- Do you get sick of teams and team meetings that are a waste of time?
- Do you feel too often that you have to make things work all by yourself?
- Do you find yourself too often disappointed when your people don’t do what you expect them to?
Being a leader is not easy. You are directly responsible for delivering results through groups of people whose engagement and productivity may not be what you need them to be. You must also manage constant change, the insatiable demands from all around, and your own stress. Such are the many things you must master.
But first and foremost among those many things, you must master yourself. In easy times and trying times, you must maintain a clear focus, positive relationships, and strong ego-management with complete composure. We call that self-mastery. The hundreds of expensive leadership development programs that abound miss this crucial emphasis. In our Leadership and Self-Mastery program that is just what you will get! So that you can produce great results from the engaged people and powerful team that follow you!
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The Nine Courses of Leadership and Self-Mastery
1.Conscious Use of Self, the Path to Self-Mastery
This course sets the stage for all of the other courses. Effective leaders must consciously choose to switch off automatic and unproductive energy-sponging behaviors like worrying, complaining, blaming, and fighting. You will learn the key choices needed to consciously 1) align your impact with your intentions, 2) connect effectively with others, 3) and manage your ego.
2.Shaping Human Systems
Teams are the fundamental unit of organizations. Yet, research shows that 75% of teams are dysfunctional. The secret sauce to making teams work–a core task of leaders–is understanding that they are human systems. We don’t notice how teams and other human systems shape our behavior often against our better judgment. In this course, you will learn how to mold human systems rather than be molded by them. An important course!
3.Getting the Support You Need to Succeed:
You will learn to develop the critical mass of support needed to accomplish the goals that all leaders have. You will also learn to develop a personal support system to maintain your self-mastery.
4.Building Agreements for Success:
Leaders depend on others for their success. You will learn to develop explicit agreements that clarify expectations, establish accountability, and avoid upsets. The three areas where explicit agreements are most needed to avoid miscommunications and misunderstanding will be emphasized.
5.Sound and Current Data:
We automatically presuppose that our assumptions, interpretations, and judgements are correct. And, they often are. However, when they are not, off-target decisions and other unnecessary problems can disrupt your leadership. You will learn to be curious—the antidote to assumptions and the foundation of good decision-making. Available September, 2019.
6.Making Feedback Work:
People cringe when someone says, "May I give you some feedback?" Giving and getting feedback are trials of fire in many teams and organizations. Yet, without good feedback we lose our way. You will learn how to receive feedback with aplomb, how to give feedback it so that it is heard and establish feedback loops that will keep you and your human systems on target. Available September, 2019.
7.Transforming Power Dynamics:
Power struggles and other win/lose dynamics are the enemies of all leaders. They waste productivity, destroy creativity, and ruin relationships. In this potent course, you will learn to turn such dynamics into the collaborative, energy-producing synergy that are the hallmarks of powerful teams and organizations. Available October, 2019.
8.Learning from Differences:
Our egos use differences to instigate win/lose power dynamics–that enemy of leaders. Learn how to master your ego and take best advantage of the fact that differences are the only source of learning we have. Learning from differences is the necessary path to the innovation and creativity that leaders need in their teams and other human systems. Available October, 2019.
In our final course, you will learn how to support your followers to toward actualizing their conscious use of self as you have. Imagine the potency and pleasure of leading followers and employees who have learned from you the power of conscious, intentional, and deliberate choice-making!
Sign-up today for this powerful and become the leader you want to be! Available November, 2019.