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As the use of teams has increased in organizations, research has begun to focus on the role of leadership in fostering success.

Research has shown that team leadership can arise from four distinct sources inside and outside a team. Once it arises, it takes form in 15 distinct leadership functions that help teams satisfy their critical needs and regulate their behavior in the service of reaching goals.

This assessment taps the 15 leadership functions.

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To learn more about team leadership, consult works by Michigan Ross professor Scott DeRue:

Morgeson, F. P., DeRue, D. Scott, & Karam, E. P. (2009). Leadership in teams: A functional approach to understanding leadership structures and processes. Journal of Management, 36, 5-39.

DeRue, D. S. & Rosso, B. (2009). Toward a theory of efficient creativity in teams. In M. A. Neale, E. A. Mannix, & J. A. Goncalo (Eds.), Research on Managing Groups and Teams (pp. 195-228). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

DeRue, D. S., & Hollenbeck, J. R. (2007). The Search for Internal and External Fit in Teams. In C. Ostroff & T. A. Judge (Eds.), Perspectives on Organizational Fit (pp. 259-285). NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Morgeson, F. P., & DeRue, D. S. (2006). Event criticality, urgency, and duration: Understanding how events disrupt teams and influence team leader intervention. Leadership Quarterly, 17, 271-187.