Virtual Leadership for a Virtual Workforce by Jerry Fjermestad as featured in CLO Magainze, March 2009.
Jerry mentions that
"Leaders are responsible for the vision, planning, engaging the team, coaching, training, team learning, networking and promoting, among other skills".
"The results are that virtual teams are at least as effective as face-to-face teams, and according to Powell, Piccoli and Ives, under some conditions, they are even more effective. Leader development leading to high-performance teams leads to successful organizations in this new virtual environment".
- How are you developing your leaders for the virtual realm? What's working? What's not?
- What are the challenges you are experiencing as you move forward with leadership development for these leaders?
- What else, beyond strong leadership, is needed to enable virtual teams to florish and really perform optimally?