Why This Course?
Competitive advantage is often built on the quality of teamwork that happens within the organization. Great teams stimulate creativity and innovation, enable rapid adaptation to market changes, and produce breakthrough results. But building, developing, and leveraging effective teams is a complex process and success is far from guaranteed. Effective teams start with leaders who can objectively analyze and understand the inherently subjective experience of all of a team’s members. Enabling each participant to reflect on how they are contributing to both negative and positive team outcomes sets the stage for great performances. Teams Lab is designed to help you develop the skills and frameworks necessary to diagnose the key barriers and strengths that determine team performance and to intervene in ways that improve effectiveness.
Additionally, each Teams Lab participant is given the opportunity to work directly with a professional executive leadership coach. These coaching sessions are integrated into the course curriculum so that students are able to take what they learn in class directly to their coaching sessions, reflecting on and practicing those skills and frameworks.