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4. Leading Virtual/Remote Teams and Organizations

Shawn Belling1  
Fitchburg, WI, USA

Remote and virtual scenarios are the last place that micro-management has any chance of working. In these scenarios, absence of trust is nothing short of destructive. In this chapter we’ll discuss key elements of organizational leadership in the contexts of remote and virtual scenarios.


Leadership styles, personal traits, building culture, onboarding, and establishing trust are all crucial and all happen somewhat differently in remote scenarios.

Hiring for Trust

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