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Director Development, Leadership & Management

Top Teams – What it takes to go from good to great

Course details

CPD Points





2 Full days (09:00-17:00)

Course Overview

This two-day leadership management programme will equip you with a clear, concise and practical guide which will help you to take your team from good to great. It will provide you with a gripping analysis of what makes teams work effectively and, delivered as a five step approach, it will help you to build a well-run team which is innovative, adaptive and energetic.

Course Content

No leader can make progress, much less succeed, alone. As challenging as it is to build a cohesive, high performing team it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical whether you run the executive team of an organisation centred in Guernsey or the Guernsey office of a multi-national organisation.

By attending this programme you will learn:

  • Five steps which are essential to build a great team
  • Why shared values are of vital importance in building trust in a team and how to discover what they are
  • How creative conflict enables great ideas to surface, builds synergy and creates a shared understanding of what success looks like
  • How to achieve clarity of purpose by encapsulating "what success looks like" as shiny goals to which the team are committed with both heart and mind
  • How to create a culture of accountability in which the team hold each other accountable for delivering with high standards
  • Four habits of great execution which enable a team to focus on the achievement of collective results

Course Benefits

The ultimate measure of any team is the results which they deliver. Delegates who attend this course will develop their understanding about what it takes for their own team to deliver even better results than they do today.

Next Steps

If you would like to book a place on this course please click on the ‘Book Course’ button to the right of this page and login or register for a user account to complete your booking(s). Any queries please do not hesitate to contact us via [email protected] or call us on 01481 721555.

If no date is scheduled for this course at the present time please click on the ‘Register Interest’ button and login or register for a user account so that we can add you to our course interest register. This register allows us to contact our tutors and finalise dates for a course as soon as we have a few people who have expressed their interest, so the more delegates who register their interest, the sooner we can schedule a particular course.

Course Tutor

  • Chris Atkinson

    Chris Atkinson has a passion for executive team development and coaching business leaders to achieve their full potential. As a Vice President at Microsoft he learned the lesson that if managers are from Mars then leaders are from Venus, and so began his own leadership journey. The true measure of a leadership team is whether it attains the results that it sets out to achieve. Chris’ pursuit of leadership excellence re-invigorated Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Headquarters, enabled countries in Microsoft South East Asia to become best in class and inspired Microsoft Japan to go from worst to first, overcoming amazing odds. As their Vice President, Chris’s biggest contribution to the success of his teams, which spanned more than a decade, was his decision to become a coach to his leaders. Chris helped each team build trust, crystalize growth opportunities, achieve goal clarity and implement the disciplines of great execution required to achieve their success.

    In 2013 Chris moved back to Guernsey and is now an executive team development consultant and coach, having packaged his experience, learning and insights into a modular leadership development program called "Good to Great!" which has already taken him to more than 10 countries around the world. Chris Atkinson is an Executive Coach for the GTA Coaching Centre.

Upcoming Courses

Some courses we run are scheduled based on demand. Please ensure you register your interest to ensure we know which courses you would like to attend.