Leadership Development

 
“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations…(in short), management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things.”
-- Peter Drucker --
 
Purpose of Leadership Development
Self-Mastery and Leadership
 

Purpose of Leadership Development

In any successful organization, leaders can be found at every level – from the boardroom to the mailroom, from the chairman’s office to the customer service desk. This is particularly true in organizations that have moved away from hierarchical structures to more matrixed organizational structures. In the 21st century, team-oriented approaches to leadership and management will prove to be more effective than traditional top-down approaches.

Whether you and your organization are developing future leaders who may or may not have direct reports, or advancing key individuals along leadership succession plans, we can assist you in building leadership competency one leader at a time. In addition to leadership needs based upon the situation, leaders display differing leadership characteristics or “dimensions of leadership.” A follower can become a leader and a leader can spend time as a follower. Some of the tools you can use to strengthen your leadership bench-strength are the Everything DiSC Facilitation System and the Everything DiSC Management System.
 
This assessment can assist learners in:
  • Discovering personal leadership characteristics
  • Developing an understanding of the leader-follower relationship
  • Encouraging acceptance of different approaches to leadership
  • Matching leadership approaches to organizational needs
  • Recognizing the strengths in shared leadership
 
Interactive, experiential training modules are designed to educate leaders at every level about:
  • Identifying Leadership Roles at Stages of Team Development
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Managing Conflict
  • Creating High-Performing Teams
  • Leveraging Your Leadership and Communication Styles
  • Transforming Yourself
 

Self-Mastery and Leadership

All leadership training strikes a balance between understanding and self-knowledge and awareness and skill development. Self-mastery and skill go hand in hand. Leaders must know how to facilitate group processes, minimize interpersonal conflict, listen and communicate as well as align with organizational goals.
 
Some of the tools used to do this include training on DiSC and the Enneagram. To review, the acronym DiSC® stands for four observable personality styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. People with similar styles tend to exhibit specific behavioral characteristics common to that style. All people share these four styles in varying degrees of intensity and can learn to self-manage their expressed style according to the needs of the situation.
 
Using both of these assessment tools can assist you in creating a more positive organizational culture. An understanding of DiSC and the Enneagram helps you to create a positive, learning organization by:
  • Reducing employee turnover by improving interpersonal relationships
  • Increasing employee engagement through better interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Teaching and reinforcing a shared language to describe behavior and motivation that is respectful, non-evaluative, and non- judgmental
  • Encouraging mutual respect and connection between people who are different thus facilitating a diverse workforce.
  • Easing conflict by helping employees develop trust and teamwork through compassion for individual differences in perception and behavior