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Important Characteristics of a Team Leader

Describe several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance. Use at least 100 words and cite any sources in APA format.

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According to the Society for Human Resource Management (2008), a team leader must have the ability to manage change, solve problems and make decisions, manage politics and influence others, take risks and innovate. In addition, a team leader must have a vision in order to help guide followers in the organization's goals. It is preferable that a leader has skills and knowledge ...

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This detailed solution discusses important characteristics of a team leader and what the impact is if leader does not have these skills. Includes APA formatted references.