I have been listening to a lot of leadership podcasts. One was an interview with former Indianapolis Colts' Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, who wrote a book titled The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently.
Tony Dungy is a champion of the idea that the teams that win are the teams with the most unity of purpose, not the teams with the absolute best players.
I am not a direct leader of my team, and our team does not have a manager who works on the same day-to-day items. Sometimes I feel like we lack unity of purpose, and I would like to help its growth. How can I improve my team's unity, and provide general leadership without entering into any of the potential pitfalls? Is setting an example the only way?