Managers have always been offered new and different ways to lead, but none of them take into account the fact that teams and circumstances vary. In today’s world of discontinuous change the modern day team leader must able to respond appropriately to different situations.
Most leadership styles fall into the systematic or intuitive categories, but the adaptable style is, by its very nature, not fixed. Its strength is in its ability to adapt to maturity of the people and the complexity of the circumstance. It adds to situational leadership the concept of improvisation – using a repertoire of techniques with the added perspective of the empathetic instinct. It is the ability to tackle a situation in a creative way rather than relying on what has always been done in the past.
This programme looks at using adaptable leadership to inspire teams to new heights of achievement. It is a very practical programme that simply states that new levels of achievement will only be obtained through inspired change.
At the end of the programme participants will:
- Be able to gain interest and commitment to a goal
- Develop behaviour through reinforcement
- Use assertive feedback to fine tune behaviour
- Understand triggers and resistance when implementing new ideas
- Deal with disruptive high performers
- Handle difficult team leaders and troublesome performers
- Be assertive in resolving any conflicts
- Inspire change with coaching, mentoring and counselling
- Understand yourself and know what changes are needed to maintain your own performance
The topics that will be covered are:
- Powerful visions and committed values
- The four situational leadership style with added improvisation
- Commitment to measured objectives at all levels
- Understanding power and how it should be used
- The three rules of change and how to apply them
- Dealing with leadership challenges and making them drivers for change
- Sharing information and supporting their own team members and other teams
- Directing creative energy into focussed areas and being aware of the ‘roller coaster’ or the ‘desert’ effect
- Altering behaviour through reinforcement
- Challenging and giving assertive feedback for improved performance
- Reviewing methods of performance identifying triggers and overcoming resistance
- What to do when reinforcement fails and resolving the lack of performance
- Dealing with conflict assertively
- Releasing potential with coaching techniques
- Using mentoring and counselling to inspire behaviour
- Understand your own behaviour and know how to improve your performance
The programme gives participants a range of analytical tools for monitoring the development of their teams and being able to encourage and inspire them to even greater growth and performance.
Course duration and training techniques
The programme is delivered over a period of two days with a combination of guided training, study groups and theatre improvisation. This will allow participants to come to their own point of self-realisation on the benefits of the approaches discussed.