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Successful team characteristics & task competencies

Question 1.
Describe several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance.

Question 2.
Name two task-related competencies and two relationship/process related competencies and explain why each is important in a high-performing team.

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Question 1.

Describe several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance.

One of the most important characteristics for a successful team leader to have is self-confidence. The team leader is expected to be confident to a level of successfully interacting with those in their team, with other leaders in the company, and with various individuals. Many team leaders have built up their confidence through various previous tasks, and are able to effectively lead teams with their newfound confidence. If the team leader does not have self-confidence, "the supervisor/team leader cannot be effective. The best supervisors/team leaders have an air of self-confidence (not arrogance) about them" (Boyer, 2006).

Team leaders also must have initiative and be skilled innovators. Initiative is very important because it's what drives us to accomplish tasks and succeed. If a team leader lacks initiative, he or she will be ineffective because that same lack of motivation will be spoken through the team leader's actions, and the team members' attitudes will follow accordingly, and the majority of team members will then also lack the proper initiative to accomplish team tasks. Successful team leaders are also ...

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Question 1.
Describe several characteristics of successful team leaders and the effect the absence of these skills has on team performance.

Question 2.
Name two task-related competencies and two relationship/process related competencies and explain why each is important in a high-performing team.

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