TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Course: Module 4

Leadership Exercise Sheet

TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system developed jointly by the Department of Defense (DoD)and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to improve institutional collaboration and communication relating to patient safety.


Convene in a group of 3-7 individuals.

  1. Begin by selecting a leader and scribe for your group.
  2. The group will have ten minutes to address the questions, record your answers, and report back to the group at large.

Of the leaders you have known, answer the following:

A. What were the characteristics, attitudes, etc. that made these leaders effective and successful?




B. If there was room for improvement, what could they have done to have been more effective?




C. Does your group feel that leadership is a skill that can be learned or taught?




D. What one characteristic is most important to the success of effective leaders?

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Internet Citation: TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Course: Module 4. Content last reviewed March 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.