Leadership has been described as "a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task".

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Stop team members from talking when they are distracting in meetings?

I am working as a team leader for a technical team. I have been in a project for past 6 months and I know most of the history of the project. Due to multiple reasons a mess was created in the project. ...
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How a manager should correct himself

How should manager a correct himself after giving a wrong advice to a team member, in order to avoid possible loss of trust and confidence in front of the team? And in this particular context, the ...
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Give team lead a couple of subtle hints, how? [closed]

Here's the situation: I've been with the company for quite a long time working with same people. From time to time we're organized into teams to work on different projects and about a week I joined ...
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Awkward around some managers [duplicate]

I'm a shy person in his first job. There are two things that I can't deal with very well: the first is talking to a large groups of people, the second is talking to some of my managers. Two examples: ...
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Should I Just Deal With Interruptions?

I'm a lead developer of a 6 person software team. Among the applications we develop are some that are used for in-house operations. As lead, I'm a resource to the other developers and a liaison to ...
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Team Lead is not working and delegating all his work to me and getting false credit for it [duplicate]

We are 3 in number (2 members and 1 Lead). My team lead is a lazy man. He showcases himself as if he knows all stuff but the fact is he doesn't. He also tactically delegates all the work to me and the ...
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How can I recommend that a colleague be excluded from my team?

The background My colleague and I were hired as leads on a new data warehousing team. She does great in meetings, knows the right questions to ask and appears very competent in customer-facing ...
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How to deal with team member openly discrediting me across the company?

There are one or two similar questions here, I am sure, but I feel my situation might be quite specific in that I have no disciplinary authority over this person, yet I manage him. The other ...
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Should I give thanks privately?

I recently had a conversation where I was discussing praising, or thanking a member of my team. Of course, the team gets credit in public, but that's good for team wide praise. But personally, I find ...
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How can I manage someone closely, yet still gracefully?

I am working for an IT Consulting firm. My employer employs me to work for his client in a team lead position. In my team there is a team member ("A") who reports to me. He works for a different ...
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When should I openly give credit to my reports, when to the team as a whole, and when to myself?

In many books about management and leadership, I've read that it is a good practice to give credit to others (the individuals) when someone in the team - or the whole team - does well, but take ...
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How to restore friendly atmosphere with team member after I was proven right in series of Arguments?

I am working as IT consultant to US based organization. I have a team member. He is senior in the organization and team also. His role is developer and he is responsible for development of specific ...
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What is the reasonable course of action to take on the team member who seems to be lied to me?

I am working as Lead at a client site. I have a team member who reports to me. He is from a contractor from our company vendor. I consider him a good team member: He has good technical knowledge and ...
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How does a Lead prepare to leave a job gracefully? [duplicate]

What are some best practice for someone in management to leave in a manner that does not leave the company with a major gap? Is the normal 2 week minimum enough for the company to normally handle the ...
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Employees speaking out against the boss. As a boss, how would I handle this? [closed]

As the leader of a company, I find out that a couple of employees are publicly airing their comments against my political views, even though those political views are not creating a conflict of ...
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How to deal with small projects and leadership

I was recently given the opportunity at work to lead a small project. My manager told me that I was allowed (and was encouraged to) ask other people around the office for help. Initially, I felt ...
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How to be a young and effective team leader? [closed]

Few months ago I was made the team leader of a development team comprising of 3 developers. The situation is such that all of them have more experience than me and are senior in age as well by 1 or 2 ...
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How to overcome 'cold war' in a team? [closed]

I am a software developer with 3 years of experience. I recently joined a new company as a "Software Engineer". They put me on an offshore team with 4 other developers. We don't have a Lead dev/Team ...
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Dealing With an Insubordinate Coworker

I am a project manager for a small team (about 7 people). I was chosen for this position by management over the one other senior member of the team, let's call him Bob. We both had reasonably ...
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How can I convince my boss I am the right person to lead a future team?

I am currently a sole contributor working on a team within an enterprise software company. I have been here approximately a year. I foresee a new team being created in a brand new market/category ...
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Great CEO with horrible management style

I'm a relatively inexperienced HR professional. I've been with my organization for 1 year and have a situation that I feel very positive about, but am unclear about my next steps. Here is a little ...
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How do I become better at Delegating work?

I am an introverted programmer who is very good at what I do. I have been suddenly pushed into a position of a team lead, due to my seniors leaving jobs/ moving to different Projects. I have always ...
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How can we encourage people to visit conferences or do anything else to improve skills?

We're a small team of around 15-20 people. Around 70% of them are really passionate in what they're doing, visit conferences, spend even their weekends on hackathons and have a big progress in their ...
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As a team lead how can I bring changes into the team without resistance from team?

I have been joined to new team and new project as a Team lead. This position is first time for me. I am leading 3 modules. I am above the 3 module leaders. I have identified few areas where ...
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Communicating with hundreds of bickering SVPs

I'm a regular person at my employer -- no one reports to me. I report to one person, he reports to one person, and so on. But near the top of the chain, there are a few hundred Senior Vice ...
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When should I call a member of my team that is late arriving with out a phone call?

I am a team lead and also an early riser, I am usually the first person in the office so I am already working by the time everybody else starts rolling in. Occasionally somebody on my team will not ...
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How do I handle an employee situation when I only have perceived authority but no actual authority?

I am a hypothetical dept. chairperson at a high school (I no longer get paid for the position but am still considered the chair). My authority is really next to nil but the dept members look to me for ...
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As a leader, how can I communicate to my staff that I don't need to be as technical as they are?

As a leader, on a few occasions, I had team members wondering why I was not remaining technical or why I was not paying attention to the most technical aspects of their jobs. On the other hand, I ...
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I offended an employee by discussing his performance. Should I try to make amends?

I have an employee that I think has been underperforming the last few months. I don't have a "smoking gun" to prove that he is underperforming, however I do have some circumstantial evidence and a gut ...
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New Job and a big Mistake with Company Culture [closed]

I've started a new job at a large (~ 500 person) company after a career in startups. I joined the team based on the cutting edge technology stack, small size, and great people. I had heard bad ...
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When to give up and when to lead a change

For the sake of clarity let me qualify a term: Broken Workplace - Mechanically, the team is not functioning as it should. Due to poor leadership, or morale, or competition, whatever (in reality ...
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As a peer, how can I provide leadership for my team?

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 ...
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How to maintain leadership

One of the problems I have faced before is that I was designated as a leader. According to my colleagues and peers I'm considered a good leader. One of the problems I face from time to time when ...