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Team Leadership

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Heidi Engler

on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of Team Leadership

Martha Ekblad & Heidi Engler
Observation of Theory in Real Life
Recommendations for Practice
Using the model
Implementing the Team Excellence and Collaborative Team Leader Questionnaire
Getting to know your team
Organizing team building activities
Organizing meetings to touch base with your team
One-on-one or in a group
Get into small groups and discuss, based on your assessment:

1. Times you have been in a successful and an unsuccessful team dynamic.
2. WHY was it successful or unsuccessful (based on the model)?

Coming back together to share.
The Model in Action

Hill's Model for Team Leadership
Summary & Description
Leadership Decisions
External Leadership Actions
Internal Leadership Actions
Summary & Description
"The critical function of leadership is to help the group accomplish its goals by monitoring and diagnosing the group and taking requisite action."
Northouse p. 315
Leader-team vs. Leader-subordinate interactions
Attention to the process
Shared or distributed leadership
Using strengths and skills of entire team
Zaccaro, Heinen, and Shuffler (2009)
Hill's Model
Initial leadership decisions
Leader actions
Indicators of team effectiveness
Mental Model of situation
Needs: behavioral flexibility & wide range of actions and skills
Constructing accurate mental models
Effectiveness, effectiveness, effectiveness
Monitor or Take Action?
Task or Relational?
Internal or External?
Team Effectiveness
Internal Task: needed to focus on goals
Internal Relational: maintaining the group or improving on interpersonal relationships.
Small Group Research, Christopher J. Roussin
"...leader joining in honest, revealing, and trust-building conversations..."
Environment Intervention:
Adapting to external environment
External support for team
New networks of connection
Advocating to environment
Buffering distractions
Assessing effectiveness
Performance & Development
"Effective groups have a clear, engaging direction; an enabling performance situation that contains structure, support, and coaching; and adequate resources."
Determining ineffectiveness
Appropriate action
Back to the top of the model
This theory and model can be tangibly applied in real life, organizational situations.

"Places the ongoing work group or team in an environmental context within the organization, industry, or society."
"Enables leaders and members to diagnose and correct team problems."

This is a very complex model!
Requires a lot of analysis and giftedness on the part of the leader and members
Calls for a certain type of leader / team member
Building trust
Group Activity
Northouse, pg. 299
Northouse, pg. 305
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