Leadership Excellence Course at Lambeau Field

For experienced managers and emerging leaders

Agenda

Pre-work

Prior to attending Leadership Excellence & Executive Coaching Course, you will receive a copy of The Leader's Compass, 3rd Edition and will be required to complete a first draft of your Leadership Philosophy (Leader's Compass). Please allow 3-4 hours for completion of all required pre-work.

Day 1

Introduction

The Leader's Journal

Managing A Leader's Style and Energy

  • Energize2lead Profile™ results will be discussed to identify key management issues based on identified differences in styles and expectations.
  • The Energize2Lead Profile™ Assessment identifies what types of activities energize a leader.
  • Understand the differences and how to apply the three dimensions of the assessment report.
  • Learn the importance of how 75% of those we work with communicate in a different frame of reference.
  • Understand how to build trust with others and what our instinctive needs are in order to be motivated.
  • Be able to identify the strengths and blindsides of others around us.
  • Learn how to use team dynamics to make your people more effective.

Aligning and Accomplishing Goals

  • Learn how to apply the SMART formula for setting, aligning and accomplishing goals.
  • Understand the value of making your team a part of the goal planning process.
  • Understand why goals provide direction and define priorities.
  • Learn the importance of clarifying roles and responsibilities.
  • How to communicate and measure results.

Your Personal Leader's Compass

  • Be able to distinguish the difference between leadership and management.
  • Learn the importance of defining leadership.
  • Understand and learn the ten most important leadership principles.
  • Learn and use expectations of leaders.
  • Understand the four basic leadership styles.
  • Write and publish your personal leadership philosophy.

Homework

Allow 1-2 hours to complete the required readings and exercises from Day 1.

Day 2

Feedback: The Essential Communication Connection

  • Learn the systems approach to communication.
  • Have a clear understanding of the main causes of communication failures.
  • Learn techniques to avoid incomplete feedback.
  • Know the three triggers that block feedback.
  • Understand the importance of active listening and the brief-back technique.
  • Learn effective coaching feedback guidelines.
  • Understand how to solicit and give feedback using the Johari Window.

Creating a Motivational Climate

  • Understand why motivation is the key to success.
  • Review the theory and how to apply Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory, and the Four Emotional Drives.
  • Learn why goal setting is essential to creating a motivational climate.
  • Learn how to create a positive leadership climate.
  • Understand cross-generational motivational needs.

Leveraging the Power of Conflict

  • Understand how conflict can be managed and used for continuous leadership improvement.
  • Learn about five starting strategies in managing stress and conflict.
  • How to establish a win-win environment.
  • Learn six ways to prevent a conflict from recurring.

Homework

Allow 1-2 hours to complete the required readings and exercises from Day 2.

Day 3

Setting Leadership Priorities

  • Learn what your time is really worth.
  • Understand how to manage your time more effectively.
  • Learn the seven steps for maximizing time use.
  • Identify and effectively use high-payoff activities.
  • Learn how to prioritize your tasks with proactive planning.

Accountability

  • Understand why the number one issue in business today is the lack of accountability.
  • Understand that accountability is a core foundation for achieving leadership effectiveness and excellence in execution performance.
  • Learn that maintaining a culture of accountability on a team begins with the leaders setting the example by keeping promises and commitments.
  • Understand how shifting from assigning blame to resolving to fix issues collectively is the first step in accountability.
  • Understand how creating an environment that constructively deals with mistakes and conflict head on is critical to creating a culture of accountability.
  • Learn the principles for developing a culture of accountability in yourself and your organization.

Coaching to Develop People

  • Learn the nine characteristics of effective coaches.
  • Be able to demonstrate the key behaviors for great coaching.
  • Learn how to conduct effective performance coaching.
  • Understand the differences between coaching and mentoring.
  • Learn the guidelines for gaining productive feedback during coaching.

Post-event Follow-up