Great teams don’t just happen by chance – they need leaders to mindfully facilitate their development. This takes time, confidence and skill and, if done well, eventually leads to self-managing teams.
In this practical and thought-provoking workshop, you will be asked to focus on a particular team you are currently leading or influencing. The team may be your direct reports or a project team, a peer team, a leadership team or another kind of team that is important to you.
You will be introduced to some team tools, tips and tricks to help you create a climate where your team members want to be their absolute best. Through a mix of theoretical input, activity and discussion, you will learn some concepts to work with your team in a conscious and practical way.
This workshop is particularly useful in the current and ongoing COVID 19 environment as teams face Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA) in increasingly ‘hybrid’ workplaces.
Participation in this workshop will enable you to:
- use influencing skills across a range of teams, including your direct reporting team if you have one
- create a climate of authenticity, emotional honesty, respect and psychological safety in your team
- use fundamental team tools to develop your team
- commit to productive team communication habits and meetings
- partner with team members in a coaching role to optimise engagement and performance, using the Situational Leadership (SLII) framework
- really listen with empathy and ask powerful questions to connect with and understand others
- plan for tough conversations and use a framework to navigate them productively
- develop a team charter to help clarify ‘how we do things around here as a team’.
- The four stages of team development
- The foundations of team effectiveness: Goals, Roles, Processes and Relationships
- Psychological safety in teams
- Situational Leadership (SLII) model
- Listening and empathy
- How to create a team charter