team leader is a coach and a model for his team.
He should set and maintain high standards in personal and professional conduct. This will automatically get him the respect of his team members.
He should have the passion of an evangelist. Should be ready to espouse the common cause until every team members become charged by it.
He should be a good listener. Listen to everybody views and then take decisive action.
Make every team member believe that he belongs to the team.
Respond immediately to any problem and arrive at a solution before it escalates.
Should know to leave the nitty- gritty to others and focus on the big picture.
And last and not the least should not play favorites.