Leading Teams with Profile
Duration: 2 Day Course
To become a leader people are inspired to follow, you need self-awareness of your emotions and behaviours, a toolkit of different leadership styles, and the ability to recognise and adapt to your team's communication styles.
Using DISC® Profile as a pivotal tool, this course provides a platform to help you understand yourself and others and build a more high-performing and cohesive team through different challenges and stages of development.
- Use the DISC® Profile to understand your team and get the best out of them.
- Lead your team by example through increased self-awareness of your own behaviours and communication styles using DISC® Profile.
- Master emotional intelligence competencies to build an effective team environment.
- Apply different leadership styles to maximise productivity.
- Understand how the seven leadership power bases can help or hinder your team’s productivity.
- Develop a vision, share it with your team and motivate them to work towards it.
Profile – plot yourself
The DISC Profile® provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviours with others. It is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication.
Before delving deeper into your DISC® Profile report, learn about the four basic DISC® Profile styles and plot where you think you may sit:
Profile individual reports
Online questionnaires are sent to each person prior to the workshop so that they can receive hard copies and be guided through how to interpret their DISC® Profile reports in the training.
Having a qualified facilitator present at this stage is essential so that leaders understand what the profile does and does not say about them. The DISC Profile® is for observing and analysing behaviour and using this knowledge to improve relationships and outcomes. It is not about labelling people or focussing on weaknesses. It does not measure intelligence, knowledge or skills, and it does not classify people as "good" or "bad".
Sample extract from 37 page individual report
Electronic copies of all reports along with a debrief discussion may also be provided to your senior management or HR contact.
Profile – tension amongst the profiles
The key to managing tension is to know when to expect pace and priority problems and have a strategy to prevent or deal with these differences.
Profile – adjusting your leadership and communication styles to motivate your team
Learn practical ways to understand, interact with, and lead your team to success using DISC® Profile. As you explore the different styles, you will naturally begin to identify your team members' tendencies, and learn practical ways to adapt your style to improve team dynamics and results.
As everyone has a unique blend of natural and adapted communication preferences, it is also recommended to share this information and discuss your team's individual preferences rather than assuming them. A Team Building with DISC® workshop will also help you to gain a full understanding of your team's dynamics and preferences.
Are you an authentic leader?
It might sound like a fancy buzzword, but "authentic leadership" is simply about being the kind of leader people are motivated and inspired to follow.
How leadership is impacted by your emotional intelligence
While everyone might not be watching everyone else, they are watching the leader. Therefore, the leader has the greatest impact on the team’s emotions.
Leadership styles that get results
Leaders who have the ability to use the six different styles in combination will have the best outcomes in most situations.
Leadership power and influence
Using the right type of leadership power or influence in the right circumstances will enhance your ability to build team productivity.
Team building and dynamics
Stages of team development and building team cohesion by creating the right team environment.
Teams in trouble
While the benefits of teams are many and varied, it is important to realise that they carry a whole range of problems that are specific to teams working together. In this topic, you will explore how to recognise and overcome frequent causes of trouble in teams, including failure by management and interpersonal conflict between team members.
Managing conflict within your team
Conflict is inevitable in teams, and it is often seen as difficult and uncomfortable. Most people try to avoid conflict altogether, but that can cause problems in the long run.