The secrets behind making them work (virtual event)

Our virtual events bring the inspirational, fun and engaging experiences the London Business Forum is known for online. You can expect the same mix of great ideas alongside new levels of interaction and engagement, taking full advantage of technology.

  • Keep your team motivated when you cannot see them
  • Make decisions and set goals so that they achieve buy in remotely
  • Communicate less but better: ensure technology is the solution, not the problem
  • Influence people and decisions even when you are not in the room
  • Manage personal and team workloads

Everything is harder when you cannot see the people you manage. That is great news: if you can manage a global or remote team, you can manage any team. The basic disciplines of team management have to be executed far better and more deliberately when working remotely.

Drawing on the global research which led to Global Teams, published by the Financial Times, Jo Owen shows how you can use this crisis to enhance your team leadership skills even further.

In order to fully participate in this virtual event, you will need a Zoom account, a webcam and microphone. The session will be recorded but will be available only to those who have booked a place on the webinar.

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Jo Owen

Jo Owen is one of the co-founders of Teach First. He is also one of the founders of Future Leaders and of Teaching Leaders, which develop head teachers and middle leaders for schools in the most challenging circumstances. Jo has additionally founded four other charities in education and re-offending: STIR, Achievement for All, Start Up for Ex-offenders and Spark Inside.

Jo is the author of fourteen bestselling business books, including How to Lead and How to Manage. He was formerly a strategy partner in Accenture's financial services group. Jo has also built a business in Japan and was the architect of HBOS business banking in the UK.