Effective Team Leader

What does it mean to be an effective team leader?

It means going beyond the technical or functional skills that people are good at. Leading a team requires a whole new set of skills, if the team leader is to achieve strategic goals and objectives, juggle competing stakeholders and priorities, maintain productive harmony within the team and across boundaries, and develop the people in the team to their potential.
Effective team leaders are measured on both "hard" bottom-line performance and results and "soft" teamwork, relationship and people development factors.
In your organisation, whether government or other, there will be other measures specific to your culture and environment, which need to be taken into account in tailoring "The Effective Team Leader" course which is just right for you.

What are the 6 core competencies of an Effective Team Leader?

The truth is, while several are core, some will vary according to your organisation's needs.

For example, one regional council client ran a staff "climate survey", which identified some leadership areas which could be improved. In discussion with the client, we designed a three-day course of 6 modules, focussing on improving leadership skills in:

  1. Managing self - emotional intelligence, leadership, management and relating styles
  2. Managing time, priorities and workload
  3. Managing people's performance - planning, appraising, development and coaching
  4. Achieving through others - diversity, delegation and empowerment
  5. Communications - planning, strategy and tactics, styles and barriers
  6. Leading and managing change - change models, people factors, project impacts

Other clients have substituted a module for one more relevant to them, such as Project Management, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Team Building, etc.


Who will benefit from "The Effective Team Leader" course?

The ideal candidate is a relatively new team leader, supervisor or manager who has been exposed to the role for some months, so is well aware of the complexity and challenges of the role, having to balance functional and people development activities.
However, people stepping up to the team leader role or those who have struggled with the role for a longer period will also gain much, and will both contribute to and learn from the group's varied experiences.
"The Effective Team Leader" course is facilitated by skilled and experienced trainers with a background in leadership across a wide range of organisations and cultures, who will challenge your people to apply their learning for the benefit of themselves and your organisation.

"The Effective Leader" course learning outcomes (based on the 6 modules shown above):

  • Understand the practical differences between leadership and management
  • Identify your own strengths and areas where you want to improve
  • Manage your own and others' time and workload, and reduce work-related stress
  • Take advantage of others' diversity while developing their potential through delegation and empowerment
  • Learn to set clear expectations, clear measures and handle performance issues
  • Understand diverse audience needs; communicate clearly and influentially
  • Understand the impact of change on people, and how to lead and support them through the constant changes that are a fact of life today and tomorrow

"The Effective Team Leader" course helped me to understand areas of my work that require improving, to benefit both me and the organisation, and how to implement improvements. The personal analysis and the action plan at the end pulled it all together. The whole course was extremely useful." (Allan, Environmental Health Officer, local government.)


Have this course tailored for your needs

"The Effective Team Leader" course can easily be tailored to meet the specific needs of your people and your organisation, just as we have done for a range of government and corporate clients. We want to be sure that you get the maximum benefit from your training investment!
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T: (03) 9598 1895
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