Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How To Be a Team Leader

For many years I did everything possible to change the expression of my face. Are you surprised? You have not to. I was a teacher before. I had to work even with the classes where there were till 40 pupils -and had to teach them, too. Believe me, it's not so easy to have them sitting calm. Imagine what was necessary to do, if I wanted them listen to me and learn what I teach them. Well, after years of this job I had specific look and behaviour.

I began to work as an educator when I was in the last classes of the high school, and I loved this job. But I had a teacher's expression of the face. Everybody who looked at my face said it to me. And when I finished to work as a teacher, I wanted to become "a normal" person.

With time I was able to change the situation, at least a little, but I noticed an other peculiarity that I do not like, generally. When I have relaxed face expression and behaviour, calm and happy, without worries, many persons perceive me as a subordinate being and treat me "unkindly".

From other side, I had incidents in my life, when persons with bad intentions left me go after I spoke with them "as a teacher".

What is a teacher? He/she is effective, recognized team leader. Strict and hard, knowing what and how to do, where to go, but he/she is loving us and making good to us person.

Many jobs today, specially those where you need virtual teams, presuppose you have characteristics of a team leader. That is why you have to know them and to educate yourself to be a leader. Ask yourself: how was my school teacher? What does my mother to manage me and my brothers/sisters? How were they? Why we have not doubts they are and have all rights to be our leaders?

Continue to read about it in the article Characteristics of an Effective Team Leader

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