High Performance Leadership & Teambuilding


5 days non residential


Being able to communicate and articulate the organisation’s business mission and values and to motivate & lead a team to success are 2 critical competencies that differentiate the high performing manager from their low performing peers.

This programme has been specifically designed to meet the demands of current and future leaders of people. During the next 5 days, delegates will be given the opportunity to examine in detail their personal style of management through a variety of self evaluation models, tools and processes. We will explore the factors which go to make a truly high performing team and we will uncover the building blocks to success.

There is no such thing as the perfect individual, but it is widely acknowledged that the perfect team can be created through the bringing together of a balanced group of individuals who have clear direction and a common aim for excellence. Inspirational leadership, competence in managing conflict in the workplace and a clear appreciation of the skills required for positive influence on others will be practiced on this programme. Delegates should expect to get involved, speak their mind, challenge and be challenged and ultimately return to the work place with a clear strategy for improvement.

Who will the course benefit?

This course is designed for organisational leaders, managers, project leads, or human resource professionals who have the responsibility for developing and maintaining high performance teams.

Individuals who are involved with designing and implementing a team based department or organisation will especially benefit.

Course Objectives

To enable delegates to develop the essential competencies to become a successful leader of teams - and discover innovative ways to make teams more productive.

Skills Gained

Select, develop, and lead a winning team. Generate co-operation across department and organisational lines Structure for results - clarify roles, goals, and decision making processes. Capitalise on each team member's analytical, organisational, and team building skills. Evaluate and improve current team effectiveness. Identify the benefits and characteristics of high performance teams. Develop skills to boost team productivity and morale.

Content Introduction

Why organisations install teams. Pitfalls to avoid when developing teams. Definitions of different types of teams. The difference between work groups and teams. Creating teams based on technical skills. Developing a receptive team culture.

The key characteristics of high performance teams. Theories of motivation. Examining the different ways in which we communicate. Identifying the barriers to communication. Developing Active listening skills. Understanding the Power of Body Language.

The Impact of Change. How to effectively lead a team during transformation. The stages of team development. Managing stress in the team. Defining team purposes and results. Selecting team members - content vs. process. Facilitating and participating in team meetings.

Clarifying team roles and responsibilities. Productive vs. destructive team behaviours. Leading through difficult team scenarios. Improving the performance/behaviours of individual team members. Resolving team conflicts - individual and inter-team. Leading multiple teams.

Delegate team presentations. Team communication skills - listening and feedback. Identifying team problems and resolving them. Philosophy to policy, policy to practice – Action Planning.