Be the leader - Produce Leaders
Organize Teams that Work!

Presented by Nada AbiSamra
American Community School
Nov. 2, 2001


1-Cooperative Learning
2-Benefits of Organized Team Work
3-Organization of Teams:
- Team formation
- Attitude towards group work
- Team work style
- Team building questionnaire
- Scheduling form
- Self-fulfilling prophecy (teacher expectations)

4- Team Leader: Characteristics
5- Team Leader: Duties
A- Fill out the Team Leader Pledge
B- Work with team members on the following:
1- Team Pledge
2- Team Charter: Define
.Team roles
.Essential agreements
.Team Rules & Consequences
C- Organize Team Meetings
.First Team Progress Report
.Team Progress Report (have the recorder fill it out regularly)
(Evaluate meetings and develop ways of making future meetings more productive.)
D- Evaluate Team Development
E- Assess Team functioning
(Help team members identify what they do well as a team, determine where they need
improvement, and agree on strategies for making changes.
F- Negotiate conflicts
(Negotiation Rating Sheet)
G- Evaluate/Improve listening skills
H- Build on Personality Strengths
Help team members to identify their own and other members' personality strengths, and to
discover ways to use their differences to build a more productive team.
(* Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
.Self-esteem test
.Build-up self-esteem
.Self-esteem building strategies
.Extroversion or Introversion
.Learning styles
I- Assess your leadership
Leadership Self-Assessment || Team Leader Evaluation

J- Apply the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People"
(Stephen Covey):
1.Be Proactive. Take the initiative.
2.Begin with the End in Mind.
Shape a vision of your team's future and have a clear purpose.
3.Put First Things First.
Once you've decided what your priorities are, you need to follow through. 
4.Think "Win-Win."
Work toward mutual benefit. Foster support, mutual respect, and interdependence. 
5.Seek First to Understand...Then to Be Understood.
Listen to others with understanding as the intent.
Work in a way that the whole becomes greater than the parts.
7.Sharpen the Saw.
Constantly look for new opportunities for improvement. 

=> Generate and sustain trust. 
The team's trust in itself -- and its leadership --
allows members to accept dissent and ride through the turbulence 
of the team process.
6- Team Members: Characteristics
7- Sample: Help/Hinder List
8- Ice Breakers & Team Building Activities
10- Bibliography