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Developing Excellence in People Leadership



This comprehensive conference incorporates a number of the most difficult leadership skills, - the ones that deal with other people - into a two-week intensive program of people leadership with a focus on communication, interpersonal skills, motivation, and organizational culture.

Conference Objectives:

At the end of this conference the participants will be able to: 

  • Study effective management of our thoughts, beliefs, focus and action.
  • Consider how to build confidence, enthusiasm, and courage.
  • Explore methods of improving communication.
  • Analyze the public face of the leader.
  • Gain insights into their own strengths and weaknesses and leadership styles.
  • Understand and practice key people skills to motivate towards excellence.

Targeted Audience:

  • Managers, leaders and professionals who want to discover new ways to lead their teams
  • Those who want a better understanding of the psychology of leadership and workplace behaviour
  • Those interested in developing their skills in motivating and leading teams to achieve the organizational mission
  • Managers who are making the transition to leadership

Conference Outlines:

Unit 1: Who Do You Think You Are? Self-Mastery, Reality, and Responsibility:

  • Taking charge of your brain.
  • Reaching success based upon your paradigm.
  • Understanding the emotional loop.
  • Gaining power and freedom by taking responsibility.
  • Analyzing the power of beliefs.
  • Utilizing emotion to drive action.
  • Directing your focus.
  • Understanding visual, auditory, and kinesthetic submodalities.

Unit 2: Vision and Integrity:

  • Analyzing the impact of values on your vision.
  • Understanding how your values impact your purpose.
  • Designing your destiny with the power of vision.
  • Creating a powerful vision.
  • Operating with personal integrity.
  • Achieving positive self-renewal.
  • Building self-confidence.
  • Harnessing the power of enthusiasm.
  • Strengthening your courage.

Unit 3: Advanced Communication Skills:

  • Communicating with intention.
  • Breaking negative patterns.
  • Understanding the communication process.
  • Creating effective oral communication.
  • Understanding the relationship of verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Utilizing active listening techniques.
  • Dealing with difficulties in communication.
  • Analyzing communication styles: aggressive, passive and assertive.

Unit 4: Leadership:

  • Understanding the importance of emotional intelligence.
  • Developing self-awareness, motivation, empathy and social skills.
  • Moving to a new model of empowerment.
  • Recognizing 21st-century leadership skills.
  • Interpreting institutional and interactive leadership.
  • Comprehending the difference between leadership and management.
  • Utilizing effective situational leadership.
  • Learning the 4 Es of leadership at GE: energy, excite, edge and execute.
  • Evaluating the leadership secrets of Jack Welch.
  • Investigating theories of motivation.

Unit 5: The Public Face of The Mature Leader:

  • Making successful presentations.
  • Influencing through appeal to the achievement of a vision.
  • Influencing through the utilization of logic.
  • Influencing through a genuine people orientation.
  • Displaying personal power in communications.
  • Overcoming the failure mechanism.
  • Running productive meetings.
  • Reviewing the course.

Unit 6: Adopting the New Organisational Culture through Understanding People:

  • Importance of perception.
  • Perception in the workplace.
  • Maximizing our perceptual ability.
  • Type & trait theories of human personality.
  • Understanding personality styles.
  • Optimizing our personality strengths.
  • Removing emotional blind spots.
  • Appropriate self-disclosures.

Unit 7: Motivating Employees:

  • Understanding motivation.
  • Motivating ourselves and others.
  • Applying theories of motivation in the workplace.
  • How leaders can motivate employees.
  • Removing blocks to motivation.
  • The motivation for an excellent performance.
  • Motivating a high-performance team.
  • The art of giving and receiving criticism.

Unit 8: Motivating Innovative & Creative Thinking in the Workplace:

  • Psychological principles of creativity in the workplace.
  • Encouraging creativity for continuous improvement.
  • Convergent & divergent thinking.
  • Understanding and managing creative people.
  • Stages of the creative process: Preparation, Incubation, Illumination & Verification.
  • Transforming blocks to creativity.
  • Creativity for business breakthroughs.
  • Divergent Thinking Skills for Innovative Leadership.

Unit 9: The New Leader:

  • Psychological principles of leadership.
  • Theories of leadership.
  • Leadership for managing performance.
  • Transactional leadership & transformational leadership.
  • Visionary & competent leadership.
  • Developing leadership integrity.
  • Innovative leadership for an excellent performance.
  • Being prepared to lead.

Unit 10: Managing for Excellence:

  • Development of vision, mission, key goals, and key processes.
  • Optimization of your natural strengths.
  • Integrity & compassion for accountable leadership.
  • Leadership for performance management.
  • Managing change and getting others involved.
  • Leading by example.
  • Inspirational leadership.

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