The new generation of managers must be adept at managing a wider variety of relationships outside of the confines of the company and around the world. Telecommuting is just the tip of this iceberg. The team members on an individual project might be scattered across the globe from Hong Kong to New York, and managing them requires skills in collaborative thinking and decision-making. More importantly it requires the ability to know how to motivate people whose goals and ambitions are very different from your own. You need to be comfortable with the prospect of trusting people who you may never meet in person.