Team Leadership, The Hill Model

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In team leadership, the Hill Model is stated by Northouse (2016) as “to simplify and clarify the complex nature of team leadership and to aid leadership decision making for team leaders and members” (p. 366). This model has several key concepts and practices that this paper will look at and exploit the aspect of influence and processes that people in a groups or teams interact and the force within the group acting to unit all the members or leadership functions. Whether traditional leadership of teams or groups with a formal leader or a self-directed group with no specific leader all benefit from an shared leadership with the attention and focus of all members on the groups process dynamics. This is more so the case in virtual teams benefiting from shared leadership. Team-based structures in organizations have several positive characteristics and are capable of increasing production, allocation and use of resources, effective on making decisions and problem solving, increased quality and services as well as, fluent innovation and creativity, as listed by Parker (as cited in Northhouse, 2016, p. 364).
A concept of this cohesiveness that leaders practice within virtual or group dynamics is coaching. Coaching is a direct leadership relationship of shared leadership or traditional leadership being a formal leader in virtual and non-virtual groups and teams. Kouzes & Posner (2012) states that “there is a direct connection between self-confidence and competence…you need to coach
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