The great benefit of teams is that they provide a variety of skills and perspectives.
The bottom line: Do you know "how to" utilize your team to take advantage of those skills and perspectives to get more done?
Leaders are not always equipped to lead and yet so much is expected of them.
Perhaps past team experiences have robbed you of your confidence as a leader and you are anxious about your team’s future.
Maybe you have a hard time believing in what you bring to the team?
Successful team leaders will tell you they have experienced similar doubts about themselves and their ability to lead.
They will tell you that it took time, energy and even a few mistakes to get where they are, PLUS some timely and relevant team building techniques, skills, and resources.
Leading a Team
You just took over the reins of a new or existing team as their leader.
Where do you start?
What do you need to think about?
Before you do anything you need to familiarize yourself thoroughly with how your team worked before your arrival and how effective its processes were. In that way you can preserve what worked well and change what did not.
First, how do you want to work with your team on a day-to-day, week to week basis? What processes are they using to get the work done? How do you want to handle meetings, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and divide up responsibilities? What did they do in the past? How will you introduce new ways of doing things?
You can find the answers to these questions and many others in our Award Winning GUIDES both shown in the right column:
"A Team Leader's Tool Kit - Getting Your Team On (The Right Track)"
"From Conflict to Cooperation - A Team Leader's Survival Guide"
Just Click "Learn More" for either Guide.
Having consulted for two decades with more than 100 organizations we have learned what works and what does not work.
We know what makes teams successful and why teams fail.
We know how to set you up for success, build your confidence and release your creativity.
We focus on every aspect of team life from launching a team to sustaining a team for the long haul.
Trusted and respected tools which will help each team member to discover their unique shape, skills, and abilities; whether they work in the same location or are spread out across the world.
Exercises that will help your team understand and respect each other.
Coaching to help team leaders implement any team building resources we offer.
Training guides and articles that will develop both team member and team leadership skills.
Workshops and Retreats.
You can experience the very best of what a team can be as you commit time and energy to the work of team building.
Our team building techniques and resources will help you to grow and develop your team so that it achieves extraordinary results.
We are very grateful to all our clients for the profound lessons we have learned working with them!
We have experienced top executives, key leaders, teams and people in the trenches build extraordinary teams utilizing our team building techniques.
Almost every company has individual superstars with a talented supporting cast. That will just get you into the marketplace. In order to succeed, everyone must work together as a single unit, prepared to take advantage of the changing conditions of the business environment today. Bill helped us take a group of talented soloists and mesh them together to form a team -- without losing either the diversity of opinion or leadership qualities needed for us to succeed.
Ed Konrady VP Shell (Criterion Catalyst)
The key for us was Bill's approach. While it reflected a great deal of experience in guiding people through change - transitions, it wasn't a cookie cutter program that ignored the individuality of our company and our teams.
Bill developed and facilitated the process providing guidance when necessary, but also a great deal of accountability for the success or failure of the program was given to the team itself, which has allowed for its continued growth long after Bill’s work was done. The focus was consistently on changing behaviors and getting results -- and we did both.
John Dixon VP Saturn Car Company
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