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Section 1 – Working With Action

There is much confusion today around the definition of leadership. Go to the leadership shelves at your local bookstore and you will find many views and definitions of what is leadership. It is considered one of the most talked about, yet least understood business topics. No one seems to be able to agree on a definition much less a set of parameters. In this section, leadership is defined as a subset of action; define action and you define the parameters of leadership.

Action is defined as six elements that are involved in any and every act a leader or team commits to taking. The six elements of action, when applied in a certain order, collaboratively, and with integrity, will result in unity, alignment, and empowerment.

Section 2 – Working with Influence

Most theorists agree that leadership involves action and influence. To many theorists, action is the application of energy expended to achieve a certain outcome. In Section One it was learned that action is a process that involves six elements that when applied in a certain way will achieve agreed upon outcomes.

Whereas the first section stressed how to work with action, this section will focus on influence and how the character of the leader will determine the level of unity achieved. A leader of integrity will build trust as the action process unfolds, resulting in deeper trust and encouragement. Conversely, an unethical leader, while building clarity around action, will leave behind an aroma of distrust and perhaps even fear.

Participants will learn how ethics are mapped to the six elements of action. In particular, the ethics are linked with six trust pillars that pull people together in unity and alignment. Further, they will see how fear is bred when the trust pillars are absent, leaving behind confused and disjointed personnel and teams.

Section 3 – Framing Issues

In business today we spend over 70% of our time focusing on the ‘presenting problem’ and ignore the underlying cause. We also spend about 90% of our time locked into the present and the past when the world as we know it is changing all around us. By fully understanding where our focus should be, we can start leading, not merely managing. We can start influencing behavior rather than trying to control it.

In this section, executives, directors, senior managers, and front line supervisors identify and then resolve underlying “real” issues. The material is rooted in understanding how action links with ethics, emotional intelligence, and effective resolution to real time. After going through this workshop leaders and managers will be able to quickly identify real issues as they arise in meetings and work to solve those problems immediately. Being able to read and then resolve real issues leads to trust, effective communication, empowered staff, just and fair systems, ownership of the organizational goals, and deeper relationships and accountability for organizational action.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 January, 2010.