Leadership Skills for High Performance

This workshop is a highly interactive program Leadership Skills for High Performance in Dubai is 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 for High Performance Teams 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:

Learning 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 for Leadership Skills for High Performance

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