The Voice of Leadership for Women

American Management Association

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  • 3 days
  • in person

American Management Association

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Who should attend

Executives and experienced managers or any professional who aspires to a leadership position or who is expected to provide leadership.

About the course

As a woman in business, you face a wide variety of unique obstacles and challenges to your leadership success. This course offers professional women a safe environment to discuss, explore and practice techniques to enhance your leadership skills. It will help you increase your self-awareness and recognize how you can leverage all forms of communication (verbal, vocal, and visual) to establish your leadership voice. Gain insights to help you connect with others on a deeper level, build strategies to create and deliver compelling messages that inspire others, and learn to be the most genuine and effective leader you can be.

How You Will Benefit

  • Get hands-on practice dealing with both difficult and delicate situations
  • Discover how to develop your authentic leadership voice
  • Gain insights to help you overcome resistance to change
  • Inspire increased support, loyalty and buy-in
  • Motivate others to follow you through speeches and presentations

What You Will Cover

  • Listing five traits of effective leaders as communicators and evaluating how well you demonstrate those traits
  • Creating a leadership message that inspires, influences and gets results
  • Communicating a clear and motivating mission and vision
  • Discovering how to stimulate authentic coaching, counseling and mentoring
  • Defusing tension in challenging situations by using the right approach

Outline

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and Apply the Five Principles of Effective Leadership Communication
  • Craft a Compelling Leadership Message That Inspires Action and Produces Results
  • Describe and Apply Four Leadership Communication Styles
  • Take Charge of a Group of People and Win Their Support
  • Communicate the Strategic Direction with Passion
  • Set the Operational Direction (Delegate Responsibility) in Ways That Get Action
  • Influence Buy-In and Committed Action
  • Inspire People to Do Their Best
  • Coach, Counsel, and Mentor Others to Build Their Skills and Grow Personally
  • Recognize and Reward People for Their Efforts and Good Work
  • Handle Tough Situations in Ways That Minimize Resistance and Maximize Acceptance

The Voices of Effective Leaders Past and Present

  • Define Leadership
  • Describe Typical Leadership Situations, and Assess How Well You Use the Language of Leadership in Those Situations
  • Describe Five Traits of Effective Leaders as Communicators and Assess How Well You Demonstrate Those Traits
  • Explain How Effective Leaders—Past and Present—Have Communicated Well

Finding Your Leadership Voice

  • Describe the Two Components of a Leader’s Voice
  • Describe How to Find Your True Voice as a Leader
  • Describe Four Leadership Communication Styles and Identify Your Dominant Style
  • Describe When and How to Use Each Style

Crafting a Compelling Message That Influences, Inspires, and Produces Results

  • Gather Your Thoughts Quickly to Craft a Message
  • Pinpoint the Desired Results of Your Leadership Message
  • Tailor Your Message to the Intended Audience So That It Resonates Getting the Attention and Understanding of Those You Wish to Lead
  • Get the Genuine Attention of Followers
  • Generate Presence and Charisma That Command Respect
  • Send Clear Messages That Maximize Audience Understanding
  • Tell Dramatic Stories That Captivate Audiences and Make Your Message Clear

Setting the Direction for Others

  • Communicate a Strategic Direction (an Inspiring Vision, Mission, and Values Statement) with Passion and Precision
  • Set the Operational Direction, Assign Responsibility, and Delegate Authority in Ways That Prompt Others to Take Responsibility

Influencing Buy-In and Committed Action

  • Describe and Apply Nine Different Influence Strategies
  • Get Others to Accept, Endorse, and Advance Your Agenda
  • Overcome Resistance and Initiate Change

Inspiring Others to Do Their Best

  • Describe the Factors That Motivate and Demotivate People
  • Light a Fire in the Hearts of Others

Coaching, Counseling, and Mentoring for Improved Performance

  • Conduct Authentic Coaching, Counseling and Mentoring Sessions
  • Provide Positive Feedback and Constructive Criticism

Address Tough and Touchy Situations in Ways That Defuse Tension

  • Discuss the “Undiscussables” and Other Sensitive Issues Tactfully
  • Defuse Tension and Assert Yourself Well in Tense Situations
  • Deliver Bad News and Unpopular Changes in Ways That Win Acceptance
  • Handle Conflict and Mediate Disputes

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