Strategic Leadership Excellence Workshop: Inspire. Lead. Succeed

Duration: 2 days

Leading in a VUCA world, that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous, presents a challenging environment in which leaders must operate, inspire and make the company’s Vision and Strategy work in practice, having their teams aligned and productive. Today’s leaders must lead with their mind and heart, demonstrating strategic thinking and executing skills, together with building trust and developing their people and teams.

In this two-day hands-on workshop, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their strategic thinking, set strategic goals at company and departmental level, monitor performance and lead the strategy execution. Also, they will learn how to establish cross-departmental synergies, inspire action and build strong relationships with their team, based on trust and ongoing feedback and people development.

 

Who It’s For

This program is designed for management level professionals who lead and head company Departments and/or Functions and who are called to achieve their company’s strategy through strategic leadership.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • Realize their role and responsibilities in inspiring and aligning the departments and teams with the company’s Vision and Strategy
  • Be visionary Leaders who communicate Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy to inspire action and achieve vertical and horizontal alignment
  • Set S.M.A.R.T goals and define Performance Indicators to facilitate execution and monitoring
  • Establish a cross-departmental synergy culture
  • Build a Growth Mindset Culture in the company
  • Deal and promote Change in the company
  • Create a Positive Work Environment that promotes communication, collaboration and teamwork within and across departments
  • Apply Coaching Conversations techniques using Egan’s 3 stage Skilled Helper Model
  • Use Mentoring and the power of motivation

 

 

Our Methodology

 

The training method is a hands-on interactive workshop. The philosophy is to ‘Learn by doing’, using Experiential and Active Learning Techniques. Participants will learn the techniques and work on practical examples, with Job Aids and Templates. Finally, they will apply the new knowledge and skills in practice as a process, working on examples of their own company’s strategy, goals, KPIs and action plans.

Job Aids:

  • Job Aid 1: Understanding Types of Goals
  • Job Aid 2: Preventive or Reactive Goals
  • Job Aid 3: Goals Breakdown and PIs Template (Excel Sheet)
  • Job Aid 4: Goals Validation Checklist
  • Job Aid 5: Performance Indicators Validation Checklist

 

Workshop Outline

 

Day 1

Strategic Leadership in a VUCA World (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity)

  • The power of Why? Neuroscience in Leadership
  • Achieving Strategy alignment: Defining and Communicating Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy to inspire action and achieve engagement
  • Achieving high performance through Cross-departmental Synergies
    • Facilitating Strategy Execution based on interdepartmental Collaboration
    • Understanding the impact of the “Silo” effect
  • Influencing Through Effective Leadership and Successful Teams
    • Communicating Company’s and departmental vision and strategy to inspire the team

Goal Setting Process and Tools

  • How goal setting can achieve alignment with your Strategy (Vision, Mission, Values, Strategic Goals)
  • Goal Setting Process (Workshop + Job Aids)
    • Alignment: Linking Strategy to Departmental Objectives / KPIs
    • Alignment: Interdepartmental / team alignment
    • Setting S.M.A.R.T. Objectives and Performance Indicators (PIs & KPIs)
  • Reviewing, Monitoring and Optimizing Goals and KPIs
    • Learn how to review and improve goals and KPIs
    • Developing a “rhythm” of monitoring and empowering execution
    • Calibrating and Optimizing goals cross-departmentally

Day 2

Dealing with change

  • The Nature & Impact of Change
  • Making Change Happen
  • Facilitating Change – Expectations and Practical Actions
  • The power of Persuasion, Aristotle’s Model: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

Building a Growth Mindset Culture

  • What is Growth and Fixed Mindset in Organizations (Carol Dweck, Stanford University)?
  • How can we create a more positive mindset to ourselves and our teams?

Coaching Conversations and Mentoring Relationships

  • Coaching & Mentoring Mindset and Impact
  • Coaching Conversations using Egan’s 3 stage Skilled Helper Model
  • Coaching Model in practice
  • Offering Constructive Feedback and Recognition
  • Asking the Right Questions & Active Listening
  • Mentoring and the power of motivation and loyalty
  • Mentoring Model in practice
  • Leader’s Emotional Intelligence
  • Tools and Techniques