Virtual Team Research Project

Do you work on a Virtual Team?

IATF member and doctoral candidate Faisal Shehab is conducting a study on Emergent Leader Detection and Identification in a Virtual Team Environment.

Date: November 12, 2012
To: IATF Members & Community
Re: Request for Participation in a Doctoral Study to Investigate Emergent Leader Detection and Identification in a Virtual Team Environment

The rapid advancement of technology and globalization has created an opportunity for organizations to tap into a new market and customer base by expanding their operations globally. Globally distributed teams working outside the organization geographic boundaries have become more popular and have grown into an important element of the organization’s ability to achieve business objectives. The new demand for working outside geographical boundaries has created human resources (HR) risks for organizations wishing to hire the best people for the task. By using the VT option, organizations have mitigated the risk and can hire the best people, and give organizations the opportunity to bring together employees with a variety of skills to work without restrictions of time, travel, and cost limitations.

Team leadership is an important factor for improving team performance, controlling, decision-making, and providing direction. The ability of an organization to detect, identify, select, and develop emergent leaders is essential for any organization wishing to capitalize on such leadership skills to improve organizational performance and to optimize resource utilization practices. Due to the increasing complexity of the business environment, the demand for leadership has rapidly increased. Even if raw talent has no shortage, organizations can fill the leadership vacuum only if they know how to detect, identify, and develop their emergent leaders, which is not happening. Adding virtualness to the mix increases both the environmental complexity and the identification process, which makes the procedure for detecting and identifying emergent leaders more difficult. Currently there is, no research addressed how organizations detected, identified, or selected such leaders in a Virtual Team environment. 

We invite your participation in a research study on Emergent Leader Detection and Identification in a Virtual Team Environment. IATF member and doctoral candidate of the University of Phoenix Faisal Shehab, BSc, MMI, PMP, is conducting a study on Emergent Leader Detection and Identification in a Virtual Team Environment. The purpose of the research project is to determine the factors that virtual team members, virtual team managers, and human resources managers consider useful to identify emergent leaders in a virtual team environment, and to explore the processes used in the identification process. The objective of the project is to identify the challenges and obstacles managers face when identifying such emergent leaders and the organizational risks that might emerge by the inability to detect and identify such emergent leaders.

Using qualitative research method, this grounded theory study seek to explore the process of emergent leader detection and identification in a virtual team environment, as well as generation of a theory to explain the processes, actions, or interactions of participants in such contexts.

Faisal is seeking volunteers to participate in the study. Once selected based on experience on virtual teams, a small number of team members will be asked to answer questions on a survey and during an interview. Participants will need to have at least 1 year of experience working in or dealing with virtual teams in their workplace. Participants will not incur any costs and may withdraw from this study at any time.

Your participation will involve providing information about yourself (contact information) and your work experience working in or with virtual teams for the purpose of identifying the participants who fit the criteria for the interview stage.  If you are selected for the interview stage, you will grant one interview lasting not more than one hour. During the interview, you will be asked to respond to open-ended questions regarding your experience working with or in a virtual team in relation to the detection and identification of emergent leaders in a virtual team environment.  Your participation will provide valuable feedback to HR management practitioners on how to create effective strategies and processes to enable organizations to take advantage of emergent leaders in a Virtual Team environment, thus enhancing overall organizational justice and performance.

All information that you provide will remain confidential and will only be used for the purpose of this research project. This study is entirely anonymous and has been approved by the University of Phoenix Review Board (IRB). Mr. Tom Heck, the President of IATF, has granted permission for IATF participation.

Participant Requirements:

If you have experience in working, leading, managing, or dealing with Virtual Teams as an HR practitioner, you might have the knowledge and insight to uncover the mystery of emergent leadership detection and identification in a Virtual Team environment. With your help we can make a difference and improve organizational justice and effectiveness by providing organizations the knowledge on how to improve their ability to detect and identify emergent leaders in a Virtual Team environment. Please join me to uncover this mystery.

==> Participants with at least 1 year of experience as VT members, VT managers, or HR practitioners dealing with VT.
==> Participants who work in the United States or Canada.

About participants demographics survey:

The purpose of this survey is to collect participants’ demographics information to determine their eligibility to participate in the second stage of the data collection process. People who provide their name and email address will be contacted to schedule 30 minutes to a maximum of one-hour interview session.

Your participation in this study is greatly appreciated, and I thank you in advance for being part of such important topic. To participate, please click on the survey link below to provide your demographics and contact information. This survey should only take 5 minutes of your time.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9V5L5CJ

Faisal Shehab BSc, MMI, PMP
Doctoral Candidate
IATF Member

Susan Gerke: Secrets to Leading Virtual Teams Successfully -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar


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Audio Interview

Are you able to give a "thumbs up" for your Virtual Team leadership skills?

You can learn how to lead a Virtual Team successfully.  In this leadership TeleSeminar we will reveal some of the most important secrets for leading Virtual Teams including...

  • The need for relationship building –- it needs to be done differently than when the team is co-located.
  • Staying connected with each other -- sending an email won't cut it.
  • The importance of "foundational conversations" -- most Virtual Teams skip these and suffer the consequences.
  • The challenge of making space for different personalities or styles in the team -- you can ignore the differences or you can learn to harness them.
  • Leverage the "stages of group development" (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing) -- Virtual Teams go through these same stages just like a co-located team, but are you aware of the differences? 
  • and a few more...

 

Susan_gerke Our special guest for this event is Susan Gerke who is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development where she designs, customizes and implements leadership and teamwork programs with Virtual and Co-located teams.  Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros. Along with David Hutchens, Susan has created GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda.

 

 

Susan is the coauthor of "The I in TEAM: Accelerating Performance of Remote and Co-located Teams" and "Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Working Remotely 2.0: Strategies for Leading and Working in Virtual Teams"

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This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask her your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

Secrets to Leading Virtual Teams Successfully

DATE

Friday,   March 9, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Susan Gerke, President of Gerke Consulting and Development and co-creator of GO Team Resources

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 


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The Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course is a fast-track training program designed for managers and supervisors who need the must-know skills to get up and running successfully with virtual teams NOW. 

You'll learn the essential strategies, tactics and tools needed to lead a virtual team.  If you're new to leading Virtual Teams this program is for you. 

This is a digital download product - - receive immediate access to a password protected website and begin learning now!

The global economic situation has accelerated the rate at which many team leaders must make the shift from leading collocated teams to leading Virtual Teams.  And many must learn overnight!

In this training program you'll learn the must-know information of leading Virtual Teams.  No fluff here.  

Fast-Track Curriculum

The curriculum of the Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course is delivered by Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF, who has designed and delivered TeleSeminars since 2001. 

The curriculum of the Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course is delivered in four key sessions:

Session # 1:  The 7 Qualities of Highly Successful Virtual Team Leaders
Session # 2:  How To Structure Your Virtual Team Meetings For Success
Session # 3:  How To Establish, Strengthen, and Evolve Your Virtual Team
Session # 4:  Telephone & Web Conferencing Leadership Skills

===>  Download course curriculum details using the link below.

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Virtual Team Leader Guest Experts

Imagine having an opportunity to learn from some of the best minds in the field of Virtual Teams.  Now you can through the Virtual Team Leader Guest Speaker Audio Archive.

Get instant access to recordings of live and interactive TeleSeminar interviews with these Virtual Team Leader experts:

Jessica_lipnack Jessica Lipnack -- Leadership Expert
Co-founder of NetAge.com, a Boston consultancy that provides advice, education, and ideas on teams, virtual teams, collaboration, networked organizations, and organization structure.  Coauthor of six books including Networking, The Age of the Network, and Virtual Teams, published by Doubleday, Viking Penguin, and Wiley and translated around the world.

 

 

Barry-rellaford Barry Rellaford -- Trust Expert
Head Trainer at the SpeedOfTrust.com.  Barry worked closely with Stephen M.R. Covey in developing the “Leading at the SPEED of TRUST” training program, organizational assessment, and the SPEED of TRUST individual Audit.

 

 



Shaun_callahan Shaun Callahan -- Engagement Through Web Community Expert
Chief Involvement Officer at Groupsite.com.  Shaun's core expertise includes "inviting people to the dance". He is focused on helping groups achieve a stronger return on involvement. 

 

 



Brian_burt Brian Burt -- Group Engagement In Class Expert
Founder and C.E.O. of MaestroConference, the leading remote event platform that enables scalable peer-to-peer conversations.  Brian is a long-term advocate of the power of “active engagement’ over “passive media” for learning important skills, changing behavior, or creating relationships.

 

 



Jenn_sramek Jenn Sramek -- Expert Virtual Team Leader
Project Manager and Partner at CivicActions.com, Jenn leads a team of 40 people in 8 timezones and 4 continents performing professional services for non-profits, progressive causes and triple-bottom-line businesses.  CivicActions.com is a virtual internet strategy and implementation firm and Jenn is the woman in the middle, facilitating communication between the firm’s clients and her team.  Jenn shares hard earned lessons from years of leading virtual teams.

 


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The authors present the 90/10 Rule, which stresses how a virtual teams success is based 90 % on the people involved and 10% on the technology. They also take you through the seven steps that every team must complete in order to achieve their results. These include:

  • Creating a team identity
  • Drafting a mission statement and setting goals
  • Determining milestones and establishing a schedule
  • Identifying team members and their roles
  • Choosing the appropriate media

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Imagine helping your Virtual Team learn the skills necessary to go from good to great in a fun way - - and do this from a distance.

Are you a manager needing to get a key concept across to one of your Virtual Team members?  There are activities in here for you that work great for one-on-one leadership coaching situations. 

This program alone normally sells for $47 and you'll get access for free with your purchase.

 

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Immediately after purchasing this program you'll receive instructions for logging into a password protected website where you'll find all the resources waiting for you.

 

Our Competition

Normally a course like ours would cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Infact, here's what our competition is selling a similar course for:

American Management Association = $2,445

You Can Work From Anywhere = $157 (you only receive 3 hours of training compared to our 9)

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"I had the pleasure of attending Tom's mutli-session web presentation on leading virtual teams through NTEN.org. I found the whole series fun and insightful with many ideas to immediately put into action in our organization. It's clear that Tom knows his way around organizations- not just the organizational change literature. I'd highly recommend attending one of his presentations or seminars when you have a chance."

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Western Association of Schools and College

 

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Virtual Teamwork Tool from Google: Google Plus Hangouts with Extras

Do you lead a virtual team that meets weekly?  If yes then you need to know about Google Plus Hangouts with Extras.

  • Video chat for up to 10 people
  • Document sharing
  • Chat
  • Screen sharing

All in one easy to use screen and it's all FREE!

I use this technology when teaching the "Death By Meeting" system to Virtual Teams.  It is especially helpful when identifying a Thematic Goal and Defining Objectives.

 


Virtual Teamwork Lessons Learned from Leading a Virtual Choir of 2,052

Many who lead virtual teams find the experience challenging.  Most who have difficulty working on virtual teams struggle because they are primarily operating from their head instead of their heart.

What is possible when you lead a virtual team with your heart?

Composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. In this TED Talk, Eric shares  the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052.

 


 

Watch the entire 9 minute virsion of "Sleep" below.  This is amazing.

 



Working With A Virtual Team -- Free Video Training

Here's the full video (1 hr 13 min) of the panel presentation I was on at the spring 2010 conference of NTEN.org (the Nonprofit Technology Network).

Virtual workplaces are fast becoming commonplace. Shrinking carbon footprints, worker satisfaction and increased productivity are all good for employers (and arguably the planet), but what does it mean for you? How do you get someone’s attention when there’s no door to bang on? How can you trust someone you can’t see or manage in person? How can you enjoy the process and find satisfaction in the result?

Takeaways:

  1. Strategies for establishing clear communications
  2. Strategies for evaluating virtual vendors
  3. Resources for working virtually
  4. Three things to avoid that will absolutely doom your project

The panel was lead by Ian Rhett (CivicActions), Jenn Sramek (CivicActions) and Tom Heck (International Association of Teamwork Facilitators).

Learn how to lead a virtual team at the IATF Virtual Team Leader virtual training program.




NEW Virtual Team Leader course starts Friday June 4, 2010

NEW training for managers of Virtual Teams led by Tom Heck, President and Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.

Learn How To Lead Virtual Teams In This Dynamic LIVE Distance Learning Program!

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The Virtual Team Leader training program is designed for managers and supervisors who need real world solutions for leading remote teams.

  • Delivered LIVE via telephone conference calls.  Fully participate from anywhere in the world; no travel required.
  • Leverages the power of a dedicated and focused learning community; learn in the company of like-minded professionals.
  • Application oriented.  You'll learn strategies, tactics and tools for leading virtual teams and then return to your group to apply what you've learned.  Then you'll return to class to share your success (or challenges) and receive support and coaching from the instructor and community.
  • Professional instruction with personal attention.

CLICK HERE to register.  IATF members receive a discount!


How To Lead Effective Telephone Conference Calls with Virtual Teams by Brian Burt, CEO and Founder of MaestroConference

Too many Virtual Teams suffer through telephone conference calls that are not only ineffective, they also suck the life blood out of the Virtual Team.

Knowing how to lead an engaging and effective telephone conference call with your Virtual Team is critical to your team's success.

Brian_burt Brian Burt can help solve your problems.  Brian is the CEO & Founder of MaestroConference, a powerful new and easy to use telephone conferencing technology.

MaestroConference helps teams connect and get stuff done with greater ease and efficiency.

Brian will be focusing on getting team members a goal or process, through interactivity, acknowledgment, and a meeting process for getting buy-in.  He's drawing on his experience not only as the CEO of a partially-virtual company, but as someone who has led many virtual teams throughout his career.

Questions we'll address include:

  • How do you know if team members are on board with your goals?
  • What steps do you take to acknowledge team members for their contributions, questions, and even for their quirks?
  • What process do you use to help the team reach alignment? 

This event is part of the IATF Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE held December 8-11, 2009.  This event is designed for all who are new to leading Virtual Teams.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Call Details

TITLE

Leading Virtual Team Telephone Conference Calls with Brian Burt

DATE

Friday, December 11, 2009

TIME

Starts at 3 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Brian Burt, CEO & Founder of MaestroConference
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This recording is now available in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.

COST

Free

REGISTER HERE

CLICK  HERE to register.  Registration closed.

TELEPHONE CONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY

During this TeleSeminar we'll be using the newest telephone conferencing technology that provides a remarkably engaging experience.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this technology.

Street wise Virtual Team Leader Jenn Sramek shares hard earned lessons at the Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

 

What's it really like leading a virtual team?

What's it really like having a deadline to meet TODAY and to meet that deadline you've got to coordinate the efforts of team members on 4 continents?

For this TeleSeminar, theory will be left at the door as we get down to street smart Virtual Team Leader wisdom earned the hard way.

Jenn_sramek Say hello to Jenn Sramek who is a Project Manager and Partner at CivicActions.com.  Jenn leads a team of 40 people in 8 timezones and 4 continents performing professional services for non-profits, progressive causes and triple-bottom-line businesses. 

CivicActions.com is a virtual internet strategy and implementation firm and Jenn is the woman in the middle, facilitating communication between the firm’s clients and her team. 

In this TeleSeminar, Jenn will share hard earned lessons from years of leading virtual teams.  There will be plenty of time for you to ask your questions directly of Jenn.

This event is part of the IATF Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE held December 8-11, 2009.  This event is designed for all who are new to leading Virtual Teams.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Call Details

TITLE

 Secrets To Dynamic Virtual Teams: Street Wise Virtual Team Leader Lessons with Jenn Sramek

DATE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Virtual Team Leader Jenn Sramek of CivicActions.com
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use! 

RECORDING

This recording is now available in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.

COST

Free for all subscribers of the IATF free e-newsletter.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  Registration closed.



Top 5 Mistakes of Virtual Team Leaders -- lessons from Shaun Callahan, Chief Involvement Officer at Groupsite.com

QUESTION:  Why does a Virtual Team exist?

ANSWER:  To get stuff done!

The problem is that too many Virtual Teams have difficulty getting stuff done.

Shaun_callahan What to do?

Meet Shaun Callahan.  He's the Chief Involvement Officer at Groupsite.com

Groupsite.com empowers groups of all types and sizes to communicate, share and network - the universal requirements for making things happen within groups. Groupsite.com empowers groups to achieve this through social collaboration quickly, easily, securely and at little or no cost.

Shaun will be one of many great guest speakers during next week's Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.  The program is FREE for IATF members but you must register.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Shaun has worked with organizations of all types to help them get stuff done.  Here's some of his advice for leaders of Virtual Teams:

Top 5 Mistakes of Virtual Team Leaders


MISTAKE # 1:  Assuming online collaboration is better than face-to face. It's not.

Avoid this by helping everyone upload their photos and encourage personal interaction (private message or phone) that reminds members that they are sharing ideas with real people, not just sharing ideas. Also, use real names only, no nicknames or avatars.
MISTAKE # 2:  Assuming everybody wants to share everything with everyone.  They may not.
Avoid this by allowing members to interact through private channels as well as in subgroups if they wish.
MISTAKE # 3:  Assuming everyone will hit the ground running on day one. Progressive engagement wins the day. Crawl, walk, run.
Avoid this by not asking members to do everything at once.  Start by simply asking them to upload their photo. Then maybe complete their bio. Eventually, they will post their first question or reply with their first answer post.
MISTAKE # 4:  Assuming your group agenda is the only agenda. Even in groups with a clear purpose, each member has their own specific needs that need to be met individually as well.
Avoid this by encouraging members to post their own personal objectives. As a group leader you should be aware of these objectives and realize that some may best be met by resources outside the group as well as within.
MISTAKE # 5:  Typing with emotion of the moment. You may not feel the same way by the time another group member reads your post.
Avoid this by re-reading all posts (and emails) before you hit send.

This event is part of the IATF Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE held December 8-11, 2009.  This event is designed for all who are new to leading Virtual Teams.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Call Details

TITLE

Engaging Your Virtual Team - Top 5 Lessons

DATE

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TIME

Starts at 3 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Shaun Callahan, Chief Involvement Officer at Groupsite.com
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This recording is now available in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.

COST

Free for all subscribers of the IATF free e-newsletter.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  Registration closed.

Secrets to Unlocking Virtual Team Intelligence with expert Jessica Lipnack -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

Jessica Lipnack is the co-founder of NetAge.com and is a brilliant strategist when it comes to building high performing virtual teams.

Jessica_lipnack_1 Jessica was a guest speaker at the IATF Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE held December 8 - 11, 2009.  This event was designed for all who are new to leading Virtual Teams.


During this live an interactive call, Jessica shared valuable lessons for all who lead Virtual Teams. 

  • We are ALL working on Virtual Teams -- what the research tells us about distance
  • A Virtual Team will often follow the following path of development:  Storm - Form - Norm - Perform (co-located teams follow:  Form - Storm - Norm - Perform)
  • Handling conflict
  • The need for inspirational leaders on Virtual Teams
  • Death to status reports
  • Key attributes of Virtual Teams
  • Can absence make a team grow stronger?
  • Do you really need screen sharing?

Call Details

TITLE

Secrets to Unlocking Virtual Team Intelligence

DATE of this CALL

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

RECORDING

This recording is now available in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  Registration closed.


Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE December 8 - 11, 2009

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IATF  Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

4 Days to get you up to speed with leading virtual teams!

  • Day 1:  Tuesday December 8, 2009
  • Day 2:  Wednesday December 9, 2009
  • Day 3:  Thursday December 10, 2009
  • Day 4:  Friday December 11, 2009

Live TeleSeminars each day!

Live Guest Speakers!

Free Group Coaching! 

Special Bonuses!

Everything is recorded and posted on a password protected website and you get the key!

The Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE is designed for managers and supervisors who need real world solutions for leading remote teams.

  • Delivered LIVE via telephone conference calls.  Fully participate from anywhere in the world; no travel required.
  • Leverages the power of a dedicated and focused learning community; learn in the company of like-minded professionals.
  • Application oriented.  You'll learn strategies, tactics and tools for leading virtual teams and then return to your group to apply what you've learned.  Then you'll return to class to share your success (or challenges) and receive support and coaching from the instructor and community.
  • Professional instruction with personal attention.
  • This program is designed for leaders who are new to the Virtual Team environment.

Did you miss the live event?

Get all the recordings and handouts now in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.


Patrick Lencioni shares the 3 most common mistakes of Virtual Teams

Patrick Lencioni is the author of several best selling business management books including "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" and "Death By Meeting".

In his February 2009 e-newsletter Lencioni outlines 3 mistakes a Virtual Team needs to avoid if it is to be successful:

  • MISTAKE # 1:  Underestimating the challenges of being dispersed.
  • MISTAKE # 2:  Wasting the precious time you (the Virtual Team) do spend together.
  • MISTAKE # 3:  Failing to master the conference call (one of the most loathed and underestimated of all corporate activities)

Learn how you can avoid all 3 mistakes in my new Virtual Team Leader training course.  CLICK HERE for more information.

New Virtual Team Leader course starts March 16, 2009.  Receive a $100 discount when you use this "coupon code":  VTL100     NOTE:  coupon code expires at the end of the day on March 11, 2009.


Virtual Team Leader -- New Training Event for Managers of Remote Teams

New training for managers of Virtual Teams led by Tom Heck, President and Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.

Learn How To Lead Virtual Teams In This Dynamic LIVE Distance Learning Program!

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The Virtual Team Leader training program is designed for managers and supervisors who need real world solutions for leading remote teams.

  • Delivered LIVE via telephone conference calls.  Fully participate from anywhere in the world; no travel required.
  • Leverages the power of a dedicated and focused learning community; learn in the company of like-minded professionals.
  • Application oriented.  You'll learn strategies, tactics and tools for leading virtual teams and then return to your group to apply what you've learned.  Then you'll return to class to share your success (or challenges) and receive support and coaching from the instructor and community.
  • Professional instruction with personal attention.

NOTE:  This program was delivered live over the course of four weeks in the spring of 2009.  We had participants from the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Saudi Arabia.  Participants paid $295/person to attend.  All calls were recorded and have been posted at a password protected website along with the class notes and resources.  Only members of the IATF have access to these resources.  Learn more about IATF member benefits CLICK HERE