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Team Leadership Continuum [Tannenbaum & Schmidt]

Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H Schmidt set out a range of leadership behaviours. This model gives us a powerful team leadership continuum.

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
(See below for more details)

This video is part of course module number 4.3.3
Program 4: Managing & Leading Groups
Course 3: Teams
Section 3: Team Leadership

Other videos in this section include:
– Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages https://youtu.be/qtwMA6EQRKo
– Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage https://youtu.be/_YEKWXbmMp8
– John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership https://youtu.be/uVmjr1Jp4YA
– LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities https://youtu.be/PERd_fnUalQ
– Four Quadrants of Team Leadership https://youtu.be/kvEWWST-oh8
– Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders https://youtu.be/xN7sjQYNkhg
– Handling Team Problems https://youtu.be/-Zfy3Ef8P_0

LESSON NOTES
1958 Harvard Business Review article: Robert Tannenbaum and Warren H Schmidt set out a range of leadership behaviors.
7 distinct stages on a continuum, from telling team members their decision, through selling their idea and consulting on the problem, to handing over decision-making.

They also describe how a manager can decide how to lead and choose which of the styles will work best. They offer 3 considerations:
● Forces in the team leader
Your values and style, and your assessment of the risk
● Forces in the team-members
Your assessment of their readiness and enthusiasm to assume responsibility
● Forces in the situation
Time pressure, the group’s effectiveness, organizational culture

THE SEVEN BEHAVIOURS
1. Team Leader makes the decision and announces it
2. Team Leader ‘sells’ their decision
3. Team Leader presents their decision and invites questions
4. Team Leader presents a tentative decision, subject to change
5. Team Leader presents the problem, gets suggestions, and then makes a decision
6. Team Leader defines the limits within which the group makes the decision
7. Team Leader allows the group to make the decision, subject to organizational constraints

FORCES IN THE TEAM LEADER
• Values
• Inclinations
• Confidence
• Security

FORCES IN THE TEAM-MEMBERS
• need for independence
• readiness to assume responsibility
• comfort or discomfort with ambiguity
• interest in the problem
• assessment of the problem’s importance
• understanding of and sympathy for the organization’s goals
• relevant knowledge and experience
• expectations towards participating in decision-making
• trust for you, as a manager

FORCES IN THE SITUATION
• Organisation
• Group Effectiveness
• Time Pressure
• The Problem Itself

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
1. Reflect on recent times when you have set work for your team. What positions on the team leadership continuum did you select? (2 MC CPD Points)
2. To what extent could you have chosen alternate positions on those occasions? (2 MC CPD Points)
3. Make deliberate choices using this model and monitor the outcomes your choices have on your team’s performance for two weeks. Reflect on what you learn and what your next priorities are. (3 MC CPD Points)

DOWNLOADS
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Paid resources
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RECOMMENDED READING
– The Five Dysfunctions of a Team https://geni.us/wbIE
– The Wisdom of Teams https://geni.us/7i1AL
– The Belbin Guide to Succeeding at Work https://geni.us/Kzc4GV4
– Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart https://geni.us/oAgEOdA
– Pulling Together: 10 Rules for High-Performance Teamwork https://geni.us/zUVV3G
– HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Teams https://geni.us/0DLsNe4

Managers need a basic set of kit to do your job well. Here are my top recommendations: https://kit.co/MikeClayton/manager-s-work-kit (the links are affiliated)

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Managing & Leading Remote Teams [Compilation]
Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Margerison McCann: The Team Management Wheel
Meredith Belbin: The Belbin Team Roles Profile
Katzenbach and Smith: The Wisdom of Teams
Taking Care of the Wellbeing of People in Your Remote Team
Developing People in Your Remote Team
Getting Sufficient Challenge in Your Remote Team
Maintaining Productivity in Your Remote Team
Fostering Responsibility within Your Remote Team
Crafting Connection and Building Culture in Your Remote Team
Helping Build Understanding in Your Remote Team
Creating Trust in Remote Teams
Introduction to Managing Remote Teams
Tips for Cross-Cultural Working: 10 + 1 Bonus
Dimensions of Cross-Cultural Differences: 10 of the Biggest
Developing Cross-Cultural Awareness: The Stages
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Teams
How to Support Your Team for Learning: 7 Things
Supporting Your Team through Conflict: 3+1 Roles to Play
How to Support Your Team through Change – 6 Steps
Supporting Your Team through Team Stress: 4 Steps
Supporting Your Team Under Pressure: Return to High-Performance
Team Leadership: Handling Team Problems
Daniel Goleman’s 6 Leadership Styles for Team Leaders
Four Quadrants of Team Leadership
LEAD Your Team: 4 Team Leadership Priorities
Team Leadership: John Adair’s Action Centered Leadership
Servant Leadership: Leading Your Team in the Tuckman Performing Stage
Team Leadership and the Tuckman Group Development Stages
Teamwork: Your Team Working Problems Solved
Teamwork: Problem Solving with Your Team
Teamwork: Team Celebrations
Teamwork: Leading Effective Team Reviews
Teamwork: Elements of Effective Team Meetings
Teamwork: Your Team’s Skills and Expertise
Teamwork: Facilitating Effective Team Working
Teamwork: Protecting Your Team
Teamwork: Providing for Your Team
Teamwork: Essentials of Working as a Team
Kurt Lewin’s Freeze Phases for Team Development
The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model
Cog’s Ladder of Group Experiences – Team Development
John Whitmore’s Team Development Model
Team Building Events: Why, What, and How?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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