Shifting Minds Limited  Registered office: Twyford House, 51 Twyford Avenue, London, N2 9NR, United Kingdom. 

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Helping organisations and people grow Last updated: June 8, 2023


020 8374 3985

We have worked with:-

Private Sector






Discovery Communications

Marks and Spencer






Hitachi Rail

Kaplan Financial

Aircom International


Spire Payments






Cabot Financial

OPC Consultancy

MI Sport

People & Partners

Energise Consultancy

Salt Recruitment

Devonshire Recruitment

Consult HR

Mutual Bank

UK Retail Banks

Merchant Bank

Insurance companies

Engineering companies

High street retailers

Management Consultancies

Public Sector



Post Office


Citizen’s Advice

Basingstoke Council

Ken and Chelsea Council

Northamptonshire Council

East Sussex council

Hampshire Council

City Council

Health authority

3rd Sector

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Prostate Cancer UK

Royal College of  Nursing

City and Guilds



Family Housing

Peabody Trust

Leading and developing teams

Custom designed:

Quality, in-house training for your organisation’s needs


Help directors, managers and team leaders to inspire, lead and develop well functioning, customer focused, teams. Each participant is asked to critically assess their team’s current progress towards becoming a high performance team. The workshop discusses x10 key strategies for developing a team. Participants are then required to produce and present an action plan for their team’s ongoing development.

Creating a bespoke leadership programme:

Clients often ask us to run this day’s training as a module within a comprehensive leadership programme including modules such as “Developing Leadership Skills”, “Performance coaching and mentoring”, “Managing Change” and “Action Learning Sets”

Leading and developing teams

“Building and maintaining a successful team is a little like building a sand castle close to the waves; one works hard to get the thing in place and then you know that the “waves” will inevitably take parts away - requiring more re-building...”

Training Style:

Interactive, enjoyable  and thought provoking. The workshop uses inputs from the course leader, group and individual exercises, and simulated interviews.

Building deeper knowledge via these associated courses:

Virtual team working

Facilitation skills

More Information:

If you want to know more about this course or its suitability for you or a colleague, call us on 020 8374 3985 and speak informally to one of our course leaders, or message

Who will benefit:

All directors, managers, team leaders and supervisors with teams reporting into them. Useful for those being prepared for leadership in the near future.


  • To allow participants to critically assess their team’s current stage of development along the path towards high performance
  • To explore and practice using key team development tools and techniques
  • To produce a realistic action plan for the ongoing development of their team
  • To modify their leadership style to support fully team development and growth
  • To share best practice with other participants


  • Team mapping and reflection exercises
  • Groups vs. teams
  • Stages of team formation and associated management styles
  • Characteristics of high performing teams
  • Mini-case studies of inspiring leaders
  • Assessment of current team status – strengths and areas for improvement
  • Identifying “enablers” and barriers to good team communications
  • Creating your vision for creating a high performance team
  • Identifying the steps to the vision
  • Ten methods for building high performing teams; both in and away from the workplace

  1. Analysing team make-up
  2. Conducting a team audit
  3. Generating strong internal and external customer focus
  4. Structuring your meetings cycle
  5. Creating the quarterly conference
  6. Team driven process improvement
  7. Creating competency frameworks
  8. Involving the team in recruitment
  9. Using innovative and fun team challenges - to build culture you want
  10. Effective away days

  • Peer support
  • Personal action planning
  • Evaluation of programme