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Address how team leadership overcomes conflicts and obstacles. Conflicts and obstacles are often a sign of the dysfunction within a team. Other times they are signs of less complex issues that can be addressed more easily.

-How can a leader differentiate between a major problem that represents dysfunction and a less complex and dramatic problem?
-How can a leader specifically address these challenges, conflicts, and obstacles?

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Leadership overcomes conflicts and obstacles by increasing the understanding of the situation, increasing group cohesion, and improving self-knowledge. If leadership applies these principles most of the conflicts can be overcome. For example in most cases of conflict is the situation is clarified and communication between the parties is opened up the conflict gets resolved. The leadership provides an insight into the how the team can achieve its goals. The team members see the reasons for the conflict and it gets resolved. If the team is having obstacles in achieving its goals these are identified by the leader and solutions are achieved. The leader improves communication, soothes emotions, and clarifies organizational goals. This helps solve problems. The leader pays special attention to dysfunctional problems by defining acceptable behavior, confronting conflict head on, and understanding the interests of each conflicting party (Lipsky, D, Seeber. R, & Fincher. R, 2003), . For example, the leader ...

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The role of leadership in forming and improving teams is explained in a structured manner in this response. The answer includes references used.