Leading Remote Teams with Emotional Intelligence is Where it’s At

Leading remote teams with emotional intelligence requires leaders to use skills they may not have had to use before.

When leaders are tasked with leading people remotely, the areas of emotional intelligence become more important to double down on as a leader. These are, of course, the areas of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social analysis.

When leading remote teams and new remote workers, disrupted, disturbed, and potentially resistant to the idea of working remotely, a leader is going to want to engage with empathy and social analysis first.

leading remote teams with emotional intelligence
All aspects of E/I

Self-awareness engagement helps the leader to constantly be “self-checking” what they are feeling virtually and remotely.

Finally, self-regulation helps with not sending an IM to quickly and with sending measured, actionable, concise email communications and avoiding all the worst ways we tend to use email instead of face-to-face communication in the office.

Leading Remote Teams: What We Are Missing

What we may be missing though, is the ability to measure the value of what the team is creating. Value creation is about making change, moving a project forward, making a difference, creatively responding to disruption, and a host of other things.


It requires self-awareness the other aspects of emotional intelligence for leaders, who have prioritized face-to-face and physical space sharing to “prove” the efficacy of work in the past, to move past these markers of productivity and “success” that weren’t that great of metrics in the first place.

How Leaders Can Address Uncertainty BlogLeadershipManagement
August 28, 2020

How Leaders Can Address Uncertainty

How leaders can address uncertainty comes from understanding the intersection of VUCA, Black Swans, and Antifragility.
How to Grow Accountability at Work 1 BlogOrganizational DevelopmentWorkplace
August 18, 2020

How to Grow Accountability at Work

There are only two ways to grow accountability at work.
Drivers of Workplace Incivility BlogOrganizational DevelopmentTrainingWorkplace
August 17, 2020

Drivers of Workplace Incivility

Drivers of workplace incivility are not hard to figure out if middle-level managers pay close attention to their teams.




Human Services Consulting and Training is a remote, online, e-learning, leadership training and development firm delivering SaaS-based solutions via our proprietary LMS platform, LeadingKeys, to organizations with 500 to 10,000 employees. Visit us at https://hsconsultingandtraining.com/ and look at LeadingKeys at https://www.leadingkeys.com/ today!