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Philosophers and Societal Responsibilities While team effectiveness can be judged by measuring the productive output of the team, many authors have attempted a more holistic approach to the analysis of tea m effectiveness. A team is a collection of individuals organized to accomplish a common purpose e, who are interdependent, and who can be identified by themselves and observers as a team. The qualities that a leader must possess to make an effective team are; hones y, compassion, loyalty, mercy and care.

Every [leader] ought to desire to be cons tiered clement and not cruel, he ought to be slow to believe and to act, nor should he himself shoo w fear, but proceed in a temperate manner with prudence and humanity, so that too much confide once may not make him incautious and too much distrust render him intolerable (Machiavelli). The e way one would be sufficient enough to lead his people is that, he has to be forgiving, not reach t to situations so quickly and listen to his subjects and show compassion.

For example, if a coach h of cross country decides to be harsh and unforgiving, athletes are more likely to quit or develop p hatred which would lead to the downfall of the team. To understand how a group operates it is necessary not only to look that the r ole of the group leader but also at the roles of the individual members of the group. Let each [individual] come to know his own ability,life have a choice we shall work faithfully at the

SSE things that are most suitable to us. If necessity pushes us into affairs… Alien to our [individual I nature], complete care, forethought, and application must be brought to bear… We should act WI the as much fitness as possible (Cicero). For example, in a relay race, the team members must work t gather in passing the baton from one person to another in order to achieve success. Team me members must listen attentively, be obedient, support the leader and be patient.

A school teacher can work with a class to make the class more productive by engaging each student, listening to opinions and becoming more responsible. Rhetoric an may be described as either the [teacher’s] knowledge of the art, or his moral purpose (Aristotle). The teacher would be able to pass his or her knowledge to the students resulting to a more profitable society. Nevertheless, in order to make a group, or team, or organization moss t productive, the leader and the individuals must work together in a compatible manner.

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