Leading a team means taking charge of the team’s progress and performance along with self-progress and performance. When you are a leader, you cannot be self-centered and think about only your benefit but you need to think about yourself and others too in the process. Leaders are not born and neither made, all such myths that leaders need to be this way or that way are all rubbish things that stop common people to become a leader in whatever they are good at and take a step forward.
Leading a team comes with both pros and cons. You learn a lot when you lead a team because you become a part of a group with different personalities, different perspectives, and different opinions and knowledge. You need to listen to all of them and come to a common consensus that is accepted by everyone wholeheartedly and everyone looks at that goal as something that has their benefit or interest as well.
For example, if you are in a college assignment group and your professor asks you to lead a team to complete a project on business ethics within a timeframe of two weeks, then you need to make sure that everyone contributes some part of their knowledge and information to make this project a holistic and complete one rather than you sitting alone and typing and doing the project on your own and presenting it as a group project.
Now leading a team would be difficult if you don’t know to handle people. But everything is a first-time experience so it is okay even if you fail at convincing them to give your best, all you need is to have a plan and encourage them to be a part of it so that they can earn good marks and also good experience that will help them in the long run. This will motivate them to give their best even if they don’t want to and also help you complete the project on time.