This training helps participants understand the challenges they face when they are given power to accomplish a task. Even though power is a taboo topic for many people, it is what sets the leader apart from others in the organization. Studies show that effective leaders understand and have a need to have power. More important they know how to use it to accomplish their goals. But using power effectively is not an easy task. There are many challenges that, if not met, will create disastrous results for individuals and the organization
How to use super ordinate goals to overcome conflict among groups.
How to communicate a vision of the organization that will make it possible for all groups to work effectively together toward a common goal.
How the power prone can develop a participative style of management.
How those who are power averse can use power effectively.
How leaders can use higher order thinking skills to analyze and fix their organization. It will help the participants understand:
The impact that a top-down management style has on the morale, effectiveness, and productivity of everyone in the organization.
The way groups in the organization respond to and view the “same” situation differently.
The importance of developing the special communication skills required of a leader.
The importance of knowing how to effectively deal with the complaints and concerns of the people they are leading.
How the structure and practices of the organization affect the employees both positively and negatively.
How important it is for a leader to constantly be evaluating the practices of the work culture and seeking ways to improve them.
The importance of viewing the leaders’ behavior through the eyes of the various stakeholders.
The skills they need to develop to become a more effective leader.
New managers and supervisors.
Technical people who have been promoted into leadership positions without managerial training.
Managers who have lost their motivation to be effective leaders.
Any person who needs to know how to resolve conflicts, develop higher order thinking skills, develop one’s personal leadership style, understand which behavior and attitudes toward power make him or her more or less effective.
Participants who are power averse and need to understand what behavior changes are necessary to use power effectively.
Participants who are power prone and need to understand the pitfalls of using power and, more important, how to use power effectively.
Participants who need to understand that leadership requires much more than just being nice to people or working hard to achieve personal goals.