Leadership Team Development | { ilume

By: Ilume  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Coaching, Personal Development, Executive Coaching

Lead Team Development brings a group of individuals together and creates an energised high performing team.

A team who have clarity about the way they work together, can create profound and exciting results.

As a unique group of people, the team has a history, a present existence, and most interestingly, a potential. Each member brings a wide variety of skills and qualities to the team, some of which are shown and made available, and some of which are hidden, or unrealised.

A team functioning healthily will not only produce ideas that no team member could have thought of alone, but will also be able to solve problems that even the technically most gifted had been unable to solve. Lead Team Development can only occur when team members meet specifically with this goal in mind.

Leadership Team Development can be described as a three-part process:

  • Firstly, team members increase their awareness of themselves, of each other and of their differences – and come to appreciate these differences.
  • Secondly, members make contact and communicate with each other.
  • Thirdly, there is a growth of respect, trust and team spirit.

The first two steps go hand in hand, and can in fact build back and forth.  However the third part of the process is different.  Respect, trust and team spirit can only emerge from open communication and team contact, they are the product of awareness, not motivation.

And as this occurs and the closer the team gets, the faster the team's purpose is accomplished.
Although content is woven around business challenges and topics for both short and long term, here are just some of the ideas that can be built into a Lead Team Development program:

  • What is this team for?  What is its purpose and reason for being?
  • Understanding relationships and how personal values make a difference – who are we?
  • Defining how you work and need to work for future success – looking at your business goals and the business you want to create
  • Examining the vision for the organisation and how this team fits in
  • Moving towards a defined level of leadership – what it means for the future, what we must do, change or create
  • Defining the teams values and behaviours
  • Modelling Leadership Behaviour – and creating a learning plan
  • Coaching your team – what does this mean?  How will you keep and develop great people?

Keywords: Coaching, Executive Coaching, Personal Development

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