American Management Association

Developing Executive Leadership

Available dates

Dec 16—18, 2019
3 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 2745
USD 915 per day
Dec 16—18, 2019
3 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 2745
USD 915 per day
Jan 13—15, 2020
3 days
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 2745
USD 915 per day
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About the course

Join millions of team leaders who have trusted the expert faculty at AMA for their executive leadership training needs.

When you have to wonder about your organization's future every day of every work week, it's vital to be well equipped to optimize your company's performance—as well as your own career—with executive leadership training. To exhibit real executive leadership skills in business, you must be a visionary, a trailblazer, a strategist, a communicator, a coach, a diplomat and a politician. The world's most successful leaders are able to focus on the big picture and uphold high standards while wearing many hats.

This intensive three-day executive leadership training program combines proven-in-action techniques with peer interaction and insights from the latest research to help you master the competencies of effective executive leadership.

How You Will Benefit

  • Build an executive leadership style that creates trust, sets a clear vision and guides your entire team toward greater performance and profit
  • Gain insights into the key executive leadership skills and techniques you need to create a winning strategy
  • Learn what real “coaching” consists of and how to build an extraordinary team that works together to deliver results
  • Develop heightened “emotional intelligence” for greater professional achievement and satisfaction
  • Identify the characteristics of effective leadership and the most common saboteur
  • Develop an executive leadership style that adapts to the person and situation
  • Improve performance through empowerment and effective delegation
  • Clearly communicate mission, vision and value statements
  • Build a cohesive unit that performs well in all situations
  • Apply executive leadership training to continue your growth as a leader through a self-development plan

What You Will Cover

Understanding Today’s Executive Leadership Expectations

  • Examining your executive leadership challenges
  • Exploring the fundamental concepts of executive leadership
  • The four-factor model of effective executive leadership
  • Differentiating between leadership and management
  • Identifying the executive leadership requirements for the 21st century

Leadership with the Head: Exploring the Strategic Elements of Executive Leadership

  • Defining mission, vision and values
  • Focusing on the “big picture” when building the culture
  • The importance of planning and prioritizing in day-to-day activities
  • Taking the time to focus on envisioning the future
  • How a personal vision statement helps you achieve your organizational vision

Leadership with the Hands: Understanding and Appreciating Situational Leadership® II, the Art of Influencing Others

  • How to develop people, value differences and encourage honest communication
  • Developing your leadership style to gain commitment from your employees
  • Matching your leadership style to your employees’ developmental needs

Leadership with the Feet: Personal Values and Ethics at Work

  • Understanding the challenges you face—and the various ways you can manage them
  • Creating a culture of trusting relationships
  • How individualized “passionate purpose” provides a context for consistency and credibility

Leadership with the Heart: Practicing Ways to Communicate

  • Executive leadership techniques for enhancing pride in the work and the organization
  • Motivating the workforce: three elements that ensure increased job satisfaction and productivity
  • Examining the role of “emotional intelligence” in successful executive leadership
  • Assessing your “emotional intelligence”: your strengths and areas that need development

Creating an Executive Leadership Development Plan

  • Developing a plan based on your goals and your organization's strategy

Special Feature

Before attending this session, you will receive a link to the online Leader Behavior Analysis® II assessment. You must complete the assessment, print your results and bring to class in order to participate fully in this seminar.

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand Four Critical Competencies of Executive Leadership
  • Distinguish the Differences Between Leadership and Management
  • Understand the Importance of Vision to Strategic Thinking
  • Prioritize Based on First Things First© Principles
  • Understand and Apply Situational Leadership® II
  • Coach Employees Toward Improved Performance
  • Identify Ways to Use Business Ethics to Build Trust
  • Assess Personal Values and Integrate Them into the Business Setting
  • Describe Three Keys to Motivating the Workforce
  • Improve Communication Through Active Listening and Future-Focused Conversations
  • Define Emotional Intelligence and Explain How It Benefits an Organization
  • Understand Your Emotional Intelligence Strengths and Developmental Needs
  • Draw a Personal Development Plan for Further Development as a Leader

The Leadership Challenges

  • Recognize Your Leadership Challenges
  • Consider the Various Definitions of Leadership
  • Articulate the Four Competencies of Effective Leaders
  • Describe the Difference Between Leading and Managing
  • Understand the Power of Vision in Organizations

Leading with the Head: Strategic Leadership Prioritization and Goal Setting

  • Define the Elements of Strategic Leadership and a Strategic Plan
  • Focus Your Vision in a Way That Is Meaningful to You
  • Understand the Importance of Prioritization
  • Know the Essence of Goal Setting and How to Set Goals That Will Be Accomplished

Leading with the Hands: Understanding and Appreciating Situational Leadership® II “The Art of Influencing Others

  • Define Leadership as the Art of Influencing Others
  • Identify the Three Skills of a Situational Leader
  • Improve Team Performance Through Coaching

Leading with the Feet: Building Trust, Understanding Personal Values, and Making Ethical Decisions

  • Recognize the Factors That Impact Trust in Organizations
  • Tie the Four Cornerstones of Trust to the Four Competencies of Effective Leadership
  • Understand the Nature of Two-Way Trust and How to Build It
  • Anticipate Value Differences at Work
  • Know How to Approach Ethical Dilemmas in a Logical, Rational Manner

Leading with the Heart: Motivation, Culture, Communication and Emotional Intelligence

  • Identify the Three Main Things That Motivate Employees
  • Create a Greater Sense of Pride and Enjoyment in Your Employees
  • Listen and Communicate with Others More Effectively
  • Focus on the Future in More Positive Terms
  • Understand the Elements of Emotional Intelligence
  • Know Where Your Emotional Intelligence Strengths and Development Needs Lie

Leadership Development Plans

  • Complete a Leadership Development Plan
  • Receive Feedback on Your Development Plan
  • Prepare and Plan for the Continuing Learning Experiences

Who should attend

This seminar is designed to provide executive leadership training for midlevel managers or executives who lead others with managerial responsibility. It will benefit executives who require strong decision-making skills and the ability to lead and motivate others.

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