Today more than ever before, achieving results through teams has become absolutely essential. By teams, we mean those homogenous as well as cross-functional. Team leaders are expected to maximise the teams’ combined potential, output and talent.
To do this the leader must be self-aware, lead by example, be emotionally intelligent, manage conflict, build trust, drive for results and be a good communicator of vision and tasks. Essentially be a good listener, etc. The Leader is also expected to have an intimate knowledge of group dynamics and team development.