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Yael Zofi has been featured in a variety of news media and publications over the years, with a bevy of journalists and academics seeking out her expertise. A go-to resource for all things related to virtual team training and leadership, Zofi has been cited in a number of digital and print publications, including the New York Times, Investors’ Business Daily, Forbes, CIO Digest and Bloomberg.

Her expertise in human capital management has made her an invaluable resource for writers looking to demystify and illuminate the complex workings of the changing digital workforce for a broad business audience.

Zofi has spent the last 20 years developing her strategies for effective leadership and team building. As outlined in her book “A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams,” Zofi has unlocked key pathways that lead to overcoming the most persistent roadblocks in management and communication.

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Yael Featured in News Media and Publications

The publication directory that follows includes many of the articles and reviews that mention Yael’s work. Among the highlights: she was cited in a recent Business Insider article about the key factors that unite high-performing virtual teams. The author, Martin Zilling, discussed the eight main characteristics of such teams as outlined in Yael’s work, including the need for team members to have a global mindset, a mechanism for resolving conflict and an easy flow of communication using all forms of technology.

A Harvard Business Review article by Keith Ferrazzi about how to avoid virtual miscommunication highlighted Yael’s strategies on how to fight the illusion of transparency that often leaves far-flung virtual team members out of sync with each other. Among Yael’s solutions: have each team member give a video tour of their office or workspace to share with the others in the group, therefore giving each person a mental image of the other that provides a context for better communication.
HR.com featured Yael in an article on “10 Tips for Making Your Conference Calls More Productive.”

Among her suggestions: identify the ground rules up front, have ground rules in place at the beginning and maximize the entire group’s output.

BusinessInfoGuide.com profiled Yael in a broad-reaching interview that covered her work experience; her strategies for effective leadership; her inspiration for writing her books and for sharing her expertise; and her outlook for the changing global and virtual business world.

To read these and other articles that feature Yael and her work, click on the links below.

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5 Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural InteractionsArticle, June ‘17
AIM-logo-aimer-blue4 How to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Meaningful from a CEO’s Perspective
by Mamie Kanfer Stewart
Article
March '17
10 Tips for Giving Feedback to Remote Team Members
Article,
Feb '17
Engaging Activities Help Virtual Teams Collaborate A New Book by Yael Zofi, AIM Strategiest® CEO
Press Release
Jan '17
WTF??!!! POLLSTERS WITH THEIR “PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS” GOT THE ELECTION ALL WRONG – WHAT IT MIGHT MEAN FOR HR AND HR TECHNOLOGY.
by Marc S. Miller
Article,
Dec '16

10 Strategies for Virtual Meetings That Win
Article,
Sept. '16
The Three Challenges of Virtual Team Leaders. (Hint: It’s all about RELATIONSHIPS!)Article,
March '16

How To Lead A Virtual Team (And WIN BIG!)
Article,
March '16
“Light Beam Riders” All – Einstein’s Gedankenexperimente” And Its Impact On The Artistry Of Hr And Hr Technology. A Yearend Recognition And Shout Out
by Marc S. Miller
Article, Jan '16
How To Be an Effective Remote Manager by Aja FrostArticle, Nov '15
RBJ3Allow staff to work at home but clarify expectations, limits by Kathleen DriscollArticle, April '15
Business-InsiderHigh Performing Virtual Teams Have 8 Key AttributesArticle, June '14
evolThe Art of Virtual TeamworkInterview, April '14
shrmA Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams is in the SHRM StoreBook Description
examiner.com_1-e1369148200383-150x26 Even Virtual Startup Teams Must Work Closely by Martin ZwillingArticle, May '13
HBR-150x74 How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication by Keith FerrazziArticle, April '13
Organimi-150x100Five Tips for Building Effective Virtual Teams by Kimbe MacMaster Article, April '13
Walmart6A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams Book Description
BUSINESS-101_-Managing-Virtual-Teams-ASFE_-The-Geoprofessional-Business-Association_1343681335790 BUSINESS 101: Managing Virtual Teams Review, July '12
HR-300x89 10 Tips for Making Your Conference Calls More Productive Article, April '12
people-and-strategyCross Cultural Communication and Intercultural Disconnect Importance of Cross-Cultural Communication & Overcoming Intercultural Disconnect in Your Virtual Team, by Yael Zofi Article, April '12
ieee_ts Getting Deliverables Out the Door with Your Virtual Team – Administering CPR, by Yael Zofi Article, March '12
arma In Review: Creating Successful Virtual Teams in a New Age by Leigh Issacs Review, March '12
Selling-Power1 Effective Sales Coaching for Remote Sales Teamsby Heather Baldwin Article, March '12
professional-performance Nip It in The Bud: Four Steps to Mediating Conflict in Virtual Teams, by Yael ZofiArticle, March '12
StylusFMS_Logo Think ‘Virtual teams’ and not ‘Outsourcing’ by Thomas Parackal Article, Jan. '12
www.investors.com-screen-capture-2012-1-12-14-55-27Avoid Idling At Work To Up Efficiency, Boost Results by Sonja CarberryArticle, Jan. '12
SoJo_Logo_Site_BetaManaging a virtual team by Martin Zwilling Article, Jan. '12
smartblogsvirtual teams expert, 5 secrets to managing a virtual team 5 secrets to managing a virtual team by Yael ZofiArticle, Dec. '11
www.thehindu.com-screen-capture-2011-11-28-12-46-55 Bridge the human connection in virtual world by D. Murali Article, Nov. '11
amazon-2A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams Book Description
Management-and-Workplace-News-from-Management-Issues_1321557329507Conflict in remote teams by Wayne Turmel Article, Nov. '11
forbes_logo_main A Virtual Team is Not Another Name for Outsourcing by Martin ZwillingArticle, Oct. '11
CNBC Keeping Your Team Connected on Your Virtual Journey by Gloria McDonough-TaubBlog, Oct. '11
logo_Web07You’re Teleworking. Are You Camera-Ready? by Robyn GreenspanArticle, Sept. '11
AMA-Shift Is Working Virtually Making Us More Disconnected? by Roman and Yael ZofiFeature, Oct. '11

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A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement and the Virtual Team by David ZingerBlog Post
Biz-Journal A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams Bookshelf, Oct. '11
BloombergBook Listed on Bloomberg Businessweek Listing, Oct. '11
RBJ3 Virtual Teams Must Establish Detailed Rules of Procedure by Kathleen Driscoll Article, Oct. '11
core-sector-communique_1319481959827 New Global Business Strategy for Virtual Teams by Chawrn Ganguly, IndiaBlog Post, Oct. '11
inlandEmpireBusinessJournal-logo1 Manager’s Bookshelf & Bestselling Business Books by Henry HoltzmanReview, Oct. '11
ILANew2 Are You Skilled at Leading in a Virtual Environment? Spotlight, Oct. '11
Biz-Journal BizJournals , ‘Wheel of Trust’ by Cromwell SchubarthReview, Sept. '11
amacom-logo3Maximize the Power of Teamwork – Even When Team Members are Worlds Apart Flyer, Sept. '11
Business-Journals1 Building Virtual Teams Article, Sept. '11
BUSINESS-INFO-GUIDE1Interview with Yael Zofi, Author of A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams by Stephanie ChandlerReview, Aug. '11
amacom-logo3Book Release: A Manager’s Guide to Virtual TeamsPress Release, Aug. '11
nysscpa-ORG1 Explore the Pros and Cons of Virtual Teams by Chris Gaetano Interview, July '11
logo-11A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams Press Release, June '11
ezine-articles1Lost in Translation by Yael ZofiArticle, April '11
AIM-logo-aimer-blue4 Virtual Team TrendsReport, March '10