Achieving Leadership Excellence



This 10-day training seminar focuses on the leader’s role in developing and motivating excellent teams. Rather than trying to define one ‘right’ way to lead, it will introduce a range of complementary approaches which delegates will have the opportunity to practice, combine and adapt to suit their personal preferences and organizational needs.

By exploring the leadership role from a number of different perspectives, the training seminar allows delegates to experiment with innovative ways to empower and enthuse their team and influence positively their organizational climate and culture. The benefits to the organization will be leaders better able to focus on organizational goals and better equipped to develop their team towards sustainable performance improvement.

In this training course we will cover:

  • Fundamentals of High Performance Teams
  • Giving and receiving effective feedback
  • Group Dynamics and Team Decision Making
  • Power Tools of Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Strategies



  • Study effective team operations
  • Analyze effective communications strategies
  • Understand how to give and receive effective feedback
  • Consider tools for motivating and delegating
  • Explore leadership styles
  • Examine construction of a learning environment

Personal Impact


  • Heightened team player skills
  • Elevated communication skills
  • Sharpened influencing skills
  • Improved utilization of leadership styles
  • Increased effectiveness in managing performance
  • Greater levels of personal productivity

Who Should Attend?


This training seminar is intended for all individuals who have a stake in building successful teams and providing effective leadership:

  • All Leaders and Professionals
  • Management Professionals
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Technical Staff

Seminar Outline

Module I – Building Skills for Working In Teams: Igniting Passion & Activating Potential in Teams



Starting From Within – You, The Team Leader

  • Know Yourself and Your Role as a Team Leader – your strengths and style preferences
  • Set Personal Goals to Guide your Outputs
  • Priorities your time and tasks effectively and train your team to do the same
  • The Power of Role Modelling and “Managing by Walking Around”
  • Examine and Challenge the Impact of your Belief System and Limiting Beliefs

Building Team Foundations

  • Learn from What High Performing Teams Do
  • Establish a Stretching Team Purpose – developing a Team Purpose Analysis – TPA
  • Map Out Stakeholders and their needs



Establishing Team Environment, Membership and Roles

  • Build an Energetic Team Environment
  • Establish Team Roles – what’s missing in your team, what’s duplicated?
  • Apply Team Development Stages Knowledge to inform your Leadership Interventions
  • Identify and Share Individual’s Social and Work Style Preferences



Building Outstanding Team Productivity, Progress and Learning

  • Deploy the Lessons of Motivational Theory in Managing the Team
  • Influence and Persuade Stakeholders and Partners
  • Help the Team Cope with Change and be Resilient
  • Develop a Systems Thinking Perspective for continuous Team Improvement
  • Conduct team “After Action” reviews and follow up actions and achievements
  • Apply Methods to Celebrate Team Progress and Successes



Building Frictionless Team Communications

  • Improve and Enhance Individual and Team Communication Skills – listening, questioning, clarifying and summarizing skills
  • Identify and Develop Strategies to overcome barriers to Communications
  • Use Appreciative Inquiry to develop positive approaches to Team Issues
  • Give Corrective and Positive Feedback that Motivates
  • Design and Conduct Productive Team Meetings
  • Deploy the RACI approach to work allocation and reporting



Dealing with Team Conflicts and Using Them to Improve Team Performance

  • Identify and resolve common team problems
  • Using the Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument
  • Identify and manage dysfunctional, counter-productive team behaviour
  • Creativity for Team Problem Solving and Learning
  • Deploy methods to overcome Mental Blocks
  • Obtain the Benefits of Brainstorming
  • Make use of a range of Creative and Decision-making Tools


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