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An intensive professional development training course on

Leading Teams for
Emerging Leaders

Transforming Individual Contributor to a
High Performing Leader in any Workplace

The Structure

This comprehensive training course consists of two modules which can be booked as a 10 Day Training event, or as individual, 5 Day training courses.

Module 1: Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age

Module 2: Mastering the Transition from Technical Expert to Leader

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes speaker input, facilitated discussion, syndicate work and practical exercises, videos, self-tests, all with an emphasis on delegate involvement throughout.

The Course Content

Module 1 - Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age

Day One: The Digitisation of Society and its Impact on Business

  • The evolution and revolution of digital technology
  • THE VUCA world we live in – a world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity
  • Companies that have thrived while their competitors have died – what we can learn
  • The five effects of digitisation on company operations
  • What digital customers expect – and what you need to do to deliver it
  • Creating strategy in a digital era

Day Two: Creativity and Innovation

  • Disruptive companies – case studies
  • Becoming a disruptor - personal qualities and techniques
  • Extreme cultures and extremely successful organisations - and what we can learn from them
  • ‘Agile Leadership’ – what it is, what it isn’t
  • Motivating people to innovate, experiment and 'fail fast' with new ideas
  • Presenting new ideas with influence and passion

Day Three: People management in a Digital World

  • Generations X, Y and Z. How do they differ? What are they looking for in work?
  • Great leaders listen: active listening techniques
  • How does people management differ from ten years ago?
  • Motivation and performance management in 21st century organizations
  • Creating an inspiring digital vision
  • Models of modern people management from coaching to holacracy

Day Four: Personal Productivity in The Digital Era

  • Stopping 20th century-style working in digital organisations
  • Emails and meetings – dealing with time stealers – revolutionising your day
  • A model to help you focus on priorities and time management
  • Dealing with time-wasters and procrastination
  • Leading productive meetings at work: managing, appreciating and utilising diversity
  • Leading meetings with creative flair: thinking differently for new answers

Day Five: Teams in a Digital Age

  • Effective and ineffective team behaviours in a digital era
  • Different types of work arrangement – home-based, distance, matrix
  • Deploying collaborative tools for enhanced productivity
  • Modernising the work environment
  • Introducing and managing diversity – age, gender ability and difference in working style
  • Introducing and managing change – vision, planning and execution

Module 2: Mastering the Transition from Technical Expert to Leader

Day Six: The Need for Leadership in the Modern Workplace

  • From technical expert to leader
  • The difference between managing and leading
  • Characteristics of highly effective leaders
  • Transformational and transactional leadership
  • The importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Day Seven: Key Communication Skills of Leaders

  • Effective interpersonal communication in the leadership role
  • Communicating successfully – Avoiding communication barriers
  • Active listening and questioning skills
  • Understanding your own personality profile
  • Developing self-awareness

Day Eight: Building and Leading Successful Teams

  • Achieving the high-performing team
  • Stages of team development
  • Identifying the essential factors in motivation
  • The benefits and barriers to delegation
  • Decision-making with teams – avoiding group think

Day Nine: Essential Skills for Coaching

  • The Coaching Cycle (PEDICR)
  • Key listening & questioning techniques for coaching & mentoring
  • Introducing SOLER techniques
  • Plan a coaching session & preparing a coaching plan
  • Set coaching objectives which are measurable (SMART)

Day Ten: Leading & Managing Change

  • The key drivers of change
  • The difference between change management and change leadership
  • Overcoming resistance to change
  • Change at the individual, team and organisational level
  • The five psychological phases of change and their effective management

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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