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Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance by Richard Lepsinger, Darleen M. DeRosa

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Chapter 7. How to Facilitate High-Impact Virtual Meetings—Techniques That Really Work

 

"The art of communication is the language of leadership."

 
 --James Humes

We frequently encounter virtual team leaders who think they are effective. However, when it's time to bring everyone together and really "get stuff done" they struggle to effectively communicate with and engage their team members. That's right. One of the biggest trouble spots for leaders is the virtual team meeting.

We hear stories all the time about marathon v-meetings—some even lasting all day—that quickly lose focus and end up being a waste of everyone's time. We also often hear about regularly scheduled v-meetings that are conducted without clear objectives and agendas, but that continue ...

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