As a team leader, what suggestions do you have to deal with this situation?
Issac raises a frequent comment from managers. The answer lies first in perspective.... Who is responsible for the relationship in manager staff relations. Of course, as co-workers, everyone should be... But as a leader, YOU are responsible for the depth and quality of your relationships among your associates. Why? Your direction setting skills depend upon those relationships. If that dynamic is weak so is your ability to lead. Every direction you provide will be implemented at the speed of trust. So how good are those relationships?
Try this, go ask.