If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.
Being a good writer is an essential part of being a good remote worker, since most arguments are settled over email or chats. Make sure to hire people that can properly express their thoughts in writing.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists; when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
If the company is full of people whom nobody trusts to make decisions without layers of managerial review, then the company is full of the wrong people.
Instead of asking your workers what they did today, just ask them to show what they did. In many cases you can evaluate based on the progress, not the approach.
The job of a manager is not to herd cats, but to lead and verify the work.
If you can’t let your employees work from home out of fear they’ll slack off without your supervision, you’re a babysitter, not a manager. Remote work is then very likely the least of your problems; you shouldn’t hire people you don’t trust, or work for bosses who don’t trust you. If you’re not trusted to work remotely, why are you trusted to do anything at all?