Chapter 12 Team Building: A Leadership Strategy Vocabulary

Leadership
The process of inspiring, influencing, and guiding employees to participate in a common effort.
Management
The process of coordinating people and other resources to achieve the goals of the organization.
Team Building
A leadership initiative associated with high productivity and profitability. Problems in interpersonal relations are also less common where teamwork is evident. Teamwork ensures not only that a job gets done but also that it gets done efficiently and harmoniously.
Synergy
The interaction of two or more parts to produce a greater result than the sum of the parts taken individually.
Self-Managed Teams
High performance work teams that assume responsibility for traditional management tasks as part of their regular work routine.
Cross-Functional Teams
Task groups staffed with a mix of specialists, focused on a common objective. These teams are often temporary groups with members from different departments and job levels.
Virtual Teams
Virtual teams composed of employees physically dispersed throughout the nation or around the world.
Consideration
The dimension of consideration reflects the extent to which a leader’s relationships with subordinates are characterized by mutual trust, respect for the employees, consideration of their feelings, and warmth in interpersonal relationships.
Structure
Reflects the extent to which a leader is likely to define and direct his or her role and the roles of subordinates toward goal attainment.
Coaching
Coaching and developing people to become effective employees is a critical competency required by leaders in every organization.
Situational Leadership Model
A model developed by Paul Hersey and his colleagues at the Center for Leadership Studies that is widely used in several organizations.
Situational Leardership
Based on the theory that most successful leadership occurs when the leader’s style matches the situation
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