Six Core Competencies of Leadership
is a vital series for preparing a solid foundation of leadership. These six standalone training modules are a fundamental part of our Core Principles Leadership Training Agenda applicable to the developmental needs of your entire staff and suitable for leaders, managers, supervisors, and high-potential employees alike. Ask a question by email. The curriculum includes:
1. Becoming the Leader
The growth and evolution of the organization is multiplied when the leader embraces a learning mindset, and develops the personal habits and practices to foster wide organizational acceptance of their agenda. This session helps leaders understand their role in meeting the expectations of their employees, customers, and the public at large. Leaders are prepared to succeed when they embrace continuous learning, and establish credibility.
2. Taking Action
Every organization expects results and attainment of their goals. Effective leadership requires an understanding of context, accurate assessments of the situation, and the ability to make sense of complex problems and overwhelming amounts of information. Adopting an action agenda, working through uncertainty, and taking reasonable risks are needed to meet the challenges, and move forward with successful initiatives. Progress is facilitated by leaders who are adaptable to change.
3. Seeing the Future (Vision)
Advancing the organization begins by seeing beyond the present and imagining a better future. When the power of that vision is widely understood and accepted, energy is released, people become committed, and extraordinary results are possible. The leader's courage and ability to 'see' his or her way forward and explain it to others has a direct impact on enabling or inhibiting progress.
4. Investing in People
The greatest leaders have learned they need the help of others to accomplish big goals. They invest their time and energy into the people around them, by giving them opportunities to participate, innovate, contribute and succeed. Leaders focus on their strengths, and embrace a developmental mindset. Leaders who coach, encourage, instruct, and delegate develop the organization's talent into a capable and motivated workforce.
5. Developing Character
'Who you are' goes well beyond 'what you do.' The people who you seek to lead, will first judge you as a person. They evaluate your character. The power of your 'title or position' to make demands of others will only get you minimum performance. The 'big picture' issues are values, integrity, ethics which allow sustainable long-term effectiveness as a leader. Character is about developing the self, and making conscious choices for substance over style.
Communication goes far beyond the words of the leader, but is strongly influenced by a host of unspoken messages, which are continually being expressed by their behaviors, and the tone they use. Listening, and two-way dialogue are communications skills which connect leaders and followers, and strengthen their interactions. Accomplished leaders 'develop their voices' so they are truly 'heard' driving momentum, motivation, and collective effort.
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