As a team leader your work is made much easier based on a strong relationship with your team, as well as your boss. Each organizational culture will differ, and it is likely that you will need to interface regularly with your boss, even if you are on a virtual team, or in a different location then they are.
Questions to Consider:
What are the key priorties for your boss?
What do they prefer in terms of communication, information, quality etc?
What are their expectations of you? Of the team?
What do they see key priorities for the team? For you?
What is their perspective on strategic issues facing the team? What are their priorities? How does your work, and the team's work, support their success? How does your leader want to be communicated to?
What information is most important for them to have, and WHEN?