Richard Lepsinger


Rick Lepsinger is President of OnPoint Consulting. He has a 25-year track record of success as a human resource consultant and executive. The focus of Lepsinger’s work has been on helping organizations close the gap between strategy and execution, work effectively in a matrix organization and lead and collaborate in a virtual environment. Clients include management teams at AIG, Autodesk, Bayer, The Coca-Cola Company, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, the NYSE Euronext, Pfizer, Inc., Prudential and Siemens Medical Systems. Lepsinger has extensive experience in formulating and implementing strategic plans, managing change and talent management. He has addressed executive conferences and made presentations to leadership teams on the topics of leader effectiveness, strategy execution, managing change, performance management, 360° feedback, and developing and using competency models to enhance organizational performance. Lepsinger has authored or co-authored five books on leadership, including Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results (Jossey-Bass/Wiley), Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices with co-author Dr. Gary Yukl (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer), The Art and Science of 360° Feedback with co-author Toni Lucia (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer), The Art and Science of Competency Models with co-author Toni Lucia (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer), and Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide to Working and Leading From a Distance with co-author Darleen DeRosa (Jossey-Bass/Wiley). Lepsinger can be reached at

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How to Lead an Effective Virtual Team

by , Issue: May / June 2015

The modern office is increasingly defined by time zones, rather than walls. But not all virtual teams are created equal. This article is about how to succeed where many fail.