Title

Why Leadership is Essential for Team Dynamics

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

There is a distinct difference between a group and a team. A group is a collection of individuals that perform individual jobs/efforts in order to accomplish a goal. In a group, the presence of a leader is not essential. In contrast, a team is a collection of individuals that work together and in sync in order to accomplish a goal. A team, unlike a group, is motivated by team morale and the certain satisfaction they get from working together to accomplish a single goal. The biggest difference between a group and a team, however, is that a team needs someone to lead the decision making and orchestrate the actions necessary to complete the goal. A team leader can foster a creative atmosphere that inspires others to be innovative. It is important for a leader to exhibit values such as honesty and integrity so that these same traits can carry over to the rest of his/her team and ultimately lead to more efficient work. Effective leaders will also provide guidance to all members of the team in order to make sure that each member is fulfilling their respective roles. One example of when it is evident that leadership is essential for team dynamics is when examining the leadership characteristics of Jeff Bezos (Founder/CEO Amazon). It is the cause of good leadership that changes a group into a team and a small online book selling company into a multi-billion-dollar online marketplace.

Faculty Mentor(s)

James Barnett

Department/Program

Leadership Studies

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May 16th, 10:00 AM May 16th, 11:00 AM

Why Leadership is Essential for Team Dynamics

Ellensburg

There is a distinct difference between a group and a team. A group is a collection of individuals that perform individual jobs/efforts in order to accomplish a goal. In a group, the presence of a leader is not essential. In contrast, a team is a collection of individuals that work together and in sync in order to accomplish a goal. A team, unlike a group, is motivated by team morale and the certain satisfaction they get from working together to accomplish a single goal. The biggest difference between a group and a team, however, is that a team needs someone to lead the decision making and orchestrate the actions necessary to complete the goal. A team leader can foster a creative atmosphere that inspires others to be innovative. It is important for a leader to exhibit values such as honesty and integrity so that these same traits can carry over to the rest of his/her team and ultimately lead to more efficient work. Effective leaders will also provide guidance to all members of the team in order to make sure that each member is fulfilling their respective roles. One example of when it is evident that leadership is essential for team dynamics is when examining the leadership characteristics of Jeff Bezos (Founder/CEO Amazon). It is the cause of good leadership that changes a group into a team and a small online book selling company into a multi-billion-dollar online marketplace.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/109