Successful leaders rely on their work groups to create success. But effective teamwork doesn't occur in a vacuum of leadership. Leaders must take positive steps to create an empowering climate and influence the team's direction. By the end of this workshop, leaders will be able to:

  • Identify what characteristics team members value in team leaders.
  • Recognize the challenges and benefits of a diverse team.
  • Define the four stages of team development.
  • Explain the leader's role in differing stages of team development.
  • Identify and analyze the issues critical to team start-ups.
  • Explain different team decision making models.
  • Apply the appropriate decision making model to real situations.
  • Facilitate successful consensus decision making meetings.
  • Structure successful meetings.
  • Identify team roles.
  • Recognize common team behaviors.
  • Manage poor team behaviors.
  • Keep the team organized.
  • Manage team conflict.
  • Empower teams to take the lead.