The Leadership Challenge How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations

Course Overview

LEADERS GET PEOPLE MOVING. They energize and mobilize. They take people and organizations to places they have never been before. Leadership is not a fad, and the leadership challenge never goes away.

In uncertain and turbulent times, accepting that challenge is the only antidote to chaos, stagnation, and disintegration. Times change, problems change, technologies change, and people change. Leadership endures. Teams, organizations, and communities need people to step up and take charge.

The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize others to want to make extraordinary things happen in organizations. It’s about the practices leaders use to transform values into actions, visions into realities, obstacles into innovations, separateness into solidarity, and risks into rewards. It’s about leadership that creates the climate in which people turn challenging opportunities into remarkable successes.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® framework described in this course. When leaders do their best,

  • They Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act, and
  • Encourage the Heart

Course Objectives

The participants will be able to learn

  • How do you get other people to want to follow you?
  • How do you get other people, by free will and free choice, to move forward together on a common purpose?
  • How do you mobilize others to want to struggle to achieve shared aspirations?
  • The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • The Ten Commitments of Leadership

Course Content

Introduction

Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

When Leaders Are at Their Best

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership—Leadership Is a Relationship—Putting It All Together: Credibility Is the Foundation

PRACTICE 1   MODEL THE WAY

 Clarify Values

Find Your Voice—Affirm Shared Values

Set the Example

Live the Shared Values—Teach Others to Model the Values

PRACTICE 2   INSPIRE A SHARED VISION

 Envision the Future

Imagine the Possibilities—Find a Common Purpose

Enlist Others 

Appeal to Common Ideals—Animate the Vision

PRACTICE 3   CHALLENGE THE PROCESS

Search for Opportunities

Seize the Initiative—Exercise Outsight

Experiment and Take Risks 

Generate Small Wins—Learn from Experience

PRACTICE 4   ENABLE OTHERS TO ACT

Foster Collaboration 

Create a Climate of Trust—Facilitate Relationships

Strengthen Others 

Enhance Self-Determination—Develop Competence and Confidence

PRACTICE 5 ENCOURAGE THE HEART 

Recognize Contributions 

Expect the Best—Personalize Recognition

Celebrate the Values and Victories 

Create a Spirit of Community—Get Personally Involved

Leadership Is Everyone’s Business 

Look to Leaders Everywhere—Know How Important You Are—Practice—Reflect—Remain Humble and Human—Seize the Moment—Remember the Secret to Success in Life

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

  • CEO, COO, CFO etc
  • Executive Directors
  • Senior Managers and others with strategic leadership roles

Duration

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

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