Leadership and Teambuilding Training Courses – Perfomance Conselling

by ltconsulting on September 20, 2012

Our Leadership and Teambuilding training courses are designed to improve leadership skills and allow our delegates to be able to lead successful and high performing teams. Our team building workshops are packed full of useful teamwork training exercises, tips and techniques that new and experienced managers will find essential in showing how to lead effectively and will put them on the steady route of becoming successful managers and team leaders. Delegates who have taken our Leadership and Teambuilding courses have now gone on to lead highly productive teams and improving productivity by becoming better managers, motivators, delegators and leaders.

Leadership and team building is a training course that is both challenging and practical. We aim to teach the fundamental ‘people management skills‘ in a positive and constructive environment. It has been designed to enable delegates to understand the basic fundamentals of strategy and motivation in team building. You will benefit by learning tips and techniques that will increase your competence and confidence when managing, influencing and leading teams and individuals.

Perfomance Conselling

Performance counselling is carried out when you need to discuss an issue with an employee with the express purpose of improving performance, productivity or changing behaviours. These are different from discipline interviews as the issues, although worthy of feedback, are usually one-offs or not sufficiently serious to warrant corrective action.

CREATING THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT

a) Private and Confidential

A performance counselling interview must be conducted in a private and confidential manner. From the beginning, care must be taken that even the fact that an interview is taking place is not a matter of general knowledge.

A private office, or a meeting room which is sound proof and has full height walls is the ideal location. Any possibility of embarrassment to the employee must be avoided if a positive result is to be achieved.

It is also crucial that there be no interruptions of any kind during the discussion. Managers must ensure that the phone is isolated and that the chance of drop-in visitors is minimised. The matter under discussion is of crucial importance to the employee and the employee must see that their manager gives it their fullest attention.

b) A Comfortable and Non-threatening Atmosphere

Managers must do all they can to make the employee feel at ease. Managers should come out from behind their desks to emphasise the informality of the discussion.

A person who is ill at ease is very unlikely to be either open to suggestion or willing to put their true feelings and concerns on the table for discussion.

c)  A Reasonable Discussion between Two Adults

The Interview clearly must be led by the manager. However, the employee must feel that they are being treated with respect and that their ideas are being taken seriously. If the manager attempts to dominate or worse, humiliate the employee, then the only result will be resentment, anger and resistance to change – the very opposite of the desired result.

The skilled manager will allow the employee freedom to explore ideas and to choose to change their performance. Both behavioural research and our own experience tells us that what motivates a person to improve their performance or change their behaviour is their personal commitment to the new goal. The likelihood of this will depend very much on how they are treated during the interview

Questions:

Where would you conduct the interview? How will you make the occasion as non-threatening as possible?

 

Think of the Manager with whom you have felt most comfortable.

What made you feel this way?

 

Think of the Manager who got the best results from you. Was it the same person? If not, how did your Manager achieve this?

 

Leadership and Team Building – 1 day course

Who will benefit from the course?

One of your main responsibilities, as a manager or supervisor, is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your team in relation to its goals and to provide the motivation and skills to achieve those goals. This course will help you to improve the direction, motivation and goal achievement of your team. The subjects covered will include:

  • analysing your leadership style
  • team development issues
  • are you a leader or a manager?
  • essential management skills
  • setting standards and follow up
  • developing your own leadership development strategy
  • motivation theory and practice
  • managing conflict
  • appraisal/development skills
  • analysing training needs
  • decision making
  • creating a team identity
  • pre-empting conflict

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