Morgeson, DeRue, and Karam speak about leadership in teams (2009). What leader characteristics and behaviors do you consider to be most important for creating a high-performing team?
- Explain why you consider these to be the most effective.
- What has your experience been in terms of a leader who either demonstrated these leadership competencies or conversely did not?
- What was the impact of this leader on both you individually as well as the team?
Think about a team you were a member of that stands out either because it was highly functional and rewarding or conversely highly dysfunctional. How did the level of trust and openness in the team contribute to the team dynamics and level of success? What did the team leader do or fail to do that contributed to this dynamic?