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Team Leadership

This is a quick overview of team leadership. It does not go into alot of detail, it is mainly a "What is Team Leadership All About Anyway" type of presentation.

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Team Leadership

  1. 1. Team Leadership<br />Presented By<br /> Shari Fender<br />
  2. 2. What is a Team?<br />“A team is a work group that must rely on collaboration if each member is to experience the optimum success and achievement” (Dyer, W. , 2001)<br />"A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they are mutually accountable." (Katzenbach, J.R. & Smith, D.K.,1993) <br />
  3. 3. What is leadership??<br />Leadership defined:<br />According to Northouse “Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” (Northouse 2007)<br />Leadership is a team effort (Jossey Bass 2003)<br />
  4. 4. What is Team Leadership???<br /> Think Team…hmmm…<br />Think Tug-of-War<br />Any team member can perform the critical leadership functions to assess the current effectiveness of the team<br />
  5. 5. Team Leadership<br />Team leaders place considerable emphasis on team building and then evaluates their own performance on the basis of how well they’ve developed the team<br />(Cranfield University 2003) <br />A team leader’s belief is that the whole is greater then the sum of its parts. <br />
  6. 6. Solo Leadership<br />Plays unlimited role (interferes)<br />Strives for conformity<br />Directs subordinates<br />Projects Objectives (Dubrin, Andrew J. 2006 a)<br />An autocrat receives much of the credit for the success of his/her firm<br />
  7. 7. What a Team Leader Must Be & Do<br />Give feedback & resolve conflict<br />Help to keep team focused on the mission despite personality conflict, work style difference and blockages by interpersonal conflict<br />Build trust and inspire teamwork<br />Coach team members and group members toward higher levels of performance<br />Facilitate and support the team decisions<br />
  8. 8. What a Team Leader Must Be & Do<br />Expand the teams capabilities<br />Create a team identity<br />Anticipate & influence change<br />Inspire the team toward higher levels of performance<br />Enable & empower group members to accomplish their work<br />Encourage team members to eliminate low-value work (Dubrin, Andrew J. 2006 b)<br />
  9. 9. Distributed Leadership<br />Defined<br /> “Leadership is probably best conceived as a group quality, as a set of functions which must be carried out by the group. This concept of ‘distributed leadership’ is an important one. If there are leadership functions which must be performed in any group, and if these functions may be ‘focused‘ or ‘distributed’, then leaders will be identifiable both in terms of the frequency and in terms of the multiplicity or pattern of functions performed.” <br />(Gibb as quoted from Leadership Capacity in Teams)<br />
  10. 10. Complicity<br />(Margerison-McCann, Team Management Systems)<br />
  11. 11. “Clearly, new systems are needed for team-based organizations. No other change will send as powerful a message to Employees that the organization values teamwork”<br />(Zaccaro, S.J. Rittman, A.L., Marks, A.M., 2001)<br />“ Grand dreams don’t become significant realities through the actions of a single person. Leadership is a team effort”(Jossey-Bass, 2003)<br />…create a culture of celebration…<br />“Leadership is a relationship”(Northouse, P. G., 2007)<br />Conclusion<br />