Leadership in High Performance Teams (Simulation Course)

Course Overview

Participants in this fast-paced, highly engaging workplace simulation tell us they have two breakthrough insights, and both insights explode myths they previously believed.

Myth #1. Leaders are born, not made.
Participants formally compare what they do at work with the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leaders. These practices have been researched with more than 100,000 leaders around the world by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, and are reported in their book, The Leadership Challenge. Invariably, participants have a great Aha! They each find that they have and express to some degree every one of the five practices. They are convinced they can be leaders! They learn how to improve their leadership skills simply by (a) knowing what skills are required, and (b) practicing these skills with intention.

Myth #2. A team is composed of a leader and followers.
Our research finds that the most effective teams are not made up of one leader and some number of followers. The best teams are composed entirely of leaders! A colleague calls them leaderful teams. This second Aha! hits participants as they discover the 8 Dimensions of High Performance Teams, researched worldwide by Carl Larson and Frank LaFasto and reported in their book, Teamwork. With these two myths deflated, the way is cleared for participants to freely practice their growing skills in leading and working in teams, two of the most essential skills for success in today's world of knowledge work.

By the end of the two days, participants have convincingly demonstrated to themselves that they are competent leaders and they have successfully served as members of a high performance team. There is no quicker or more effective way to learn these two practical and critical skills than to immerse yourself in this workshop.

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Key Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the five practices of exemplary leaders
  • Define the eight dimensions of high performing teams
  • Discuss how the eight dimensions are interwoven and interdependent
  • Apply the eight dimensions of high performing teams at work and in life
  • Develop skills through practice
  • Be confident as leaders
  • Effectively contribute to a high performance team