Leadership 101: An Executive Team Workshop
This two-day workshop is a tool for your leadership development. It is designed to help leadership teams to create and accomplish their personal best, and to help them lead others to get extraordinary things done.
Session 1: Introduction, Agreements, and Overview
To begin the workshop, participants and the facilitator will spend the first part of the day getting to know each other. The facilitator will give an overview of the workshop, and review the agreements and expectations. Participants will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Session 2: Understanding Leadership
The workshop will start with a short video by Simon Sinek talking about the importance of trust on any corporate team. After the video, participants will engage in a guided discussion activity where they discuss the behaviors that leaders use to lead by example.
Session 3: What’s Your Leadership Type?
Participants will complete a self-assessment to help them identify their leadership style as well as the style(s) to which it is harder for the leader to use. The debrief session from the self-assessment is important because there is a discussion about how our team members perceive us within our leadership style.
Session 4: Leading Teams: Overcoming Dysfunctions
The executive team will watch a video hosted by Dr. Patrick Lencioni where he discusses the 5 main tenets of his book, Overcoming the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. After the video there is a group discussion about how each leader will work to overcome (or proactively prevent) each dysfunction from happening in their team.
Session 5: The Commitment Curve
In this session, participants will learn about the commitment curve and how to use it to build employee engagement. Participants will evaluate each member of their team and plot where they are on the commitment curve using prior knowledge, evaluations, and other types of feedback to get a transparent look at what causes employee turnover in organizations.
Session 6: Servant Leadership—The Way of the Shepherd
Using Robert Greenleaf’s model of Servant Leadership that has stood the test of time (circa 1970), participants will discuss the book The Way of the Shepherd and the 7 Principles used as a guide for servant leadership.
Session 7: Accountability in Leadership
This session introduces participants to the Accountability Cycle and teaches the difference between responsibility and accountability with team members.
Session 8: The Importance of Core Values to any Organization
During this session, participants will identify their personal values, which will help them understand their motivators. They will also discuss the core values of the organization and will see how their personal core values align with the core values of the organization.
Session 9: Why Empathy Matters Now
Using the research of Daniel Goleman and Dr. Brene’ Brown the facilitator will lead a discussion about the role empathy plays in leadership. Participants will learn how to use empathy in all areas of leading their teams to build trust, confidence, and have better productivity within the group.
Session 10: Communication is Key
This session will focus on Albert Mehrabian’s research to discuss the important of body language, tone of voice, and words used in communicating with others. The session will also cover Active Listening and the importance of face-to-face/verbal communication when coaching team members.
Session 11: Leadership and Conflict
Participants will learn the importance of having difficult conversations will learn about two key elements of sending an effective message, preparation and delivery, while they learn to use The Assertiveness Model. They will also learn to apply seven techniques for resolving conflict
Session 12: Go From Manager to Leader
The executive team is introduced to the concept by James Robbins called “9 Minutes on Monday”—an approach used to create connections with team members to help them to become more productive in their roles.
Session 13: Where Do We Go From Here? --Workshop Wrap-Up
The workshop will wrap up with a look at practices of successful leaders and organizations. Participants will complete their Leadership Development Plan and share their goals from the plan for accountability.