Overview

This two-day executive course covers how to uphold a performance culture under pressure. You will learn to apply performance psychology to reveal and nurture talent in your team. The course draws on research evidence from cognitive, military and sport psychology.

  • The advantages and limitations of different leadership styles
  • The three essential components of a highly motivated workforce
  • How to respond to pressure in order to minimise stress in the workplace
  • How stress impacts individual and team performance
  • How to create a high-performing team

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for leaders in results-driven organisations. The course addresses common challenges faced by leaders – improving team effectiveness, optimising employees’ performance, gaining self-awareness of their management styles and reducing the impact of stress on corporate and individual performance.

Learning outcomes

After this course you will master:

  • What a high-performing culture looks like
  • The advantages and limitations of different leadership styles
  • The three essential components of a highly motivated workforce
  • How to respond to pressure in order to minimise stress in the workplace
  • How stress impacts individual and team performance
  • How to create a high-performing team

Course outline

Module 1: Leadership

  • Charismatic, transformational and narcissistic leadership styles
  • Impact of each on team dynamic
  • The importance of tolerating anxiety
  • Performance psychology for better team effectiveness
  • Case studies from business and international sport

Module 2: Dynamics of Performing Teams

  • Common attributes of high-performing teams
  • Peak performance model of teams
  • Case studies from high-performing professions – success and failure in teamwork
  • Social identity and cohesion
  • Appraising team performance

Module 3 : Pressure and Stress

  • Recognise the warning signs
  • How some people thrive under pressure
  • How pressure can lead to stress and how to prevent this escalation
  • Effect of stress on individual and team performance
  • How to increase individual and team resilience
  • How to deal with individual or team burnout

Module 4: Motivation

  • The importance of motivation in achieving performance excellence
  • How organisations try to motivate staff and why it’s ineffective
  • The key drivers of human motivation
  • Understanding why people do what they do

 

ISOC trainers

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