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Leadership & Team Development

  1. 1. LEADERSHIP & TEAM DEVELOPMENT Barbara Bradbury www.hallandsolutions.com
  2. 2. Definitions of Leadership Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it Dwight D. Eisenhower Leadership is the practice of motivating people to give of their best to achieve a worthwhile goal Barbara C. Bradbury
  3. 3. Leadership What is YOUR definition of leadership? Be clear what being a good leader means for yourself Live up to your expectations – lead by example
  4. 4. Team Leaders • Build and maintain relationships • Manage team development • Set a clear direction • Encourage contributions and delivery
  5. 5. Team Development
  6. 6. Normal Stages • Forming • Storming • Norming • Performing • Adjourning Bruce Tuckman, 1965
  7. 7. Forming • Positive, polite • Anxious/excited • Short phase LEADER: Direct team; establish goals Agree Ground Rules
  8. 8. Storming • Reality sets in! • Roles become clarified • Authority of leader may be challenged • Overwhelm/discomfort/uncertain • Processes and relationships not established • Team most vulnerable LEADER: Establish processes and structure Remain +ve; build relationships; support
  9. 9. Norming • Hierarchy is established • Team members respect authority of leader • Leadership qualities of others emerge • Seek help; provide critique • Stronger commitment to team goal LEADER: Step back; help team take responsibility for progress towards goal
  10. 10. Performing • Progress towards achieving shared goal • Supported by structures and processes • Individuals may leave or join team without affecting performing culture LEADER: Delegate as much as is feasible Concentrate on developing team members Feels easier!
  11. 11. Adjourning • Natural end of team (e.g. project team) / team member leaves LEADER: Take time to celebrate success / acknowledge personal contributions of the team member
  12. 12. Key Points • Teams achieve more than individuals • It takes patience and professionalism to build a high-performing team • Effective team leaders can accelerate their team’s success by understanding the process • Communicating progress is important • The stages are not an excuse for poor performance or behaviour
  13. 13. Team Effectiveness
  14. 14. Team Effectiveness How effective is your team? •Complete the assessment •Any surprises? •Identify top 3 priorities for progress •Take action - implement
  15. 15. Effective Teams • Defined team goals and objectives • Clear roles and responsibilities • Supportive team behaviours • Open communication • On-going training and development • Motivated • Acknowledged for achievements
  16. 16. Team Behaviours
  17. 17. Team Behaviours • How do we treat each other? • How do we respond to new ideas? • How do we respond to feedback from students? • How do others perceive us? • How do we deal with change? • What do we have in common? • What are our values? • How do we deal with struggle?
  18. 18. Self Assessment • Identify what you want from your team • Assess where you are at the moment – complete assessment of Team Behaviours • Plan what you are going to do to bridge the gap
  19. 19. Personal Learning Points • What will I do more of? • What will I change? • What will I commit to doing differently tomorrow?
  20. 20. Take Action • Complete the Commitment Plan • Take immediate action • Share with your team
  21. 21. Commitment Plan Actions to be taken I will do more of: I will change: I will do tomorrow: 1. 2. 3.
  22. 22. Leadership and Motivation
  23. 23. Motivational Differences • Achievement • The work itself • Recognition • Responsibility • Advancement • Growth Hertzberg
  24. 24. Maintaining Motivation • Be aware of your attitude and behaviour & how they affect others • Understand the motivations of your team colleagues • Be positive – focus on your own happiness, well- being and emotional intelligence • Set clear direction and measurable goals • Celebrate success
  25. 25. Benefits of a Positive Team Impact of positivity on people: • More successful in many areas of their lives • Healthier and better able to cope with challenges • Increases ability to think creatively and work with other people • Positivity is an essential ingredient for success Fredrickson
  26. 26. Research shows that……. The more positive emotions you experience, the likelier you are to exhibit other positive behaviours, such as curiosity, awareness, discovery, and creativity – all essential for successful innovation This is true for individuals, as well as groups Fredrickson
  27. 27. And Finally…… • Take personal responsibility to help make your team work well • Understand people’s needs • Be a positive role model • Motivate and take action BE AUTHENTIC