The Leader’s Role

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The leader is an important factor in the success or failure of any team. People choose to follow leaders because of who they are and what they represent. Effective leaders create an environment in which team members can function well. They ensure that needed resources are on hand. They don’t create barriers and distractions that would hinder the team’s operations—they remove them. They don’t generate problems but address and solve existing problems that are beyond the scope of the team members. They accept responsibility for everything the team does and does not do. They set a positive example at all times and in all areas. They ...

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