Team Leader/Follower Relationship

Presented By: Group-20(Section K) Surbhi Bharti Neha Kumari Chanana Shrey Goyal

Leadership – The Definition
• Leadership is the process of influencing others to achieve the organizational goals. • Leadership is an interaction between the leader, the followers, and the situation.
Boss says “Go!”, leader says “Let’s go!” Leader knows the way, shows the way, & goes the way.
LEADERSHIP
V I S I O N
A C H I E V E

COMMUNICATE

CREDIBILITY
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Quality of a Perfect Team Leader
• Creative and disciplined • Visionary and detailed • Motivational and commanding • Directing and empowering • Ambitious and humble
Reliable and risk-

taking
Intuitive and logical Intellectual and ethical Coaching and

controlling
Inspiring and

mentoring

Be not a perfect leader, only an effective one!
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Team Leadership Goals
• Increase group development and performance • Build trust, autonomy and authority of team members • Construct an environment that fosters collaborative learning

Followership
• The act or condition of following a leader • Followers, rather than representing the antithesis of leaders, are best viewed as collaborators with leaders. • Followers fall into two groups: – Independent, critical thinking – Dependent, uncritical thinking • Best followers think for themselves and offer constructive advice or even creative solution. • Worst followers need to be told what to do, or even dodge the responsibility.
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Situational Leadership

Leader-Follower Relationship
Personality, Position, Expertise, …

Leadership

Values, Norms, Cohesivenes s, …

Task, Stress, Environment , …
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Leader-Follower (LMX) Leadership Theory
LMX Theory Focuses on: Relationship Between Team Leaders and Followers • helps to shape the success or failure of an organization. • Without a successful relationship between these groups, effective leadership will not occur, nor will outstanding workplace success.

In-Group Versus Out-Group Members • Members of an in-group tend to receive more information, are shown more concern, and may be more dependable and more communicative. • Whereas Members of out-group does not show concern towards the organisation, meets minimum goals and never attempt to achieve more.

Extraversion and Introversion
Similar to the ideas behind the in-groups and out-groups, extraversion and introversion can also play a role in the success of the LMX model. • an extravert would be considered an in-group member • an introvert would be an out-group member

The LMX process
• These relationships, if they are going to happen, start very soon after a person joins the group and follow three stages. 1. Role taking 2. Role making 3. Routinization

Benefit of the LMX model
• Helps in analyzing the behavior of both team leaders and followers • Helps in building better interaction b/w the team leader and the followers. • leaders can recognize which types of followers are present within the organization • modifications can be made to include all followers as much as possible

How to improve Leader-Follower Relationship?
Respecting Members. Showing awareness and recognition of their contributions. Attention to listening and Fairness. Having group discussions about the goals, and what performance is needed to achieve those goal. • Giving feedback on performance. • Stressing a forward-looking approach, rather than just reviewing the past. • By being open to the members with honest communication that encourage trust and loyalty. • • • •

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