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1 Teamwork and Leadership Practicum in LPSCS

2 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Copyright and Terms of Service Copyright © Texas Education Agency, These materials are copyrighted © and trademarked ™ as the property of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and may not be reproduced without the express written permission of TEA, except under the following conditions: 1) Texas public school districts, charter schools, and Education Service Centers may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for the districts’ and schools’ educational use without obtaining permission from TEA. 2) Residents of the state of Texas may reproduce and use copies of the Materials and Related Materials for individual personal use only, without obtaining written permission of TEA. 3) Any portion reproduced must be reproduced in its entirety and remain unedited, unaltered and unchanged in any way. 4) No monetary charge can be made for the reproduced materials or any document containing them; however, a reasonable charge to cover only the cost of reproduction and distribution may be charged. Private entities or persons located in Texas that are not Texas public school districts, Texas Education Service Centers, or Texas charter schools or any entity, whether public or private, educational or non- educational, located outside the state of Texas MUST obtain written approval from TEA and will be required to enter into a license agreement that may involve the payment of a licensing fee or a royalty. Contact TEA Copyrights with any questions you may have.TEA Copyrights 2

3 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Benefits of Teamwork Increased productivity Increased motivation Increased morale Improved product quality Improved customer service Fewer layers of management Improved communication Greater job satisfaction Improved self-esteem 3

4 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Types of Teams Functional Cross-functional Self-directed 4

5 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Team Planning Setting goals – align with the organization’s mission Assigning roles and duties – match tasks to abilities Communicating – to assess progress and address issues 5

6 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Potential Obstacles Unclear goals Misunderstandings about how much authority the team and team members have Unclear plan to assess individual performance Competitiveness among team members Resentment over lack of individual recognition Reduced effort by team members, especially as the team increases in size 6

7 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Being an Effective Team Member Make the team’s goal your top priority Listen actively in meetings and offer suggestions Follow through on your assigned tasks Work to resolve conflicts among team members Inspire coworkers to get involved and do their best 7

8 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Leadership Qualities/Skills Good communicators – able to receive information, interpret it, and pass it to others effectively Visionary – Clear idea of where to go and how to get there – Set high standards – Expect high-quality performance but tolerate honest mistakes 8

9 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Leadership Qualities/Skills (continued) Involve others – Recognize they cannot do everything themselves – Inspire others to work toward their goals and to achieve maximum potential – Create a strong team spirit – Praise and reward good work 9

10 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Leadership Qualities/Skills (continued) Role models – represent the values of the organization, knowing that people copy their behavior Decisive – use good judgment to make wise decisions Positive – often able to turn failure into success; know that many successes are built on past failures. Problem-solvers – not afraid to ask tough questions 10

11 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Leadership Styles Directing – giving others specific instructions and closely supervising tasks Coaching – closely supervising but also explaining decisions and asking for suggestions Supporting – sharing decision-making responsibility and encouraging the independent completion of tasks Delegating – turning over responsibility for decision-making and completion of tasks to others 11

12 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Leadership Tips Provide sufficient training and be a patient teacher Give clear directions Know when to intervene Don’t be afraid to admit mistakes Be consistent in what you say and do Treat workers fairly and equally Be firm when necessary Recognize effort and initiative Praise in public, reprimand in private Make your expectations clear Treat workers the way you would like to be treated 12

13 Copyright © Texas Education Agency All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. Resources , Succeeding in the World of Work, Kimbrell, McGraw-Hill, , Working, Bailey, South- Western, manager.co.uk/documents/TMSS- LostatSeaExercise.pdf manager.co.uk/documents/TMSS- LostatSeaExercise.pdf 13


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