5 Most Needed Skills of a Team Leader

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5-Most-Needed-Skills-of-a-Team-LeaderThere are many opinions about team leadership. Have you ever thought about what are the 5 most needed skills of a team leader?

Here are five of the best and most needed skills for anyone trying to lead a team.

1. Listening
2. Asking the Right Questions
3. Being Curious
4. Encouraging and Motivating for Change or Action
5. Putting aside your personal agenda

As you think about these 5 points here are some great quotes about leadership:

  1. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters
  2. Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen Covey
  3. Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. —General Douglas MacArthur
  4. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. —Abraham Lincoln
  5. What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey
  6. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb
  7. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow
  8. The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippman
  9. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard
  10. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone
  11. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche
  12. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley
  13. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens
  14. We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. —Marco Rubio
  15. Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln
  16. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. —John J Pershing
  18. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell
  19. There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan
  20. I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. —Dee Dee Myers
  21. A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King
  22. My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown
  23. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton
  24. The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower
  25. You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower
  26. Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan

Dale Roach

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