Good leaders know that being a good manager helps in getting a lot accomplished. Managers must collaborate with employees so people with different skills from different parts of a company can successfully contribute to projects. The concept of collaboration has evolved into the practice of creating teams with specific individuals with complementary skills who gather around a common purpose. This purpose might include accomplishing a specific task, addressing a particular problem, revising an internal company process, etc. The term “team” is used so frequently today that the meaning of this concept is often diluted. Modern organizations rely on the efforts of different kinds of teams, and pull together teams with members scattered over multiple geographic locations (including multiple countries) to bring together the skills and competencies needed to address tasks. Some key roles all managers have is to establish goals and purposes with a team and make sure they select the right team members. So, what does a successful team look like? Even the best teams experience conflict, which actually can be a productive force in generating new ideas and multiple options for consideration. The important thing for keeping your organization healthy is to learn to avoid letting professional conflict harm personal relationships.
In this course, you will look at the leadership and management skills necessary in helping you understand the different stages of group development, how to create an effective team, and how to harness the talent of your team’s strengths.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 10 hours.
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Define leadership
- Define Delegation
- Identify leadership and delegation functions and current trends
- Explain why leadership and delegation have developed into strategic partnership within organizations