The Virtuous Leading of Virtual Project Teams: Leading Effectively from Afar while Keeping in Touch

By William A. Moylan.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Project teams are an effective and efficient way to manage change. The challenge of project leadership, even under the best of circumstances, substantially increases when leading a geographically dispersed and culturally diverse team in the virtual environment. The virtuous leading of the virtual project must match the demands of the transformational leader as to trustworthiness, broadband communication, and professional ethics. Empathy for cross-cultural issues, savvy with cyberspace, and the leveraging of technology to deal with change resistance are essential leadership skills.

Keywords: Change Management, Cross-Cultural Issues, Leadership, Transformational Leadership, Virtual Teams

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 544.219KB).

Prof. William A. Moylan

Instructor of Construction Management, School of Engineering Technology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Prof. William Moylan is on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University and instructs in Construction Management. He consults, trains, educates, provides expert witness testimony, and practices Professional Project Management and Construction Engineering. His research interests include values-based leadership, leading virtual teams, and, building ethical partnerships in the construction industry. Dr. Moylan is active in a variety of professional societies and civic activities, including the Project Management Institute, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Habitat for Humanity, and, Toastmasters International.

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