Leading: Motivation and Team Essay

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What is a Team Anyway? :
What is a Team Anyway? A Team is a group of people with complimentary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.

Who is a Team Leader..? :
Who is a Team Leader..? Contact point for communication between team and management Full-fledged team member Assists the team by immediately implementing changes that are within the bounds of the team

WHAT IS LEADING…? The Challenge of envisioning a desired future for an organization and moving towards that future is central task of management. Sensible strategic plan and a sensible organizational structure will result in the fulfillment of organizational goals, to translate these decisions into actions and sustain them, one must be prepared to encourage support the people who carry out the plans and work within the structure. This managerial effort to keep people focused on the goals for an organization is the process of leading. Leading is about the human skills of management.


LEADERSHIP There are almost many definitions of leadership, but we have defined leadership as the process of directing and influencing the task related activities of group members. It Involves other people- employees or followers, distribution of powers between leader & group members, power to influence followers.

LEADERSHIP FUNCTIONS Many researchers exploring leadership functions came to the conclusion that to operate effectively groups need someone to perform two major functions - * TASK RELATED or PROBLEM SOLVING FUNCTION * GROUP MAINTENANCE or SOCIAL FUNCTIONS. An individual who is able to perform both roles would be an especially effective leader.

Leading A Team :
Leading A Team Multiple Styles Find your own style Lead – don’t be the whole team You can’t do everything yourself Lead – don’t follow Don’t let the team members drive the team Lead – don’t drive Don’t be a dictator

Team Leader’s Role :
Team Leader’s Role Train teams in group problem-solving techniques Master coaching skills for use with teams Infuse teams with a sense of their own identity Help teams choose their own targets and goals Monitor and assess peer performance appraisals Monitor and assess the peer discipline process Help the teams expand their responsibilities Foster innovation in teams Monitor team competition to prevent overzealous behaviours Refocus teams when necessary on team goals

Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader :
Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader Share information Support/build on ideas or proposals Acknowledge members’ ideas by summarizing Respect and acknowledge emotions, be patient Deal with negative behaviours (for example side conversations, personal attacks, rambling) in a firm but friendly manner Use team members to deal with awkward individuals Break down conflicts, confirm agreements, clarify areas of disagreement, aim for consensus, if not total agreement, in the team

Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader (Cont…) :
Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader (Cont…) Identify your teams strengths and weaknesses Increase productivity and efficiency Improve the way your team members interact Improve their ability to solve problems Improve morale Improve your managerial and leadership skills Clearly define objectives and goals Improve support and trust levels among employees Develop healthy inter-group relations Reduce unhealthy conflict Reduce stress in your workplace

Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader (Cont…) :
Few Do’s For Being An Effective Team Leader (Cont…) Tap into the hidden potential of your people Find the barriers that thwart creativity Achieve goal congruence Improve processes, procedures and humanize control