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Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success by Glenn Parker

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BUILDING

BRIDGES

In today’s business world, “no team is an island.” A team cannot be successful without effective relationships with a variety of key stakeholders. A “stakeholder” is simply someone or some organization that “holds a stake” in your success. In practical terms, it is someone who can either help or hinder the successful completion of your work.

In general, teams need three things from various stakeholders:

1. Information

2. Resources

3. Support

Most teams have the same types of stakeholders, although the number and specific name of each stakeholder may vary by organization. In general, however, the following are the key team stakeholders:

•   Functional Department Managers

•   Customers and Clients

•   Senior Management

•   Support ...

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