Archive for June 2010

Virtual communication — building trust

Is virtual leadership real leadership?   Leadership is impossible without trust – but how can leaders build trust in a virtual environment?  The answer to that question is growing in importance with the growth of virtual teams.  That issue is the focus of classes that I have been leading at IBM since 2008.  We’ve learned that virtual…

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Leadership: Which way are we going?

Leaders are in the transportation business.  They guide a team through a journey from here to there.  There will be detours and obstacles along the way, of course, but the guide keeps the group moving forward – sometimes blazing the trail from the front and sometimes coaxing from behind.  The guide knows the area and…

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