It starts from withinWhat are your strengths and weaknesses? Only once you know where to improve yourself, can you move forward and help manage your team more efficiently.

Team Management
Qualities of a leader and team management are critical in the success of a business in today's tough climate. I have learnt that providing regular time and space for teams to stop and reflect on how the team operates; to understand what it does really well; and to identify what could be improved upon is vitally important to the success of building high performing teams.

Start by knowing yourself

In team management, it is vital to know about yourself first before you start managing others. Do you have the qualities of a leader? What kind of manager are you? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Asking for help can often be the hardest hurdle to overcome but I know from experience that helping and managing others is hard without first understanding what kind of person you are and what areas you can improve on.

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Leaders must act

You may have all the qualities of a leader such as the passion and drive to achieve success, along with clear goals of where you see yourself and your company heading. However, to achieve success you must rely on others and that is where good team management plays a vital role in the success of your business. You may have the discipline and single-minded ambition but you need to be able to communicate that clearly and passionately to your team. From my own success and expertise, I can offer some key areas of development for your team that include:

  • Management Development
  • Selection and Recruitment
  • Team Management
  • Leadership Training
  • Personal Development
  • Career Counselling
  • Performance Review and Appraisal
  • Strategic Planning
  • Objective Setting
  • Project Management.

Styles of team management

There are several approaches to team management and generally, all have a place in the workplace. However, it is the skills of a good team leader to know when to use the different styles of management and with my expertise and knowledge of running a highly successful multi-million pound business, I'm here to help you choose the right one.

  • Top-down - You tell your team what to do. There is no interaction or discussion with the team. In this style of leadership, information is gathered from the team and all decisions are given out authoritatively. This style of team management often leads to your staff disagreeing with what they have been told or simply doing what is asked and nothing more which can become counter-productive.
  • Sell it – In this style of management you tell them what to do but attempt to soften the request by trying to sell them the idea as well. Attempting to sell to your staff the benefits of a particular course of action are effectively telling them to get it done. This style often creates compliant team members who simply do what has been asked of them more because of the benefits than because of any personal motivation to achieve goals.
  • Involvement – Getting your team involved and sharing ideas during the decision making processes makes them feel more a part of it. They become more energised and focussed in the targets of their work while still leaving the responsibility of key decisions with the management team. Seeking input from the team creates a more enthusiastic team, and sharing ideas often helps generate new ideas which are more productive for the company.
  • Cooperation – If you are looking to harness the potential talent of your team members then cooperation is the best form of team management. You set the objectives and targets, but the method of achieving them is largely decided upon by the team. As the leader, you actively promote cooperation within the team and take their suggestions.

Andy is a highly motivated individual with a passion to succeed. I have seen Andy grow his previous business from a start up to a business with a turnover in excess of 20m. I am delighted to see Andy back in business and his past skills and experience will be invaluable to future clients."

Alan Marston
Relationship Director
Barclays Corporate

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