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Management is difficult enough when you sit in the same office as your team--drinking at the same water cooler, hearing the same office gossip. How do you manage when you rarely get to shake your team members' hands--or even when there may only be a few hours when you are all awake? Start by looking at what attributes you need as a leader of virtual teams.

The self-assessment in this selection lists 41 behaviors that make a manager of remote teams more effective. It asks you to rank yourself on a four-point scale (Always, Frequently, Sometimes, or Never). If you get 41 "Always," you can probably stop working through this tutorial; although, it might be worth getting your team members to corroborate your scores! I...