7 Ideas on how to lead online with no blueprint

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Leading online without a blueprint may feel risky, scary even, but it is actually quite an opportunity.

I’ve been leading remotely on purpose since 2015 when I launched Better Leaders Better Schools. I created everything from the bottom up, so I can relate to what it feels like having no blueprint.

Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s why . . .

It’s all invented.

So what does your ideal team look like? How do they work? How do they communicate?

I would encourage you to take a nice long walk, grab your journal, and dream what your high-functioning team would look like. Keep those notes close, but the next advice thing you do is lean into your people.

Ask for help.

The more you can listen and understand what motivates and challenges people, the more you can put them in a position to succeed.

If you ask for help in building and leading the team, you will share ownership of the team and its results. Distributed leadership done well is highly effective.

Have fun.

In this post, I share “5 fun ways to start an online meeting.

Get to know your people.

Cast the vision, allow your people to flourish.

Set goals and reflect.

Gather with intention.

Host of the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast with over one million downloads 🚀

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