The development of your key people is critical to your future business success. In this respect, your fortunes are closely linked to your key people’s capabilities and effectiveness. Your company’s performance will continue to improve if you develop your people. To develop your people, is to invest in their future. Most people have the motivation to succeed, to be good at their jobs and to progress as far as they can.
We believe that you would want your key people to take more personal responsibilty for their own development. To facilitate this, YOU and TNI can share the responsibility to provide them with the necessary leadership skills to enable them to unlock their potential for the benefit of the organisation and themselves.
The subject on Team Leadership covers a very wide area. This course has been specially designed to cover certain areas in Leadership skills relevant to Team Leaders or Cell Leaders, and this particular course will provide participants with the necessary foundation for their formal development in their work role. This program will assist participants in gaining the knowledge required by a team/cell leader, thereby developing their team leading skills to be effective at workplace.
Class-room teaching, lectures, workshops, case studies, group discussion, tutorials.
Role of a Team Leader
- THE TEAM LEADER is not a manager or supervisor, he is a Leader.
- THE TEAM LEADER KNOWS THE TEAM, the personalities, skills, abilities and talents of the team
- ENTHUSIASM – The Team Leader is the enthusiastic example that the team can immolate.
- GUIDELINES OF BEHAVIOUR. The Team Leader works with the team to create and develop guidelines.
- INFORMS THE TEAM. The Team Leader insures that the team is currently and clearly informed.
- TEAM LEADERSHIP. He keeps the purpose, goals and approach relevant and meaningful.
- THE LEADER. He must have an honest understanding of who he is, what he knows, and what he can do.
- SELF DEVELOPMENT IS CAREER DEVELOPMENT. Career development refers to the outcomes of actions on career plans
- CAREER DEVELOPMENT IS NECESSARY. Both external and internal factors influence the need for career development.
- HIRE OR PROMOTE. Strategies at this phase focus on assessing job candidates and hiring or promoting the person whose skills and interests best match the job.
- STAFFING & ORIENTATION PHASE. The staffing and orientation phase is composed of providing career information to the job candidate.
- EMPHASIS ON LIFE CAREER PLANNING. Team members study their jobs’ components and learn how to make the work more challenging.
- CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. The first step in establishing career development in the workplace is the assessment of organisational needs.
- WAYS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION. Making a commitment to improve your communication.
- IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS. Listening effectively is to place a higher priority on understanding what the other party is saying than on expressing your own thoughts.
- ATTENTION. Gaining the attention of the person with whom wish to communicate, is a primary goal
- APPREHENSION actually means to grasp or to take hold of.
- ACTION is the end result in the communication process.
- THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNICATION is to get your message across to others effectively.
- REMOVING BARRIERS can occur at every stage of the communication process.
Planning and Organising The Team’s Work
- PLANNING AND ORGANISING. Simple projects involve only one or a few people over a short time
- TO DO LIST. Is a reminder to do all essential tasks in the right order.
- ACTION PLAN is a list of tasks that you have to carry out to achieve an objective.
- SCHEDULING is the problem of assigning a set of tasks to a set of resources, subject to a set of controls.
- PROGRAM PLANNING AND ORGANISING is the planning and monitoring of tasks and resources across a group of projects.
- CONSISTENCY. Data from the many single plans must be consistent if consolidation is to be successfully performed.
- COMMUNICATION is where the managers and team leaders who instruct the resources on the work to be done.
Motivating The Team
- MOTIVATION means a state of mind that moves us into action.
- CHALLENGE MOTIVATES. The challenge itself is the motivator.
- LOYALTY MOTIVATESis found in comradeship and fellowship.
- RESPONSIBILITY MOTIVATES. People and teams are stimulated by given responsibilty.
- GROWTH MOTIVATES.Individual and team growth can provide another basis for sustained motivation.
- LEADERSHIP MOTIVATES. He can blend knowledge and motivation to form a cohesive team.
- ENTHUSIASM MOTIVATES. The team leader is the enthusiastic example that the team can immolate.
- COMMUNICATION MOTIVATES. The team leader insures that the team is currently and clearly informed.
- REINFORCEMENT MOTIVATES. The team leader utilises “power tools” that aid him in developing the productive energy of the team.
- A GOOD LISTENER MOTIVATES. A good motivator listens attentively.
- TEAM PARTICIPATION MOTIVATES. Productive participation by all team members.
- RECOGNITION MOTIVATES. Important. It builds positive self-esteem.
Monitoring The Team’s Work
- MONITORING TEAM WORK is not to find fault but to ensure that the team understands its assignments and goals.
- PLANNING means setting performance expectations and goals for teams and individuals to direct their efforts towards achieving organisational objectives,
- MONITORING means consistently measuring performance
- DEVELOPING means increasing the capacity to perform.
- RATING means evaluating team members or team performance.
- REWARDING means recognising team members.
- COMMITMENT. Team members see themselves belonging to the team.
- TRUST. Team members have faith in each other to honor commitments
- PURPOSE. The team understands how it fits into the overall business of the organisation
- COMMUNICATION. Effective teams communicate effectively and frequently with each other.
- INVOLVEMENT. Everyone has a role on the team
- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. The team understands the importance of continuous improvement.