5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees (and How Leaders Can Help Them Succeed)

Both managers and their employees love the idea of remote work.

From the employee side, remote work offers comfort, flexibility, and an alternative to a long commute into the office. In fact, a third of American workers say they’re willing to take a small pay cut in exchange for such an opportunity.

From the management side, remote work gives businesses the flexibility to run a little leaner because of reduced overhead costs.

But remote work arrangements require managers to place additional trust in their employees — and for those employees to earn that trust by proving they’re able to do good work from wherever they are.

This is a challenge for many people, especially first-time remote workers. A kitchen table or a corner seat at a cafe is a cozy place to work from, but those environments can be surprisingly distracting.

Why Leaders Need To Be Dependable

There’s always one quality leaders are looking for in their followers. More than their knowledge and skills, leaders want their team members to be dependable.

They want people who will show up. On time. Where they’re needed.

But what about the leader themselves? Can they be counted on? Are they dependable?

Are you a dependable leader?

That’s a good question. And one every leader needs to ask themselves.

Are You A Dependable Leader?

Well, are you?

John Maxwell has said:

Dependability is more than ability alone

Yes, you might be able to inspire those who are around you. You might even be able to raise the profits of your organization to unheard of levels.

But you could be missing the key to fantastic leadership. That is being dependable.

We demand it from those we lead. We tell them to be at the office at 8AM sharp.

How To Find True Success With Michael Teoh

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 29

The guest for episode 29 of the Answers From Leadership podcast is Michael Teoh. Michael is a global speaker, consultant, and trainer whose passion is geared towards developing the human potential for success.

Michael founded Thriving Talents Pte. Ltd, co-curated TEDxKL and TEDxYouth from 2009-2014, and was appointed as a Global Advisor for Microsoft’s YouthSpark Initiative.

True success is possible. Here is how you find it

Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast

Show Notes:

What else would you like listeners to know about you?

I’ve been able to travel the world, doing what I love. I’m also the co-author of the Potential Matrix.

It looks like you’ve done quite a bit in your life so far…

Haha… Here’s what I’m going to say: People have always asked me what the secret to success is