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In The 10 Steps to Leadership Excellence, participants will learn...

  • Characteristics and strategies of a successful and effective leader
  • How to gain a leader’s confidence to command groups, large or small
  • Effective leadership styles and how they can be used to guide employees
  • How to inspire teams to achieve true greatness—personally, professionally and as an organization

A good leader is the lifeblood of any organization. To be a successful leader in today’s organizations, employees have to do more than just “lead.” Leaders have to be creative, innovative and passionate in order to inspire teams to pull together, solve problems creatively and achieve amazing increases in productivity. SkillPath Corporate Strategies understands the crucial role that leaders play in an organization. We know what it means to employees, stockholders and customers to have firm faith in those who lead the way. The 10 Steps to Leadership Excellence training is a multifaceted 10-step program that addresses every component of a strong leader and will give employees the skills necessary to establish work environments where inspiration, creativity and people flourish.

This two-day leadership training experience is sure to inspire, challenge, reward and ignite leaders to consistently outperform themselves, contribute in new and profitable ways and improve your company’s bottom line.

Who will benefit from this training

Directors
Managers
Supervisors
Team leaders
Aspiring and soon-to-be promoted leaders
Anyone in a leadership role who wants to gain confidence and improve their leadership skills




    SkillPath Training Information

    Corporate Strategies by SkillPath can bring the following topic to your company: The 10 Steps to Leadership Excellence

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    TRAINING AGENDA

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    How to be an effective leader

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    • What determines a great leader?
    • How to develop a leader’s personality
    • How to distinguish between management and leadership
    • 6 characteristics that strong leaders show through their thoughts and actions
    • Understand the vital link between credibility, leadership and ethics

    Defining leadership styles

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    • Understand leadership styles and how they can be used to guide others
    • Discover personal leadership styles
    • The keys to learning effective leadership approaches
    • Proven ways to determine and measure the needed level of authority and control

    Discover how to match leadership styles to employees and challenges

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    • Find out if participative leadership and a team approach fit the organization’s situation
    • 5 points to remember when matching leadership styles to various operational scenarios
    • Understand when to pull the reins in and drive the team
    • Use a flex style to flow through situation-specific leadership challenges

    Learn the successful leader’s approach to creative thinking and planning

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    • Consider details without letting them block the big picture
    • Understand risk and how to think about it as a leader
    • How to stay open to new possibilities
    • How to find sound solutions instead of the “perfect idea”

    Decision-making skills for effective leaders

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    • How to use intuition as an internal communications resource
    • Avoid the hazards of decision making under employee or stockholder pressure
    • Profit from imagination and brainstorming
    • Confidently evaluate alternatives without getting stuck in “analysis paralysis”

    How to build a successful team

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    • How to sidestep the failings that trip up many coaches
    • Evaluation of coaching skills
    • 10 master coaching skills that draw team members together and build spirit
    • How to coach when faced with disaster
    • How to lead when teams are overworked, overstressed and overloaded

    Gain greatness through empowerment

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    • How to convince teams that they have the personalities and the power to succeed
    • How to plant that important profitability mindset in a team
    • How to empower through delegation
    • Give team members room to work without losing leadership control
    • Provide feedback that enables team members to see and overcome their shortcomings quickly
    • How to help employees work through inevitable change
    • Present change as the positive force

    Get a grip on the latest performance management tools

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    • How to develop individuals and reach goals
    • Where poor employee performance comes from
    • How to keep friendship from blocking leadership
    • How to get better results by dropping traditional performance reviews

    Manage the motivators that equal great performance

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    • 10 ways to tap employee motivation that will dramatically improve performance
    • Understand the personality-performance connection and productivity levels will soar
    • Why “constructive” criticism may be the most destructive communication
    • How to foster accountability, competence and results throughout
    • Why and how to demonstrate approval

    Minimize and solve employee performance problems early

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    • Poor employee performance rarely comes without warning
    • What’s really standing in the way of handling performance problems?
    • How to keep communicating when an employee becomes emotional or defensive
    • Switch from punitive to corrective leadership to make the biggest impact
    • Discipline as a way to substitute productivity for problem behavior
    • How to know when to terminate and why sometimes it’s the best option