This program is ideal for for both new or seasoned employees as well as employees who will become leaders in the next 1-5 years. This program is focused more on building self-awareness about an individual’s preference and style, and how that would impact their leadership. By understanding oneself, an individual can lead more purposefully and effectively. There are three assessments in this program: Myers-Briggs (personality type), Emotional Intelligence, and StrengthsFinder.
Leadership requires the ability to understand oneself as well as the needs of others, and recognize how our behaviors and preferences impact those we lead. This program is designed to build self-awareness, self-reflection, and confidence as employees prepare for management and leadership roles.
Participants will leave this program with a deeper understanding of their strengths and development opportunities, and the impact their style has on others so they can lead in a way that cultivates compassion, empathy, peak performance, and results.
There are seven sessions in the program and each session is three hours.
- Session #1: Leading through Strengths
- Session #2: Fundamentals of Modern Leadership
- Session #3: MBTI: Understanding Preferences and Styles
- Session #4: Crafting Your Leadership Brand
- Session #5: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
- Session #6: Managing & Influencing Key Relationships
- Session #7: Traits and Habits of Highly Successful Leaders
Each of the seven sessions is from 2:00 – 5:00PM. The sessions will take place at participating companies in the Washington & Frederick County areas.
- April 12, 2018
- April 26, 2018
- May 10, 2018
- May 31, 2018
- June 7, 2018
- June 21, 2018
- July 12, 2018
Program pricing of $2,500 includes three leadership assessments, a workbook, and the book, Leadership From The Inside Out by Kevin Cashman.
Session #1: Leading through Strengths
We will start the program by discovering each participant’s personal talents and strengths. Each person will complete the StrengthsFinder assessment to discover their top five talents that can be leveraged in their work and as a leader.
Laurie will share data from the Gallup organization about the link between understanding strengths and higher performance, and take participants through several exercises both individually and in teams to deepen the learning.
Session #2: Fundamentals of Modern Leadership
This session will introduce modern leadership–the foundation of exceptional leadership, and compare it to more traditional leadership. We will cover:
- What is leadership?
- What is modern leadership, and how is it different than traditional leadership?
- What is the difference between management and leadership?
- What does it take to be a leader?
- What are the important competencies of leadership? (support, coaching, engagement, feedback)
- What does it take to lead in today’s environment?
- How to lead different generations
Session #3: MBTI: Understanding Preferences and Styles
Myers-Briggs is a personality type indicator that helps individuals understand their four mental function preferences and the influences these preferences have in work and life.
This session will focus on helping participants understand their own work and life preferences and those of others. Each participant will take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and receive a personal report with their preferences. Laurie will assist individuals in understanding their type, and provides strategies for better communication and problem solving.
The group will also participate in a team building exercises to ground the concepts of how preferences impact work, communication, and management styles.
How individuals take in information, make decisions, and deal with the outside world impacts behaviors and leadership. Participants will learn how their personal style can impact leading others, and how to improve communication, and adjust their style to the needs of their followers.
Session #4: Crafting Your Leadership Brand
Your leadership brand conveys your identity and distinctiveness as a leader. What value to you bring as a leader? What do you stand for? How do others see you? Most professionals and leaders are not even aware of what their leadership brand is.
Your leadership brand is very important. It’s the basis of many decisions made in the workplace. When your boss and other leaders are making decisions about promotions or other factors, your leadership brand is impacting these decisions, whether you realize it or not. Your personal strengths and talents plus your behaviors is the value you bring to the people you serve. It’s important to know your strengths and personality and leverage them.
In this session, we will explore what a leadership brand is, and begin crafting your leadership brand. Participants will learn how to determine the gap between how they are perceived and how they want others to perceive them, as well as strategies for enhancing their leadership brand.
Session #5: Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. The most successful leaders have the ability to monitor their own feelings as well as the emotions of others and use this information to guide their thinking and actions. Emotional intelligence has been proven to be a key indicator in human performance and development potential.
Participants in this interactive and engaging workshop will complete the EQ-i 2.0 assessment–the first scientifically validated emotional intelligence tool in the world. Each participant will receive a confidential personalized report that includes results of their emotional intelligence on 16 elements, a customized and detailed summary of each element with tailored suggestions for improvement, and an action plan and development guide. We will spend the session debriefing the assessment to give participants a clear understanding of their current emotional intelligence as well as how they can leverage their strengths and identify areas for development to improve their emotional intelligence over time.
We will also discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership, and how EQ is just as important, or often more important than IQ.
Session #6: Managing & Influencing Key Relationships
Leadership requires the ability to collaborate and effectively work with other people. To be successful as a leader, you need to be able to connect, influence, and communicate.
This module will share strategies for managing and influencing key relationships such as boss, peer, and direct report relationships. We will also touch on how to make the leap from peer to manager, as well as effectively manage former peers.
Session #7: Traits and Habits of Highly Successful Leaders
This module will focus on the traits and habits that set the most successful leaders apart from others. You will learn how to create the most productive day and to instill habits that lead to increased success.
We will also check-in on progress, reinforce commitments and set goals for creating sustainable leadership habits and skills, and discuss tips for keeping the momentum going.