Sales leaders around the world have been adjusting to working from home while attempting to maintain a team-oriented environment. However, leading a virtual workforce eliminates the face-to-face interactions that so many businesses have relied on. How do you sustain personal connections and community, especially in large, global organizations?
On today’s show, we are joined by Steve Blum, SVP Worldwide Field Operations at Autodesk. Steve shares how he has been keeping talent engaged and thinking through channel partner challenges during COVID-19.
Click here for the podcast version of this interview.
What Market Leaders are Asking This Week
- Driving global connectivity with employees and channel partners. minute 2:47
- How sales leaders can establish a cadence with a remote workforce. minute 6:27
- Managing through the challenges of a global financial crisis and leading with empathy. minute 9:51
- What the new normal looks like going forward. minute 12:15
Skip to minute 15:30 to hear how Steve and the senior leadership team at Autodesk are approaching conversations with vulnerability to foster a connection:
“I’m being much more personal. I’m sharing with folks what I’m going through. Because what I’m going through is like everybody else… They all want to know the issues they’re dealing with — as employees, as people, as family members — they’re the same issues I’m dealing with, or Andrew’s dealing with, or anyone on my leadership team is dealing with. By recognizing that actually, they gain more confidence in us that we’re going to be doing the right things for them because we’re solving our problems together.”