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Leadership Skills for IT Leaders

Changescape

Other Qualifications , Business

Course Description

Delegates will learn How to be an effective leader How to analyse their own natural leadership style How to modify their style to match the needs of the situation How to get the most out of their teams Topics SETTING THE SCENE Introduction Business drivers for effective leaders What is meant by leadership Role of the leader Profile of an effective IT leader Personal assessment THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP The four pillars of success ESTABLISHING MISSION, VISION, VALUES AND GOALS Definitions Establishing a worthwhile Mission Statement Generating a compelling Vision Statement Setting up Values Statements Setting clear goals LEADERSHIP STYLES Theory X, Theory Y Action Centred Leadership Situational leadership Principle Centred Leadership Theory into practice SETTING OBJECTIVES Cascading objectives Individual targets Getting SMARTer JOHARI WINDOW Self perception Group perception Reflection PERSONALITY TYPES The 16 personality types Mapping the 16 types to team roles Work preferences Learning Styles Communication Styles LEADING THROUGH TIMES OF CONFLICT The 5 Thomas Kilmann Conflict Modes Analysing the situation Selecting the right style for the personality types DECISION MAKING STYLES Impact on the team Vroom-Yetton?s 5 Styles Choosing the right style Decision making methods TEAM ORGANISATION Team design Roles & Responsibilities Virtual Teams Cross-functional teams Cross-cultural teams TEAM PROCESSES Induction Mentoring Team communication Briefings Progress reporting Knowledge Management TEAM DEVELOPMENT Competencies Development planning Succession planning REVIEWING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE The review process Preparation Effective listening Giving constructive feedback Handling under performance Action planning I NTER-GROUP COMMUNICATION Cascade briefings Networking SUMMARY & CLOSE Key learning points Action planning

Delegates will learn How to be an effective leader How to analyse their own natural leadership style How to modify their style to match the needs of the situation How to get the most out of their teams Topics SETTING THE SCENE Introduction Business drivers for effective leaders What is meant by leadership Role of the leader Profile of an effective IT leader Personal assessment THE BUILDING BLOCKS...

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