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This selection starts with a great quote from Peter Drucker: "Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done." Traditional command and control management styles rely heavily on the "control" part of that phrase. For virtual teams, that creates a problem.

So, if control doesn't work, what does? What do team members need from their leader? Well, start with replacing control with coordination and meddling with mentoring.