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Unit 8 - Team Leadership
Aims of this Unit To understand how different leadership styles impact on team performance To understand how to be an effective team leader To be able to lead a team effectively
P1 – Describe the characteristics of different leadership styles in the workplace
Top Three Leaders Name your top three leaders giving one reason why!
What attributes make a good leader of man? Come and write them on the whiteboard!
Team Leadership Skills High Achievement Time Management Personal effectiveness Problem solving and decision making Effective communication skills Thinking outside the box and taking risks …!!
Think Outside the Box!
Left v Right Brain Function LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS Responds to verbal instructions Problem solves by logically and sequentially looking at the parts of things Looks at differences Is planned and structured Prefers established, certain information Prefers talking and writing Prefers multiple choice tests Controls feelings Prefers ranked authority structures
Left v Right Brain Functions RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS Responds to demonstrated instructions Problem solves with hunches, looking for patterns and configurations Looks at similarities Is fluid and spontaneous Prefers elusive, uncertain information Prefers drawing and manipulating objects Prefers open ended questions Free with feelings Prefers collegial authority structures
Be creative and think outside the box http://youtu.be/iZMJeQ4yPPk YouTube – Right vs. Left Brain Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?
Personal Experience Give an example of when you have led a team; OR Give an example of when you have been part of a team and observed good leadership skills
Are you Born a Leader? “leaders with vision have a clear, vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how to achieve it. But it’s not enough to have a vision; leaders must also share it and act upon it. "Great leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.“ Jack Welch – CEO General Electric
What makes a good leader? http://youtu.be/gr_OpFxCx-A Braveheart – The famous speech from William Wallace
Leadership Qualities A leader must be able to communicate Have discipline to work towards their vision Integrity is the integration of outward actions and inner values A leader inspires dedication by example
Leadership Qualities Magnanimity means giving credit where it is due. Leaders with humility recognize that they are no better or worse than other members of the team
Leadership Qualities Openness means being able to listen to new ideas Resourceful means using all means at your disposal to achieve your goal.
Leadership Qualities Fairness means dealing with others consistently and justly. Assertiveness is the ability to clearly state what one expects so that there will be no misunderstandings A sense of humor is vital to relieve tension and boredom, as well as to defuse hostility. Creativity is the ability to think differently, to get outside of the box that constrains solutions.
David Cameron http://youtu.be/vTIC-l4cHSA David Cameron Conservative Party Conference 2010
Activity In pairs, can you list the leadership qualities that David Cameron displays?
Desert Island Survival Activity In groups of four, decide on a list of ten things you would take with you to a desert island.
Which Leadership Qualities Do You Have? Look back at the list and decide which leadership qualities you think you demonstrated either through the last task or in the past.
Types of Team Formal Informal Large Small Temporary project/task Permanent
Autocratic Domineering Clear division between leader and team members Clear expectations of what needs to be done, when it should be done and how it should be done Often makes independent decisions with little or no input from the rest of the group Little room for change
How many autocratic leaders can you think of? Hitler President Mugabe Margaret Thatcher Alex Ferguson British Airways Bill Gates
Democratic Takes others opinions into consideration May take a vote Encourages team members to participate Usually retains final say over the decision making process
Democratic Tony Blair Michael O’Leary (Ryanair) Bill Clinton Southwest Airlines
Participative Gets involved in the decision making process alongside team members Employees make decisions at all levels
Participative Leadership Donald Trump Oprah Winfrey Richard Branson (Virgin Atlantic)
Laissez-faire Allows team members to make all the decisions Delegates regularly Offers little guidance Believes people excel when they are left alone to meet their own deadlines and responsibilities
Laissez-faire Leadership Ghandi
P1 Describe the characteristics of four different leadership styles in the workplace. Your answers should be supported with aviation related examples.
Task In pairs, can you discuss how one of the different leadership styles would affect team performance and make notes on your findings. Feed back to the group
Impact on Team Performance Positive: Increased morale Motivation Team cohesion Pride Fosters innovation Increased productivity Commitment
P2 Explain how two different leadership styles impact on team performance. You must use examples from different types of team in an aviation environment eg – airlines, airports or ground handlers.
Understand how to be an effective team leader
Effective Team Leadership Adapting leadership style according to situation Delegation Clear lines of authority Accountability and responsibility Awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses Managing conflict
Effective Team Leadership Praise Providing resources Clear aims and objectives Acceptance of differing points of view Open and honest communication Mutual respect, empowerment Consistency in decision making Common purpose
Important for: Team morale Motivation Success
P3 Explain the importance of effective team leadership. You must provide five examples of what constitutes effective team leadership and then explain their importance in relation to: Developing team morale Motivating team members Providing a framework for success All examples must relate to an aviation context.