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FT Essential Guide to Leading Your Team by Graham Yemm

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Understanding team roles and balance

When you have to start leading teams, there are a number of factors to consider. Some of them are more obvious than others. One of these is often overlooked, even by more experienced leaders, and that is the need to have a range of roles being covered, which require different skills and characteristics. To help you achieve this we will look at the nature of these roles and how you can identify people’s preferences. When you are aware of these roles you can use individuals more effectively by using their preferences and strengths within the team. Getting this balance is a major component of your likely success in teambuilding.

When you need to lead a team to achieve the overall objectives, it is natural ...

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