Abstract The purpose of the report is to clearly and concisely highlight the need for leadership in an organization. In addition, the report further seeks to address the importance of team work in an organization basing on real life experiences. In this respect, the various types of leadership will be covered in the report and their contribution towards organizational success or failure. Furthermore, the report will also address various forms or stages of team development and how every stage helps in achieving the anticipated goal of enabling the workers in a particular organizational develop team work abilities.
The report will also address the skills, strategies and approaches that organizational leaders are supposed to have in order to be effective leaders. Since, different perspectives arise in an organization, the report will address how leaders are supposed to deal with differing perspectives in the organisation so as to capitalize on the differences to achieve a benefit. Communication being one of the most powerful tools in the organization, the report will address the role of communication in leadership and the interconnectivity between effective leadership that results from effective communication.
(Adair, 1997) Introduction Leadership is one of the most outstanding features in an organization. It has been described as a social influence process where one person is able to enlist the support and aid of others in order to accomplish a common task. Every organization’s survival depends upon good leadership and team work in action. This is because leadership functions as the steering wheel that drives the organization into the required direction. The importance of team work in an organization can not be overemphasized because of the saying that goes “united we stand and divided we fall”.
In an organization where the employees work individually it is highly likely that such an organization is doomed to fail since activities in an organization are intertwined and one process leads to the other. Combining leadership and team work thus makes an organization successful. This is because leadership determines the organizational culture which is one of the most fundamental pillars of an organization that depicts how things are done in the organization. In this respect, good leadership leads to effective organizational culture and the opposite is true.
Leadership also sets the organizational vision without which the organization would just be Mac timing in the same position without forging ahead. (Peters, 1989)The leadership vision helps in setting organizational goals and objectives which forms the backbone of the organizational activities. It has been suggested by many scholars that if a leader in an organization is “a team person”, that is, he loves working with teams and in a team, then it is highly likely that he will be able to manage the organization using team work.
If however, the leader is not a “team person”, that is, he does not like working in a team and with teams then it is highly likely that he might not want work with teams in an organization because he does not perceive any need for such teams, after all, he has come thus far individually.