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Seven Greatest Ideas for Team Leadership

Idea 36: Your role as team leader

If people are of one heart, even the yellow earth can become gold.

Chinese proverb

At team leadership level, the key leadership functions – such as identifying direction, planning, controlling, setting and maintaining standards, giving encouragement – are necessary if the three areas of need are to be met. The diagram overleaf shows some of those key functions set out in relation to the three overlapping areas of need.

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Idea 37: Achieving the task – with a team

When spiders' webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Ethiopian proverb

Even as an experienced manager, you should ...

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