Leading from Afar: Strategies for Effectively Leading Virtual Teams

Leading from Afar: Strategies for Effectively Leading Virtual Teams

Stacey L. Connaughton (Rutgers University, USA) and John A. Daly (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-204-6.ch004
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Abstract

Leadership is central to effective virtual teams. Yet leading people from afar constitutes a challenge to practitioners and an underinvestigated research area to scholars. Based on a series of in-depth interviews with project leaders, senior managers, and executives of global organizations, this chapter advances 13 propositions about effective virtual team leadership. These propositions aid leaders of dispersed teams in overcoming leadership challenges they face.

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