Team leader development Learning to excel within team leadership
So, your company is doing well and your team is growing. You're taking on new team members and want to reproduce the success of the current team.
In order to achieve constant growth and bottom line profits, you're going to need to elevate key team members to more senior positions.
How do you make the decision of whom to place in Team Leader or Management roles?
A study carried out into Fortune 500 companies showed that internal promotion decisions were generally based upon a mixture of three conditions:
- The team member had been there longer
- The team member had displayed abilities at certain tasks within the current role
- It was cheaper to promote from within than externally
If you run a team or a department you'll know that some of the skills your team member displays in their current role are not necessarily transferable to their new position.
The range of soft skills and hard skills needed to achieve 'buy-in' from colleagues and to meet targets multiplies almost exponentially.
We have worked with many Team Leaders and Junior Management over the years that have been promoted but now complain of:
A recurring theme is, 'nobody has shown me how to... and then I'm just expected to do it, like magic'.
If you have ever been in this position, you might have experienced this sentiment yourself; it is certainly a very uncomfortable feeling.
The Good News
Learning the hard and soft skills needed to excel within a Leadership position is no different from learning any other skills. Yes, sometimes they take some thought and practice, especially when it comes to handling other people but that is the fun part – there's nothing better than bringing a team member round and seeing them develop and gain more satisfaction in their role.
New Line Ideas helps departments and organisations develop their Team Leaders and Managers in many areas:
- Change Management
- Coaching and Feedback
- Interpersonal Skills
- Objective Setting
- Project Management
- Psychologies in the Workplace
- Performance Management
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Train the Trainer
- Presenting Skills
We like to think that our USP (Unique Selling Point) is the ability to create bespoke, tailored programmes to suit your specific needs. Often, this also has the benefit of saving you considerable budget.
Download the Team leadership Course sample PDF for an overview of a recent programme that included:
- Time Management
- Communication Skills
- Understanding Other People's Needs
- Feedback and Coaching
Let's take this further.
To benefit from an informal discussion on how New Line Ideas can help you achieve long lasting results, please contact us today.