High Performance Leadership

Course Overview

It never ceases to amaze us how much control we have as individuals and leaders over our ability to be successful.

We can choose to walk in the door every single day with fierce resolve for knocking down obstacles. And we can choose to end the day with a greater appreciation for our team members and a personal commitment to be a better leader tomorrow.

In-between those two day-parts, we can choose to view mistakes by team members as teachable moments, crises as great opportunities to display grit, and successes as opportunities to place people in the spotlight.

Armed with the right attitude, there’s nothing a motivated leader cannot accomplish. Use the ideas and insights here to help form and frame and sustain that great attitude so essential to success.

Harvard Business School Professor, Linda Hill’s, description of context faced by everyone in a leadership role in this era: “overload, ambiguity and conflict” is spot on. It is a much more articulate labeling of what we describe as, “the leadership blender.” And it reflects the state of existence of a large percentage of leaders as they strive to do more with less, faster, and with more impact.

You could not ask for three more challenging contextual sets of circumstances than overload, ambiguity and conflict. Our typical responses to these environmental characteristics practically guarantee mistakes and sub-optimizing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • Beware the warning signs of a leadership meltdown
  • Learn leadership lessons from dangerous situations
  • Know about the six key decision areas that shape you as a leader
  • Develop the confidence to act

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Winning the Inner Game of Leading
  • Big Ideas to Renew Your Leadership Effectiveness Daily
  • Beware the Warning Signs of a Leadership Meltdown
  • Leadership Grit
  • Think Bigger
  • The Power of Simple Gestures
  • Knock Down Obstacles
  • Leadership Lessons from Dangerous Situations
  • Becoming Agile and Adaptable is THE Issue
  • Six Key Decision Areas that Shape You as a Leader
  • Why Should Anyone Trust You to Lead?
  • In Praise of Leadership Mistakes Made for the Right Reasons
  • Avoid Becoming Part of the Drama
  • Leading and Supporting the Gifted
  • Developing the Confidence to Act
  • Professional Development Resources

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

  • Motivated Professionals seeking a performance edge in their career
  • Leaders of all experience levels, including new, first-time leaders
  • Leadership & Management Discussion Groups looking for rich, idea-prompting topics
  • Teams & Project Groups

Duration

1 day (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.

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