A team leader is person who is in charge of a group of people, which is referred to a team. This person undertakes the role of setting goals and objectives to be achieved by the team. However, the team should not always set the goals and objectives alone.
Team members are always invited to contribute by offering suggestions on the set the goals and objectives, as well as, how to achieve the set goals and objective (Lussier, & Achua, 2010). Team leaders have many roles to play. Nevertheless, the teams’ leader’s role in developing an effective team includes; motivating team members to stay focused. Focus, motivation, and commitment are key drivers to achieving of the set goals and objectives. It is a team leader’s role to ensure that his members are well motived. He can achieve this by coming up with interesting events that keep them focused.
Secondly, a team leader can be impartial to ensure that there is development of an effective team. It is important for the team leader to be supportive to all the team members equally. A leader who is partial promotes negativity, as well as, conflict amongst his team members. Therefore, for proper development of an effective team, the leader ought to be impartial.
Lastly, it is a team leader’s personal role to mentor his team members. Every leader should have the mentorship skills from which the team members should benefit. He should be able to be there for his team in both good and bad times. They should give credit where it is due and whenever they go wrong, they should always be ready to own up and find a solution to the mistake (Lussier, & Achua, 2010).
Lussier, R. N., & Achua, C. F. (2010). Leadership: Theory, application, skill development. Australia: SouthWestern/Cengage Learning.