Seminar description: Leading without a superior function
Convince and lead your team with natural authority and personality, clarity and through your professional know-how. Use your room for manoeuvre within the framework of the lateral leadership style and lead on the basis of recognition and relationship orientation. This leadership without supervisor training teaches you how to promote cooperation, motivate employees and constructively eliminate resistance and areas of tension. Learn how to set leadership impulses through your personal work, optimise your communication style and thereby lead your team successfully and profitably.
Contents: Seminar Leading without a superior function
Role as supervisor without authority to issue directives
Concept of Lateral Leadership
Determining the position: scope for action and authority
Possibilities and limits in the sandwich position
Personal attitude as a situational leader
Instruments of Lateral Leadership
Leading without a disciplinary superior function
Situational leadership as an adaptive leadership style
Delegating in informal leadership constellations
Setting and living rules
Controlling the team
Interests and behaviour patterns of the members
Maintaining trust and gaining respect
Recognising and using potential
Motivating different colleagues
Communicating with the team
Conversation techniques for informal leadership
Clarifying and prioritising goals
Shaping the relationship and issue level
Rules for giving feedback to team members
Recognising and managing conflicts
Dealing with misconduct in the team
Resolving external resistance
Your benefit: Seminar Leading without a supervisor function
In this leading without a superior seminar, you as a participant will receive tools to lead successfully without disciplinary authority. As a leader without formal power, you will convince through natural authority and professional competence.
You will know and use the range of your levels of effectiveness.
You learn the methods of lateral leadership and can control them
You understand group dynamic processes and can control your team
You communicate with your staff in an appreciative and goal-oriented manner
You can resolve resistance, misunderstandings and disputes
Methodology and didactics: seminar Leading without a superior function
The numerous practical exercises that are used in this seminar on leadership without a superior function serve to form routines for your professional leadership role. The seminar is based on input from the trainer and then consolidated in individual and group work. After each exercise you will receive feedback to reflect on your behaviour and approach. The exchange of experiences with the other seminar participants helps you to look beyond your own context. Individual examples, leadership situations and questions from the participants are always integrated into the process.
Target group: Training in leadership without a superior function
This seminar is aimed at team leaders, project managers and product managers who are responsible for specific situations and projects without being formal managers. This is a group of people who have to set leadership impulses on the basis of acceptance, professional knowledge and through relationship management. If you also practise lateral leadership, cross-departmental project work or virtual projects, this is the right course for you.
Would you like to hold the seminar "Leading without a superior function" in your company as an in-house seminar? That is of course possible! We will be happy to prepare an individual offer that meets your content priorities, your specified time frame and other wishes. Please send your in-house enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
further recommendations on "Leading without a superior function".
Informal leadership means managing without the classic leadership tools that disciplinary superiors can fall back on. By means of the following seven steps, you can lead without a superior function in every situation confidently and efficiently:
1. Winning trust
The starting point of your role as a leader in a temporary context is to convince your colleagues. Invest time in interpersonal relations and inspire them with your professional qualifications.
2 : Arouse personal responsibility
Use questioning techniques to encourage team members to think for themselves. By asking open-ended questions, you entice your colleagues to engage with a relevant challenge and ultimately to take action on their own responsibility.
3. create motivation
Help each team member understand what the goal of a project or activity is. Accordingly, a task should always include meaning and purpose. In this way you create the basic prerequisite for motivated work.
4 Use delegation
To delegate individual tasks properly, responsibility must be assigned, quality must be defined and time must be limited. Lateral leaders weigh up who to assign which task to in order to best tap the potential of individual team members.
5. offer support
Delegating tasks also means that leaders offer assistance when necessary. Reach out to each individual to make sure that the work is done on time and to the quality you expect.
6. manage conflict
Inevitably, you will face resistance and difficult situations as part of your leadership. These can arise within the team or come from external stakeholders. Address problems as soon as you recognise them and offer solutions at the same time.
7. give feedback
Ensure that development takes place in your environment through a strong corporate culture. Give feedback to your colleagues and ask for feedback in relation to your informal leadership role.
What tasks do I perform when leading without a superior function?
The tasks of lateral managers range from coordinating individual processes, controlling the activities to be undertaken, to monitoring the results of the work. Meanwhile, the team is to be formed through relationship management and led by means of situational intervention. In doing so, challenges arise that are used constructively on the one hand and resolved in a way that protects interests on the other. Finally, ensure balanced feedback among each other and formulate lessons learned to meet the needs of a learning organisation.
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I felt very comfortable, listened to and understood in this training and got exactly the knowledge I needed.
M. Evgrafova, TRI STAR GmbH
My expectations of this seminar event were met in the best possible way! I rate this training as VERY GOOD.
Dr. P. Schottke, Koenig & Bauer Sheetfed AG & Co. KG
I found the professional competence of the seminar trainer excellent. The atmosphere and mood in this event was pleasantly relaxed.