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Leading Ideas for Effective Teams


Where the Company Name Comes From ---

The Name of this Company - Leader-Team Dynamics was not a whim.  Read on to get some ideas

Leader and Team are rather straight forward, however the word Dynamics could be either of the words below. I prefer a combination of "a Dynamic" Combined with the mechanics of "the Dynamics". It is these team dynamics that so many leaders have problems dealing with.


LEADER ...One that leads or guides. 2. One who is in charge or in command of others. 3a. One who heads a political party or organization. b. One who has influence or power,...

When I look at an effective LEADER, I see someone who is able to take a team and get them moving all in the same direction, with the same purpose and focus. It does not mean they always agree, but when the decision is made the members of an effective team know that their input was duly considered.

TEAM...Sports & Games A group on the same side, as in a game. 2. A group organized to work together: a team of engineers.

A team in business or in the military or any other organization works best when everyone on the team contributes. This is not to say that there will not be conflict. In fact conflict is an important and necessary ingredient for the success of the team. The effective team however recognizes that conflict generates ideas and possibilities that may not have otherwise been considered.

DYNAMIC...Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress: a dynamic market. 3. Marked by intensity and vigor; forceful. 4. Of or relating...

The Dynamic of the Team is marked by that team's ability to work together or not. Personality plays a significant role in whether or not this interaction is one of success based on mutual understanding or failure based on mutual distrust and discontent.

DYNAMICS...The branch of mechanics that is concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of a body or system of bodies, especially of forces that do not originate within...

All Definitions come from the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

In a real sense Dynamics speak of the effects of forces on a system of bodies. Add to that the idea of forces that do not originate from within and we have a Leader (the force from without) and the Team (the system of bodies). These Dynamics can have either a positive effect or a negative effect on the Team based on how the team reacts to the forces acting upon it. This is conflict and while many view conflict as negative, it is neither good nor bad but simply inevitable and necessary. It is the Personalities involved and their individual preferences that decides whether these forces are going to cause positive or negativ
e change.