Leadership tips whilst remote working

Leadership tips whilst remote working

03 November 2020
Veerle Seymus
Veerle Seymus
  • Leading remote teams is challenging. You might need help.

  • Managers and team leaders are under a lot of pressure now.

    Are they aware their team members:
    1. feel remote managers are out of touch with their needs
    2. may suffer from isolation and lack of belonging
    3. struggle juggling family responsibilities with work
    4. have difficulty with planning and prioritizing
    5. are bored and demotivated
    6. experience a major dip in team collaboration

    Managers, as situational leaders, should be able to:

    1. trust, not micromanage
    2. listen and ask better questions
    3. use technology for better communication and collaboration
    4. cultivate strong relationships
    5. measure results, not input
    6. maintain a positive and healthy company culture

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  • We at Ambits know how you and your team are feeling and have struggled too.
    And we learned the hard way how to successfully lead a team.

    Let us help you in a pragmatic way. Contact us.

Struggles of a manager

Managers are

  • not or inadequately trained in this role


    • lack self-confidence
    • don’t know how to go from being a colleague to being a boss
    • need to loosen up on the command & control leadership style
    • must let go of the (technical) expert status
    • cannot give or accept constructive feedback
    • feel pressure to perform as manager
    • have difficulty building relationships
    • want to be liked by everyone or want to be the ‘bad boss’
    • play the hero
  • are struggling


    • stay too involved in operations
    • have trouble prioritizing
    • cannot delegate
    • fear conflict situations
    • disconnect from the team
    • deal with flawed strategic thinking
    • do not relate to higher management
    • lack clear communication skills
    • remain not self-aware
    • avoid difficult conversations
    • miss political antennas
    • ...
  • capable of more


    • need mental preparation as successor
    • need to be able to lead big changes ahead
    • need to learn to be emotionally resilient and in control
    • need to learn to make big decisions fast without all the information
    • must become persuasive presenters
    • need to learn how to cultivate their own personal brand
    • need to learn how to lead by example
    • manage by trust, not by fear
    • need to overly develop empathy
    • ...
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