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Leadership Insights:

Leadership Tips: Simple, on-the-job self improvement ideas to strengthen your leadership skills

Stress: A dozen strategies to reduce on-the-job stress

Leadership Articles: Leadership and team development insights by Jeff Appelquist

Time Management: Strategies and activities to help business leaders manage their time

Leadership Styles: Overview of the frameworks, theories, and styles of leadership

Leadership Power: Six types of power for business leaders

Delegation: Understanding the skill of delegating effectively

Decision Making: Understanding sound decision making

Personalized Growth Plan: Design and begin a personalized leadership growth plan

Communication Tips: Leaders know how to communicate effectively

The Power of Praise: Meaningful praise is a powerful and important motivator

Understanding Feedback: There are five main categories of feedback 

Leadership Responsibilities: A team leader's responsibilities to his or her team

Leader/Team Tension: Leader behavior that can weaken team cohesiveness

Management Framework: A process outline for achieving results

Strategic Planning: Determine where your team has been and where it wants to be

Talent Development: Guidelines for developing the talents of your team members

Engagement Misconceptions: Twelve misconceptions about employee engagement

High-Power Leadership: When does leadership power become counterproductive

Succession Planning: Guidelines for a successful succession program

Team Leader Responsibilities to the Team 

Each team leader must adapt his or her leadership skills to maximize team productivity.  Indeed, effective team leadership is a difficult responsibility that requires many unique adjustments and calculations.  Nevertheless researchers frequently identify the responsibilities to the team listed below as essential for team leadership success.

Read through the following list of responsibilities of the leader to a team and assess your performance for each: 1= I need to work on this, 2= I do okay with this, 3= I do this very well.

1  2  3 

Help the team develop and progress

1  2  3 

Help the team align its goals with the organization

1  2  3 

See that the team stays organized

1  2  3 

Help team members understand their jobs

1  2  3 

Provide timely feedback on their performance

1  2  3 

Let them know what they are doing right

1  2  3 

Let them know what they need to improve on

1  2  3 

Provide necessary information to do the job

1  2  3 

Keep them informed about the issues that impact them

1  2  3 

Provide problem solving strategies

1  2  3 

See that the team gets the required training

1  2  3 

Reward the team for their accomplishments

1  2  3 

Be loyal to the team

1  2  3 

Mediate conflicts