Leading by example, ensuring the long-term success of the organization and focusing on the bigger picture are some responsibilities of a team leader. Other responsibilities include being committed and maintaining integrity.
Leading by example is among the most important skills that a team leader must demonstrate. For example, if the team leader demonstrates a strong work ethic, his team likely follows suit. The leader should guide and manage his staff for them to be productive. Also, the team leader should take care of the welfare of his staff, and in return, they maintain the high standards required by the organization.
Ensuring the success of the organization is the other responsibility of a team leader. Things such as the changing technology in the industry, economy and board of directors can keep the organization off its tracks. However, the team leader should remain focused and on the organization's long-term success.
A team leader should focus on the bigger picture. Boards in an organization prefer working on small projects and minor details. However, the team leader should aim at making them focus on larger and strategic issues that have undefined or abstract results.
It is the responsibility of the team leader to remain committed. If he demonstrates a commitment to the staff, organization, industry and his profession, then he inspires others to remain enthusiastic about their contributions to the organization.
The team leader should maintain integrity. He must keep all his operations in the organization above board. He should not conduct business in secret. Also, he should speak out about issues or processes that do not follow the ethical standards of the organization.