Team Development and Team Leadership
In organisations, we spend much of our time leading and working in teams. They may be co-located or dispersed. Either way, we need to invest in making them effective - or we will end up wasting much of our efforts.
I tailor each teamworking design to each client's situation, working with the existing dynamics and needs, always towards the end of a high-performing team.
Executive Retreats are commonly 2.5 to 3-day residentials, re-visited once or twice a year, and often supplemented with 1:1 coaching by arrangement.
Project Teams workshops can be applied to a range of groupings, all of which may need to enhance their dynamics. Management team residentials build openness, honesty and trust, such that any items can be tabled and constructively dealt with; they also enable the team to model strong working relationships and leadership for the project as a whole. Steering Group workshops enhance the group's ability to support and challenge project leaders in a focussed and united way. Teamworking workshops often bring a greatly enhanced capacity for collaboration and problem-solving in projects when the work requires that staff work together in cross-discipline teams or bring together staff from different companies in alliance projects where a focussed co-operation is required between partners who at other times may be competitors.
Team Leadership programs can deliver two complementary sets of outcomes - an effective team and a continuing capability in team leadership itself. In many companies, teams are constantly changing; in some industries, staff can be leaders or members of up to four or five teams in one year. Even in more stable environments, team membership constantly changes, often by 30-50% per annum. It has become a critical capability for leaders to know how to constantly monitor, renew, and refresh their teams' dynamics. These programs, over several months, combine residential and non-residential workshops, group action learning, and coaching, in such a way that the experience of participation in group development becomes a model for ongoing team leadership for course members in their ongoing work.