Leading With Impact: Leveraging Your Leadership

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Schulich Executive Learning Centre


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Who should attend

This is an outstanding program for any business director, senior manager, or those about to take on a more senior role in their organization and want to get greater workplace performance and grow their people. In particular the program will benefit:

  • Directors and vice-presidents who want to lead by example
  • Experienced managers who are preparing for senior management positions
  • Project team leaders who strive to maximize group unity and performance levels
  • General managers who are in charge of a growing business unit
  • Human resources and training managers who need to instill stronger leadership principles
  • Business unit managers who require a formal understanding of leadership dynamics

About the course

Surveys of top executives have confirmed that leadership skills are considered the most important factor in a manager’s career progress – rated above intelligence, knowledge or job skills.

Leveraging Your Leadership is a top-rated program for professional executives who are serious about achieving peak performance in their role as leader, communicator and change agent.

What You Will Learn

  • Enhance your knowledge of major personal and professional leadership strategies
  • Design your own personalized leadership model
  • Explore 10 major leverage points in leadership
  • Learn what has changed in leadership and how strong leaders adapt
  • Arm yourself with new ways to think on your feet and prepare for crucial meetings, whether it’s with three people or three hundred
  • Understand the conditions under which all your team can perform independently and effectively toward a common objective
  • Use new tools to speed up decision making and problem solving
  • Identify your leadership strengths and development opportunities
  • Become aware of the interplay between organization culture and your leadership styles
  • Learn how to become a change agent who encourages innovation

Pre-Work Leadership Package

Your learning begins as soon as you register:

  • Receive a leader impact 360º assessment tool
  • Complete four leadership strategy exercises
  • Plus our Leveraging Your Leadership take-home resource binder


Leadership in the 21st Century

  • Dealing with disruption and a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous) environment

Characteristics of Effective Leadership

  • Why Leadership Is Not Management
  • Key leadership competencies
  • Six leadership styles based on “emotional intelligence” and when to use them

Developing Leadership Capacity

  • Create your own “Leadership brand statement” to identify your unique leadership style
  • Develop ways to enhance individual and team performance in the workplace
  • Develop trust as a leader and tips on building interpersonal relationships
  • Developing your leadership philosophy
  • Create a culture of high performance and achievement

Effective Leadership Communication

  • Shift from traditional, corporate communication to organizational conversations
  • Practice “team tools” for collaboration and enhanced communication

Receive a Leadership Impact™ 360º Assessment

  • Become aware of your own leadership strategies and how this affects the performance of others
  • Enhance your personal and organizational effectiveness

Making Improvements in Your Leadership; 10 Leveraging Strategies and Their Dual Concepts:

  • Envisioning (defining vs. delimiting)
  • Role modelling (exemplifying vs. circumscribing)
  • Mentoring (active vs. passive)
  • Stimulating thinking (lateral vs. vertical)
  • Referring (positive vs. negative)
  • Monitoring (by excellence vs. by exception)
  • Providing feedback (positive vs. negative)
  • Reinforcing (rewarding vs. punishing) Influencing (reciprocal vs. unilateral)
  • Creating a setting (facilitating vs. constraining)
  • Deliver team presentations and examine how to apply the strategies when back on the job

Creating a Culture of Achievement

  • The role of a leader in developing culture
  • Understanding the differences between employee satisfaction, engagement and culture

Leading Change Effectively

  • The role of change management vs change leadership
  • Top 10 challenges to implementing organizational change Managing polarities
  • Application of change leadership to workplace situation


Michelle Chambers

Biography Michelle brings more than 25 years of proven and successful leadership, coaching, training and consulting experience, including work with three of Canada’s Top-50 employers, a Financial Post Top-100 organization and a Greater Toronto 2011 and 2013 Top-50 Employer. Michelle is an organiz...

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