When we hear the word “leadership” it can evoke many different feelings. Some people are excited about leadership or easily see themselves as a leader, while others are uncomfortable with the idea of leadership because it means someone is in charge of them or that being a leader is going to involve them being in charge of other people, or worse yet, going to another meeting! What if we could shift our ideas around leadership? What if leadership was more of action than a position?
Developing strong leadership skills, regardless of one’s position, can have a profound effect on an employee personally, professionally, and within their department or organization. Leadership skills can help anyone have more success when collaborating with others, be more adaptive to a variety of situations, help them create a stronger vision for their organization, and develop and build trust that creates a positive, engaging work environment.
In these presentations we will explore ideas behind leadership and talk about positional and personal leadership, how to use emotional intelligence and the tools of self-awareness, self-reflection, and critical thinking to help enhance participants’ leadership skills. From there we will cover how to improve communication skills and best practices to help motivate others. Participants will leave these classes with practical tools, concepts and ideas around leadership that they can easily apply to their own work environment.
This introductory class analyzes what we think we know about leadership, challenges our assumptions, and takes our knowledge of what leadership is to a new level. This presentation covers the various theories people have used over the
years to explain leadership as well as numerous definitions of leadership. Participants use these theories, definitions, and ideas to assess what leadership really means to them and to craft their own personal definition of leadership.
Participants also learn more about positional and personal leadership and the Six Styles of Leadership by Daniel Goleman to analyze how utilizing this model can positively impact their outcomes as a leader. In addition, participants learn how management differs from leadership and the most important distinctions to consider in order for them to be effective in either role.
Building on the foundational learning gathered from level 1, participants will dive deeper into developing effective leadership skills and learn how to apply their new knowledge to everyday workplace situations.
Participants will focus on identifying their own leadership style as well as analyzing its effectiveness and possible drawbacks. We will also discuss how to build personal leadership skills by using emotional intelligence (EQ) to help people improve communication, enhance problem solving skills, effectively lead teams and complete projects, as well as improve engagement of employees.