In order to effectively function as a team, leaders need to come together and think as a team. For many collaborative leadership teams, this may be a challenge to overcome. As you have learned in this course, often certain qualities or skills separate leaders from a collective group. As a result, leaders take the initiative to enact policies for change. Ironically, when functioning as a team, individualized leadership characteristics and skills are deferred for team decision making and group-identified goals. While team leadership presents benefits in leading an organization, notable challenges also exist within the theory.
For this Discussion, consider some of the unique characteristics of team leadership. Using the Learning Resources, reflect on the challenges associated with team leadership and consider whether or not team leadership may actually exist within organizations.
Post a description (2 PAGES, APA Format, 3-4 References) of team leadership and its characteristics. Then, describe two challenges teams may face when leading an organization. Finally, explain whether team leadership is an effective approach. Justify your response.