9012 – Foundations for Outstanding LeadershipDownload Course Outline
Title: Foundations for Outstanding Leadership 9012; 2 days, Instructor-led
Description: While leadership’s primary tasks are viewed as the proficient and productive directing of others and the ability to effectively plan and organize, there are additional qualities and skill sets utilized by the most successful of business leaders – whether at the corporate, division, group, or department level. Qualities such as integrity and values, charisma and self-awareness, perseverance and perception, and skills in communicating with impact, identifying opportunities, and enabling others are a part of the resume of our best corporate leaders. Outstanding leadership comes from a broad-based and deep understanding of how individuals and teams respond to both challenge and direction. Understanding the nature and principles of true leadership is relatively simple; the far greater challenge is to put these concepts to work. The Foundations for Outstanding Leadership workshop is designed to assist participants in deepening their understanding of the qualities of great leaders and discovering ways to enhance and more effectively leverage the leadership skills and qualities they already possess. Content includes the process of defining leadership, a review of components of effective leadership, exercises for discovering existing leader skills and qualities, and discussion about putting learning into action.
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Audience & Prerequisites: This workshop is recommended for all individuals charged with the responsibility of leading businesses, groups, departments, teams and/or peers.
Course Outline Details: Module 1: Getting Started • Welcome and Introductions • Agenda review • Who needs leaders, anyway? Module 2: The Roles & Responsibilities of Leaders • Components and competencies of leadership at any level • Defining the “optimum” leader • Accountability, Motivation, and Style • Ownership of the outcome Module 3: Leadership Models and Methods • Manager, Commander, Servant, or Dictator? • The Old and The New • Philosophy or Psychology? • A Bottom Line Retrospective Module 4: Measuring Leadership • Expectations vs. Perceptions • Strategy, Goals, and Objectives • Impacts and costs of leadership – the good and the bad • The Leadership Legacy Module 5: Building a Supporting Cast • Sisyphus and the never-ending search • Processes, systems, and people • Empire building, succession planning • Leveraging dynamic talent Module 6: The Re-Evolution of Leadership • It’s always something…constantly managing change • Planning for successes and disasters • Allegiance to the business and to self Module 7: Building a Leadership Portfolio • A practical approach to setting sights and conquering mountains • Sticking to it: A Guide • In Appreciation of a Mentor • Coming full circle Module 8: In Summary… • The art of real leadership • Building on what already exists • Impacts and Influences • What tomorrow can bring
Brand: Professional Development