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, which would have been within a year or two of 1998. 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.
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.|
|LEADING THE TASK||LEADING THE TEAM||LEADING THE INDIVIDUAL|
State aims and objectives
Consider options and consequences
Set criteria for success
Decide measurable targets
Balance personalities, skills, talents
Assess skills and abilities
Explain 'fit' and targets
Seek progress reports
Check performance and results
Encourage high standards
Use procedures sensibly
Build on success
Set new objectives
Set higher targets
Build team spirit
Train, support, guide
Set new targets
Set personal example
Inform and involve
Give care and support
Praise and reward effort
Listen to suggestions
Give responsibility and authority