Are you an overwhelmed manager who is doubting their ability to lead a remote team effectively? Does your day consist of back to back zoom meetings, with no time to think strategically? I totally understand, because I have been there too, just a few months ago. That's why I wrote this book for you.

The Accidental Remote Manager

Looking at the technology landscape today, there are a lot of us who became remote managers overnight.  We became managers with distributed teams due to circumstances beyond our control and are now wondering if we should be leading differently.

The reason why I put this book together now is to provide a back to the basics guide for managers in understanding and adapting the fundamentals of leadership that are critical to surviving the sudden transition to remote working and leading. 

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

- John Maxwell

Be the leader that people want to follow, especially in these uncertain times.


Table of Content

Part I: Leading Self

I truly believe that before you lead others, you need to be able to lead yourself well. You can only lead yourself well when you're at the best version of yourself. "You can't pour from an empty cup", there is even a saying. With that in mind, Part I of the book covers:

  • Forty Daily Habits To Transform Your Life 
  • What NOT to Do When You are Feeling Out of Control
  • The Art of Being Un-Busy 
  • How to Still Be a Maker When You’re a Manager 

Part II: Leading Others

In Part II, you'll learn how to lead others effectively, with practical advice and proven strategies for mindset and actions.  

  • Five Feminine-coded Traits That Every Leader Should Have
  • The Seven Types of People You’ll Meet in Your Career as a Manager and How You May Help Them
  • The One Essential Skill of An Exceptional Manager and How You Can Hone This Skill in Five Ways
  • How Leaders Can Build Lasting Rapport With Their Teams Remotely

Part III: Closing Thoughts

Now that you know how to best lead yourself and others in a remote environment, I'd like to leave you with a short and sweet message and my personal experience of being a remote manager and a homeschooling mom.  

  • Just How To Be A Good Manager, A Four-letter Word Is The Answer
  • A Week of Working From Home and Homeschooling as a Manager and a Mom

Isabel Nyo

Isabel is an accomplished woman in technology with with almost 20 years experience in the industry. She has worked for top-tier technology and media organisations throughout her career. She is passionate about leadership, career development, and diversity & inclusion.

Isabel is currently a senior engineering leader at an enterprise software company in Sydney, Australia.

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