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  • What do virtual leaders need to offer their teams?
  • What do virtual leaders need to offer their teams?
    Anna Shvets (2020) ©

Another Zoom?! The science of virtual leadership

Leading a team can be difficult at the best of times, and amid a mass uptake of remote working due to COVID-19, fresh challenges have emerged. Canvas8 spoke to Ina Purvanova, professor of leadership and management at Drake University, to learn the traits of a great virtual leader.

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The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global experiment in working from home. While this shift has brought about various logistical challenges for many employees, it’s also made leaders question how they can best manage their teams when face-to-face communication is replaced by online tools. As suggested by the steadily rising number of Google searches for ‘virtual leadership’ since lockdown measures were implemented in the first quarter of 2020, there’s seemingly a lack of clarity over what makes a good remote boss. London-based talent consultancy Ascend has sought to address this problem by introducing a



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