The skill that more leaders struggle with more than any other is relatively mundane, but VERY important: The ability to work with their team as an equal.
Many leaders can only operate in one of two modes: in charge; or not there. In other words, once they join their team (virtually or otherwise), the team instantly defers to them, and they take the lead.
But truly great leaders have a third mode: To be a resource, rather than the team leader. To be able to sit with their team, without needing to be in charge, and use their subject matter knowledge just as anyone else around the table would.
It’s a skill you won’t learn on the fly. It takes practice and a real control of your ego.
If you don’t already have it, here’s how to develop that skill: Read the articled at Inc.com!