Activity: Assignment - Positive and Negative Leadership
Leadership is an important aspect in team functioning. The role
of a team leader is to assist members in working towards team goals
as effectively as possible. The team leader may have an official
title (such as the Chairperson) or may have taken on the role on
an informal basis. Think about different teams you have been involved
with and answer the following questions concerning how you felt
about the particular styles of leadership that existed.
Answer the following questions about team leadership.
- In the course of your daily activities at school, work or socially,
consider a team that you have been involved with. Was there a
person in the group that you believed to be the team leader? If
so, briefly list the qualities and actions shown by them which
assisted the team to function.
- There are three major types of leadership behaviours that can
be described as autocratic, democratic and laissez
faire. Look up the definitions of these three terms and describe:
(a) how an autocratic leader may act
(b) how a democratic leader would act
(c) how a laissez faire leader would behave.
- Explain which type of leadership style (autocratic, democratic
or laissez faire) you consider to be the most effective for proper
team functioning. Explain why you chose this particular leadership
style to be the most effective.
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