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Team Leadership


Many companies today are deeply involved with teams. These businesses do not have supervisors in the traditional sense; instead, they have team leaders. Team leaders must understand traditional leadership styles and also possess appropriate competencies to direct people working in groups. This session will focus on leadership styles, characteristics, and expectations involved in sharing the leadership role.


The participant will learn: (1) origins of supervisory and management concepts, (2) definition of leadership and sharing the leadership role, (3) personal and management skills needed to direct teams, (4) things a leader should and shouldn’t do, (5) social skills and characteristics needed by a team leader, (6) creation of a positive climate for worker performance, (7) differences between leadership and management, (8) how to be perceived as a leader, (9) leadership styles and how to develop them, and (10) diagnosing situations and applying the most effective style in teams.

Content Outline

  • Definition of leadership
  • What is meant by shared leadership
  • Management skills and personal characteristics needed
  • Potential problems and pitfalls
  • Development of team leadership
  • Assessment of potential for shared leadership

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for new or experienced team leaders or others managing people in groups.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14