-Murphy is president and principal consultant for Guided Insights of Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA. She wears many hats: facilitator, trainer and coach, change management consultant, organizational development consultant, and communications strategist. She thrives on helping global teams master the art and science of virtual collaboration  for peak performance.

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Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results; by Nancy M. Settle-Murphy; published by Auerbach Publications, © December 2012, 236 pages, soft cover, ISBN 9781466557864; List price = $49.95; For more information, go to http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781466557864

Source: CRC Press