A team is defined as a collection of a small number of individuals who are tasked with carrying out a defined, accountable objective during a specific period of time. They are usually people of complementary or matching skills and aptitudes and work together to achieve a common goal and purpose. Teams usually need leadership to succeed, because their efforts get channelised and focused better with leadership.
Leadership has been defined variously. A commonly accepted definition of leadership is that it is the ability to influence a team into performing its tasks and motivating and guiding it to reach its set goals. It of course, goes without saying that leadership is a group effort, because it cannot exist in a vacuum.
An effective team leader focuses on what the team can achieve together. She believes that the whole is more important than the parts. She will make efforts to identify the potential each team member carries and tries to develop it for the common good of the team. A good leader carries the team members along in her endeavors. She builds trust and teamwork and motivates and inspires the team to reach higher goals.
Three important factors play a role in facilitating team leadership:
- Team members’ roles
- Behavioral and communication styles in teams
- Problem solving techniques to enable teams to reach their goal
Get to understand these three skills
How does a leader bring these about? What are the ways by which these factors can be utilized to bring about leadership that is useful for the organization? It is these topics that will be explained in-depth at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources areas.
Valerie Pelan, who is President of Integrated Focus, a role in which she has been consulting and providing Executive coaching for over 10 years, during which she has been working with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills, will be the speaker at this webinar.
Please register for this webinar by logging on to TrainHR . Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.
This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
A quality that is difficult to develop and put into action
Although it feels nice to talk about team leadership, it is a quality that is difficult to implement in one’s professional life. Many team leaderships fail for a number of reasons. Valerie will discuss these and explain the three important factors that help managers, leaders and project managers lead a successful team.
This session is of immense value to everyone connected with leadership, such as Managers, Leaders, HR Managers, and Project Managers.
Valerie will cover the following areas at this webinar:
- Learn what the definition is of a “Team”
- Why Ground Rules are so important
- Negative team roles
- Positive – action oriented team roles
- MBTI – how a person’s personality can benefit a team
- Techniques for problem solving.