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Project Leadership: Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

Learn the key skills and competencies required of an effective project team leader. In this project leadership class, you leverage project leadership best practices, develop a plan for personal application, and gain the knowledge and skills to inspire a diverse team to work together effectively, achieve autonomy, and optimise efficiency for successful customer delivery.

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Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage internal and external influences that affect team performance
  • Increase productivity by challenging your processes and motivating your people
  • Develop team identity and empower others
  • Foster productive team communication and effectively manage conflict

Course Content

Course Outline

Introducing Leadership Theories and Approaches

  • Defining high-performing, winning teams
  • Recognising the complexities of project management
  • Identifying the actions of successful leaders
  • Embracing situational vs. positional leadership
  • Redefining leadership with the Leadership Services Model

Assessing Your Leadership Skills

Measuring yourself against the Leadership Services Model

  • Exploring your motives and priorities
  • Appraising your values and attitude
  • Soliciting 360-degree feedback
  • Working with a mentor and personal board of directors
  • Examining your support network and sphere of influence

Managing your emotional intelligence

  • Developing your self-awareness and social awareness
  • Applying emotional intelligence to project management

Building a Team Identity and Purpose

Fostering a team state of mind

  • Considering the stages of development
  • Turning hard work into an enjoyable experience

Defining the future

  • Clarifying and communicating your vision and goals
  • Collaborating on project objectives
  • Empowering others to act

Developing Productive Teams

Crafting a healthy, winning culture

  • Agreeing on standards and ground rules
  • Encouraging feedback and nurturing the emotional intelligence of your team
  • Creating psychological safety through mutual respect

Overcoming communication barriers

  • Clarifying roles, responsibilities and boundaries
  • Learning the language of leadership
  • Turning conflict to your advantage

Optimising Efficiency through Motivated Teams

Thinking outside of the box

  • Challenging the process
  • Making decisions efficiently and effectively

Examining the art and science of motivation

  • Balancing personal needs with organisational goals
  • Adapting leadership to individual work styles
  • Building ownership through delegation
  • Managing virtual, remote and global teams
  • Recognising the importance of physical space

Monitoring External and Internal Risks

Combating the dangers of outside influences

  • Assessing the organisation's capacity for change
  • Balancing project constraints and avoiding burnout
  • Managing project subjectives and office politics
  • Dealing with daily distractions and disruptions

Guarding the team from itself

  • Managing underperformers
  • Recognising the perils of Groupthink
  • Defending the team against your own shortcomings

Sustaining High Performance

Recognising success

  • Celebrating success and failure
  • Building morale
  • Applying "Lessons Learned"

Reaching the next level

  • Assuming responsibility and holding each other accountable
  • Achieving autonomy and self-management
  • Setting smart challenges
  • Taking calculated risks

Building a Project Leadership Best-Practices Toolkit

  • Beginning with the end in mind: defining your success
  • Mapping the leadership services to the project life cycle
  • Generating your personal leadership action plan
  • Creating your customised project leadership framework

Exams & Certification

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs).

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