Five Critical Skills For Team Leadership: How Is Managing A Department Different From Leading A Team?
Source: Cornelius & Associates
Team leaders are responsible for leading teams of people who may not report to them. Without organizational authority, team leaders must influence others and inspire them to meet the goals of the initiative or project. To effectively influence team members, team leaders must create a positive climate in which people on the team feel motivated to complete the required tasks. Team members need to feel they are being heard, they are appreciated, and they are truly part of the team. Creating this positive climate involves key skills that help team leaders earn the respect of their team members.