Unleash the power of your most talented teams - globally, locally, or virtually. Learn best practices to motivate and enable your teams to achieve sustainable high performance with fewer resources.
Although all leaders face the challenges - and opportunities - of leading teams every day, few take the time to learn and implement best practices for leading teams. Consequently, their teams, which are becoming more diverse, more virtual and more cross functional, either derail or fail to reach their full potential. Based on more than four decades of groundbreaking research on high-performing teams, this lively three-day program will arm you with the tools to create, inspire, and lead one of your organization’s most valuable resources - teams.
During this program, you and other aspiring leaders will experience leadership and team assessments, group discussions, video case studies, simulations, and real-life examples of best and worst team leadership practices. Together with a group of leaders from around the globe, you’ll emerge with a deep understanding of your “roles” as a team leader and when and how to employ each one. You’ll learn proven strategies and techniques for driving team decisions and how to influence internal and external stakeholders so your teams drive organizational results.
This intense three-day program draws leaders from a wide variety of sectors and geographies. Our world-renowned faculty employ a variety of activities including leadership self-assessments, diagnostics for assessing team effectiveness, group discussions, video case studies, simulations, and real-life examples of best and worst team leadership practices. Each participant will leave the program with a personalized action plan that can be implemented immediately to enhance their team's performance. Participants will also have an opportunity to have a private coaching session within three months of the program's conclusion to assess their progress as a team leader.
- Why is team leadership more important - and more challenging - today than ever before?
- Why do some teams achieve extraordinary results while other teams muddle through?
- What are some common myths about team leadership and why don't they work?
- Understanding the roles team leaders must take on to create a high-performing team: visionary, designer, decision-manager, coach, negotiator, coalition builder, and ambassador
- SIMULATION: Team decision-making
- CASE STUDIES: Creating and communicating a clear, engaging vision that motivates and aligns your team toward common goals
- Understanding your team's current and desired performance
- Assessing how your personal styles, strengths, and weaknesses influence your ability to bring out the best in your teams
- Designing the team's work
- Understanding the seven steps for effective team decision-making
- Understanding a step-by-step process for effectively coaching individuals and teams
- Developing and delegating to your team: Knowing when to help your team and when to stay out of your team's way
- VIDEO CASE STUDY: Avoiding dysfunctional dynamics that undermine effective decision-making
- SIMULATION: Enhancing your negotiation and coalition building skills
- SELF ASSESSMENT: Assessing your coaching style
- Understanding why externally connected teams get better results
- Understanding the value of high-quality connections in achieving results
- Building your team's influence
- Self-reflection and developing your personal action plan
- SIMULATION: Effectively leading diverse and virtual teams
- Developing your team's social capital and networks to achieve better results faster
- Assessing whether you are an energizer or de-energizer to your teams
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Who Should Attend
- Early to mid-career managers and project leaders who are responsible for leading teams that have a significant effect on organizational performance
- Intact teams from organizations seeking to build a broad culture of high performing teams. Contact us for special pricing.
- Team leaders and project leaders whose teams must interact across different parts of the organization, and sometimes externally, to achieve results
TYPICAL TITLES INCLUDE:
- Project manager
- Manager / senior manager
- Group leader
- Team leader
Takeaways & Tools
- Deeper knowledge of how your personal styles, strengths, and weaknesses affect your team’s ability to achieve important goals
- A step-by-step process for coaching individuals and teams
- Strategies for building external relationships that help the team achieve faster results
- A deeper understanding of the most common dysfunctions that derail teams and strategies for avoiding these scenarios
- A post-program private coaching session to follow up on your progress in creating a high-performing team
- Team leaders who can take their teams to the next level of performance, including in complex and high-stakes situations
- A valuable blueprint for creating a culture of agile, aligned, and connected teams that are able to get better results in less time using fewer resources
- Frameworks, strategies, and tools that team leaders can teach to others throughout the organization
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• Accommodations in Michigan Ross' first-class, full-service Executive Learning and Conference Center (pending availability)
• Continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee/snack breaks, and selected dinners in our exclusive Executive Dining Room
• Program materials and resources
Fee is payable in advance in US dollars and is subject to change. See our Cancellation, Transfer and Substitution Policy.