Leadership Communications Breakthrough 2 Day Program

This document describes the Leadership Communications Breakthrough 2 Day Program and links to the resources needed prior to and after the course.

Leadership Communications Breakthrough is aimed at high potential leaders in corporate, government and entrepreneurial environments.  The course focussed deeply on how your personal identity connects with your professional role and how you can use the systems around you to affect profound, lasting, positive change.

Educating Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World

Leadership is personal.  Where there is trust, there can be leadership. Where there is no trust, vision, mission and values are empty.

Over the course of an engrossing two-day session, you will examine the strengths and weaknesses of your personal leadership style. This leadership training program leverages lessons in leadership from today’s top companies as well as your inner resources and innate skills to help you become a more effective leader.

After the program ends, we will encourage you to work toward achieving the leadership goals that you established during the program. You will be able to use your close network of peers for guidance with ongoing leadership challenges.

You will return to your organization with the confidence critical to take on greater cross-functional responsibilities, an action plan specific to your personal opportunities and challenges, and a comprehensive understanding of how you can contribute to the enhancement of your organization’s performance both today and tomorrow and become the visionary leader tomorrow’s business world will demand.

The course includes a 2 day residential module, as well as 3 1-on-1 coaching sessions setting individual learning goals, short and long term leadership goals and clarity around the daily and monthly disciplines that will build a successful business and personal life.

About the Program

The objective of the program is to provide a deep reflection on career and life goals, set long term vision and give practical experience of leadership communication challenges:

  • Clarity on Personal ambition and Balanced Life goals (3x 1-1 coaching sessions)
  • Confident, persuasive oral presentation skills
  • Business Presentation skills
  • Habits of good communication
  • Create leaders who have a point of view and the capability to impact those around them

The Importance of Leading Yourself and Others Effectively

We are committed to shaping managers with the integrity and capabilities to build world-class organisations. Our capacity to communicate within the right form and emotional atmosphere is the key to effectiveness, whether on an interpersonal level in meetings, or when delivering presentations in front of larger audiences. Persuasive communication is a skill that can be developed – much like your golf swing or tennis stroke.

Major Themes

Based on lots of practice and individual feedback, this program trains you to become an effective public speaker by addressing the following capabilities:

  • Establishing personal and professional credibility
  • Using emotional and rational intelligence to persuade others
  • Leadership as a Personal Journey
  • Exploring the differences between leadership and management
  • Communicating as a Leader
  • Creating Strong Teams
  • Leading Change
  • Ongoing Learning

Personal and Organisational Leadership Training Agenda

Day 1 – Focus on Personal Leadership – Develop Your Personal Leadership Plan
Day 2 – Focus on Organizational Leadership – Creating Context, Power and Performance

Day 1 Modules – Personal Leadership

  • Making your Personal Learning Plan a dynamic plan
  • Understanding Self-Limiting Beliefs; The Art of Saying “No”: Dealing with Overload and with Overwhelm (Stress)
  • Resilient Leadership. The 6 Basic Human Needs: From Surviving to Thriving in Organizations
  • Asking empowering questions; Opening doors of Opportunity, Accountability and Discomfort
  • Becoming more self-aware by benefiting from honest feedback: Unconscious Incompetence to Unconscious Competence (Awareness and Measurement)
  • Human Performance in Business Organizations: What is Performance? Learning, Enjoyment and Performance
  • The 6 Steps of Effective Decision Making applied to your own problems: Using the 6 Steps of Effective Decision Making with teams to enhance commitment
  • Good Decisions – A 6 Step Process for Great Decision Making: Improve your decision-making and strategy implementation skills
  • Potential and Performance: Freud, Jung and the “little voice” in your head; Self Aware and 100% Responsible; Recognizing and overcoming personal impulses that can lead to problematic leadership behavior
  • The latest research in Neuroscience and Human Performance
  • The 20 Mile March: Habits and Discipline

 

Day 2 – Organizational Leadership

  • The Leaders Window – the 5 tools of Management and Leadership: Optimizing your leadership effectiveness by understanding common leadership styles; The difference between Management and Leadership; Recognizing Un-manageable People and Tasks
  • Benchmarking and improving the effectiveness of your team
  • Enabling factors you need to guide teams to greater productivity
  • Confronting the pressures, complexities—and rewards—of team culture
  • Championing diversity within the team, and getting the most value from individual differences
  • Understanding and Using Power in Organizations: Achieve better results through more effective use of your power: Hard Power and Soft Power
  • Building your support team and finding leadership Mentors, Allies and Coaches
  • The 7 Steps of Successful Change Management
  • Integration Module – Bringing it all together: Making your Personal Learning Plan a living document; Work-Life Balance: Integrating Family, Friends, Healthy, Contribution, Money and Why?
  • Organization Performance: The Power of Focus

 

Authentic Leadership: The 3 Characteristics of Successful People

– Integrity – Living your values (not just “listing” your values)
– Energy – Delivering productive disciplined daily action
– Intelligence – Getting good information; taking structured decisions
– Identity: Resolving the Conflict between What I want of “me” and What society wants of “me”. View this TEDx Talk: http://cono.rs/tedx

Authentic Leadership: Making it a Habit; The 20 Mile March
– Creating self-disciplined habits. “The signature of mediocrity is chronic inconsistency. Consistency is the hallmark of success.” —Jim Collins

Communications: Excellent Public Speaking.  Preparing the Logos-Based Speech
– Step by step guide to creating your first 3 minute speech
– Point X, The most important thing
– Body language and non verbal communication
Reading: DPON-110-E Developing the Logos-Based Persuasive Speech

Ethos and Pathos: Delivery and Connection
– Effective preparation for delivery
Reading: DPON-92-E Effective Evaluation of Spoken Communication: A checklist for evaluating speaker performance

Practical Sessions
– (classes will be divided into small groups, each will be assigned a facilitator/coach)
Preparation: 3 minute speech

Moving People to Action: Soft Power in Organisations
– Networking of successful leaders
– The Science of influence (6 rules)
Reading: ART-1820-E The Twin Pillars of Effective Leadership

Storytelling: Developing Ethos and Pathos
– The 5 elements of a powerful story
– The lifeline exercise: Finding your own signature stories
Reading: The Visionary Leader

Past Clients & Testimonials

SGS, EBCG

Program Documentation

  • Available on request

Resources

 

 

“No written word, no spoken plea
Can teach the leader how to be
Nor all the books on all the shelves
It’s how the teacher is himself”

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Personal and Organisational Leadership

The Oracle at Delphi. Photo Credit: wallyg

The Oracle at Delphi. Photo Credit: wallyg

Leadership is about seeing a change that is required in the world and bringing together the resources necessary to effect that change.  Leadership means influencing the organisation to face its problems and live into its opportunities.  Leadership is about creating leaders, not about finding followers.

Leadership is not and never has been an easy path.  Leadership is about choosing between 2 bad options, management is about choosing between a good or a bad option.

 

Leadership is Personal

The top four attributes of leaders who get the best out of the people around them are all personal characteristics:

  1. Honesty (also described as Integrity or Sincere Intent)
  2. Forward Looking
  3. Competent
  4. Inspiring

Blog Posts

Books:

  • Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t; Jim Collins http://amzn.to/15ugUwp
  • The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations; Kouzes/Posner http://amzn.to/1fzczMa

 

Leadership Communication

Blog Posts:

Online Course:

Books:

 

Aikido Conversation

Blog Post:

Books:

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High; Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan http://amzn.to/18laHll

Leading Teams

Blog Posts:

Book –

  • The Leader’s Window: Mastering the Four Styles of Leadership to Build High-Performing Teams; John Beck, Neil Yeager http://amzn.to/15tLzVm

Managing Large Scale Change

Blog Post:

Book:

Communications Module

This document describes the Communications Module for Business programs and links to the resources needed prior to and after the course.

About the Program

The objective of the program is to provide practical experience of managerial communication challenges:

  • Confident, persuasive oral presentation skills
  • Business Presentation skills
  • Habits of good communication
  • Create leaders who have a point of view and the capability to impact those around them

The Importance of Communicating Effectively

We are committed to shaping managers with the integrity and capabilities to build world-class organisations. Our capacity to communicate within the right form and emotional atmosphere is the key to effectiveness, whether on an interpersonal level in meetings, or when delivering presentations in front of larger audiences. Persuasive communication is a skill that can be developed – much like your golf swing or tennis stroke.

In today’s context, a manager is required to reduce the sense of uncertainty about the future by communicating well and often to his peers, employees and customers. Our focus will be on the communications process and the impact managers can make on their organisations and communities through effective communication.

There are four steps to good communication:

  1. Have something good to say (own experiences, others experiences)
  2. Say it well
  3. Read your Audience
  4. Intensity (the right words mixed with measured emotion)

Major Themes

Based on lots of practice and individual feedback, this program trains you to become an effective public speaker by addressing the following capabilities:

  • Structuring your content for speech
  • Establishing personal and professional credibility
  • Using emotional and rational intelligence to persuade others
  • The power of storytelling to communicate your message
  • Non-verbal aspects of communication: authority, energy and audience
  • awareness

Syllabus

Persuasive Communication: Logos, Ethos & Pathos

Communications: Excellent Public Speaking.  Preparing the Logos-Based Speech

Ethos and Pathos: Delivery and Connection

Practical Sessions

  • (classes will be divided into small groups, each will be assigned a facilitator/coach)
  • Preparation: 3 minute speech

Moving People to Action: Soft Power in Organisations

Storytelling: Developing Ethos and Pathos

  • The 5 elements of a powerful story
  • The lifeline exercise: Finding your own signature stories
  • Reading: The Visionary Leader

Further Resources

 

 

Visionary Leadership

This document describes the Communications Program: Advanced Visionary Speaker Module and links to the resources needed prior to and after the course.

The Visionary Leader

In times of crisis, we prefer Visionary Leaders. Hope is a strong motivator to current action when the situation is difficult.

The Ethos-Based Speech model uses the force of the leader’s personal and professional credibility combined with hope to move an audience to take action. It is a vital tool for effective leaders when facing times of uncertainty and crisis.

The Workshop pushes the leader to enable those around them to grow their skills and critical thinking about the business.

Preparation

Two elements must be prepared prior to the training:

  1. 3 Minute Ethos-Based Persuasive Speech. Guidelines: The Visionary Speaker
  2. 10 Minute Interactive Workshop: Guidelines: Creating your Workshop

 

 

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