Leaders And Followers : Leadership

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Leaders and Followers

In management a big part of success is having team work which includes both leaders and followers. A group with all leaders will be very unsuccessful. A group with all followers will also be very unsuccessful. Every successful group has to have a mixture of leaders and followers. In our book, work teams are defined as a small number of people with complementary skills who hold themselves mutually accountable for pursuing a common purpose, achieving performance goals, and improving interdependent work processes. A part of a work team is the leadership position which is defined as the process of influencing others to achieve group or organizational goals (Williams, 290). When looking at a work team there has to be a leader, and followers because it makes the team stronger. Businesses want to be strong and successful which can be accomplished through teamwork.

Every team wants to enhance their work team effectiveness because they can get more done in a quicker period. "Scholars are starting to acknowledge an overemphasis on the leader as an actor and followers as reactors (Scrone, 4)." People are realizing that a team will not be successful without followers because of the many characteristics that they have to have. Leaders and followers are equally important in a work team because the effort is not one sided. Followers need to be just as effective as leaders because leaders never have all the ideas they run with any of their followers ideas to make
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