Characteristics of an Effective Team Leader

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[pic] Characteristics of an Effective Team Leader, Team Conflicts, and Issue Resolution MBA 501 (Wk4 Assignment) by Learning Team A Bamidele. Jaiyeola Elizabeth Barcelona Nazneen Rajan July 31, 2010 Abstract: It is a commonplace for organizations today to work in teams. Productivity and creativity results will be greater in a team environment. Whenever you bring together people from different backgrounds, experiences and skill sets, it is inevitable that conflict will occur. Conflict arises from the differences, and when individuals come together in teams, their differences in terms of power, values, and attitudes contributes to creation of conflict. Without conflict, teams will not be challenged and will…show more content…
Team Conflict: Without a good team leader, the team could not function effectively and later on could lead to conflict between team members. The best way a good leader resolves conflicts is with communication, allowing everyone to express themselves, be open to criticism, and processes the ability to encourage compromise and negotiation. Conflict in teams is a significant contributor to poor performance, but seldom is it dealt with effectively. This section will help with a basic understanding of conflict and how to deal with it (Teambuilding.Inc, 2001-2007). "Conflict." This is a word that causes most of us a great degree of discomfort, anger, frustration, sadness, and pain. ”Conflict arises from the clash of perceptions, goals, or values in an arena where people care about the outcome" (Alessandra, 1993, p. 92). If the management of that conflict is not effective, it can totally disrupt the entire group process. The dictionary defines "conflict" as "a struggle to resist or overcome; contest of opposing forces or powers; strife; battle. A state or condition of opposition; antagonism; discord. A painful tension set up by a clash between
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