The team concept has long been seen as important
in organizations. Today it is considered even more important as tasks become more
complex, members become more specialized, and demands become greater. But effective
leadership teams do not just happen. They are built. They are nurtured.
function well, leadership team members need to know themselves their strengths
and weaknesses. They also need to know and trust other members of the team and
be supportive of the group in its progress toward mutually agreed upon goals.
KRH Consulting provides services that help make this happen. Although always tailored
to the needs of the team, the process typically includes the following phases:
Members of the leadership team meet to thoroughly discuss the process
and establish a mutual commitment to goals, timelines, confidentiality, and follow-up.
OF LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
Each member of the leadership team participates
in an assessment that highlights their unique strengths and leadership tendencies.
Assessment will be based on a combination of selected measures including an in-depth
leadership interview, appropriate objective tests (interests, style, values,
personality, skills and abilities), and colleague feedback.
Each individual will be provided written reports, candid
feedback and a thorough discussion of assessment results. Through these one-on-one
sessions each member of the leadership team will develop a clear understanding
of his/her skills, style, leadership tendencies, and how they can contribute to
the success of the team.
With the completion of the individual style and strength
feedback sessions the group will come together to pool insights and develop a
clear understanding and appreciation of how the various individual profiles fit
together to form the team profile.
In group sessions, team strengths as
well as identified weaknesses will be explored to determine how the group currently
works together and how it can improve its performance. This will be done in the
context of a thorough discussion of the characteristics of effective teams and
a model for trust building.
Follow-up activities will be suggested for maximizing strengths, managing
around weaknesses, and building on this team development experience.