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EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP

& CAPABLE AND COMMITTED TEAM MEMBERS

The first two blocks of Warrick’s (2014) team model address effective leadership and effective team members, respectively. This week’s readings provide some insights into effective team leadership, from more than one perspective. Please note that Warrick’s (2014) team model presents a set of necessary components, all of which must operate simultaneously for team performance effectiveness. That is, the model is componential rather than sequential in nature. Therefore, when we assess our team’s structural ability to perform, we examine the evidence for each component’s presence and strength.

For this week’s commentary, please select one of the following questions to answer. In all of these discussion tasks, consult the literature as necessary (you must cite at least the textbook and two qualifying articles; cf. the Syllabus), and then elaborate. To elaborate, anecdotes of personal experience are most effective, but causal logic and hypothetical cases are also useful. Maintain a formal style (cf. Writing Standards in the Start Here module). Here are the questions:

  1. What three leadership characteristics most strongly support effectiveness as a team leader?
  2. How might we recognize team-building commitment in a candidate for team leadership?
  3. What is a capable team member? (Disregard commitment for this exercise.)
  4. What is a committed team member? (Disregard capability for this exercise.)
  5. How might you define Warrick’s (2014) A-players, B-players, and C-players objectively?

Instructions

In your commentary, avoid restating the question or taking time to tell the reader which question you are going to answer. Simply indicate the question by number (e.g., #3 or #4). Then immediately start your commentary.

Please treat this task as an essay rather than an informal discussion. That is, write correctly and formally, rather than injecting excessive metaphor or colloquial expressions into your writing (cf. the syllabus). Proofread your work by reading it again and making changes before posting it.

The minimum length for the main commentary is 250 words. For replies, please write at least two complete, meaningful sentences, which directly address at least one aspect of the other student’s commentary. Reply to the commentaries of at least two other students.

Use in-text citations, and provide a complete reference section at the end of the commentary. Correctly cite the textbook and at least two peer-reviewed, scholarly sources in correct APA style (Griffith & Dunham, 2015). A correctly formatted in-text citation only has the author’s last name and the year, plus the page number only if you quote (Griffith & Dunham, 2015, p. 72). See the syllabus for rules on selecting peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, as they are stricter than you will normally see in required work.

Your main commentary is due Sunday night. Your replies to the two other students are due the following Tuesday night (i.e., two additional days, to allow time for people to post their work). This deadline pattern will remain the same throughout the course.

To amend your main commentary (before the deadline), type “AMENDED SUBMISSION” at the top of the new version.