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Author Bios


Loyal has more than 25 years of engineering and management experience in R&D, manufacturing, and information technology. He has worked in the high-tech industry as a design engineer, project manager, section manager and manufacturing engineering manager and has led teams that included virtual and telecommuting contributors from all over the world. He is an expert in the use of collaborative technologies for virtual teams and has led advanced technology research teams chartered with improving the effectiveness of virtual workers. He has a degree in Electronics and Computer Science and lives in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Kathy L.

Kathy has worked 25 years in multinational companies, growing with the Internet from support of early PCs to support, design, and project management for local and international corporate networks. She now works as an ITIL change manager and resource manager but remains fascinated by the skills and tools of today’s anytime/anywhere business life. Kathy has a BA in English and a Masters in telecommunication and is a PMI Project Management Professional. She lives in Idaho.

Carol W.

Carol’s main focus is effective long-distance teamwork. She has more than 25 years experience with long-distance and multinational teams as an individual contributor, manager, and consultant. Carol has worked for large multinational corporations in finance, marketing, information technology, R&D, and communication, leading complex initiatives with project teams of up to 100 members on several continents. Her original research in team communication and long-distance/international teamwork led to breakthrough insights and new processes, including one patent. Carol is a Danforth Fellow with a degree in English. She lives near Redmond, Washington.