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Key skills for virtual leaders
For many of us, leading a virtual team is something that is thrust upon us with little preparation. Whether it's a leading a project or an existing team, the onus is suddenly on us to get the work done. It's generally expected that we know what we're doing.

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7 key behaviors for virtual leaders

  • Clarify expectations. Bad assumptions multiply when there is less regular conversation.
  • Don't worry about how the team spends their time and focus on results.
  • Make time to build relationships
  • Grant trust and expect the best.
  • Be patient. Some things will take more time when you aren't in close proximity.
  • Create actionable meetings: Schedule short meetings with clear agendas.
  • Take advantage of technology

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