Are you a natural-born leader? Are you a new manager or supervisor who may need help leading and building a team? Then the Leadership & Team Working course is designed with you in mind. If that doesn’t sound like you – fear not. You might not have the best leadership skills today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop better ones and become the manager you always dreamed about.
A good team leader knows there is no ‘I’ in team and is able to delegate tasks to other team members. If you want to be a good leader, it’s important you provide a clear vision and goals for your team. Effective team leaders ensure that team morale remains high and that workers are motivated to perform well.
A genuine team leader encourages their team members to fulfil their full potential. This involves helping them identify and utilise their strongest attributes and develop new skills while mentoring, inspiring and motivating them every day. Leaders offer guidance to all members of the team to ensure they are fulfilling their roles.
Being able to get your message across clearly and concisely – written or verbally – is an important part of being an effective team leader. Effective communications can lead to greater productivity, more concise meetings, a greater understanding of goals and less ambiguity.
Studying Leadership and Team Working teaches you the skills needed to help manage and effectively resolve conflict. There will be moments where you’ll find yourself and your co-workers are not on the same page as each other and you’ll need to reach a compromise. You also need to work together in solving issues that arise and be empathetic and flexible when circumstances do change.