Team Leadership Paper

1353 words 6 pages
Team Leadership

MGT 521
February 24th, 2014

Team Leadership
Memorandum
To: Bill Smith
CC: Strategic Market Plan Project Leaders
From: Damian Beattie
Date: 3/20/14
Re: Strategic Plan in Effective Team Management Entering into a new market segment will be a particularly challenging project to implement into our current structure. Many factors will need to become more apparent when we attempt to initialize a set plan that suits not only the strategical needs of the organization but those of the employee’s involved. Instructing my team to use initiative and putting such faith in my individual members will be crucial for executing within a designated time frame so we can be ready for our new department to take off on
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The Path-Goal model is a leadership theory that says the leader’s job is to assist followers in attaining their goals and to provide direction or support needed to ensure that their goals are compatible with the goals of the group or organization (Robbins & Coulter, 2012). Most of my current team members believe in goal attainment for themselves, the team and the organizational as a whole. As the leader I must adjust to the environment and follow four behaviors that must be adapted to the certain situations (Robbins & Coulter, 2012).
Directive leader: Lets subordinates know what’s expected of them, schedules work to be done, and gives specific guidance on how to accomplish tasks. Supportive leader: Shows concern for the needs of followers and is friendly. Participative leader: Consults with group members and uses their suggestions before making a decision. Achievement oriented leader: Sets challenging goals and expects followers to perform at their highest level. If these behaviors are upheld with the highest respect for the individual, team and the organization then there will be no error that can’t be resolved. The decision made on what behavior to apply is crucial and can produce flaws with the system if done incorrectly. Say for instance you are being more directive towards an individual team member

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