Leadership, groups, and teams go hand in hand. I am a team player and a leader. To be a great leader, you must be a team player. You must see the bigger picture even when obstacles are in front of your horizon. I have had positive and negative experiences in leadership. A group can be three or more individuals that work together as a department or unit. Within a group, individuals may behave in distinct ways, use unique or specialized terms, or display symbols that have meaning to that group(saylor.org). A team is a group of individuals that come together for a common goal or purpose.
In my experience, I love being a part of a team. There is strength in numbers and when a team of likeminded individuals come together with a common goal the potential for success increases significantly. I have been a member of a team that has a negative outlook. That is a very hard position to be in, because I have had to try to be a catalyst for a mindset change for adults. When people believe that a task is impossible their outlook can begin to affect the leader. I started feeling self-doubt. The only way I could overcome was my belief system. I stand in my faith. Sometime my faith may get a little weak, but I ask for strength and I keep working. My leadership style transformational and participative. I like to inspire my team and engage their feedback. Groups and teams are imperative to organizations. They give an organization a competitive advantage. Teamwork supports diversity and inclusion. Groups provide a plateau for brainstorming and innovation.
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