LEADERSHIP & TEAM DEVELOPMENT
Definitions of Leadership
Leadership is the art of getting someone
else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Leadership is the practice of motivating
people to give of their best to achieve a
Barbara C. Bradbury
What is YOUR definition of leadership?
Be clear what being a good leader means
Live up to your expectations – lead by
• Build and maintain relationships
• Manage team development
• Set a clear direction
• Encourage contributions and delivery
Bruce Tuckman, 1965
• Positive, polite
• Short phase
LEADER: Direct team; establish goals
Agree Ground Rules
• Reality sets in!
• Roles become clarified
• Authority of leader may be challenged
• Processes and relationships not established
• Team most vulnerable
LEADER: Establish processes and structure
Remain +ve; build relationships; support
• Hierarchy is established
• Team members respect authority of leader
• Leadership qualities of others emerge
• Seek help; provide critique
• Stronger commitment to team goal
LEADER: Step back; help team take
responsibility for progress towards goal
• Progress towards achieving shared goal
• Supported by structures and processes
• Individuals may leave or join team without
affecting performing culture
LEADER: Delegate as much as is feasible
Concentrate on developing team members
• Natural end of team (e.g. project team) /
team member leaves
LEADER: Take time to celebrate success /
acknowledge personal contributions of the
• Teams achieve more than individuals
• It takes patience and professionalism to
build a high-performing team
• Effective team leaders can accelerate their
team’s success by understanding the
• Communicating progress is important
• The stages are not an excuse for poor
performance or behaviour
How effective is your team?
•Complete the assessment
•Identify top 3 priorities for progress
•Take action - implement
• Defined team goals and objectives
• Clear roles and responsibilities
• Supportive team behaviours
• Open communication
• On-going training and development
• Acknowledged for achievements
• How do we treat each other?
• How do we respond to new ideas?
• How do we respond to feedback from
• How do others perceive us?
• How do we deal with change?
• What do we have in common?
• What are our values?
• How do we deal with struggle?
• Identify what you want from your team
• Assess where you are at the moment –
complete assessment of Team
• Plan what you are going to do to bridge
Personal Learning Points
• What will I do more of?
• What will I change?
• What will I commit to doing differently
• Complete the Commitment Plan
• Take immediate action
• Share with your team
I will do more of: I will change: I will do tomorrow:
• The work itself
• Be aware of your attitude and behaviour & how they
• Understand the motivations of your team colleagues
• Be positive – focus on your own happiness, well-
being and emotional intelligence
• Set clear direction and measurable goals
• Celebrate success
Benefits of a Positive Team
Impact of positivity on people:
• More successful in many areas of their lives
• Healthier and better able to cope with
• Increases ability to think creatively and work
with other people
• Positivity is an essential ingredient for
Research shows that…….
The more positive emotions you experience,
the likelier you are to exhibit other positive
behaviours, such as curiosity, awareness,
discovery, and creativity – all essential for
This is true for individuals, as well as groups
• Take personal responsibility to help make
your team work well
• Understand people’s needs
• Be a positive role model
• Motivate and take action