I need a 400-word forum response in this assignment. It should contain 1 internal reference (a reference to a textbook page – Northouse, P. G. (2015). (7th ed.) Leadership: Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781483317533) and 1 external reference (a reference to a business journal/magazine article – either those that are posted on Blackboard or the articles of your choice). Per DBA, you will therefore have a total of 2 references.

There are countless books and articles on which leadership style is most effective. With the rise of the virtual working environment, organizations and teams today are

becoming increasingly dispersed and diverse. However, the understanding of leadership effectiveness of virtual teams/organizations lacks behind. You are now the experts of the trait, skills, behavioral and situational approaches of leadership! Apply your leadership knowledge and skills to the virtual organizational environment and address the following questions:

  • What are special traits and skills (that are different from a “face-to-face” leader) that a virtual leader should possess?
  • Which leadership style will be most effective in leading a virtual team?
  • Share your personal experience where applicable.