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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press; 1 edition (January 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781601631855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601631855
  • ASIN: 1601631855
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Sheridan is chief engagement officer (CEO) of HR Solutions, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee engagement surveys. Sheridan pioneered the idea of duel-ownership of employee engagement and was the first in his field to address the imbalance that an entire industry had overlooked. He has done consulting for some of the world's largest corporations and is a frequent speaker at conventions. His work and research have appeared in a myriad of national and international publications. Sheridan received a master's in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. He resides in a Chicago suburb with his wife and two daughters. Visit his site at http://www.hrsolutionsinc.com/Kevin-Sheridan-profile.cfm

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With nearly 30 years of experience, Kevin Sheridan is an expert in human capital management and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of employee engagement. He is dedicated to helping organizations build a Magnetic Culture® that attracts and retains top talent. Having consulted for many industry-leading organizations, Kevin prides himself in his many years of hands-on experience that have helped him garner a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities affecting human resources leaders today.

Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conventions, including those hosted by the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HRMAC, Chicago SHRM, HRMAC, Harvard Business School, Monster.com, The Human Capital Institute, and the American Hospital Association. He is also a best-selling author of Building a Magnetic Culture, published by McGraw-Hill, and The Virtual Manager, published by Career Press.

Prior to forming Kevin Sheridan LLC, Kevin founded HR Solutions International in 1995, a firm specializing in measuring employee engagement and teaching best practices, which he sold in 2011. In this role, Kevin pioneered the wonderfully disruptive concept of joint ownership for employee engagement.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, concentrating his degree in Managerial Decision-making and Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior.

In his free time, Kevin volunteers with a variety of charities. He also enjoys golfing, fishing, and high-altitude mountaineering. He is in the process of climbing the highest mountain on every continent, an athletic journey known as "The Seven Summits." As such, he has stood at the top of Africa, Europe, and South America, climbing as high as 23,000 feet. His personal and professional travels have brought him to more than 65 different countries. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Winnetka, Illinois.

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Kevin has been featured in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! News, Crain's Chicago Business, Human Resource Executive, Hospitals & Health Networks, Talent Management, Modern Healthcare, Engagement Strategies Magazine, and Chief Learning Officer.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Cristina on May 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
The Virtual Manager is a fantastic handbook not only for those who manage virtual employees, but for virtual employees themselves. By organizing key findings from numerous credible sources on the topic, exploring how Engagement plays into these aspects, and tying in years of experience, Kevin Sheridan offers a condensed yet straightforward guide for a new generation of virtual managers and workers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on May 16, 2012
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Online networking, video conferencing, file sharing, collaborative work websites, email and other technological advances now enable employees to work from remote locations instead of commuting to offices where supervisors await. Human resources expert Kevin Sheridan details numerous best practices for managing remote, virtual employees. Most of his ideas reflect his deep expertise and prove sensible and actionable. getAbstract recommends many of Sheridan's concepts and his approach to managing virtual workers. Distance is tough on any relationship, especially managing or working for people you rarely see. This makes it easier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Anderson on March 4, 2014
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This book is full of practical advice and case studies about working in a virtual environment. I use tips from The Virtual Manager almost every day in the workplace while communicating and working with co-workers from across the country.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amelia on February 5, 2014
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This book gives great insight on how to take management best practices and make them work for employees you don't see in-person every day. So many people are working from home nowadays that the old rules for managing people are outdated. Employees want more freedom, but managers still need to make sure they are doing a good job. This book shows people how companies can have the best of both worlds.
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