The purpose of this paper is to delve into the challenges faced by virtual leaders and provide recommendations for overcoming those challenges in order to enhance team performance and engagement in a remote work setting. I selected this research because I started a new job at the height of covid-19 and I was sent home to do a job I had no idea how to do. My research aims to contribute to the development of practical guidelines for virtual leaders and organizations. The challenges include communication and collaboration, trust, rapport and information sharing, managing conflicts, a sense of belonging and diversity (work time zones, cultures and work styles) as well as emotional intelligence, training, leadership styles, supervision and work life balance. For my research I sent out a survey to virtual leaders to see what they felt the challenges are and the strategies they use to overcome them. I will compare it to the research that has already been done and come up with strategies based off my research.

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march 2024

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College of Professional Studies Granite Division

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Winter 3-7-2024