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Team Leadership: 20 Proven Tools for Success by Glenn Parker

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FLEXIBILITY

Flexibility is another key characteristic of an effective team leader. If you are a rigid, highly structured person who likes lots of rules, a thick policy manual and strict enforcement, you will have a difficult time as a leader in these quickly changing times.

Leadership in today’s business world operates in a fluid, changing environment. And yes, we often create a specific team charter, lay down many operating rules, and get lots of structure and more rules imposed on us by the organization, government regulators and customers. Yet, despite what often appears to be a whole host of restrictions, the daily life of a leader and the team are highly changeable.

As a manager at a major corporation said recently, “a team leader ...

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