My friend Barry Rellaford of Speed of Trust points me to an article that addresses how to manage (lead) a team of tech experts who are dispersed geographically.
As qualified technical experts are getting more expensive and harder to find, virtual teams allow organizations to attract and retain the talented individuals they need from a global pool. Managing these individuals remotely, however, presents managers with several unique challenges.
In these situations, managers need all the traditional leadership skills the position requires, as well as specialized knowledge required to deal with remote teams. For example, good leaders have to be trusted by their employees.
Read the entire article HERE
Tips on running a virtual team meeting HERE