Understanding and Overcoming the Challenges of Remote Leadership

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Professional Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Organizational Leadership


Organizational Leadership

First Advisor

Bea Jennings


Leadership, Remote


The expansion of high-speed Internet connections around the globe has initiated a need for a greater number of remote leaders. This Capstone Project ascertains a group of best practices for remote leadership from primary research consisting of a survey and executive interviews. Extensive secondary research was conducted as well, yielding scholarly and anecdotal articles. When taken together, both primary and secondary research yielded a set of useful methods to apply to remote leadership situations: building trust among the group; using transformational leadership techniques in communicating to employees; actively listening to remote employees and asking questions to elicit direct answers; and making frequent use of all available technologies for communication.

Publication Statement

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