Leading Effectively

Effectively leading is no easy task and definetely not a wide-spread craft. Hierarchies, goals and plans usually restrict freedom of design in leading a group of people to a narrow path. However, at the same time the team consists of individuals, with their own and specific knowledge, abilities and personalities. These have to be brought together for successful teamwork by a leader who also brings knowledge, abilities and personality to the table. The task grows even more complex when team constellations often change. We suggest effectuation as an additional tool for successful leadership.

Challenges

  • Teams consist of a set of diverse individuals that have to be led to successful teamwork - how should we manage diversity?
  • How can our leaders be trained in using the resources in their teams effectively?
  • Team constellations tend to change more often - how should we approach this issue?
  • The project is so tight on time, resources and budget - how can our leaders put these to effective use with their teams?
  • How can our leaders induce innovative thinking in a team?
  • How can our leaders make better use of the entrepreneurial potential in our teams?
  • What are viable alternatives to setting fixed goals and developing sophisticated plans for effective teamwork?
  • How can leadership be organized in unmapped territory?