Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of your VirtualProjects and Virtual Teams


Dr. Penny Pullan


How can we present ourselves authentically on virtual projects? How can we show up wholeheartedly for virtual meetings so that our stakeholders leave them with a smile? In our fast-paced world of work, where multi-tasking is the norm, how do we engage people when they are likely to be distracted and pulled away by everything else that is happening around them?

While this session will be lots of fun, Penny is deadly serious. Without leadership and engagement, project professionals might as well go home. Tricky projects need far more than processes. Penny will to touch on: leadership, mind-set, identity, facilitation, risk, change, culture, and lots more. She’s likely to draw live graphics and invite you to join in a simulation of virtual work! Her hope is that you’ll leave reinvigorated to tackle your tricky projects and engage your virtual stakeholders.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Penny Pullan's latest book is titled "Virtual Leadership: Practical strategies for getting the most out of virtual teams and virtual work". Writing it involved immersing herself in the virtual world and listening to countless stories of success and, all too often, muddling through! 

Penny works with people in multinational organizations who are grappling with tricky projects: uncertain, with ambiguous requirements, stakeholders who need to be engaged, and teams dispersed around the world. When they work with Penny, clients notice that communication, collaboration, and confidence grow, and change doesn't seem quite as tricky as before.

Penny tweets at @pennypullan.

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