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From Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong by Carl E.
Larson and Frank M.J. Lafasto, 1989.
Responsibilities of Team Leaders
- Avoid compromising the team's objective
with political issues.
- Exhibit personal commitment to the team's
- Do not dilute the team's efforts with
too many priorities.
- Be fair and impartial toward all team
- Be willing to confront and resolve issues
associated with inadequate performance by team members.
- Be open to new ideas and information from
Create a Supportive Decisionmaking
- Trust team members with meaningful levels
- Provide team members with the necessary
autonomy to achieve results.
- Present challenging opportunities that
stretch the individual abilities of team members.
- Recognize and reward superior performance.
- Stand behind the team and support it.
Responsibilities of Team Members
- Demonstrate a realistic understanding
of my role.
- Demonstrate objective and fact-based judgments.
- Collaborate effectively with other team
- Make the team goal a higher priority than
any personal objective.
- Demonstrate a willingness to devote whatever
effort is necessary to achieve team success.
- Be willing to share information, perceptions,
and feedback openly.
- Help other team members as needed and
- Demonstrate high standards of excellence.
- Stand behind and support team decisions.
- Demonstrate courage of conviction by
directly confronting important issues.
- Demonstrate leadership in ways that contribute
to the team's success.
- Respond constructively to feedback from
Work: The Experiences of
Denver Victim Services 2000
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