Teamwork & Leadership

Industry Skill

The ability to work with people from different disciplines, background, and expertise to accomplish a task or goal while ensuring that everyone contributes meaningfully and work to contribute to the team’s success or goals by providing action points and motivating team members to work.

A workplace typically consist of people from different backgrounds coming together to achieve a common objective. This is why organisations seek employees who can collaborate with others to accomplish a common goal irrespective of their differences. Your capacity to relate to, collaborate with, and inspire others to achieve the company’s goal is highly sought for. This skill can be vital to your career and personal success.

“I led a team of college students from various departments that competed on an international stage on behalf of our university. I oversaw the group’s operations both before and during the competition to prepare for potential questions and models for projects that might be needed-This helped us perform well at the competition.”

Take time to meet and build relationships with students from other faculties and halls through participation in extra-curricular campus activities. Essential for effective teamwork and leadership are openness, trust, and respect. Be ready to listen and accept others’ views that differ from yours, also be actively involved in your team activities-this will help you understand your team, build trust and earn their respect which will help your work as a leader in the team.’

This skill is in high demand in industries and career disciplines that require a high level of people skills and collaboration. Top among these are:

  • Banking
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Consulting
  • Film/Music
  • Finance
  • Media
  • Human Resources
  • Media & Publishing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Recommended Resources


  • Up in the Air
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Invictus
  • Boiler Room
  • October Sky
  • 12 Mighty Orphans


  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Give and Take by Adam Grant
  • 360 Degree Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  • Never Eat Alone Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  • How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere by Larry King
  • Teamwork 101 by John C. Maxwell
  • The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to take action by Simone Sinek


  • The Tim Ferriss Show
  • Networking with Michelle
  • At The Table — Patrick Lencioni
  • How Can I Say This?
  • We’re Gonna Stay Friends
  • Coaching For Leaders Podcast
  • Lead to Win