You may be able to transfer information and give directives by phone, email and webcasts, but connecting with your professionals requires face-to-face interaction.
A national leader detailed for me all the personal one-on-one calls, group conference calls, email and webcasts where he communicated with his regional and local leaders; however, they described him as absent and not accessible. His efforts to communicate, no matter how sincere, were not effective.
Today’s communication technology is creating distance between leaders and professionals.
Create opportunities to interact with your team, listen to their concerns and give them a chance to connect with you. Then, you will attract followers.