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Can Teams Lead Themselves?

September 06, 2012 by Bruce Jones, Senior 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?

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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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