From Team Member to Team Leader

Maximum Performance
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From Team Member to Team Leader

What are you letting yourself in for?

Organisations constantly give people their first line management role because the individual has been identified as being good at their day job, not necessarily being good with people.

People skills are a very different skillset from dealing with processes and tasks. Managing people can be the best job in the world, or the worst. No-one tells you what it’s like until you find out for yourself. ‘You’ll be fine’ is all you may get.

This programme is your opportunity to find out in advance what you might be letting yourself in for and whether it’s right for you – whether at this stage in your career, a bit later, or perhaps never. This can save you and your organisation time, effort and heartache.

You’ll find out what’s needed to transition from team member to team leader. You’ll learn what are the characteristics of good managers and see how you think you’ll measure up. You’ll discover what to look out for in the early days – what are the most common pitfalls awaiting the new manager and how can you avoid them?

It’s a very practical programme which will boost your confidence in managing people and help make the learning curve a little less steep as you transition from team member to team leader. It will help you develop the skills you will need for the rest of your career – it might well be the most useful programme you ever attend!

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Appreciate the role of a manager and what’s involved
  • Understand your strengths and development areas for stepping up
  • Have a better idea as to whether a team leader or management role is right for you, at this stage in your career
  • Have a plan for dealing with the challenges

Training Course Content

What are you letting yourself in for?

  • What makes someone a great manager?
  • The importance of preparation for management
  • Why would you want to manage others?
  • What makes a good boss?… and a bad one?

Key management skills

  • Knowing what it takes to be a manager – and how
    to get there
  • Adapting for different teams and individuals
  • Not taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach
  • Profile of an ‘ideal’ manager
  • Assessing yourself against the benchmark – where are you now?… where do you need to be?
  • Readiness to manage

Others’ reactions to you getting the job!

  • How will other people, especially fellow team members, react to you getting the job?
  • Positive reactions – what to expect
  • Negative reactions – what to expect
  • What can you do to emphasise the positive, reduce the negative?

The first month

  • Making an impact in the early stages
  • Scoping effectively and building the right plans
  • A simple technique to brainstorm what you need to cover/do/achieve in that first month

People skills

  • Skills needed to be an effective manager
  • Developing the ability to inspire, motivate or support others
  • A simple questionnaire to reflect on the skills needed to engage and develop

Body language

  • The crucial importance of body language
  • How do you come across?
  • Avoiding ‘emotional leakage’
  • Moving with purpose
  • Giving an impression of confidence

The transition from team member to team leader

  • Stepping up
  • Pitfalls
  • Opportunities
  • The ‘us and them’ dilemma
  • How to overcome challenges in transition

Meeting your team

  • How to outline your role and vision for your team
  • Using initial meetings to clarify roles and relationships as well as expectations
  • Understanding what your people want and need
  • Creating a relationship of open dialogue
  • Prepare for an initial meeting with the team

Management dilemmas

  • Handling challenging behaviour
  • Scenarios
  • Common issues faced by team leaders and managers – and how to deal with them

Actions and next steps

  • Review
  • Personal action planning
  • Next steps

Course delivery details


Designed as a highly interactive 45-minute webinar for groups of 6 to 8, or 60 minutes for groups of up to 12, or 90 minutes for groups of up to 20.

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Maximum Performance

At Maximum Performance, we are passionate about improving the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. Our extensive portfolio of courses are offered via a range of flexible delivery options - including public courses, in-house training, webinars and virtual classrooms. We...

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23 The Foresters Burgundy House
AL5 2FB Harpenden Hertfordshire

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