Leading Teams

Work collaboratively as a member of a team, ensuring that one’s own contribution maximises the team’s overall performance. Communicate and interact with other team members and represent the team to stakeholders and other teams. Inspire team members to meet or exceed the business objectives. Coach and develop the capabilities of individuals. Value differences in opinion and background of the team members.


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Leading Teams

Team working has become more of an imperative as organisations de-layer. The roles of Supervisor and Middle Manager are becoming increasingly rare and often groups of people need to form themselves into teams, establish decision-making processes and find ways to work together effectively and learn. For the Leaders of Teams, there is the added complication of knowing when to lead from the front, when to act as a coach, a facilitator or a mentor.

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Influencing Skills

Today managers are required to spend less time controlling and more time coaxing staff in what they need to do. As empowerment pushes decisions and responsibilities further down the line, the skills required of managers are changing from ‘how to tell and...

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Action Learning

It's teamwork Jim, but not as you know it... don’t just sit there – learn something Action learning is an educational process whereby people work and learn together by tackling real issues and reflecting on their actions. Learners acquire knowledge through actual...

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Managing Problem Team Members

For a team to work together harmoniously, all of its members must like and respect each other, carry their own weight and respond to each other’s needs and suggestions. Tensions appear when a team member fails in their duties as a ‘team player’, and swift action...

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Getting Creative – Encouraging Creativity

The greater shift towards an information-based economy requires a more sophisticated workforce with higher order skills such as creativity, flexibility in thought, the ability to make decisions based upon incomplete information, complex pattern recognition...

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Cognitive Diversity: Thinking Differently?

Say the word ‘diversity’ to many managers and quite reasonably most will talk about of equality of opportunity for women, or ethnic minorities, or any group that is under-represented in the workplace. Only a minority will think that you’re talking about cognitive diversity; the different ways in which people think; as a precursor to developing dynamic and creative team.

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Team Coaching

When is a team not a team? When it is given no training, no trust, no time to develop and no one to help them find their way - no teacher. Alone, a 'team' will eventually muddle through, but having picked up bad habits and bruised egos along the way. Coached,...

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Facilitating Teams

As a facilitator, it is not your place to analyse or solve the problem, but to make it easy for the team to solve the problem. With more and more firms making the move towards team-working, the role of the facilitator is increasingly important. From the Latin...

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Effective leadership is built upon trust. In this module we explore here the ways in which you can build trust within your team and organisation. Focusing on the key issues of leadership, we describe some of the most important models and theories that have...

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Learning modules

If you have an hour or more to invest, you will find the Learning Modules very useful. They are a deeper dive into the 5 minutes on topics. 

The content is drawn from leading writers on management and other good source material. Most of them are about 15 -25 pages in length.

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Managing meetings
The employment cycle
The interview process
Performance management



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