The Art of Leading Remote Talent - Tim Sanders

You’ve likely worked with remote talent before, be they freelancers or full-time employees who have a flexible work arrangement with your company. But today, many of your talents are working remotely from home due to the Covid-19 crisis. More than ever, you need a solid skill set when it comes to managing those who you won’t see face to face in your offices.

That’s why Upwork Vice President of Customer Insights, Tim Sanders, has produced a 45-minute virtual session to give you the best practices in leading remote talents of all types. He’s scoured academic and industrial research as well as interviewed enterprise leaders experienced in remote talent management to create this insightful and actionable program. 

The session will reveal helpful and surprising best practices in remote communications, focused on platforms, cadences, nuance and service level agreements on responsiveness. 

You’ll also learn how to remotely manage: 

  • Positive Mental Outlook (the key to engagement)
  • Engagement (the key to productivity) 
  • Collaboration (the key to innovation and problem solving) 

Long after your employees return to on-premise work, you’ll be able to put this session to use as you manage remote workers and/or independent contractors. It is the key to developing an agile workforce that can drive key initiatives from business growth to digital transformation.

About Tim Sanders:

He’s the author of five books including the New York Times bestseller Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. Prior to joining Upwork he was the principal at Deeper Media, a research consultancy. He served as Yahoo’s Chief Solutions Officer as well as an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s He’s one of the top-rated speakers on the lecture circuit as well as a faculty member of the Global Institute of Leadership Development.

"Tim knocked it out of the park on “The Art of Leading Remote Talent.” Feedback was off the charts from our 100+ Supplier members. I had several companies comment on timeliness and importance of the content."

The workshop was timely, spot on and tools were immediately executable.”

“Tim was clear, concise and passionate!”

“Excellent content and glad it was recorded to share with our leadership.”

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