Introduction to Leadership Strategies
Workshop Available Dates
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at RH 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Walsh Library Room 041
Thursday, November 14, 2019, at LC 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Lowenstein South Lounge
Workshops are first-come, first-serve for the first 30 people
Who Should Attend
Those who aspire to lead others at the next level or above and have proven themselves in the skills of basic supervision. Also, those already leaders of departments, units or significant groups of people that are interested in enhancing their leadership awareness and impact on organization performance.
In developing effective leaders in today's rapidly changing world, ongoing feedback is critical to a leader's long-term success. Most feedback in organizations is focused on immediate performance goals rather than longer-term individual leadership development goals. Unfortunately, a manager's performance review cannot replace the systematic feedback provided by a well-designed 360-degree instrument combined with feedback on critical performance areas such as change leadership, decision-making styles, and emotional intelligence. Heightened self-awareness helps leaders leverage their natural strengths and helps them find ways to address their developmental areas in a positive, productive way. In turn, enhanced self-awareness gained through feedback tools helps leaders understand and adapt their behaviors to rapidly changing circumstances and develop effective strategies for leading their associates. This powerful workshop immerses participants in a program that focuses on building a keen understanding of the individual's leadership strengths and developmental opportunities. The workshop includes feedback on personality, behavioral and leadership preferences using Myers Briggs Type Indicator, FIRO-Behavioral, and Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) assessment instruments.
Participants Will Learn How To:
- Describe and define the personal attributes of successful leaders (e.g., effective communication, customer focus, influencing others, learning continuously, emotional intelligence, driving for results, thinking strategically, etc.)
- Personalize a "leadership vision" and link it to their personal and organizational mission, vision, and values.
- Understand key leadership success factors and potential leadership career derailers.
- Complete a personal learning journal and create an action plan for applying workshop learning.
- Identify areas for improvement and set developmental goals.
- Gain heightened self-awareness about personal leadership strengths/developmental opportunities from peer feedback and a 360-degree leadership survey.
- Discuss their feedback one-on-one with an experienced coach to help participants put the feedback to work, assess personal career goals, and develop strategies to continue to grow their management skills.
- Learn at least five ways to effectively motivate employees through an activity based on Kouzes and Posner's "Encouraging the Heart".