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Leading Teams

At the beginning of your career it’s likely that you were solely responsible for your own work. As a manager or leader it is now your responsibility to inspire, lead and motivate your team to accomplish a set of goals for the organisation. However, not everyone is going to be easy to work with and ensuring everything is running well can often prove a challenge.

Managing teams is the ability to lead and coordinate a group of individuals to achieve results. To do this effectively will require you to maintain good communication; set clear roles; responsibilities and objectives; build trust and positive team morale; recognise good performance; manage conflict and underperformance, and ensure the team is moving in the right direction. There are various methods and leadership styles a manager can take to increase engagement and performance and build an effective team. Developing your ability to support the team, as well as the individual and task, is very important.

Here are some resources to support your development.

Additional resources

Building a Tower, Build a Team (TED Talk video)

Why good leaders make you feel safe (TED Talk video)

How to manage for collective creativity (TED Talk video)