Developing Leadership Effectiveness:The Foundations Workshop
Mission: “To create higher levels of personal and organizational performance through effective leadership.
Overview for this 5-day program[customizable to 2, 3 or 4 day formats]:
This interactive program is designed to simplify the complexities of leading and managing in a dynamic Customer-driven environment by providing participants with a blend of key concepts/ideas and tools that assist them in accomplishing more in both their professional and personal life. Through “buddy” and “small group discussions” participants explore key issues facing managers and leaders today, that is, effective communications, successful leadership, continuous improvement, and reward & recognition. A focus (and highlight) of the program is an individual and small group simulation that challenges the participants powers of observation, influence, and communication. In addition, through self-assessments, and other in-class activities, participants answer key questions such as: “Why do People do what they do?”, “How do I adapt my style to match the situation?”, and “How do I increase the performance of individuals and groups?” This session provides participants with the opportunity to establish a personal action plan that can result in lasting improvements for the individual and the organization they lead.
“There is a huge difference between managing and leading. Managers say ‘go’; Leaders say ‘let’s go’.” – Sid Ridgley, CSP
Leading with Impact
Mission: “To improve organizational performance through the application of advanced leadership principles.”
Overview for this 2 day program:
This program is designed for senior and executive leaders in an organization as it presumes that participants have experience, and have knowledge as it relates to the fundamentals of leading and managing. This workshop is about raising the level of thinking of participants as it relates to what it takes to create an achieving organization.
This workshop is particularly effective for intact senior teams (preferably done at an off-site location) that brings the senior management team together to discuss the “team’s” brand; strengths and areas to work on. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a systematic leadership experience for targeted senior leaders who play a significant role in their organization and who are serious about achieving peak performance in their role as leader, communicator and change agent.
The principles of V.I.P. Leadership (Value-creator, Independent-thinker, People-Developer) covered in this course will help senior managers shift from operating as a competent managers to operating as an effective leaders. More important however is participant exposure to the Total Enterprise Model – what it takes to create an operationally effective ideal place to work and to do business with.
This session has a pre-work package that includes a self and others (3600) assessment. For intact teams we also recommend a second cohort of raters, the senior management team also rates each other. The assessments enables participant to analyze the impact they are currently having on people in relation to the impact they would ideally would like to have, leadership strategies used, and overall effectiveness. This program is designed to provide intact teams with the opportunity to talk about their issues and to create solutions for them.
“A good leader knows how to simplify the huge volumes of information that bombard us everyday, create calm when in chaos and find meaning & purpose in the work that has to be done.” – Sid Ridgley
Managing with Impact
Mission: “How to manage effectively in a dynamic and diverse (some even say chaotic) organizational environment by building managers’ awareness of their impact on others.”
Overview for this 2 day program:
This program is designed for managers who have some experience in a supervisory/management role and are ready to increase their effectiveness and that of their people. The on-going development of managers is one of the most important investments that an organization can make – especially as it relates to increasing the capacity of people to adapt and flex to the opportunities that exist. Let’s face it – good managers are key to having a top achievement-oriented organization that is obsessed with results. They are the front-line where operational difficulties must be resolved quickly and people problems must be handled with empathy and professionalism.
Managing effectively in today’s dynamic, diverse workplace demands a new type of management. The new managers must be visionaries, change agents, coaches, and empowerers. As a minimum, the primary responsibilities of a competent and successful manager are to build workers’ skills, maintain/improve productivity, develop a good work environment conducive to goal attainment and advancement, and re-enforce the vision/mission and values of the organization. In addition to the conventional challenges of all managers, they often have increased pressure brought on by: the economic realities facing their organization and general customer and employee attitudes .
This session has a pre-work package that includes a self and others (3600) assessment. For intact teams we also recommend a second cohort of raters, the senior management team also rates each other. The assessments enables participant to analyze the impact they are currently having on people in relation to the impact they would ideally would like to have, management approaches used, and overall effectiveness.
“Tomorrow is already looked after; it is next week, next month, next quarter, next year that we have to prepare for.” – Sid Ridgley
“Many people equate good management with perfection. This is a fallacy. If perfection could be achieved, there would be no need for management.”- James L. Hayes
Leadership, Motivation & Performance
The Performance Management Workshop
Mission: “To create inspired and empowered people and teams focused on results.”
Overview for this 2 or 3 day program:
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But as a manager, you know that motivating employees and keeping them focused on goal achievement are two of the toughest challenges you’ve got. Let’s face it, as a manager you are also very busy with other pressing responsibilities and for many, motivating employees doesn’t come easily. By attending this workshop you’ll discover how to encourage individuals and teams to set and accomplish goals; become more self-sufficient; to bring your solutions; to take the initiative; to be accountable; to demonstrate higher levels of commitment; and, to go the extra mile. Learn powerful feedback techniques for getting the best out of every employee. Identify problem behaviours before they become productivity obstacles. Participants learn that “empowerment is the gift of adulthood” and how to inspire a high performance mindset.
“Achieving more means creating a high performance environment where people are motivated and are consistently performing at their best.” – Sid Ridgley, CSP
“Giving people a choice is a powerful motivator, especially when they get to choose.” – Ravi Tangri, M.Sc, MBA
Goal Oriented Active Leadership Styles — Leading in Changing Times
Mission: “How to develop others into confident and competent professionals.”
Overview for this 2 day program:
The base program is conducted in a dynamic and interactive way to provide the fundamentals of a time-tested, behaviour model of how to nurture the performance of your employees. This workshop emphasizes the practical over the theoretical and it helps participants in gaining greater results from their managerial efforts. G.O.A.L.S. (Goal Oriented Active Leadership Styles) is a 21st century leadership system that has evolved through 30+ years of application with thousands of supervisors, managers and executives around the world. This program will help you determine when, and how to, adapt your behaviour – after all, it is about getting results and growing your people. One of the keys to effectively influencing others is to understand that different people in different situations respond to different styles of leadership and influence. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach, but there is an effective style.
“Leaders communicate core values, and they live by them too.” – Sid Ridgley, CSP
The above programs are just a sample of what we have to offer you. Talk to us today about how we can help you and your professional colleagues become better leaders:
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