On Simon Grant's web site

This is what is on an excellent little card given out by Bob Kent on Management Training courses - I attended one as a staff member in the University of Liverpool. It is reproduced with permission.

Please refer comments or enquiries to Bob Kent, Management Consultancy & Training Partnership, at bobkent.mctp (at) btinternet.com to whom the copyright belongs.


TEAM LEADERSHIP

Leadership is exercised by the person who willingly accepts the ultimate responsibility for achieving results through the efforts of others.

The team leader will be supported and followed only for as long as his/her behaviour remains acceptable to the team members!

Develop a style of leadership behaviour that is appropriate to the demands of the task in hand and the needs of the team by ...
FOCAL POINT ... becoming the person to whom people turn for leadership by setting a personal example and meeting their expectations
RESPONSIBLE ... accepting, and honouring, the extra duties that leadership imposes in terms of acting responsibly, and accepting responsibility for the actions of others
AUTHORITY ... setting guidelines for what decisions may be made, by whom and in what circumstances
EFFECTIVE ... taking actions to manage the tasks successfully, build team spirit, gain commitment to the objectives and motivate the team members to give their best efforts to the task of the team.

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP .... AREAS OF ACTION

Leader/Manager
Manager/Leader
LEADING THE TASK LEADING THE TEAM LEADING THE INDIVIDUAL
DEFINING OBJECTIVES Define purpose
State aims and objectives
Consider options and consequences
Seek opinions
Share knowledge
Seek ideas
Consult
Explain requirements
Tell 'why'
PLANNING
ORGANISING
Decide programme
Check resources
Set priorities
Set criteria for success
Decide measurable targets
Select team
Balance personalities, skills, talents
Structure team
Team training
Assess skills and abilities
Explain 'fit' and targets
Check understanding
Explain expectations
MONITORING Seek progress reports
Maintain standards
Check performance and results
Gather forecasts
Progress meetings
Co-ordinate effort
Broadcast results
Direct effort
Discuss achievement
Encourage high standards
Resolve conflict
Use procedures sensibly
DEVELOPING Build on success
Set new objectives
Summarise progress
Revise plans
Discuss failures
Set higher targets
Reward success
Build team spirit
Encourage ideas
Appraise performance
Train, support, guide
Set new targets
LEADING Set personal example
Decide actions
Be enthusiastic
Think ahead
Delegate tasks
Inform and involve
Encourage success
Share problems
Give care and support
Meet expectations
Encourage self-discipline
Praise and reward effort
Listen to suggestions
Give responsibility and authority
Develop rapport