The leadership development program focuses on developing the leader within you, touching your deepest motivations, values and principles. It will help you gain new perspectives for your development as a leader and provide you with tools, insights, best practices and a network of people to assist while you take the lead and grow into the leader you want to be. This program is customizable and can be tailored to meet clients specific needs. It comprises the following 6 levels:
Level 1: Taking the lead - a level where reflection and discovery reveal the true nature of ones leadership, assess the readiness for taking on leadership assignments, clarify motivations and expectations as well as the principles by which one lives by and give insights into ones strategic patterns and preferences
Level 2: Developing your Team - a level where the different personality types, behaviours, preferences and motivations of individuals will be used to create the perfect team. Understanding the differences that make up our personality and learning to see different sides of the same personality will allow the leaders as well as the team members to interact in a much more sensible and considerate way, thereby laying the groundwork for interdependent co-working in a high-performance work environment.
Level 3: Leadership Instruments - the level focusing on tools and techniques used to improve the organizational design, enable performance and align the workforce behind a mission and its strategy. Tools such as SWOT Analysis, 360° Feedback, Feedback Instruments, Strategy Maps, Cause & Effect Chains, Performance Driver Maps, Balanced Scorecard, ISPI´s Performance Gap Analysis, Competency Tools and Appraisal Systems will be addressed briefly in its content, application and leadership value.
Level 4: Leading for Excellence - the level about attitude and achievement. This level seeks to establish an attitude of "only the best is good enough". Touching subjects like organizational learning, change ability, powerful communication styles, focused networking, corporate ethics or a general built-or-buy mentality or the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence driven knowlege facilitation or OLAP databases and dashboards, this level raises the bar to the highest standard there is: excellence.
Level 5: Influence, Power and Control - underlines the need for an alternative to an authoritative and response-driven leadership style. In a world of constant change, quick decision making, fast processes and short time-to-market, to mention just a few, are examples where influence, power and control needs to reside not just on the top management level, but where it is needed. Influence, power and control need to be used, for example, as performance enablers, as gateways to resources or as bridges to shared knowledge and information. If used and applied wisely, influence, power and control can make all the difference.
Level 6: Change Leadership - focuses not so much on the organisational matters of a change or transformation, but more on shifting people´s minds towards a new direction, aligning their energy and enthusiam behind a new strategy and helping them re-focus on completely new goals. Enabling performance in an environment of uncertainty and discomfort is maybe the greatest challenge, a leader can face. This level outlines eight steps to implement and anchor change based on the work by John Kotter, Professor at Harvard University.