Talking About Leadership (Beg)
What percentage of your work time do you think you spend on each of the following?
|Activity||Percentage of time|
|Reading reports / emails||%|
|Writing reports / emails||%|
|Talking on the telephone||%|
|Face to face meetings||%|
Do you think your boss has different time percentages?
Listen to the audio and answer the questions.
1. How many staff does the speaker manage?
2. Her goal is to make sure her customers have a great _______ experience.
3. She has to make sure the staff have all the equipment, _______ and other things they need.
a) Food supplies
Read the following article.
Do you think you have some of these qualities? Which ones?
Some Japanese students will mis-pronounce the "ti" sound as a "chi" sound and the "tee" sound as a "chee" sound.
e.g. tip - chip
tip - chip
In North America the customer will often leave a tip for the waitress.
team - cheem
Our team won the final game of the season.
Choose the correct word to complete the following sentences and read the paragraph using correct pronunciation.
Every successful ( tip / team ) needs leaders and followers.
So here is an important ( team / tip ). Find out which skills each person has before you start the project.
Some ( team members / teamwork ) may be better at leading some tasks while others will be better at leading other tasks.
This way, with co-operation and ( tip / teamwork ), everyone has a chance to show their leadership abilities.
|Word or expression||Example sentence|
|teamwork||The side with the best teamwork usually wins a soccer game.|
|team members||Our company usually recruits new team members in April.|
|team leader||When our team leader retires a replacement will be hired from outside the company.|
|team spirit||We try to maintain a good team spirit by supporting each other in difficult times.|
|team building||Our manager took everybody to lunch as a team building event.|
What does each of the above words or expressions mean?
How many original sentences can you make, using them?
|Jeff:||So Yuki. I heard your team has a new boss.|
|Yuki:||That's right. Our old team leader resigned last month and his replacement, Mr Tanaka, started 2 weeks ago.|
|Jeff:||So what do you think about him?|
|Yuki:||So far, so good. He seems to be a good communicator and he says he will try to be fair with all of the staff.|
|Jeff:||That sounds good. My team leader is a nice guy but he's just not very well organized.|
|Yuki:||That's too bad. Is it affecting your performance?|
|Jeff:||A little. But fortunately my co-workers and I have good teamwork so we can support each other if there are any problems.|
|Yuki:||I'm glad to hear that.|
Try changing and re-enacting the role play. Imagine you are two co-workers talking about your own bosses.
Which do you think is the most important to be a good leader - experience, technical skill or personality?
Do you have any questions about this lesson?
What did you learn today?
Did you learn any new vocabulary or expressions?
Ask your instructor for tips on how you can improve your English.
Finally, don't forget to take the quiz after all your lessons are finished today.
Thank you !