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  Leading for Achievement — Training Curriculum

Seminars Presented by Jerry Strom
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Our Leading for Achievement training program helps leaders get the results they want by focusing on communication and relationship improvements at work. Leaders who try to go it alone seldom accomplish much — and it’s only until they’ve built productive interactions with, and between, the people they lead, do they reach the full potential of the group, team, organization. Positive working relationships come through thoughtful and sincere two-way communication. Their efforts attract people, harness their energy, engage and unify their talents to deliver quality work products, while moving the organization’s goals, objectives, and mission imperatives forward. Successful leaders develop a sustainable work environment for their staff, which facilitates superior effort and performance. The best leaders not only get the work done, but they make their teams stronger at the end of the day. Ask a question by email. The curriculum includes:

26. Relationships
Employees want to know that those in leadership positions care about them, and value their contributions, just as much as they want to know about what’s going on in the organization, and what’s expected of them. The bottom line is that leaders can’t isolate themselves and expect to be effective — they need to get to know their people as well as they know their work. Engaged bosses engage their employees by embracing them as individuals, and learning about their unique interests, opinions, and experiences. They use the water cooler as effectively as formal meetings. The cumulative effect of a leader’s interpersonal skills, and the quality of their daily interactions, determine if they are to be trusted, respected, and followed.

27. Communication Abilities
A thriving workplace emerges where people are informed, valued, and feel they are being heard. That means leaders must communicate in 360 degrees, include everyone, and value listening as much as they value speaking. The depth of their communication can be measured by: 1) what’s communicated; 2) who gets the communication; 3) how often communication happens; 4) how information is presented; 5) why it’s important; and 6) how messages are received, interpreted, circulated, and discussed. Communication at its best is really 'The Language of Success' — transforming messages into unique combinations of words / thought that express a special way to think about, and practice, the work they do. These understandings help others believe in the leader and in his/her ability to guide them in the right direction.

28. Laws of Attraction
Advancing employee engagement happens when leaders utilize the Laws of Attraction. These seven principles assure leaders satisfy basic needs of their workers in seven essential areas — encouraging wide participation, and making work more interesting. Promoting discussion, debate and feedback are used to engage the thinking of their entire team and encourage their involvement in taking ownership, making suggestions, and solving problems. Different perspectives and points-of-view offer a healthy diversity that makes groups smarter and more effective in working together. A robust learning environment evolves when the leader is approachable, has a willingness to listen, and creates a system that fosters continuous improvements, where everyone contributes and learns from one another. Leaders who embrace excellence, in themselves, and in those around them, do great things.

29. Achievement and Success
Leadership that gets superior performance comes from a healthy mindset that strives for growth, and regular achievement. Champions arise out of robust preparation, commitment, and focus on the task at hand. They have the right mental models and beliefs. In comparison, many of those with great amounts of natural talent squander their skills. This session encourages leaders to challenge themselves to grow, overcome their obstacles, and be relentless and resilient in their work with others, and their pursuit of their goals. Results flow from consistently hitting targets, demonstrating a winning work ethic, discipline in purpose, and unselfishly helping other people succeed. Organizational success calls for humility and personal character — even though it’s not about the leader, it’s up to them.

A D D I T I O N A L   C O U R S E   C U R R I C U L U M S
1 — 6 "Six Core Competencies of Leadership"
7 — 10 "Think and Act Like a Leader"
11 — 14 "The Leadership Environment"
16 — 19 "What Works for Supervisors"

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