The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team

Crucial insights for every leader.

Leaders at every level make a significant impact on every metric in your business: employee productivity and engagement, customer satisfaction and loyalty, innovation, and financial performance. Leaders are the “Difference-Makers” in your business.

From first-level leaders to those in the executive suites, the role of a leader has always been tough – and today’s realities make it even tougher. People skills typically account for 80 percent of success in this role. Yet many people are promoted into leadership because of their technical capabilities, without mastering the skills of managing and motivating others. Without these basic skills, leaders at every level can struggle with leading teams in today’s workplace.

The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team™ is a special collection of relevant, practical resources that provide leaders with the mindsets, skillsets and toolsets needed to excel in their critical roles of leading others effectively.

1

Develop a Leader’s Mindset

Leading a team requires a different mindset than working as an individual contributor. Explore the critical mindset shifts that will maximize success as a leader of others.

2

Hold Regular 1-on-1s

Increase engagement of team members by conducting regular 1-on-1s, deepen your understanding of team member issues, and help them solve problems for themselves.

3

Set up Your Team to Get Results

Create clarity about team goals and results; delegate responsibility to team members while providing the right level of support.

4

Create a Culture of Feedback

Give feedback to develop team member confidence and competence; improve your own performance by seeking feedback from others.

5

Lead Your Team Through Change

Identify specific actions to help team members navigate and accelerate through change and achieve better performance.

6

Manage Your Time and Energy

Use weekly planning to focus on the most important priorities, and strengthen your ability to be an effective leader by applying the 5 Energy Drivers.

Introducing The 6 Critical Practices

Overview

This solution equips leaders at every level with the essential skills and tools to get work done with and through other people. The program is ideal for first-level leaders who are transitioning from their previous role as an individual contributor, as well as seasoned leaders looking for practical, relevant guidance for effectively leading and managing their teams.

The Research and the Solution

FranklinCovey has significantly invested in research to better understand what organizations and businesses need from their leaders today and in the future. We discovered three common challenges:

  1. New leaders need to learn the basics of managing and leading others.
  2. Emerging leaders need to upscale their knowledge and people skills.
  3. Every leader can benefit from gaining mastery of the foundational skills of leadership.

The 6 Critical Practices fast-tracks the impact of every leader, equipping them with the skills and tools that every leader needs (but few receive). Level set skills across your organization so that all leaders use a consistent approach to managing and motivating others.

Product Includes

Participant materials include:

  • Participant guide
  • Practice cards
  • An opt-in, email-driven, digital-learning track over a 12-week period

Facilitator materials include:

  • Virtual certification
  • Facilitator guide
  • PowerPoint® with embedded videos

 

Free Guide

Crucial Insights For First-Level Leaders

Leading a team requires a different skillset than working as an individual contributor.

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Everyone Deserves a Great Manager Webcast

Discover the proven best practices to develop your people into a high-performing team.

How to Experience FranklinCovey Content

This course is included in the FranklinCovey All Access Pass®. This pass provides your organization unlimited access to all of our content, whenever and wherever you need it.

Live-Online

Dynamic education and development, available online from any location.

In-Person

Expert education and development delivered face-to-face.

On Demand

Content available to your people anywhere, any time.

Customer Stories

Healthcare

Building Leaders for the Future

With the help of FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass, the medical center’s leadership education and development program was transformed. Ongoing work sessions and leadership-development experiences occur throughout the year, covering multiple areas of need for staff.

International Insurance

Communicate and Cascade “New Purpose & Value” in the Entire Organization

Leaders mentioned they are more comfortable to listen feedback from others, and they find the magic of applying empathic listening, subordinates are more willing to share, the relationship with colleagues is improved.

PepsiCo Food

Building Empathic Leaders Across the Organization

PepsiCo Foods North America desired a consistent leadership training with content that progressed over time. Curating content from FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass®, they launched their CORE Leadership program to build empathic leaders at all levels of their organization. Click here to see full case study

Nonprofit

Delivering Dramatic Results in the Community They Serve

One of the largest nonprofits in the western United States had a sprawling mission and too many good ideas. To increase their impact, they needed to focus and execute on their highest priorities.

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