What new skills and competencies will leaders need to succeed in work environments that are increasingly virtual and distributed? What types of training and tools can forward—thinking companies use to enable a new breed of leader that thrives in these uncertain environments? Are there people who already have these skills, or places where these new skills are being developed and refined?
Online games, and specifically massively multiplayer online role—playing games, offer a glimpse at how leaders develop and operate in environments that are highly distributed, global, hyper-competitive, and virtual. This report explains how.