Coaching: 1 to 1 – Developing an Effective Team

I worked with an experienced NHS Nurse today on part two of her personal development plan. Today, we covered ‘Building an Effective Team’ – this followed-on from our first session in September last year, where we covered leadership and motivation.

Topics covered today, included:

¨ What is a Team?

¨ Why Teams Sometimes Fail

¨ Essential Ingredients for Teams to Succeed

¨ Team Characteristics – Eight Key Questions for Managers

¨ SWOT Process and Analysis

¨ Team Models: Research into High Performing Teams

¨ Team Mission Statements: Pros and Cons

¨ Setting Performance Objectives

¨ Managing Expectations

¨ Analysing your Support Network

¨ Measuring Team Effectiveness

¨ The Team Development Process Model

Development: Training Skills & Workshop Portfolio

Trainer Skills
This week, we are finalising our preparations for the first in a series of management development workshops covering training skills for a key client’s product support managers. The Workshop will be split into two parts – two days and three days with a six-week period of consolidation between the two. The two day Workshop will look at the theory of learning (how and why people learn, why they sometimes don’t. Part two covers training delivery best practice and how to measure the success of training.

Workshop Portfolio
An established career-counselling service, based in the UK has asked us to provide a ‘one-page’ summary for each of our most sought-after workshops with a view of integrating them into their client offer. These will include: Coaching and Developing Staff; Leadership and Management; Presenting Effectively; Business Writing Skills; Assertiveness and Prioritising your Day.

Coaching: 1 to 1 – Leadership and Motivation

I worked with an experienced NHS Nurse today discussing leadership and motivation skills.

We covered:

LEADERSHIP

¨ Defining ‘Management’ and ‘Leadership’

¨ Behavioural Traits of Leaders and Managers

¨ Why We Need Managers and Leaders

¨ Major Influences on our Management and Leadership Style

¨ A Short History of Measuring Management Style

¨ Measuring your Style as a Leader

¨ The Benefits of your Individual Style(s)

¨ The ‘Dark Side’ of your Style(s)

MOTIVATION

¨ What Motivates You?

¨ Three Effective Models for Motivation

¨ Recent Research into Management and Staff’s perception of Motivation

¨ Motivation Audit

¨ Motivation Tips

Coaching: 1 to 1 – Leadership and Motivation

I’m preparing materials today for a forthcoming 1-to-1 session covering leadership and motivation with an experienced NHS Nurse

LEADERSHIP

¨ Defining ‘Management’ and ‘Leadership’

¨ Behavioural Traits of Leaders and Managers

¨ Why We Need Managers and Leaders

¨ Major Influences on our Management and Leadership Style

¨ A Short History of Measuring Management Style

¨ Measuring your Style as a Leader

¨ The Benefits of your Individual Style(s)

¨ The ‘Dark Side’ of your Style(s)

MOTIVATION

¨ What Motivates You?

¨ Three Effective Models for Motivation

¨ Recent Research into Management and Staff’s perception of Motivation

¨ Motivation Audit

¨ Motivation Tips

Coaching: 1-to1. Communication

I spent most of the day working with an experienced member of staff who has been identified as having potential for promotion into management. We covered the communication ‘spectrum’ including:

What is Communication?
The Difference between ‘communication and’ ‘effective communication’
The Process of Effective Communication
Communication Methods (Pros and Cons)
Measuring Personal Communication Style
Identifying Actions for Better Personal Communication

Workshop: Assessment and Coaching Skills

Target audience: Those responsible for formally assessing and coaching staff and/or colleagues at work.

Audience size: 4

Duration: One-and-a-half days

Client: Automotive

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

The Workshop includes practical hands-on experience with the client’s on-line assessment process. This is complemented by a discussion based workshop covering the essential knowledge, skills and behaviours of the successful coach. The final session includes the construction of a personal action-plan.

Live Observations

We’ve just completed a series of sessions observing experienced product managers from the road construction industry deliver training sessions to their customers.

The purpose of our sessions was to observe their delivery style as Trainers and offer them 1-to-1 feedback on their technique.

Duration: Two days

Client: Road Construction

Location: Eskilstuna, Sweden