Leading Change A Group Case Study
What leadership skills were instrumental in the team achieving their goals?
The leadership skills that were instrumental in the team achieving their goals are as follows:
- Able to lead- Derice Bannock developed this skill in order to share his vision with the employees as well as inspire them to support the vision. It also tells how he motivated the employees in order to attain the desired results (Agrawal, 2012).
- Effective communication- A leader is required to develop this skill as it helps to make sure that the leader is able to communicate well the various strategies, policies, tasks, vision, etc to the employees. Derice Bannock was effective in communicating with the employees so that they could understand well what was expected from them in the organization.
- Relationship building- The leader is always expected to foster the relationship as well as to maintain a healthy relationship with the employees and the clients in the company (Ely et al., 2011). Derice Bannock took effort and time to develop and foster an effective relationship with the employees. Maintaining these relations helped to motivate the employees to work harder and increase the productivity.
- Time management- Time management is a skill which a leader must possess in order to attain the goals of the organization. Time management means how the leader decides where to invest his time on and also to make the employees understand the importance on managing time. Derice Bannock knew and decided where to invest his time on and on which resources.
- Commitment- A leader is always committed to the company and its vision. Derice Bannock was also committed towards his employees, his team as well as the customers. A leader who is not committed towards his or her work is not able to attain the goals of the company.
- Encourage team work- A leader should possess this skill in order to make his or her team work along towards attaining the goals of the organization. Derice Bannock always tried to motivate his team members to work harder and effectively in the direction of achieving the goals (Price and Weiss, 2011). Derice Bannock encouraged the team and tried to identify the areas where they needed improvement by obtaining timely feedback, having conversations with the team members, etc.
- Give praise and rewards- The leader should always try to recognize and appreciate the team members who perform well. Derice Bannock praised and provided attractive rewards to the employees or team members so that they performed better to increase the productivity. Linking rewards to with the performance also motivated the employees to perform more effectively.
- Effective feedback- Derice Bannock always provided regular or timely feedback to the team members so they could know about their strengths and weaknesses and also could identify the areas where they needed improvement (Price and Weiss, 2013).
- Problem solving and conflict resolution- The leader should have this skill in order to solve the problems of the team members. Derice Bannock always tried to identify the issues that had been faced by the team members and also should put efforts to resolve the situation of conflicts.
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Price, M.S. and Weiss, M.R., 2013. Relationships among coach leadership, peer leadership, and adolescent athletes’ psychosocial and team outcomes: A test of transformational leadership theory. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 25(2), pp.265-279.