Leadership and Teambuilding Training Courses – Practical Skills for Managers

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.

Great managers and leaders look to improve their skills continuously but keep an eye on the day-to-day actions and behaviours that maintain respect and mutual co-operation in their teams and throughout their organisation. It’s sometimes the small things that make all the difference. Review the lists below and tick the ones that reflect your management. Discuss your answers with a colleague, what effect these factors have on your leadership.

 

Great managers:

o Act from principle and have clear values and standards

o Look professional and well groomed

o Realise that they act as a role-model to current staff

o Know what they need to know

o Are organised and manage/prioritise their time

o Look for win-win solutions

o Develop and practice strategies for staying positive under pressure

o Stay calm and constructive in a crisis

o Exude a confident ‘can do’ attitude to problems and challenges

o Listen actively and are approachable

o Encourage feedback from staff and colleagues

o Continually look to improve working practices

o Treat everyone with respect

o Aim for high standards and expect the same from their staff

o Aim to satisfy and more – whilst not promising what you can’t deliver

o Stay positive and enthusiastic

o Realise that they can’t please everyone all the time

o Keep up to date with people/policies/info/new developments etc

o Empathise with others; even those with opposing views and opinions

o Continually look for ways to improve working relationships

o Know that first impressions matter

o Take the initiative – whilst sticking to the ruleo Maintain a sense of humour and perspective

Great managers do not:

o Have favourites

o Gossip about other team members

o Constantly moan about the company

o Always dump dull and uninteresting work on team members

o Disappear for long periods of time without telling anyone

o Talk down to people

o Blow hot and cold

o Take the ‘popular option’ consistently

o Point the finger of blame

o Always take the credit for other’s actions

o Expect from others that which they are unprepared to do themselves

o Use bad language in a business setting

o Set low standards and then stick to them

o Get drunk and act inappropriately in front of customers and colleagues

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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