The Four Critical Elements of a Great Team Leader
What you'll learn
- Learn and use a proven leadership process to establish trust, treat people well, create a safe and supportive culture, and execute a clear strategy.
- Build confidence in your current or upcoming role as a leader.
- Develop the core skills needed to become a great team leader using the four critical elements.
- Become familiar with the research that shapes the four critical elements of a great team leader.
- Practice and exercise several key and impactful takeaways to develop better relationships within teams that can be implemented immediately in the workplace.
- Must be interested in the fundamentals of effective leadership
- No prior working knowledge of leadership practice or theory is required
This course is ideal for anyone currently serving in management and leadership roles, or anyone who is interested in learning the research-backed principles that guide effective management and leadership.
About The Course:
This course is based on a book that was derived from our research from Leading Teams. That book surveyed the prevailing team leadership research. Toward the end of that research, we quite fortunately discovered the work of Harvard’s Richard Hackman and Ruth Wageman, which was finally released to a more public audience in 2017. We quickly pivoted to focus on the 6 Team Conditions research. At the same time, not only did our findings connect to Hackman and Wageman, but also those findings led us to think about the team leaders themselves more carefully. In Leading Teams, we presented 4 areas of successful teams as having a leader, people, culture, and strategy. Indeed, that finding remains the case for us today. However, as we began to look more closely at our data and frankly even the elements of the Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) developed by Hackman and Wegman, it became apparent that the 4 Elements of Teams, also reflected what has evolved into what we now refer to as the Four Critical Elements of a Great Team Leader. We introduce this new, and derived book with a simple, profound statement: A great team leader establishes trust, treats people well, creates a safe and supportive culture, and executes a clear strategy.
What You'll Get Out of This Course
Not only will you learn and master the skills needed to build and run successful, high-performing teams – but this course will equip you with the tools to become a better leader. Having taught leadership for several decades, having written so much on the topic and having coached hundreds of executives—we believe, based on the research, that this book offers the critical elements for a great team leader.
About the Course Instructor and Author: Steve Gladis
Dynamic leadership speaker, author, and executive coach to many of the Metro, DC and Northern Virginia region’s top executives, Dr. Steve Gladis is widely recognized as a leadership expert. CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners (SGLP)—a leadership development company—he is the author of over 20 books on leadership and is a professor at George Mason University. SGLP works with businesses, associations, and U.S. government agencies, and Dr. Gladis speaks regularly at conferences and corporate gatherings. A former faculty member at the University of Virginia, Dr. Gladis also served as an FBI special agent and was a decorated officer in the US Marine Corps. As a philanthropic leader, Dr. Gladis commits a significant portion of SGLP profits back to the community.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in cultivating strong leadership skills (individuals in leadership and management roles)
- Anyone interested in developing better working relationships with and within their teams
Steve Gladis, Ph.D.
A leadership speaker and executive coach, Steve Gladis is an authority on the topic of leadership. CEO of Steve Gladis Leadership Partners—a leadership development company—he is also the author of 24 books on leadership. A professor at George Mason University, he serves as a Senior Scholar in Mason’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. Steve works with businesses, associations, and U.S. government agencies, and he speaks regularly at conferences and corporate offsites. A former faculty member at the University of Virginia, Dr. Gladis also served as an FBI special agent and was a decorated officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His company donates a significant portion of corporate profits back to the community.
Some of his books include: Leading Well: Becoming a Mindful Leader-Coach; The Trusted Leader: Understanding the Trust Triangle; Smile. Breathe. Listen: The 3 Mindful Acts for Leaders; Self-Leadership: Become the CEO of your Own Career; and Solving the Innovation Mystery. His books, including the popular Positive Leadership: The Game Changer at Work, are available on Amazon.