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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
Leading Teams: Launching a Successful Team $74.95
Leading Teams: Establishing Goals, Roles, and Guidelines $74.95
Leading Teams: Developing the Team and its Culture $74.95
Leading Teams: Building Trust and Commitment $74.95
Leading Teams: Fostering Effective Communication and Collaboration $74.95
Leading Teams: Motivating and Optimizing Performance $74.95
Leading Teams: Dealing with Conflict $74.95
Leading Teams: Managing Virtual Teams $74.95

Bundle Price: $289.00
Total Savings: $310.60


Leading Teams: Launching a Successful Team

Leading successful teams is an art, and team leaders can face many challenges when trying to optimize team performance. Whether you're a current team leader or simply someone who would like to develop the skills that would make you a strong candidate, you need to know certain things about how teams function and what it takes to develop a high-performance team. Among the most important things to know: good team development begins on day one. Forming an effective and cohesive team is fundamental to the success of the team later on, and pulling the right team together from the start has benefits far beyond just completing tasks on time. In this course, you'll learn techniques for setting up successful teams that can be applied to a variety of team environments. This course outlines the benefits of business teams and the importance of taking proactive measures to ensure a smooth transition during the initial phase of team formation. It reviews the five stages of team development and offers strategies for dealing with issues that may arise during the first stage, Forming. You'll learn strategies for selecting high-performing team members most suited for your project or team, as well as recommendations for performing proper introductions, clarifying team purpose and context, and making sure team members understand their responsibilities. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • recommend strategies for leading a given team through its stage of development
  • sequence the stages of team development
  • choose team members for a team given the qualities of a pool of candidates
  • match personal qualities that team members should have with indicators of their presence
  • recognize strategies for leading a team through the Forming stage of team development

Leading Teams: Establishing Goals, Roles, and Guidelines

The way in which a team is built is an important factor in determining team success. Leading a team quickly and smoothly into high performance mode requires the groundwork of setting team goals, identifying project tasks and assigning the right people to them, and defining the standards of team behavior to ensure team members work together so that team objectives are met. This course covers techniques for laying the foundation for a successful team. These techniques include setting team goals, assigning roles to individual team members, and defining specific guidelines that outline how team members should behave to minimize conflict and optimize team performance. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • order the steps that a given team should take to establish team goals
  • sequence examples of the steps for assigning team members to appropriate roles
  • recognize examples of effective guidelines for team conduct
  • match types of guidelines for team conduct with corresponding examples

Leading Teams: Developing the Team and its Culture

Henry Ford once said that coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Mr. Ford knew the importance of teamwork. Ask anyone who has worked in a project or team environment, and he will tell you that team dynamics make a huge difference in terms of getting work done and in the whole working environment. A positive, constructive atmosphere can keep team members motivated and productive, while a negative atmosphere can have the opposite effect. Developing effective project teams is one of the primary responsibilities of a team leader. This course outlines the role of the team leader on a high-performance team and highlights the importance of taking steps to develop the team culture early on during team formation. It offers methods used to encourage team participation and provides some key strategies used to build a cohesive team culture by encouraging social interactions, establishing team member competencies, and promoting interdependence. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • sequence examples of the steps used to perform a training gap analysis for a given scenario
  • match indicators of poor team dynamics with team-building activities that could be used to correct them
  • apply strategies for increasing team participation in a given situation
  • match strategies that encourage team participation with examples
  • recognize the effective use of rewards and recognition

Leading Teams: Building Trust and Commitment

Highly successful teams have members who exhibit certain key characteristics, including an honest and fair approach, personal integrity, and a positive attitude. But two personal qualities are particularly crucial for a member of a high-performance team: a healthy level of trust in others and a sense of commitment to the team. In the early stages of team development, leaders must set up structures and processes that support the development of these team characteristics. This course offers strategies used to build trust based on encouraging honest, accountable, fair, and positive behavior. The course also provides leaders with strategies that help increase team member commitment, such as being supportive, making members feel secure, providing interesting work, and acknowledging contributions and achievements. By using these strategies, team leaders can develop a cohesive team that works together to reach its goals. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • recognize examples of the principles for building trust among team members
  • recognize examples of discussion items to cover during a team meeting called to deal with a trust issue
  • identify the recommended contents of a guideline for maintaining trust on a team
  • use strategies for gaining commitment from team members in a given scenario
  • match strategies for gaining commitment from team members with examples

Leading Teams: Fostering Effective Communication and Collaboration

You have a team established and everyone is committed to the team goals. However, a common focus is not always enough to help your team achieve success. You must ensure that team members can communicate with you and with one another, and that they will work as a team rather than as individuals. This course outlines the importance and benefits of promoting team communication and collaboration. It covers techniques for encouraging effective communication by employing a favorable communication style and ensuring the team profits from team meetings. The course also introduces strategies that team leaders should implement to encourage team collaboration, including fostering shared ownership and stressing the team orientation. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • match characteristics of healthy team communication with examples
  • apply strategies to improve communication during a given team meeting
  • recommend strategies for fostering collaboration on a team
  • recognize the reasons why a team leader must find the balance between competition and collaboration

Leading Teams: Motivating and Optimizing Performance

As teams mature, they're able to perform more independently. Accordingly, team leaders must shift their role to one of maintaining motivation and optimizing team member performance. This ensures that their teams continue to perform at peak levels. The early stages of team development are about establishing the purpose of the team and its key goals, but once the team is up and running, the leader has a prominent role to play in guiding the team to success. This course describes ways to optimize team performance and effectiveness through assessments and feedback. It outlines strategies for sustaining high performance, including using coaching to improve team performance and motivating through shared leadership. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • recognize examples of how to use the ASSESS method effectively to evaluate team performance
  • recognize how to use the GROW method to improve a team's performance
  • recognize examples of effective use of shared leadership to motivate teams

Leading Teams: Dealing with Conflict

Successful teams are characterized by having a clear direction, trust among team members, effective communication, and the ability to quickly resolve conflict. In the early stages of team development, leaders must set up structures and processes that support the development of these team characteristics. Effective leadership is particularly required during the Storming stage of team development when conflict tends to be at its highest. The survival of the team depends on a team leader who can quickly recognize conflict, diagnose its cause, and use strategies to resolve the issue. In doing so, the leader restores trust and positive working relationships among team members. This course offers you an understanding about what causes conflicts on a team and the important role of healthy communication in handling conflicts. It presents many best practice approaches to resolving conflicts and illustrates the tenets of principled negotiation. By learning the principles and strategies presented in this course, you will have the skills to keep your high-performance teams away from destructive patterns of conflict and on track to achieving their goals. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • match causes of conflict with examples of the effect each has on a team
  • recognize examples of resolving conflict through improved communication
  • use the appropriate approach to conflict resolution given a scenario
  • match conflict resolution techniques with corresponding circumstances of when they would be used
  • recognize examples of the rules of principled negotiation

Leading Teams: Managing Virtual Teams

Virtual teams are emerging as the basic unit for conducting business of all types. Studies show that over 80% of workers today are involved in some way with team members who are not physically located in the same office. Virtual communication networks have made virtual teams possible, while globalization has made them a necessity. Leading virtual teams presents new challenges to leaders and managers. Virtual team leaders must find ways to successfully manage people who are separated by distance, time zones, and cultural differences. This course offers leaders a framework for successfully leading virtual teams. It outlines the key competencies that members of virtual teams should possess and offers guidelines for specific virtual team activities, such as teleconferencing and decision making. It also highlights a variety of tools and technologies that are commonly used for collaboration on virtual teams and presents guidelines for knowing how to choose the right technologies for specific situations. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
  • recognize the competencies that members of virtual teams should possess or develop
  • choose the best combination of virtual communication tools to use given a virtual team situation
  • classify examples of virtual team technologies as being for communication, conferencing, or information transfer and storage
  • identify key areas for consideration when setting guidelines for virtual teams
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Leading Teams e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271386
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $289