organizations are beginning to understand that "command and
control" management is not an effective way to lead teams.
Managers and supervisors are now being asked to become team leaders.
Team leadership requires pulling together a group of people who
may be friends, competitors, or simply strangers. It requires
dealing with upper management, functional department heads, support
groups, and other stakeholders who may or may not support the
technically trained professionals lack the experience of working
effectively in groups or teams. In fact, they often chose their
profession because it involved working independently with minimal
supervision and interpersonal contact. The doctor, the engineer,
the computer scientist, and many other professionals who may prefer
to work alone or with limited corporate interference must now
lead teams of people with different backgrounds. By asking them
to do this, organizations have unintentionally thrown them into
a "sink or swim" position.
Consulting provides coaching to these team leaders in the
is increased competence in these skills that will make team leaders
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