Facilitation Skills: The Core Skill of Great Team Leaders
What you'll learn
- 1. To gain an understanding of the essential skills and behavior of effective team leaders.
- 2. To practice those behaviors that lead to optimum participation and commitment to action by team members.
- 3. To learn the critical listening skills that are essential to all personal communications and to team leadership.
- 4. To understand when and how to use each of three decision-making styles: command, consultative and consensus.
- 5. To learn how to both give and receive feedback, or “straight-talk”, in a manner that leads of learning and continuous improvement.
- 6. To learn the critical skills of effective leading virtual teams to effective performance.
- They should give consideration what to what type of team they are leading, who the members are, and some assessment or observation of the teams strengths and weaknesses.
If you are an entrepreneur, a manager wanting to move up in responsibility, or someone who simply wants to work well with others, this course provides the essential skills of leading teams. You cannot succeed today without the skills of leading groups well.
The instructor has been developing teams and team leaders, from the CEO's of Fortune 500 companies, to front line teams in manufacturing plants, for the past forty years. He is the author of ten books on teams, leadership and lean management. He has worked with Honda and Toyota, Shell Oil Company, American Express and dozens of other corporations as well as small start ups. He has been the CEO of a consulting firm for twenty five years. In other words, he has a great deal of experience in team leadership and facilitation.
This course provides all of the essential skills of creating unity of energy and effort on a team; bring the team to consensus; and conducting virtual team meetings.
This course provides the knowledge and skills that will be essential to your capability as a leader.
Purpose & Objectives:
To contribute to your success as a manager by becoming a great team leader.
To enable you to bring out the best from your team;
to harvest the collective wisdom of your team members;
and to lead team meetings in which all participants feel heard, decision based on the wisdom of the team;
and action plans are developed and followed to results.
Sections of the Course:
2.8 Essential Skills
3.Choosing a Decision Style
4.Dialogue: Thinking Together
5.Effective Listening Skills
6.Giving and Receiving Feedback
7.Virtual Team Facilitation
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone who currently or in the future will lead teams and who wishes to improve their facilitation, communication, and decision-making skills.
Larry Miller is now teaching eighteen courses with more than 260,000 students in 200 countries on Udemy. He is the author of eleven books, and has more than forty years of experience consulting with major corporations on their culture and management systems. Several of his courses on management and leadership are best selling courses in their category and have been adopted by major corporations as part of their leadership development and lean culture implementation process.
His expertise is derived from hands on experience creating change in the culture of more than a hundred organizations. Among his consulting clients have been Honda, 3M, Corning, Shell Oil Company, Amoco and Texaco, Shell Chemicals, Air Canada Eastman Chemicals, Xerox, Harris Corporation, Chick-fil-A, Merck and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies, Metropolitan Life and Landmark Communications.
He began his work in youth prisons after recognizing that the learning system in the organization had exactly the opposite of its intended effect – increasing, rather than decreasing, dysfunctional behavior. For four years he worked to redesign the prison system by establishing the first free- economy behind prison walls, where each inmate had to pay rent, maintain a checking account, and pay for everything he desired. This was his first organizational transformation.
He has been consulting, writing and speaking about business organization and culture since 1973. After ten years with another consulting firm, he formed his own firm, the Miller Howard Consulting Group in 1983. In 1998 he sold his firm to Towers Perrin, an international human resource consulting firm and became a Principal of that firm. In 1999 he left to focus on solo consulting projects.
He and his firm were one of the early proponents of team-based management and worked with many clients to implement Team Management from the senior executive team to include every level and every employee in the organization. The Team Management process created a company of business managers, with every employee focused on continuous improvement of business performance. In addition to directing the overall change process, Mr. Miller personally coached the senior management team of many of his clients.
The implementation of Team Management led to the realization that the whole-system of the organization needed to be redesigned to create alignment so all systems, structure, skills, style and symbols support the same goals and culture. From this realization he developed the process of Whole System Architecture that is a high involvement method of rethinking all of the systems and culture of the organization.
Mr. Miller has authored eleven books, among them American Spirit: Visions of A New Corporate Culture, which was the text for Honda of America's course on their values and culture; and Barbarians to Bureaucrats: Corporate Life Cycle Strategies, which draws on the history of the rise and fall of civilizations to illustrate the patterns of leadership and evolution in corporate cultures. Most recently he authored Getting to Lean – Transformational Change Management that draws on the best change management practices such as socio-technical system design, appreciative inquiry, and systems thinking or learning organizations to provide a road map to transforming organizations. He has also authored Team Kata --Your Guide to Becoming A High Performing Team, the core human process of lean organizations. Most recently he published The Lean Coach that corresponds to his course on Coaching Leaders for Success. He has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, made many appearances on CNBC, has written for The New York Times and been the subject of a feature story in Industry Week magazine. He was recently the subject of articles in Fast Company and Inc. Magazine.