I want to show you that a great team is helped to become great by the leadership style of the Team Leader. Leadership 'style' is almost as varied as personality. However, there are 3 types of leadership traits that are absolutely essential to the success of a team. If these aren't present 'team' will be dis-functional. 1. Consultative Leadership - it should be the default behaviour of a team leader to consult with his or her team. Although decisive in outcome a team leader is not primarily directive in nature. The level of involvement of the team in idea generation and decision making should grow as time goes on and trust and cohesion is built. Begin consulting on the 'easy give-aways' before you involve on the tough decisions. This leader will delegate, involve and consult.