My guest this week has been called a world authority on remote teams. She is an expert in Virtual and Hybrid Leadership and is the author of the best-selling book ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams’.
Her experience of virtual and hybrid teams began when 9/11 forced her to run a major programme virtually. More recently she set up her consultancy, Making Projects Work supporting leaders grappling with the challenges of our virtual and hybrid world, to enhance collaboration across dispersed teams.
My guest this week literally wrote the book on virtual, please welcome Doctor Penny Pullan.
Dr Penny Pullan is a thought leader in the field of virtual leadership, specialising in complex change projects involving virtual teams. She is a director of Making Projects Work.
She works with people in multinational organisations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged and virtual teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, clarity, commitment, connection and confidence grow, and change doesn’t seem quite as tricky as before!
Her clients include: Rolls Royce, UK Government, Skandia, PWC, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, Abbott Laboratories, Cummins, Capital One, National Grid, Open University, CAFOD, Save the Children and Christian Aid.
Penny is the author of several books including ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams’ (Kogan Page, 2016).
She’s bemused that her formerly niche topic of virtual leadership is suddenly something which makes sense to everyone, when people used to scratch their heads and wonder what on earth it was that she did!
Recorded on: 21st July 2020