You need someone on your team who will take on a leadership role. The team leader typically does the following:
- Schedules work sessions
- Makes assignments
- Follows up to make sure work is done
- Talks with non performing team members
- Facilitates team work sessions
When you select a team leader, you want someone who is very strong willed and not afraid to have other team members mad at him/her. Selecting a friend as a team leader may not be your best choice.
The best approach for selecting a team leader is to see who wants to be the leader. An effective team leader will not be bashful about wanting to assume this position.
Should there may be 2 or more students who want to be team leaders, ask each of them to speak about why they would be a good team leader.
The team should then do a paper vote for the team leader..