Team leadership is the practice of directing and representing a team. This implies the use of influence over the authority. As such, effective team leadership relies on talents in areas such as communication and social skills. A team leader must also capture the respect of a team with domain knowledge and skill. For example, it is difficult to lead a team of software developers if you know nothing about coding. The following are common team leadership skills.
Bias For Action
Leading by Example
Recovering From Failure
Shaping Team Culture
NotesTeam leadership is about influence and direction whereas team management is about authority and control. In many cases, a team leader is delegated authority by a team manager who remains accountable.
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