Building and Maintaining High Performance Teams

Duration: 24 Hrs / 3Days

COURSE AIMS

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life – at work or personal, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. An effective team leader must have their follower’s trust and shares their vision. The workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Delegates will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team leader.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

This programme is intended for team leaders, supervisors, managers and anyone who aims to successfully manage a cohesive, happy and high-performing team that consistently meets goals.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Describe the concept of a team, and its factors for success
  • Learn to identify the different types of teams and develop different strategies for leading them
  • Explain the phases of team development and define their characteristics
  • The stages of team development
  • Describe actions to take as a leader – and as a follower for each phase
  • Identify the different types of teams
  • Develop a range of teambuilding activities
  • Discuss the uses, benefits and disadvantages of these teambuilding activities
  • Learn techniques to foster teamwork and create a supportive team culture
  • Learn how to develop a culture of trust
  • Discover how to create a work environment that fosters synergism and creativity within and between teams and individuals
  • Develop practices to develop trust from top to bottom in your organisation.
  • Revise how to communicate more responsively
  • Outline how to provide dependable feedback and keep your organisation grounded in reality
  • Create and maintain harmony within the team
  • Manage change effectively and create buy-in during the change process
  • Develop a high-performance attitude and team
  • Actions to do, and those to avoid, when encouraging teamwork

COURSE CONTENT

Defining a Team

  • What is a Team?
  • Factors Needed for Success
  • Characteristics of a High Performance Team
  • Different Types of Teams
  • Core Teambuilding Competencies

Leadership Fundamentals

  • Role Of Leader Is Team’s Success
  • Characteristics Of An Effective Leader
  • The Emotional Requirements of Being A Leader
  • Establishing Confidence and Trust with Your Employees
  • Dealing With Different Personalities
  • Using ‘Common Sense’ Motivating Factors
  • The Four Leadership Styles

Developing Leadership Strengths

  • Establishing Your Credibility as A Leader
  • Creating a Team Vision
  • Effective Delegation Skills.
  • Making Employees Accountable and Responsible
  • Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses of the Team
  • Basic Principles of Influencing Skills
  • SCARF Model

Improving Performance

  • Stages of Team Development
  • Recognising Your Role in Motivating
  • Your Team
  • Understanding Motivation
  • Employee Development
  • Personality Profiling

The Process of Creating Trust

  • Conducting Baseline Measurements
  • Framing Trust In Economic Terms
  • Setting Trust Objectives
  • Implementing The Action Plan
  • Evaluating Success

Communication Skills

  • Barriers to Communication
  • Communication Styles – VAK
  • Active Listening and Questioning

The 7 C’s

  • Communication
  • Consistency
  • Commitment
  • Consensus
  • Character
  • Candour
  • Caring

The 13 Behaviours of High-trust Leaders

  • Talk Straight
  • Demonstrate Respect
  • Create Transparency
  • Right Wrongs
  • Show Loyalty
  • Deliver Results
  • Get Better
  • Confront Reality
  • Clarify Expectation
  • Practice Accountability
  • Listen First
  • Keep Commitments
  • Extend Trust

Managing Conflict

  • What is Conflict?
  • Conflict versus Problem
  • Level of Conflict
  • Conflict Management Style
  • Conflict Resolution

Solving Problems and Making Decisions as a Team

  • The Six Thinking Hats
  • Encouraging Brainstorming
  • Building Consensus

Teambuilding Activities

  • The Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Teambuilding Activities That Won’t Make People Cringe
  • Choosing a Location for Teambuilding

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations

Developing Management Skills

Duration : 24 Hrs / 3 Days

COURSE AIMS

Managing processes and workload is just not enough nowadays. Instead, the modern manager needs to be able to motivate their team, be able to manage change, deal with difficult people, manage performance, coach and develop their staff … the list goes on!

Our Developing Management Skills programme provides delegates with the knowledge and skills required for personal growth and team development, in a non-confrontational, interactive training environment. Following this workshop, you will go back to the workplace with a toolbox full of management skills that you can use to guarantee your success in managing yourself and others.

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE?

The course is designed for new and experienced managers and professionals who want or need to brush up on their managerial and leadership skills.

WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS COURSE?

  • Identify the ‘core competencies’ required to be an effective manager
  • Develop a practical framework for understanding management
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of each department
  • Identify the different leadership styles
  • Draw and understand company’s organisational chart
  • Learn how to motivate and inspire employees
  • Improve communication by identifying others’ assumptions and behaviours
  • Resolve conflicts quickly
  • Resolve performance issues effectively
  • Develop planning and organising skills for maximum outcome
  • Solve problems and make decisions more effectively
  • Effectively coach and develop staff
  • Organise your time and workload
  • Build and lead high performance teams

COURSE CONTENT

Good Manager, Bad Manager

  • Qualities of both Good and Bad Managers
  • What Can Sabotage a Manager’s Success?
  • What is Management and Leadership?
  • Setting Appropriate Boundaries
  • Leadership Role
  • Why do Leaders Fail?
  • The Challenges Facing Leadership Today

Understanding Different Communication Styles

  • Your Communication Style
  • Different Behavioural Styles
  • Adjusting Behavioural Style for Better Communication
  • The Behaviour Triangle
  • The Power of Your Voice
  • Verbal and Non-verbal Communication
  • Body Language
  • Assertiveness and Self-confidence
  • Questioning Techniques
  • Active Listening Techniques
  • The Importance of Listening
  • Barriers to Communication

Rephrasing for Better Relationships

  • Learn how to use language so that it will be better received
  • Dealing with Difficult PeopleManaging Your Emotions when Solving Problems
  • Managing Your Emotions when Solving Problems
  • Building Positive Relationships
  • Your Role in Settling Disagreements between Employees
  • Identifying the ‘Root Cause’ of the Problem

Difficult Personalities and Difficult Situations

  • Managing Difficult Personalities and Situations
  • Relationships with Subordinates
  • Managing Effective Relationships
  • Social Skills

Emotional Intelligence

  • IQ, EQ and Personality
  • What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • The Coaching Relationship Mind Set

Building High Performance Teams

  • Effective Team Building
  • Objectives to Creating a ‘High Performance Team’
  • Working Together – the Tool-kit
  • Team Building Model
  • Creating an Encouraging Environment
  • Managing and Leading Change

Goal Setting for Peak Performance

  • Setting Realistic and Manageable Goals
  • Explores the Components of SMART Goals
  • Practice Delegating and Communicating Goals and Expectations to the People they Supervise
  • Managing Your Time Effectively
  • Self-Management and Discipline
  • Barriers to Time Management
  • Minimising Interruptions, Paperwork and Meetings

Time Management

  • Managing your Time
  • Time Robbers
  • Four D’s of Time Management
  • Planning and Prioritising
  • Managing Conflicting Priorities
  • Proactive vs Reactive

Stress Management

  • What is Stress?
  • Stress Management in the Workplace
  • The Fight or Flight Response
  • What Makes Something Stressful?
  • Stress Performance Connection
  • Stress Warning Signals
  • Stress Response

Delegation Skills

  • The Importance of Delegation
  • The 7 Levels of Delegation
  • Choosing a Suitable Level for your Team Members
  • Delegation and Its Role in the Development of Team Members

Feedback Skills

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Positive and Constructive Feedback – how to apply the right fit
  • When to Deliver Performance Feedback?
  • Steps of Giving Positive and Negative Feedback
  • Performance Conversations

Managing Performance

  • Your Brand
  • Setting Goal and Objectives
  • Staff Development Plans
  • Performance Review
  • Managing Under-performance
  • Star Performers

Motivation Skills and Understanding Others

  • What Makes your Team Member ‘Tick’
  • Elicit Staff Motivation, Values and Beliefs
  • Motivation Skills
  • Achieving an Outstanding Job

Coaching and Counselling

  • Coaching vs. Counselling
  • The Effective Coach ‘Tool-kit’
  • Different Types of Coaching
  • Johari Window
  • GAPS Framework
  • Coaching Moments – GROW Model

Decision Making

  • Types of Decision Making
  • Six Hat’s Exercise
  • Thinking Outside the Box

METHODOLOGY OF TRAINING

The foundation of our training is anchored in activity-based experiential learning. This methodology takes into consideration different learning and communication styles, and more importantly language and cultural differences. It is through active participation that the adoption and application of theory is expedited.

Our training team pays careful attention to planning and designing effective instructional methods essential for the transfer of knowledge. It is the creative skill of our management trainers and consultants that reveal untapped skills of the delegates through:

  • Group discussion
  • Individual and syndicate activities
  • Individual and group tasks
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Audio and video evaluation
  • Action planning
  • Experiential learning games
  • Presentations

Strategic Thinking, Planning and Implementation

Leadership Essentials

Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making

Presentation Skills – Presenting with Impact and Conviction

Effective Planning and Organising

Event Management