Strategies Designed to Ensure You're A Step Ahead


Target Audience:  Management team

Duration:       Half-day 

Synopsis:   Leaders are faced with both internal and external forces of change which makes managing all stakeholders challenging.  Every industry is experiencing a transformation that is driven by changes in population demographics, consumer rights, technology, globalization, regulation and public policy. These challenges impact business success. The senior leadership team is responsible for implementing change strategies and modeling the behaviors and values required to support the company's mission and goals.  Often this is accomplished in an environment that is uncertain, complex and often ambiguous.  Navigating this ever-changing terrain requires leaders to work from their strengths.

Gallup scientists have studied leadership for more than 40 years and have revealed undisputed proof that there are three keys to being a more effective leader: “knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership” (Rath, Conchie 2008).

This half-day workshop includes pre-work to read Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie and completing Gallup’s StrengthsFinder 2.0 leadership assessment, link and password are included in the book. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of strengths based leadership, StrengthsFinder 2.0 and the 34 themes, and the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. Activities are designed to expand your understanding of your own strengths and how to use them to become an even more effective leader.

Learning Outcomes:

1.Gain More Self Awareness

2.Learn How Your Unique Combination of Strengths Can Help You in Your Current Position

3.Improve Your Skills and Knowledge to Sharpen Your Strengths.

4.Know More About the Strengths of Others

5.Donate your strengths to the team whenever possible.

 How Session Will Engage the Participants:

  • Interactive learning through lecture and discussion
  • PowerPoint slides and internet video
  • Up to 3 team-building exercises, time permitting
  • Reflection and self-evaluation will conclude the session. 

 Optional Follow-up Coaching Sessions

As a follow-up to the workshop and to provide sustainable support to those in attendance, I recommend that we offer 1 one-hour coaching session to provide a deeper understanding of their assessment and explore ways to sharpen their strengths.  The session may be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis up to a deadline and maximum number of coachees determined by the client.