Team Building

Course Overview – Enhancing Team Effectiveness

A high performing team can be a source of competitive advantage.   Teams that demonstrate a high degree of cohesiveness and productivity 

This program uses a state-of-the-art assessment tool to provide individual and team insights


Regardless of level in the organization, there is always an opportunity to hone our leadership skills in the areas of teamwork, performance effectiveness and fostering a healthy culture that leads to extraordinary results.   


In this practical half day or full day program, participants will:


  • Get updated on their preferred approach to motivating and engaging others using two instruments: Strengths Deployment inventory and Strengths Portrait
  • Receive individual and team profiles that illustrate the strengths, motivators, and conflict “triggers” that can sabotage overall team results
  • Gain insights into how to best communicate and collaborate with others, both inside and outside the business, by integrating key interests and core motivators
  • Gain skills in interest-based collaboration, motivation, engagement, building trust and resolving conflicts
  • Apply course learning to actual workplace challenges and needs


Overview of Course


The program has five (5) ‘ingredients’:


  1. Understanding the Motivating Values of self and others (Personal Effectiveness)
  2. “Borrowing” for win-win results (Interpersonal Effectiveness)
  3. Conflict triggers and how best to respond (Enhancing EQ)
  4. Leveraging Your Strengths – Building “high-value” strengths (Leadership)
  5. Maximizing Team Effectiveness (Team Results)


Using data from two reliable assessment tools – the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI) and Strengths Portrait - participants will gain insights into the following: 


  • The individual “motivational value systems” (MVS) of themselves and others
  • What matters most to people and how to integrate core motivations to ensure better results and relationships (individually and within a team)
  • How to “borrow” to prevent conflict
  • Triggers that could cause conflict, and how to defuse conflict early
  • Insights into strengths (behaviours) that are most valued and possibly overused; and those strengths which are under-valued or used less.
  • How to leverage strengths to improve relationships and results.
  • Applications to current workplace requirements including coaching, team building, performance management and communications.


Biography on Robert Harris


Robert Harris, B. Comm., MBA, CHRP, is president of Robert Harris Resources Inc., a company dedicated to professional development, organizational  and team effectiveness, and leadership excellence.  


Following completion of an MBA, Robert became Manager, Staffing and Employee Relations for Baxter Corporation, a global health care provider in the throes of large-scale restructuring.  


Subsequently, Robert joined Molson Breweries as Director, Corporate Human Resources, and was on the steering committee that coordinated the merger of Molson with Carling O’Keefe Brewery.     


In the 1990’s, Robert became a Partner with a national consulting firm specializing in assessment, coaching, training, and leadership development.    


In the early 2000’s,  he launched Robert Harris Resources Inc. and has continued to provide professional services throughout North America, as well as Central America, Asia and Europe.


Robert has written three books, most recently Change Leadership: Inform, Involve Ignite.   Robert is on the faculty of two business schools and is a keynote speaker in Canada and the USA.