Personal Reflection: The Importance Of Teamwork Skills And Leadership

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In addition to recognizing the importance of work-life balance, the program also helped me nurture skills that are crucial in the promotion of an effective balance between work and other aspects of life. As I was going through the program, I was able to balance my commitments in the program with my personal life. This helped me to reduce stress and so I approached my responsibilities positively and with great energy. Furthermore, valuable tips on how to maintain proper work-life balance including the need to exercise and meditate, not to seek perfectionism, to always have a schedule and adhere to it, and ensure I stay healthy. Teamwork Concepts Another crucial thing that I learned from the EPP is the essential importance of teamwork in leadership and the various ways through which effective teamwork can be promoted. A team is simply a group of people who work together, cooperate with, and depend on each other towards the attainment of common goals and objectives. As a leader, it is important to possess adequate teamwork skills and knowledge. Teamwork is an integral component of the success of any given organization and so it is critical for leaders to possess the requisite knowhow to facilitate proper and effective teamwork within their spheres …show more content…

The stages of team development are forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning. Norming is the first stage that involves team members getting to know each other and trying to figure out where they fit in. As a leader, it is important to provide clear directions and set proper goals and expectations during this stage. Storming is the next stage and as the name suggest it is characterized with struggles, challenges, conflicts, and competition among team members. During this stage, I will provide a mediating role and facilitate conversations that steers the team towards the right

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