The Virtual Manager

February 7, 2021 by

Cutting-Edge Solutions to Hiring, Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Remote Employees

95.3% of participants would recommend this keynote to a colleague. (Statistics provided by SHRM.)

The Covid-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact on the way, and where, employees work.  Long gone are the days where office life and the workplace were synonymous.  The resulting shutdown has forced millions of employees to work remotely, thereby affording them with some new advantages, not the least of which are:  no commutes, flexible scheduling, more family time, etc.  Many employees will grow accustomed to this new work world.  Others will find it challenging to make the adjustment.

Managing virtual employees is different than managing employees who are in the office every day.  Successful remote employees are often a direct reflection of their managers.  Virtual managers, like remote employees, can have a hard time adapting to the non-social aspects of virtual work.  This lack of social engagement may lead to a loss of motivation and a reluctance to adapt.  In this keynote or podcast, Kevin Sheridan illuminates how a virtual manager can build and sustain a highly-productive and motivated team, leading to better business outcomes for the organization.

Topics covered include:

  • A new way of doing business: virtual teams
  • Trust, the most important factor in managing remote teams
  • Qualities of top virtual employees
  • The Top Employee Engagement Drivers: maximizing them for virtual workers
  • Challenges: changing location without changing principles
  • How to become the best, most engaged, remote worker

Based on Kevin’s years of research and practical experience from training many top corporations’ virtual employees, this keynote and podcast reveals how to build and manage an engaged, productive team from afar.  Best practices shared by Kevin will ensure that your organization’s virtual working environment becomes a magnet for top talent and yields better business outcomes.  Afterall, Kevin literally wrote the book on it thirteen years ago:

Interested in providing HR credits? This keynote has been accredited by the HRCI numerous times. HRCI Code Numbers are 224099 and 204891



Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.