Leading Teams

  • 11 Courses | 7h 31m 58s
  • 7 Books | 24h 35m
  • 9 Audiobooks | 28h 38m 28s
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Are you leading a team?  Explore the key concepts for building and managing high performing teams. 

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Building the Foundation for an Effective Team

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Building the Foundation for an Effective Team
The way in which teams are built is an important factor in determining a project’s success. Effective team management requires strong team leadership that clearly outlines your goals and standards of behavior. In this course, you'll learn about the five stages of team development and strategies for selecting high-performing team members most suited for collaboration. You'll also learn some foundations for managing teams successfully, including how to set team goals, assign roles to individuals working on a team, and define specific guidelines for how team members should behave to minimize conflict and optimize teamwork.
8 videos | 28m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Developing a Successful Team
Anyone who is responsible for managing teams will tell you that team dynamics make a huge difference in the working environment. Developing effective project teams is one of the primary aspects of team leadership. In this course, you'll learn how to develop a team culture early on by establishing team member competencies and working to improve team dynamics. You'll also learn about methods used to encourage team participation and motivation and increase teamwork and commitment. Finally, you'll learn about the importance of assessing and improving team performance.
8 videos | 28m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Encouraging Team Communication and Collaboration
Managing teams successfully involves ensuring that team members can communicate with you and with one another and that they will collaborate effectively as a team. To achieve this, clear channels of communication are required for both on-site and virtual teams. In this course, you'll learn how to demonstrate team leadership by encouraging effective communication and overcoming communication problems. You'll explore strategies for encouraging team collaboration. Finally, you'll learn about tools and technologies that are commonly used for virtual teamwork and key considerations for establishing virtual communication guidelines.
8 videos | 29m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Handling Team Conflict
Successful teams are characterized by having a clear direction, trust among team members, effective communication, and a clear process for managing team conflict. The survival of a team depends on a leader who can quickly recognize team conflict, diagnose its cause, and implement conflict resolution strategies. In this course, you'll learn about what causes conflict on a team and the important role of healthy communication in handling conflict. You'll discover best practice approaches to dealing with conflict. You’ll also explore the tenets of principled negotiation in managing conflict. Finally, you'll learn guidelines for resolving conflict that address one specific type of conflict: lack of trust.
8 videos | 28m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Leading a Cross-functional Team
Many organizations have discovered the advantages of using cross-functional teams, such as diversity of skills, perspectives, and experience, to accomplish their goals. While the diversity inherent to these teams can present certain challenges, successfully managing teams is worth the reward. In this course, you'll learn about the benefits of cross-functional teams. You'll also learn about the various development stages of cross-functional teams and the risks at each stage. Finally, you'll learn about the team leadership skills and abilities a cross-functional team leader should have and best practices for the related teamwork.
8 videos | 32m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Strategies for Building a Cohesive Team
Team cohesion, or the strength of the links between team members, determines how effective teams will be, especially in responding to outside pressures. A team has to be cohesive if its members are to function as a unit, working closely and efficiently to achieve common goals. In this course, you'll learn methods for effectively building and managing teams that focus on improvements in three areas: communication, cooperation, and trust. You'll learn specific strategies for improving communication and promoting collaboration among staff members working on a team. You'll also learn what signs suggest a lack of trust on a team, and how you can show team leadership by using the right techniques to build trust and improve teamwork.
8 videos | 29m
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Establishing Team Goals and Responsibilities, and Using Feedback Effectively
Everyone working on a team has particular strengths. To get teams to perform at their best, these strengths have to be recognized, reflected in the roles and responsibilities assigned to team members, and directed toward achieving suitable goals. In this course, you'll learn techniques for building and managing teams, including how to set effective team goals, identify roles, assess team members' competencies, and assign roles based on these competencies. You'll also learn how to give and receive feedback effectively to improve teamwork, so that it strengthens your team leadership and the collaboration between your team members.
8 videos | 29m
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Strategies for Managing Technical Teams
Effective team leadership in the dynamic technology field is integral to business success, but managing technical teams has unique hurdles. In this course, you'll learn what the hurdles are when working on a team and managing teams in the technology field. You'll cover the qualities of a tech manager, and tips to manage tech teamwork to encourage effective collaboration.
6 videos | 26m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Facing the Management Challenges of Difficult Behavior and Diverse Teams
As a manager, it can be daunting to  find yourself in charge of a diverse group, comprised of different age ranges, backgrounds, and experiences. It's inevitable that you'll encounter difficulties. Effectively handling conflict, whether it's team conflict or difficult employee behavior, is essential to productivity and requires developing conflict management skills. This course covers useful techniques and processes for conflict resolution. You'll learn methods for resolving conflict when dealing with an employee's difficult behavior. You'll also learn ways of effectively managing team conflict and understanding and dealing with conflict in the workplace as a whole.
7 videos | 27m
has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Leading Teams
Even the most independent person doesn’t work in a bubble. Teams are where the magic happens, when individuals come together as a high-performing group to accomplish shared goals. Get your team to the next level!
44 videos | 2h 11m
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