In a global marketplace where more than 7 out of 10 working teams rarely meet face to face, the challenges and opportunities facing virtual teams are fundamental to the success of countless organizations worldwide. As Founder and Principal of Partners in Development, Lee Johnsen holds a 25-year record of successfully guiding thousands of business leaders and executives to improved performance from virtual teams, resulting in drastic growth and accomplishments.
Global Leadership Consultant. Performance Improvement Expert.
Internationally Certified in a Class of His Own.
With a hybrid background in both business and counseling, Lee brings his unique expertise to coaching and consulting with executives and leaders. He is an expert at helping global teams and their leaders navigate the challenges and opportunities of working in a virtual world. He has spoken internationally on this and other topics that motivate and engage audiences to expand their thinking and leadership practices. His clients trust Lee's insight on topics such as executive coaching, strategic planning, leadership and management development training, employee engagement and emotional intelligence.
Lee has worked with clients from industries including oil and gas, financial services, third-party logistics, private education, health care, insurance, and nonprofits. In 2014, he spent five months developing young leaders in Saudi Arabia. He has the international distinction of being one of only a few who is certified by all three international human resources organizations—Association for Talent Development (ATD), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He is a published author of several articles, and co-authored the book Real World Teambuilding Strategies That Work (Insight Publishing).
By 2020, 62% of employees are expected to work in virtual teams. With the maturation of the mobile workforce, more virtual team members are working in groups spread around the world. To become high-performing, these individuals require unprecedented levels of communication, accountability, and shared expertise. Without these skills, virtual teams are unequipped to handle the pitfalls that come with virtual teams. With these skills, which Lee helps you develop, virtual teams can outperform other teams and reach unprecedented levels of success.
Workshops and presentations can be delivered through one-day seminars or multiple-day sessions.
E-Leading: Maximizing the Power of Virtual Teams
Armed with tools and techniques that address the unique leadership challenges of time, distance, and culture, leaders and team members are able to increase their productivity and build team member relationships—even from a distance
E-Managing: How to Use Technology to Connect and Influence from a Distance
With more than seven out of ten teams in corporate America operating virtually or remotely, it is imperative to develop leaders who can lead from a distance. The session strengthens team leaders' ability to lead dispersed teams, improve their communication performance, and ultimately increase their success.
Off-Site and On the Mark: Virtual Teams, Real Results
This session is rich with relevant insights and practical strategies you can apply immediately to change your virtual team's trajectory. If you work with or lead staff, vendors, clients, executives, and other stakeholders located "off-site," we explore best practices of thriving virtual teams and steps you can take to enhance the performance and productivity of your team.
Leading from a Distance
This advanced workshop provides virtual team leaders with tools to develop new strategies in leading their teams. You will gain practical tools and skills to communicate, build trust, address cultural differences, and establish clear goals and team work processes. Apply research-based best practices to raise the performance of your virtual team.
Globetrotting for Leadership
* International Society for Performance Improvement EMEA – Ireland & Sweden
* Sabic, Jubail – Saudi Arabia
* American Management Association—both U.S. and international divisions
* Saudi Aramco, Dhahran – Saudi Arabia
* International Society for Performance Improvement U.S. Conference
* Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Sample Client List
* Wells Fargo
* Principal Financial Group
* Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
* Grinnell Mutual Insurance
* John Crane
* Allied Insurance
* Marsh & McLennan
* Monitor Liability
* Continental Western Group
The Challenges and Opportunities of Virtual Teams
What are people saying about Lee Johnsen?
* Rated as one of the top Leadership speakers for the American Management Association
* Down-to-earth, humorous and insightful
* Knowledgeable with tremendous delivery