Mastering Leadership - Righttrack Consultancy

Strengths-based working. • Know what you do best - self-assessment activity. • Review and discuss results and themes. • Strengths-based team working. • Strengths-based leadership practice. • Understanding weaknesses. • What do you get criticised for? • Managing 'derailers'. • Heterogeneous vs homogeneous teams.
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Mastering Leadership for Middle & Senior Leaders

Overview This programme is designed to deliver knowledge, understanding and skills required in senior leadership roles in ambitious organisations and is recognised by ILM as a Leadership Development Award. The content will broaden and build upon the self-awareness of leaders to create a strong understanding of the connection between participant’s thinking and behaviours, and the performance they inspire in others. We will look at all areas of self-concept, personality, and help participants to understand their own motivations, strengths and development needs and those of their entire team. We explores how to set meaningful and personally relevant performance objectives, and to flex their own style of leadership according to the needs of each situation and individual. These elements come together through group learning and executive coaching to enable participants to become influential and highly-effective, modern leaders. It is stressed that while this outline is based on interventions prepared and delivered for other clients it is readily amended to meet the precise needs of your organisation.

Structure of the Programme The ‘shape’ of the programme looks like this: core 2-day modules are followed by a 1-2-1 coaching session for all participants. Allow around 6-8 weeks between the modules. Pre-Course 360 degree feedback

Psychometrics (wide range available)

Module One – 2 days

Module Two – 2 days

Module Three – 2 days

Who are you?

Leadership Theory

Influence & Impact

Developing a highly authentic leadership style

Challenges in the VUCA economy and the psychological contract with employees

Applying the theories, communication, conflict, coaching

…ongoing 1-2-1 executive coaching between modules… Optional Additional Modules  Strategic Thinking  Negotiating Successfully

 High-Performance Teams  Change Leadership

 Collaborative Working  Inclusive Leadership

Post module assignments – End of programme assessments (optional)

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Programme Overview Module One To start participant will get to grips with who they really are, what drives them. By harnessing their own true potential, they can develop a highly authentic leadership style. In advance we will explore the results of a 360-degree review assessment for each individual on 1-2-1 basis. The discussion with their coach will provide the basis for them to prioritise their development needs. The key elements of this module include: What is personality? MBTI is explored and evaluated during the workshop and following which assessment results for each individual will be conducted in a personal 1-2-1 session 

Career DNA activity: know what works for you. What has brought you to this point? Career crucibles. Personal values



Self-knowledge. The 5 regrets. Informed career choices. Authentic leadership



The Ebbinghaus Effect: key learning points so far



Strengths-based working  Know what you do best - self-assessment activity  Review and discuss results and themes  Strengths-based team working  Strengths-based leadership practice



Understanding weaknesses  What do you get criticised for?  Managing ‘derailers’  Heterogeneous vs homogeneous teams



Know your allies  ‘Five People’ activity  Personal board of directors  The right tribe  The best version of myself as a leader



Life on Purpose: Know what you want  Personal reflection, small group discussion, class discussion



True North:  Know where you are going  12 month career goals



Personal reflection and planning time

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Module Two In the second module, we will explore key leadership theories, defining what is required in a cutting edge organisation. The key elements of this module include:

To start, where have we got to this point? Engage, refresh, reflect, apply:  What have you applied and tried?  What has worked / not worked?  Different outcomes?



Leadership or Management?  Prioritisation Leader or Manager? - Doing things right, or doing the right things?  Core focus of leaders/managers - Fulfil shareholder objectives – RESULTS  The role of CSR  What do we do – Strategy



Why should anyone be led by you?  Most inspirational leader?  Personal leadership audit



Models of leadership  Nature / nurture - Positional / relational  Transactional or transformational  Situational leadership  The leadership services model



Understanding motivation  Factors of motivation (self-actualisation, learning, appreciation and self-esteem, relationships, safety and security)  Why do people come to work?  Psychological contract



You get the people you deserve  Building a high-performance team - Recognition for results  Different strokes - SEPA analysis - Courage and consideration



Understanding employee engagement  The changing nature of work  Crucial conversations - Giving difficult feedback - Managing conflict  Degrees of involvement in change  The new VUCA Prime mind-set  Planning your leadership manifesto

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Module Three In the third module, we examine the subject of impact and influence, looking at how to apply the theories and concepts discussed in the previous modules. 

To start, where have we got to this point? Engage, refresh, reflect, apply:  What have you applied and tried?  What has worked / not worked?  Different outcomes?



How we create culture  Mapping your organisations culture - Sacred cows  Now vs future: gap analysis  Hofstede on international culture Leadership or Management?



Levels of Communication  Stepping up: risk & trust - Assumptions and generalisations  How good a communicator are you?  80% of your role



Understand why:  Globalisation and localisation of messages  Understand personal contribution  Communicating difficult messages  Think, feel, do



Degrees of engagement  Communications traffic mapping  Managing diverse stakeholders  The importance of feedback



Leader as coach  Self-assessment activity  High involvement methods: AI  Promoting personal accountability



Prioritisation and resilience  Leading the way



Leadership by design, not by default  Symbolic leadership action



Personal reflection and planning – assessment preparation of included



Next steps

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ILM Recognition To add additional credibility, the programme is recognised and approved by the ILM. In addition to ILM certificates at the end of the programme, attendees have the added value of 12 months study membership with the ILM. This will enable them to broaden and build on their learning experience during the programme and give them ample opportunity to maintain the learning momentum by studying further around the key subject areas, digging deeper into subjects which may be of particular interest or relevance in their work. We will extol the virtues of a learning organisation such as the ILM, dedicated to developing people who develop organisations, and remind them to make the most of this value resource, quoting Eric Hoffer, "In times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."

Righttrack Style The Righttrack style is to engage, energise and enthuse. Sure, there’s formal input from the programme leader, but we aim to build knowledge and skills through maximum interaction and minimum lecture. We know from experience that that’s the only way to leave people feeling inspired, and to make a real difference to your organisation. Most importantly, every programme has a strong focus on making sure each participant can translate the learning to their leadership role.

Facilitators The course facilitators available to deliver this Leadership programme have extensive experience working at Senior Management, Director and Board level with cross sector experience. It is usual to nominate one specialist to the coaching role and others to deliver the modules. Facilitator Profiles will be provided once the scope of the requirement is attained. Your delivery team will be handpicked by your Project Manager and profiles provided.

Next Steps If this is a programme that interests you please do not hesitate to get in contact. Phone – +44 (0)121 222 7313 Email – [email protected]

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…achieving business objectives, meeting individuals’ needs, with minimal impact on operations and all within budget! That’s why at Righttrack, nothing* is ever set in stone. We can work with you to tweak almost any element of our proposal to meet your needs precisely. Your project manager will work with you to overcome challenges creatively (no matter how big or small.)

Call us on: +44 (0)121 222 7313

*Except for our commitment to creativity, adaptability, truth, compassion and excellence.