Team building and managing

Motivate and inspire

Teams don’t build themselves. In business we often see dysfunctional teams thrown together or cloned in the boss’s image. Don’t expect high performance, creative thinking or operational efficiency from teams assembled without a clear understanding of what it takes to make a group of individuals work as one. No one said it was easy. Team-building is a science, and we draw on decades of data analysing team roles and the behavioural profiles that build great teams.

Once built, a team must bond towards achieving its common purpose. Communicating goals and values is a critical precondition for a team to work together with mutual trust, respect, openness and support. Building and bonding the team is the first area covered by our course.

As well as directing operations, every manager needs to nurture and develop the team as individuals and together. Poor managers are the bane of the workplace, demotivating and driving away their team, creating problems rather than solutions. Good management requires skills that are not innate, but can be coached. Without coaching, some managers may get there in the end by trial and error — but can your business afford to find out the hard way?

What motivates each team member — including the manager? This is the key that unlocks the rest of the toolbox. Again based on a wealth of rigorously researched and tested data, our course provides a clear and practical guide to workplace motivation. Through interactive and role-play exercises, the course coaches managers in pinpointing performance strengths and weaknesses, and in new and creative ways of inspiring and coaching others to peak performance.

Course leader

David Milne

David Milne

What we do

Presentation skills

Half your business is presentation. Whether facing clients, customers, colleagues or project partners, if you...more

Managing relationships

Co-operation is the key to both business innovation and day-to-day working. Yet time and again personal friction gets in...more

Stress management

When the chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, took a leave of absence in 2011 to recover from the...more

Team building and managing

Teams don’t build themselves. In business we often see dysfunctional teams thrown together or cloned in the boss’s...more

Counselling skills for HR teams

Your most valuable people may be in crisis, and your business relies on your HR managers being able to help with effective...more

Developing resilience

Whether in good times or bad, businesses struggle with adversity in all sorts of shapes, from global competition to...more

Assertiveness training

Which bit of ‘no’ don’t your people or clients understand? Or ‘yes’, for that matter? Stating your position and sticking to...more

Executive coaching

It took a 12-year parting of the ways between Apple and co-founder Steve Jobs for the former to dice with terminal decline and the...more

NM UK…

London

Upcoming Open Courses – London
Winning Hearts and Minds

31 May – 1 June
28 – 29 June
7 – 8 September
29 – 30 November

NM France…

Paris

Upcoming Open Courses – Paris
Captiver et Convaincre
(delivered in french)

More dates coming soon.

NM Belgium…

Belgium

Upcoming Open Courses – Brussels
Captiver et Convaincre
(delivered in French)

6 – 7 June

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