Leading Innovation in High Impact Teams

Course Info

Code MG2-166

Duration 5 Days

Format Classroom

Course Summary

Organisations require strong and empowering leaders to be truly successful, and finding those suitable for the role is often a challenge. To be an effective leader, one must possess a vast variety of different skills to prepare them for any projects or abnormal circumstances they may face.

A leader must be competent with the process of innovation, especially within a team. They must lead with impact, influence and inspiration. These traits will transform the productivity of any team. To influence a team to become increasingly passionate will encourage them to be more free-thinking and draw inspiration from those around them, and inspire employees leads to impactful performance.

Effective teamwork and innovation are intertwined. A productive team is one that is able to engage with one another, to utilise each of their unique skills and strengths to engage in a project to perform to the best of their abilities. Positive change through innovation will aid in maintaining the dedication the team possesses. These operational teams, with necessary guidance from a leader, will be more self-sustainable than teams who are severely lacking in innovation.

  • To understand the characteristics that make an effective team.
  • To identify the differences between ineffective and effective teams.
  • To analyse team member’s behaviours and motivations.
  • To create goals and objectives to achieve as a team.
  • To devise strategies to prevent and deal with conflict.
  • To provide rewards and incentives to encourage excellent performance.
  • To review methods of coaching and mentoring team members.
  • To understand the role of innovation within teams.
  • To create innovative action plans to increase team productivity.
  • To measure and manage performance.

This course is designed for anyone with the responsibility of team management who wishes to maximise their team efficiency. It would be most beneficial for:

  • Team Leaders
  • Senior Executives
  • Project Managers
  • Innovation Managers
  • Planning and Strategy Managers
  • Business Owners
  • BPM Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Operations Managers

This course uses a variety of adult learning styles to aid full understanding and comprehension. Participants will review case studies based on real-world established leaders and teams to highlight areas of importance and potential issues they may have faced.

They will be supplied with the ideal tools required to carry out these learning exercises. Through presentations, group discussions and role playing activities, participants will be provided with ample opportunities to develop their knowledge of the taught content, and will be able to demonstrate their skills. They will be able to create their own innovation strategies relating to their respective roles and present them to one another, and be provided with constructive feedback by one another.

Course Content & Outline

Section 1: The Role of Leadership
  • The difference and importance of team leaders, managers and leaders.
  • Key responsibilities of leadership.
  • Why effective leadership is necessary for organisations.
  • Balancing impact, influence and inspiration.
  • The types of leadership styles and their specific characteristics.
  • Identifying personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • A strong focus on evolving personal emotional intelligence.


Section 2: Strategy and Innovation
  • The vitality of innovation.
  • Influencing others to support a vision.
  • Review the stages of strategy management.
  • Developing SMART objectives.
  • Methods and techniques to problem solving.
  • The seven steps to achieving innovation.
  • Aligning innovation and strategies with organisational needs and values.


Section 3: Team Dynamics
  • The five stages of team development.
  • Creating a culture of high-performing teams.
  • Appropriating delegating tasks to those most suitable.
  • Identifying team member’s personal motivations and integrating incentives in relation to these.
  • Understanding personality types and predicting where conflict may potentially occur.
  • Empowerment and engagement.


Section 4: Maximising Team Potential
  • Different personality types and positioning for success.
  • Encouraging a culture of creativity and passion.
  • Coaching, mentoring and self-directed development.
  • Offering and receiving constructive criticism.
  • Analysing team strengths and actively working together to improve weaknesses. 


Section 5: Performance and Conflict Management
  • Identifying high-priority targets.
  • Assessing the six dimensions of performance management.
  • How to measure team performance.
  • Tracking personal performance.
  • Managing challenging employees and relationships.
  • Transforming conflict into teachable situations.

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