Being a manager today is perhaps one of the most difficult leadership assignments. It is like being in between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Many things seem outside your control. People above you in the pyramid seem to be changing priorities and direction and pressuring you for achievement of goals and metrics, all while imposing policies, deadlines, and regulations that seem to hamper your every move.
Reporting to you are your team members. They struggle with what sometimes seems a crushing workload, feel that management does not understand them and must deal with countess challenges and problems during the conduct of their daily work.
Foundations of Business Leadership examines the nature of this challenge and guides participants through developing personal strategies for dealing with the complexities of it.
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This program begins with a 360 evaluation of your leadership, by peers, subordinates, and superiors. (This is an evaluation that needs to be completed approximately 10 days BEFORE the start of the program.) It will give you new insights about how others see you as a leader, in comparison to how you see yourself.
Foundations of Business Leadership includes a half-day simulation experience called THE LEADERSHIP MATRIX where participants are randomly assigned roles as top executives, middle managers, workers or customers in a hypothetical organization. The goal of the simulation is to explore how leadership and operating challenges differ across all levels of the organization. Each participant will gain new insights on key leadership behaviors at each level, and how we can master the middle leadership skills. It is by developing partnership relationships and managing the overall system dynamics that better outcomes become possible. Arguably, effective leadership in the middle is the key to deploying strategy into successful execution.
Armed with these insights, and our in-class conversations, you will be asked to begin building your own personal action plans for transforming those aspects of your personal leadership that you feel can help unlock future potential.
Foundations of Business Leadership is intended primarily for supervisors, and managers of managers operating below the C-suite level of an organization.
Become a better, more effective leader, capable of inspiring, engaging and empowering others to achieve your goals by:
“This program is very relevant and it will be applied in how I deal with my reports and entire department in general. Facilitator demonstrated a deep knowledge of the content and delivered the material in an effective way. I especially liked the real-life examples he used when speaking of organizations like Zappos and Google. He really made the learning environment vibrant.”
“This is an excellent program! Listening to other leaders’ experiences and successes really helped me understand how to bring about change in both myself and my organization.”
— Sugata, MSD
"I came in expecting corporate propaganda and came out with a deeper understanding of who I am and how I can lead better.”
— Miko, MSD