Rising Leaders Program

Excelling as a Remote Leader

Excelling as a remote leader demands a distinct repertoire of skills and strategies to adeptly navigate the intricate challenges inherent in leading a distributed team. This comprehensive CAP will delve into the essential skills necessary to surpass expectations and effectively lead an engaged remote workforce. From mastering the art of clear and compelling virtual communication to fostering trust, leveraging technology, and cultivating a positive remote work culture, this CAP aims to equip leaders with the insights and practices needed to excel in the realm of remote leadership. 

"Remote leadership is not about distance; it's about connection. It's about inspiring, guiding, and empowering your team to thrive in a virtual environment. It requires effective communication, trust-building, and leveraging technology to foster collaboration and drive results. Ultimately, remote leadership is about leading with empathy, adaptability, and a shared vision that transcends physical boundaries." 

Expected Outcomes

By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

  •  Describe the key differences between working in-person, hybrid, remote 
  • Identify ways to ensure a remote workforce is fully engaged 
  • Determine if you have conscious or unconscious bias related to a remote workforce 
  • List a number of leadership techniques to ensure that you are an effective remote leader. 

This CAP is for you if...

  • You lead a remote or hybrid team (either direct reports or indirectly as in a project team)  
  • You are taking on a new role leading a remote or hybrid team  

Growth & Learning

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

4 minutes

Mastering Remote Leadership: Effective Techniques for Engaging and Leading a Remote Workforce

Insights from HTN: Learn expert strategies to engage and empower your team, optimize productivity, and create a thriving remote work culture in today's dynamic business landscape


10 minutes

Five Ways to be a Successful Remote Leader

Article: This article delves into the challenges faced by leaders and employees during the transition to remote work, recognizing the potential risks of overwhelm and burnout. The article offers five practical tips for effective remote leadership. 


2 minutes

How to Build and Maintain a Remote Culture

Article: Building a thriving remote work culture is crucial. This article offers five expert tips to shape a cohesive and productive remote work environment for your team


2 minutes

What Great Remote Leaders Do Differently

Article: This HBR article discusses the concept of micro-understanding, where managers foster trust, prioritize results over monitoring, and establish a supportive presence that empowers employees to thrive in a virtual environment. 


2 minutes

The Four Best Ways to Engage Remote Employees

Article: This article offers four strategies to level up internal communication, improve participation, show appreciation, and measure remote employee engagement, ensuring a thriving and connected remote workforce. 


2 minutes

What is Proximity Bias and How Can Managers Prevent It?

Article: Learn how to create an "excellence from anywhere" culture, mitigate face time concerns through proactive measures, and push for equal treatment and autonomy in determining work arrangements, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and productive workplace for all employees. 


Put Into Practice

It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take

Check your proximity bias

Reflect on the importance of overcoming proximity bias to create a more inclusive and productive work environment. Use the following worksheet to reflect and implement recommended strategies today.


Worksheet: Overcoming Proximity Bias in a Hybrid/Remote Environment

Assess your remote leadership effectiveness

Assess your leadership effectiveness in managing a remote team to identify areas of improvements and become a better leader.


Worksheet: Remote Leadership Assessment


Schedule a call with your Executive Careers Strategist

  • Refine your personal strategy
  • Get feedback on the work you put into practice
  • Learn other related techniques and strategies