Elements of a Successful Team

Participants explore teamwork from both leader and member perspectives. This allows participants to develop their situational and strategic leadership skills. Participants learn the key attributes of successful teams and how to create them within their own team. The importance of diversity and inclusion and its challenges and benefits, are also analysed. The earlier work on feedback, communication, emotional intelligence and conflict is further considered as integral elements of developing team performance.

Supporting Leadership Performance

Through examining various leadership frameworks participants explore what it means to lead and begin to answer the question ‘What type of leader do I want to be?’ There is a focus on building self-awareness and awareness of how leadership plays out across their teams and broader organisation. Strategies for building resilience, mindfulness and wellbeing are also explored along with ways to overcome challenges.

Participants explore various responses to change. They learn a model for managing change and for engaging others on the journey. They also explore common challenges that are involved in change. Participants move on to learn how to integrate their new skills in order to effectively embrace and lead change within their team.

Leading in Times of Change

Career and Professional Growth

This theme centres on developing a coherent and dynamic ‘game plan’ for future success and fulfilment. Within the context and expectations of the participant’s workplace, they consider the steps required to fully realise their potential. Participants also explore the importance of networking from a strategic growth perspective.

Participants learn to appreciate that whilst intelligence (IQ) may be important, it is emotional intelligence (EQ) that enables them to progress further. A model of EQ is presented and participants are invited to explore the ways in which they can develop and practice a range of EQ skills. This extends into the realm of managing conflict, from which participants examine how to make conflict a constructive and potentially transformative experience.

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict

In today’s highly competitive employment market it certainly helps to be effective when putting your thoughts and opinions across. Although many people dread presenting, learning a few basic skills can significantly reduce feelings of fear and help to put both you and your audience at ease. This theme will help participants develop their confidence and capability in this critical area.

Presence and Presentation Skills

Effective Interpersonal Communication and Feedback

Participants explore a range of communication skills to help them engage more effectively with others. These include listening deeply, asking questions that elicit more valuable responses and balancing the desire to advocate their point of view with their capacity for learning from others. Participants then extend their skills into the realm of performance by learning the principles of effective feedback. By appreciating the distinction between perceptions and observable behaviour, participants come to understand and meet the challenges involved in sharing difficult feedback.

Overarching Themes