The following leadership courses will help you build the skills you need to lead effectively, which will help your employees perform better and contribute to the productivity and success of your company. Starting with the DiSC program, which helps people to connect better, the following courses build upon each other to assist you with responding to the challenges in today’s complex business environment. The following courses, taken together, these strengthen overall workforce performance. Taken selectively, they pinpoint areas that need improvement.
DiSC - WORK of LEADERS
Discover your DiSC leadership style and learn a simple three-step process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment and Execution. Based on best practices and four years of developmental effort, Work of Leaders connects to real-world demands, generating powerful conversations that provide a clear path for action.
Leaders can’t take a cookie-cutter approach to managing people. A leadership style that motivates and inspires one individual may plunge another into poor performance. Adaptive Leadership raises leaders’ awareness of the differences among people and situations. It teaches leaders how to enhance the effectiveness of their interactions by adapting their approach to people based on what they want to discuss and how they think people will respond. By better meeting the needs of each individual, leaders create higher levels of engagement and organizational results.
In today’s flatter, ever-evolving organization, there is a new age of influence, where effective leaders don’t, or can’t, throw their weight around to make things happen . . . even with their direct reports. Influential Leadership helps leaders get their good ideas heard, accepted, and enacted. Leaders learn influencing strategies and how to package ideas to gain the commitment of even the most skeptical coworkers and partners.
BUILDING AN ENVIRONMENT OF TRUST
Because of the crucial link between trust and business success, leaders must realize the power of trust as a business tool. In this course, leaders learn how to avoid the trust breakers and take action to create an environment in which people take risks, identify and solve problems, and work together to create and sustain high levels of trust.
It’s often up to your leaders to spark a high level of sustained energy and peak performance in people. Participants will learn the three factors that affect the motivation of employees—focused work, interpersonal support, and individual value. As a result of this course, they will be able to determine which factor(s) is “low,” and emerge with both a plan of specific actions and the skills needed to build group and individual motivation.
LEADING HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAMS
The secret to helping teams perform at their best? The leader. Their knowledge, skills, and abilities can transform an acceptable team into an exceptional one. Leaders learn to diagnose behaviors and conditions that limit team performance. They are equipped to assess team strength and weakness, as well as to use coaching and reinforcing skills to be a catalyst for high performance and continuous improvement.
This course helps leaders understand their critical role in retaining organizational talent. They learn to identify what it takes to keep employees happy and satisfied, and how to conduct "quick check" discussions critical for retaining valuable employees. By taking a proactive approach to retaining people, and encouraging people to openly discuss what it will take for them to stay, leaders can create an environment in which people feel valued and satisfied in their jobs.
COACHING FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE
Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member performance. By helping learners understand the importance of three coaching techniques and how to effectively handle both proactive and reactive coaching discussions, this course helps leaders have more effective and efficient interactions.
REVIEWING PERFORMANCE PROGRESS
When it comes to executing organizational strategies, driving performance is critical. This course helps leaders drive performance and accountability by replacing the “dread” of performance reviews with the “human touch” that builds trusting relationships with the people who report to them. Leaders learn to conduct effective discussions that recognize people's success and plan for their future development.
MANAGING PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS
This course builds leaders’ skills in handling chronic performance or work-habit problems or serious misconduct. They learn how to document the problem and explain what the employee must do to address it. Leaders are skilled in discussing and imposing formal consequences while adhering to their organizations’ disciplinary policies and procedures.
While conflict can lead to discoveries such as new ideas and innovative breakthroughs, it can, if allowed to escalate, result in damage to critical working relationships. This course teaches leaders how to recognize the signs of escalating conflict and take appropriate action to minimize damage. Leaders are introduced to two resolution tactics—coach and mediate—and practice using the Interaction Essentials as they coach then mediate to resolve a conflict.
ACHIEVING YOUR LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
According to surveys of CEOs and HR managers, effective leadership is a competitive advantage for their organizations. Unfortunately, these same surveys show that people at all organizational levels lack confidence in their leaders and in the ability of their organizations to develop good leaders. A three-step process—Assess, Acquire, and Apply—helps learners stretch their capabilities and accelerate their leadership development.
Since 1970, Development Dimensions International (DDI) has been helping hundreds of corporations around the world close the gap—between where their business needs to go and the talent they must have to take them there—in good times and tough times.
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