Leaders failing to grasp that their purpose is working for all members of their teams are unsuited for building successful teams.
Team members will drift toward the leaders who demonstrate they understand their place is serving the needs of all members of the team. Effective leaders understand that their role is to remove obstacles, lower barriers, and provide clear directions for their teams. Responsible leaders shall strive to accomplish all three of these things so they can become active team enablers.
The enabler is one who allows his or her team to do what they are formed to do; accomplish project goals and achieve the broader organizational objective.
While the work done on projects are limited and temporary, the relationships built along the way between the team members and their leaders can grow into lasting relationships. Practical team leadership seeks to facilitate and build the stable relationships that support the teams' successes.