25 Activities for Developing Team Leaders
November 2004, Pfeiffer
- Define the role of the team leader
- Apply the L.E.A.D. model to team leadership and development
- Coach team members and the team
- Design purposeful, participative team meetings
- Create effective team communication
- Address team challenges
- Resolve conflicts and disputes
- Conduct team self-evaluation
Purpose of the Book.
Rationale for the Book.
Scope and Content.
How to Use This Book.
Justifying the Training.
Managing the Group Training Session: Tips for Trainers.
Section 1: UNDERSTANDING TEAM LEADERSHIP.
Activity 1: Leadership Style Questionnaire.
Activity 2: L.E.A.D. Bingo.
Activity 3: Teamwork Step-by-Step.
Activity 4: What Teams Need.
Activity 5: Leadership Values Auction.
Section 2: LEAD WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE.
Activity 6: Writing a Team Mission Statement.
Activity 7: Establishing Team Norms.
Activity 8: Results-Oriented Meetings.
Activity 9: Team Roles: Using the Affinity Diagram.
Section 3: EMPOWER PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE.
Activity 10: Good Team Meetings Don’t Just Happen.
Activity 11: Checklist for Planning a Team Meeting: A Brainstorming Process.
Activity 12: Questioning Skills for Team Leaders.
Activity 14: Using Group Memory in Team Meetings.
Activity 15: Facilitation Practice for Team Leaders.
Section 4: AIM FOR CONSENSUS.
Activity 16: Reaching Consensus One-on-One.
Activity 17: Guidelines for Reaching Consensus.
Activity 18: Consensus Techniques for Team Leaders.
Activity 19: Resolving Conflict: A Consensus Process.
Section 5: DIRECT THE PROCESS.
Activity 20: Understanding the Stages of Team Development.
Activity 21: Team Leader’s Role in the Stages of Team Development.
Activity 22: Feedback Awareness: Skill Building for Team Leaders.
Activity 23: Solving Team Leader Challenges.
Activity 24: Evaluating Team Health.
Activity 25: Managing Growth of a Team Leader.
About the Author.
Pfeiffer Publications Guide.
--Leigh Wilkinson, HRD consultant, State of Maine Office of Training and Development