Managerial Leadership



10 Ways to Distinguish between a Team and a Group


Innovation Team

Team Creativity


By Australian Business Ltd. and
Australian Commonwealth ITR Department.
Adapted by
Dean Prebble and Prof. Howard Frederick, Ten3 NZ Ltd.

Vadim Kotelnikov advice quotes

 '1+1+1=3' is the arithmetics of a group.

The arithmetics of a team is '1+1+1=111'.

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Mould your people into a pro-active and productive team



The purpose of assembling a team  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book  is to accomplish bigger goals than any that would be possible for the individual working alone. The aim and purpose of a team is to perform, get results and achieve victory in the workplace and marketplace.  The very best very best managers Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book are those who can gather together a group of individuals and mould them into a team.  >>>

Management Team

Here are ten key differentials to help you mould your people into a pro-active and productive team.


In a group, members think they are grouped together for administrative purposes only.  Individuals sometimes cross purpose with others.  In a team, members recognise their independence and understand both personal and team goals are best accomplished with mutual support.  Time is not wasted struggling over "Turf" or attempting personal gain at the expense of others.


In a group, members tend to focus on themselves because they are not sufficiently involved in planning the unit's objectives. They approach their job simply as a hired hand. "Castle Building" is common.  In a team, members feel a sense of ownership for their jobs and unit, because they are committed to values-based common goals that they helped establish.

Stretch Goals



  Creativity and Contribution

In a group, members are told what to do rather than being asked what the best approach would be.  Suggestions and creativity are not encouraged.  In a team, members contribute to the organisation's success by applying their unique talents, knowledge and entrepreneurial creativity Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book to team objectives.  >>>

Work Smart and Hard


In a group, members distrust the motives of colleagues because they do not understand the role of other members. Expressions of opinion or disagreement are considered divisive or non-supportive.  In a team, members work in a climate of trust and are encouraged to openly express ideas, opinions, disagreements and feelings. Questions are welcomed >>>

  Common Understandings

In a group, members are so cautious about what they say, that real understanding is not possible. Game playing may occur and communication traps be set to catch the unwary.  In a team, members practice open and honest communication.  They make an effort to understand each other's point of view.



  Personal Development

In a group, members receive good training but are limited in applying it to the job by the manager or other group members.  In a team, members are encouraged to continually develop skills and apply what they learn on the job.  They perceive they have the support of the team.

  Conflict Resolution

 In a group, members find themselves in conflict situations they do not know how to resolve.  Their supervisor/leader may put off intervention until serious damage is done, i.e. a crisis situation.  In a team, members realise conflict is a normal aspect of human interaction but they view such situations as an opportunity for new ideas and creativity. They work to resolve conflict quickly and constructively.

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   Participative Decision Making

In a group, members may or may not participate in decisions affecting the team.  Conformity often appears more important than positive results.  Win/lose situations are common.   In a team, members participate in decisions affecting the team but understand their Leader must make a final ruling whenever the team cannot decide, or an emergency exists.  Positive win/win results are the goal at all times.  >>>

Smart & Fast Decision Maker



  Clear Leadership

In a group, members tend to work in an unstructured environment with undetermined standards of performance.  Leaders do not walk the talk and tend to lead from behind a desk.  In a team, members work in a structured environment, they know what boundaries exist and who has final authority.  The leader sets agreed high standards of performance and he/she is respected via active, willing participation.  >>>

The Tao of Leadership


In a group, members are uncommitted towards excellence and personal pride.  Performance levels tend to be mediocre.  Staff turnover is high because talented individuals quickly recognise that

(a) personal expectations are not being fulfilled

(b) they are not learning and growing from others and

(c) they are not working with the best people.

In a team, only those committed to excellence are hired.  Prospective team members are queuing at the door to be recruited on the basis of their high levels of hard and soft skill sets.  Everyone works together in a harmonious environment.  >>>






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"Teamwork is a make or break situation. Either you help make it or the lack of it will break you."  ~ Kris A. Hiatt