When put in a position of leadership I find I normally divide the team I have to work with into categories of weapons systems.
There are 5 categories of Team members one can have, these are:
type of team member, as the name suggests, serves no purpose other than
to make up numbers. The can't reach a target without guidance and when
the get there they will fail to accomplish their mission. Fortunately
for me I have never had to work with any :D
The Gravity Bomb
team member can get the Job done but needs to be micro managed. They
are incapable of completing the mission without you holding their hand.
As bad as that is, they are still WAAAAAAAY better than a dud.
Lazer Guided Missile
team member can accomplish the task at hand but you need to ensure that
the instructions given are clear and understood. You may also have to
periodically check on this individual to ensure they are on track. They
are much easier to work with than the Dud or the Gravity bomb, but you
still need to take time to explain and periodically supervise.
GPS Guided Missile
is the best kind of teammate to have. All you have to do is tell them
what you need done and they do it. No hand holding, no supervision, just
The Weapon System
is the ultimate team member. This individual needs no instructions or
supervision. They are capable of accomplishing most, if not all, of the
needed tasks (including yours) and are willing to work in whatever
capacity you need.