Managing a High Talent Team

Managing technical experts and highly talented people requires exceptional management skills

Thu 25 Jan 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm London
CCT Venues Barbican

CCT Venues Barbican


  Aldersgate House, 135-137 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4JA


  0207 776 4794

Located next door to Barbican tube station.  


Exit Barbican tube station and turn right.  Barbican CCT Venues is located next door but 1 to the tube station, on the corner of the road.  Download full details here.


There is an NCP car park only minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for  a full day.

There is an NCP car park  minutes away on Aldersgate Street near the Museum of London roundabout, which charges £3.50 per hour or £21 for a full day.


The closest hotels are:

Citadines Aparthotel, Barbican (3 minute walk on the same road).

Malmaison (4 minute walk)

Rookery Hote (5 minute walk)


*Two delegates £460.00 per delegate.


Managing any team is a challenge,  but managing highly talented people requires great skill and insight.

Why are hightly talented creative or technical experts so hard to manage?  They tend to demand more from their work, and they know their talents are in demand.  They might want

  • freedom from rules, and an independence that isn't condusive to team success
  • the best, most interesting work
  • fresh challenges instead of routine tasks

Your job as a manager is to keep your team productive and happy.  This course will provide you with some practical tools that will enable you to understand whath really drives each member of your team, so you can build a cohesive team that delivers great results, while keeping each member engaged and motivated.

What you'll learn

  • Understand why managing a high talent, high expertise team poses unique challenges and requires different skills and priorities from a manager
  • Understand why your personal credibility, influence and ability to build trust are paramount
  • Know what drives your most talented people, why do they come to work every day?  What makes them excited?  What turns them off?
  • Create a working environment where people can really thrive
  • Building trust with your team, between you the manager and each member and between team members
  • Giving feedback and recognition, how and when for maximum performance improvement and motivation
  • What to do when your technical expertise is not a match for your teams'

Who is it for?

  • People managing high tech, creative or highly expert teams
  • Those who need to go beyond the basics of management so they can build trust, respect and get the best out of their people
  • Anyone who is struggling to get his/her high tech team to gel and be productive
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Your facilitator

Dana James-Edwards

One of Dana's favourite places in the world to be is in a training room. She's passionate about creating the best environment and experience for learners so that key messages and actions make it from the classroom to the workplace and result in real change. 

Dana has spent over 10 years working in Learning & Development. Her background in Professional Services and Consultancy has given her a behind the scenes look at a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors. Her experience has given her unique insight into what spurs individual development and makes successful managers and leaders. 

Dana is also an MBTI Certified Professional and loves looking at the role psychometrics and personality plays in team dynamics.

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