Applied Leadership – Agile and Effective Leaders Program

Applied Leadership – Agile & Effective Leaders Program

Learning Objectives

This workshop on Applied Leadership Agile and Effective Leaders Program is a highly interactive program designed for supervisors who want to grow their management skills fast – and get on the fast track to achieving leadership success. This Comprehensive leadership training will cover the proven management techniques and powerful strategies you need to become a stronger, more confident and respected leader. The workshop is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  • Give high potential leaders the leadership and business fundamentals necessary to advance into positions of greater responsibility within the organization
  • Further understanding of business strategy and how participants fit into that vision through:
    • Leadership styles and how to apply when working with others
    • Managing varying levels of performance
    • Using influence, negotiation and problem solving to better manage and grow the business

Ideal “Applied Leadership Scenario” Threads:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Performance Management
  • Leadership Styles
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Leadership Competency Framework
  • Managing within cultural unique context (values, culture, etc)

Group Activities, Scenario Learning and Videos

  • Video: Learn how to manage people and be a better leader
  • Scenario Activity: Challenges to Supervisors
  • Video: What do people want from their Leaders
  • Group Discussion : Real time threats/opportunities

Course Outline – Applied Leadership Agile and Effective Leaders Program

Leadership Fundamentals and Issues All New Managers Face

  • Crucial differences between being the leader and boss
  • The challenges facing leadership today How to acquire a supervisor’s mind-set and image
  • The emotional requirements of being a supervisor
  • Maintain friendly nature with respect and compliance
  • Tips for avoiding the problems that come from supervising friends and former co-worker
  • Most common mistakes new supervisors make and how to avoid them

Developing Your Personal Leadership Strengths

  • How to build on the leadership strengths you’ve identified
  • Why your “people skills” will be the No. 1 driver of your success as a leader
  • Understanding how your leadership style can work for or against your employees
  • Adopting the “success habits” that effective leaders swear by
  • “How-to’s” for establishing your credibility as a leader — fast!
  • The 7 classic principles of influence … and how and when to use them
  • What are the keys to results?
  • Focusing your efforts on that which makes the greatest impact

Building a Highly Motivated, High-Performance Team

  • Your crucial role you play in driving your team’s effectiveness
  • Keys to making every team member feel valued and important
  • Building relationships that enhance cooperation in the team
  • Ignite enthusiasm and gain buy-in for accomplishing goals
  • Understanding the basic things that motivate today’s workers

The Mechanics of the Leader’s Job

  • Proven tips for recruiting top-notch employees
  • Do’s and don’ts for effective interviewing
  • How to help new employees hit the ground running and succeed on the job
  • Techniques for addressing poor performance so that positive change results
  • Strategies for curbing absenteeism, tardiness and rule-breaking
  • When firing seems imminent: Key legal considerations you must understand

Communication Techniques Every Manager Should Know

  • Why developing your communication skills is essential to management success
  • Your role in keeping lines of communication open at all times
  • Words and phrases that can destroy your credibility and authority and what to say instead
  • The secret to giving crystal clear directions that are understood the first time
  • Active listening techniques that ensure you’ll hear what’s really being said
  • Pointers for speaking more confidently in meetings

How to turn around Difficult Employees and Eliminate Problem Behaviors

  • Tips for turning chronic complainers into satisfied employees
  • Tools for combating a variety of attitude problems
  • What’s your role in settling disagreements between employees?
  • “How-to’s” for a professional, productive employee confrontation
  • Proven techniques for appearing calm and in control at tough times

Managing Your Time, Priorities and Projects

  • Tips for saving tons of time using e-mail, voice mail and fax
  • Prioritizing techniques that save the day when everything on your desk is “urgent”
  • Increase your “Plan management Quotient” and watch difficult tasks disappear
  • Why failing to delegate is a big, big mistake for managers
  • A super time- and effort-saver: Learn how to say “no” in a professional manner
  • Guidelines for tracking projects so nothing falls through the cracks

The Leader’s Role in Making Change Happen

  • Understanding why people often instinctively resist change
  • Top reasons why organizational change often fails
  • Important considerations to address before introducing any change
  • The keys to overcoming employee resistance to change
  • Project confidence that inspires your people during change

Career Mapping: Preparing Yourself for the Next Level

  • Fine-tuning your skills: Why continuous learning is crucial to your ongoing success
  • Incorporating core beliefs into your career path
  • Traits upper management looks for when deciding who to promote
  • Tips for “tooting your own horn” so your accomplishments are recognized

Participants will receive

Participation Certificate and course slides.