David Deacon

Why Managing Remotely Is So Tough—and Eight Ways to Make It Easier

Managing remotely has quickly become the norm in today's work world. And yet, it's not easy. With more employees working remotely or on flex schedules, it can be tough to create the kind of connection you need to help people do their best work. You can't pick up on non-verbal cues. You can't tell if they're having a good or bad day. You can't have those quick, informal interactions needed to form comfortable, cooperative relationships...

Eight Unwritten Rules Self-Determined Managers Live By

At the heart of the job of managing people is the imperative—and opportunity—to create the environment within which the team does their work. The best managers know that the informal rules around how people should work make a substantial difference to what people do and what they pay attention to, and they seek to shape that in a way that maximizes success...
David Deacon

David Deacon

David Deacon is the author of The Self-Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers. He has seen managers from every angle as an HR leader for over thirty years. He has worked with some of the corporate world’s best leaders in a variety of leading companies, including Credit Suisse and MasterCard, and has lived and worked in the US, the UK, and Asia.