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Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success by Glenn Parker

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SOLID TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

In an era when life, especially life in the world of organizations, was much simpler, it was believed that a good leader could lead any type of team doing any kind of work. A leader, it was thought, was a leader, and those skills were transferable to any setting. However, we now know that while generic leadership skills may be applicable, leading most of today’s teams requires a solid foundation in the technical, scientific or business aspects of the team’s work. Simply being a good facilitator is just not sufficient.

As a senior manager at one major corporation said to me, “you have to be more than a facilitator because pure facilitators don’t have the knowledge base to make the tough calls.” Solid technical ...

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