Team Situational Leadership

Course Description

 Provide workshop participants with the skills needed to effectively lead cross- functional teams using Situational Leadership theory. Workshop focuses on practical Situational Leadership methods to support the leading and managing of dynamic teams. These sessions are segmented into 2 hour modules that may be offered in sequence or individually. Sessions are typically offered in 4 hour sessions with two modules being presented per session. Session described is 12 hours.


Individuals who will lead projects or teams, including members of management, engineers and project managers.

12 Hours

Contact Information


1 (650) 967-2700

P.O. Box 2103
Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0103

Course Objectives

Introduction to Situational Leadership
Overview of leadership concepts
Power of vision (Joel Barker video)
What is Situational Leadership
Leadership Styles
Maturity Levels of the Team
Team Development Level and the Study “Pygmalion in the Classroom”
Team Leaders Tools Set: Goal Setting, Self-Motivation, Effective Meeting Skills,
Situational Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution Skills, System Dynamics
and Team Cooperation
Visibility and Accountability

Effective Goal Setting
Goal definition (parameters and guidelines)
Aligning team goals
Prioritization and goal setting
Developing the team work plan
Action Planning

Running Effective Meetings
Meetings Bloody Meetings (John Kleese video)
Meeting Stages
Meeting tools (agenda, minutes, balance sheet)
Communication guidelines

Conflict Resolution Skills
Constructive vs. Destructive Conflict Resolution
Benefits of conflict resolution
Understanding conflict pre-conditions
Seeking to understand the conflict (fact vs. perception)
Finding Win-Win scenario

Communication Skills
Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)
Personality type and impacts on communication
Constructive feedback
Communication styles (exercise to define style –Myers-Briggs Personality
Inventory –note, slight additional cost to use MB tool)

Team Cooperation
Beer game exercise (Developed by Sloane School of Management at MIT)
Concepts of inventory management, carrying cost and backlog
Role of communication, competition and definition of “the team” in achieving optimal results
Issuance of Final Exam