The Different Types Of Leadership In The Team

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In cases where there are formal titles which describe the role of leader and it is easy to recognize because the leader carries not only the authority but also the influence within a team. However, this is not always the case, and it could be someone on the team who does have this influence who leads the team, even if it is not necessarily called out. In either case, it is typically the person who has the influence over the team who is looked upon to be the leader. Leadership is defined as the process, whereby one individual influences other group members toward attainment of defined group or organizational goals (Greenberg, p.447).

Leaders should have a non-coercive influence. The best type of leadership exist when the team members follow
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Based on the different types of teams there are different skills that are required for the different types of groups. There are a special group of leaders who are known to “have the right stuff”. These are the group of leaders who are set apart an know to be effective leaders. They are known to have high levels of ambition, and clear visions of where they want to go. I have always said that the best leaders, are those who are willing to serve. For subordinates to see that a leader would not ask anything of them they are unwilling to do themselves, the team understands the leadership role is not about being superior, it is about the roles which are held within the team. Greenberg states, “Leadership is a demanding, unrelenting job with enormous pressures and grave responsibilities” (Greenberg, p 450). Some of the characteristics of great leaders are; drive, honesty and integrity, leadership motivation, self-confidence, cognitive ability, knowledge of the business, creativity, and flexibility. Of these attributes, leadership motivation requires some explanation. Leaders who seek to lead, and do so to dominate others are not what is to be considered a good leader. A good leader is willing to work with others, develop good working relationships including respect for others, and generally work with others rather than dominating others tend to be good leaders. Another important skill for a good leader to have is flexibility. By possessing flexibility a leader understands the type of leadership that is required for any given situation. They can acclimate their leadership style requirements to suit the people they lead. They also can adapt in such a way to meet the specific requirements for their

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