Developing Executive Leadership

American Management Association

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  • 1 week
  • online, in person

What are the topics?

American Management Association

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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.

About the course

When you’re focused on your organization's future every day of every workweek, it's vital that you are well equipped to optimize your company's performance—as well as your own career—with executive leadership training.

What does it mean to be an executive leader? It means you’re a visionary, a trailblazer, a strategist, a communicator, a coach, a diplomat and a politician. Pride, commitment and camaraderie. Those are the words you describe your team. You’re able to focus on the big picture and uphold high standards while wearing many hats. We know It takes laser-precise vision to be an executive leader. Join your peers in this course to craft your own leadership style, build an extraordinary team and 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
  • Articulate your mission, vision and value statements with authenticity and passion
  • Practice coaching and inspiring your people to deliver outstanding results
  • Channel your “emotional intelligence” for greater achievement and satisfaction
  • Identify the characteristics of effective leadership and the most common saboteur
  • Prioritize time for yourself and your team for strategy implementation
  • Foster a productive environment that drives towards a shared purpose

What You Will Cover

Your Leadership Journey

  • Exploring your leadership challenges and core leadership beliefs
  • Differentiating between management and leadership
  • Identifying and practicing leadership requirements for the 21st century

Developing Strategic Leadership and Passionate Purpose

  • Understanding the “big picture” of organizational strategy
  • Planning and prioritizing to secure time for strategy implementation
  • Guiding success by crafting your power vision statement
  • Practicing communicating your strategy to empower others

Leveraging Your Professional and Executive Effectiveness

  • Mastering techniques of self-management and personal productivity
  • Enhancing your emotional intelligence to set yourself apart as a high-performing executive
  • Developing the skills to manage your emotions as you foster relationships
  • Recognizing the emotions of others and responding to their emotional needs

Developing the Talents of Others

  • Becoming intentional in supporting others to become self-reliant problem solvers
  • Assessing the ability and willingness of individuals and teams to accomplish tasks and goals
  • Coaching and inspiring your people to higher levels of performance

Aligning Organizational Culture with Strategy

  • Shaping your organizational culture as a strategic leadership practice
  • Creating intrinsic rewards that drive engagement and satisfaction
  • Aligning your core authentic personal values with the values of your organization
  • Addressing the challenges of ethics and ethical decision making
  • Fostering mutual trust and respect throughout your sphere of influence

Learning the Art and Science of Inspirational Leadership

  • Creating an environment that thrives on idea sharing and collaboration
  • Assessing how your current practices and leadership style motivate and demotivate others
  • Customizing reward and recognition (onsite and virtually) for your people to increase commitment, pride and camaraderie

Creating Your Executive Leadership Development

  • Identifying, prioritizing and creating a roadmap to implement the skills, tools and actions learned
  • Leveraging your strengths to further develop yourself as a high-performing executive

Pre-work: Skill Assessment and Strategic Leadership Type Indicator. It is essential that you complete the pre-work and bring your results to class.

Outline – Classroom

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

Outline – Online

Leadership Challenges

  • Identify Four Critical Competencies of Executive Leadership
  • Distinguish Between Leadership and Management

Head

  • Articulate the Importance of Vision for Strategic Thinking
  • Prioritize Using the First Things First© Principles

Hands

  • Describe and Apply Situational Leadership® II
  • Coach Employees Toward Improved Performance

Feet

  • Identify Ways to Use Business Ethics to Build Trust
  • Assess Personal Values and Integrate Them into the Business Setting

Heart

  • 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
  • Discover Your Emotional Intelligence Strengths and Developmental Needs

LESSON ONE

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
  • Explain 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
  • Know the Essence of Goal Setting and Ways to Set Goals That Will Be Accomplished
  • Understand the Importance of Prioritization

LESSON TWO

Leading with the Hands

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

LESSON THREE

Leading with the Feet

  • Recognize the Factors That Impact Trust in Organizations
  • Tie the Four Cornerstones of Trust to the Four Competencies of Effective Leadership
  • Explain 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

LESSON FOUR

Leading with the Heart

  • Identify the Three Main Things That Motivate Employees
  • Foster a Greater Sense of Pride and Enjoyment Among Your Employees
  • Differentiate Among the Different Types of Organizational Culture
  • 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

Action Planning

  • Build an Action Plan to Help Apply and Integrate the Concepts from This Course into Your Daily Work Life

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