It’s a challenge to lead any employee but when a large number of them are mobile and don’t even show up in the office, the stakes are raised even further. Today’s technology makes it easier but David Clemons and Michael Kroth want to remind you that cell phones and e-mail are tools, not a solution. The smartest leaders don’t just hand their employees a Blackberry and send them on their way; they figure out how to use those tools to engage their mobile workers and keep them motivated, everything a face-to-face leader would do, just at a distance.
David Clemons, who is one of the authors, is CEO of Achieve Labs, Inc. Heâ€™s a well known speaker and commentator both nationally and internationally on the subject matter of the mobile industry. Dave is a true mobile worker and employs a large mobiforce, including international partners and content specialists.
Michael Kroth is the Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho in adult organizational learning and leadership. Heâ€™s authored â€œTransforming Work: The Five Keys To Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion In The Workplaceâ€, and co authored â€œThe Manager As Motivatorâ€.
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To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*More Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers, by Brian Cole Miller
*The Leader as Communicator, by Robert Mai & Alan Akerson
*People Styles at Work… .And Beyond, by Robert Bolton & Dorothy Grover Bolton