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Can Teams Lead Themselves?

September 06, 2012 by Bruce Jones, Programming Director, Disney Institute

Diana Trembley answers the question, “Can a team lead themselves?” Watch this 30-second video and, in the comments below, tell us if you agree or disagree?


In your experience, are teams more or less productive when left to their own devices?



Posted in Leadership Excellence | Tagged Teamwork, Leadership | 2 Comments


2 Responses to Can Teams Lead Themselves?

  • Rob says:

    on September 06, 2012

    An empowered team is a wonderful thing to behold! Ms. Trembley's pre-requisite, however, is essential. There must be clearly defined objectives and outcome expectations. Absent that a strong team can lead themselves in a different direction that wastes time and effort.


  • David says:

    on September 09, 2012

    While I have seen teams begin work without a formal leader, inevitably, an informal leader will emerge. This doesn't mean that all teams and groups must have a designated leader; however, having a formalized leader may help the group get through the initial socialization stage quicker and begin to work through their project.


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