1 Northouse – Leadership: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition Instructor Resources Chapter 12 – Team Leadership Assignments and Exercises 1. Trace the history of team leadership theory and research from the early 1900s to the mid1980s, and then through the 1990s. 2. Provide an overview of research of organizational effectiveness. What are some of the processes being studied and what is their impact on teams? 3. Describe the difference between a team-centric and leader-centric approach to studying leadership interactions. 4. Explain the advantages of distributed leadership, giving real-life examples. 5. Define/describe Hill’s team leadership model. What is a leader’s mental model? What behaviors by leaders are most effective for teams and what responsibilities does the leader have to meet team needs? Give a personal example that you observed or personally performed in a group setting that provided to meet team members needs. 6. What are the 3 decisions a leader needs to make to determine whether or how to intervene to improve team functioning? Discuss the elements necessary to determining monitoring or taking action to help the team. 7. What are the 3 leadership actions described in Hill’s Model for team leadership? Define describe each of these actions. How do they affect a team’s success? Have you experienced any of these actions being taken in teams or work groups? Describe your experience, 8. What are the 2 critical functions of team effectiveness? Define and then describe the components (Hackman & Walton) and the characteristics (Larson & LaFasto) provided to support group effectiveness. Give personal examples of 3-4 of these components/characteristics in groups/teams you worked with. 9. What is principled leadership? What are the 4 sets of processes that influence team effectiveness? Choose one of the 4 processes and give a detailed description of how this process affected you in a team environment. 10. Complete Cases 12.1 & 12.2. Answer all questions. 11. How do virtual teams differ from face to face teams? How do the leadership needs of virtual teams differ from face to face teams? 12. What types of environmental factors might indicate the need for a team intervention by the leader? 2 Northouse – Leadership: Theory and Practice, Sixth Edition Instructor Resources 13. In what instances would the team leader negotiate with upper management according to this model? 14. Rate a team you are a member of and have provided leadership using the team excellence and collaborative team leader questionnaire. What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of the team and its leadership? Were their necessary changes, problematic norms, or issues that needed to be addressed? Overall, do/did you feel that your group was successful reaching their goals? How/what would you suggest to improve effectiveness based on the ideas, factors and principles reviewed in this chapter?