Program Objectives

During your L.E.A.P.S. Leadership Impact, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the key characteristics and nuances of high-impact workgroups
  • Encourage an environment that drives and thrives in high impact and performance
  • Effectively identify, stimulate, manage and catalyze change
  • Apply the principles of effective and cohesive interpersonal communication
  • Collaborate to develop a sound methodology for resolving conflict
  • Formulate a plan to eradicate the barriers and dissonance that hinders to high impact leadership
  • Partner with other team members and work groups to effect positive change in the company
  • Surround yourself with people who have skills that complement your own
  • Identify, replicate, and nurture high-impact behaviors and workgroups throughout the effective and effective organizational planning
  • Develop a structured approach to preparing for and thinking more analytically leadership influence
  • Improve leadership influence and mentorship skills
  • Develop a framework for avoiding individual decision traps and improving decision processes
  • Lead more effectively through conceptual strategic planning and personal S.W.OT. assessment
  • Develop an action plan to apply concepts and processes learned in the course to your own Personal Leadership Challenge

Who Should Attend L.E.A.P.S. Leadership Impact

This interactive experience will benefit mid- to senior-level managers whose business unit is charged with creating value for the organization and who is responsible for leading and managing change.

It is designed to provide those in leadership roles with techniques for encouraging an environment necessary to sustain long-term, profitable growth and one in which people can seize opportunities - take risks, generate new ideas, and make mistakes. Clients and participants will develop plans for improving the performance of their work group and the organization.

The L.E.A.P.S. Leadership Impact Value Proposition Objectives

This leadership impact experience was developed to help clients and participants build a high-performance work environment and effectively manage change. It is built around some of the largest and most in-depth global studies ever conducted on the factors that accelerate or stifle high performance. Clients or participants will learn which attributes identified in the research are most critical to creating a high-performance work environment for driving organizational results and innovation. Interactive exercises and discussion will reveal to participants whether their own behaviors are encouraging the right environment or discouraging it.

The fastest and most effective way to achieve profitable growth is for companies to focus on increasing the performance of their best workgroups. Even the highest-performing business units have the capacity to do better. Through interactive exercises, clients will focus on what companies can do to help make their high-performing workgroups even more successful and boost their average-performing workgroups to higher levels. Clients will learn how to optimize critical thinking in the workgroup; how to replicate high-performance best practices throughout the organization for sustainable growth; and ways to remove barriers that hinder performance, including how to deal with highly politicized situations.

As an important part of the L.E.A.P.S. experience, client or participants, depending on the context, will create and leave with an action plan for a Personal Leadership Challenge (PLC) or opportunity that could result in significant benefit for them and/or their workgroup, by applying "key learnings" from the L.E.A.P.S. Leadership Impact experience and PLC team feedback.

The Lesson Plan

  • Session 1: Introduction to High-Impact Leadership

    60 Minute Session
    - What drives high impact in uncertain economic times?
    - The three drivers and corresponding attributes of a high-performing work environment
    - Leadership challenges and ramifications of the changing business landscape
    - Discussion and exploration of your Personal Leadership Challenge (PLC)

  • Session 4: Interpersonal Communication: Dissemination of Information?

    75 Minute Session
    - How do leaders communicate to encourage high performance?
    - Implicit vs. explicit rules of communication
    - How communication breaks down and stifles high performance
    - The anatomy of a miscommunication
    - Diffusing negative emotions

  • Session 7: Now Discover Your Strengths and Weakness

    90 Minute Session
    - Identifying and learning to manage your strengths
    - Managing around weaknesses without over-investing in them
    - Focusing on and leveraging your unique, personal strengths to lead your unit more effectively
    - Understanding the transformational leadership paradigm
    - Acquiring leadership strengths through character equity and integrity
    - Identifying and Overcoming organizational dysfunction
    - Leveraging trust and mutual respect to establish organizational cohesion

  • Session 2: Leadership: Encouraging a High-Impact Environment

    60 Minute Session
    - How does leadership behavior encourage or discourage the behaviors of the workforce?
    - Familiar leadership styles and the correlation between leadership style and resultant behaviors
    - Identifying and enabling top performers in a competitive environment
    - Creating flexible work environments that adapt quickly to change

  • Session 5: Building a High-Impact Environment

    75 Minute Session
    - What are the key leadership attributes in a high-performance environment?
    - Learning from each other's experiences and brainstorming new ideas
    - Quick wins to take back and begin implementing immediately
    - Understanding people, purpose and privilege
    - Overview of the organizational culture and climate

  • Session 8: Critical Thinking and Consensus: Decision Making

    90 Minute Session
    - Mapping a decision-making model
    - What is the importance of group process dynamics?
    - Pitfalls and benefits of team decision making as compared to individual decision making
    - Elements of team processes for making decisions: group and interpersonal
    - Contributors to group decisions: consensus and Groupthink
    - Developing a framework for avoiding individual decision traps and improving team decisions
    - Adding leadership value to the decision-making process through your inner circle

  • Session 3: The Tenets of a High-Impact Environment

    Minute Session
    - What happens in a changing environment?
    - How should leaders manage change?
    - Optimizing thinking during change
    - Creating flexible work environments that adapt quickly to change

  • Session 6: Influence and Collaboration: Negotiation

    75 Minute Session
    - Developing and casting your team leadership philosophy
    - Building team cohesion through trust-building
    - Practicing and improving influence and collaboration
    - How can you become a more effective negotiator?
    - Structured approach to preparing for and thinking more complexly about negotiations and everyday influence situations

  • Session 9: Celebrating Organizational Heroes

    90 Minute Session
    - Vision casting for organizational success
    - Leading your troops by example not through manipulation
    - What is the importance of recognizing and celebrating heroes within the company?
    - Discussion of examples from other companies and crafting real-life examples
    - Behaviors that drove success in the class and implications moving forward?
    - Thinking outside of the box more than a cliché
    - How to utilize lessons learned to drive strategic desire

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