Leadership 101 | Recorded Seminar

Leadership 101

Running Time | 3h 01m

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Being a leader inherently implies having a lot of responsibility. What that responsibility is can vary among leadership roles, but there are some universal ways to be a leader. Enthusiasm, having a vision, problem-solving, promoting teamwork, and delegating tasks are all forms of leadership, but may not come naturally to every leader. And when a leader is not up to shape, it reflects on the organization or team as a whole.

For instance, a poll by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University reported that 70 percent of Americans blame leadership crisis as a factor in the national economic decline. A Deloitte survey showed top American executives majority of CXOs surveyed (52 percent) and CXOWs (59 percent) do not think that their direct reports have the skills to assume greater leadership roles in the organization.

This 3-hour instructor-led online seminar will give you the tools you need to hone your skills as a leader, from earning trust and respect, to leading through crisis and creating a vision to share. As a result, you will have more confidence in your ability to lead, will inspire a more collaborative work environment, and will be able to lead through any situation.

Key topics

  • How to have and share a vision.
  • How to set expectations, communicate effectively, and be trustworthy.
  • Methods of building confidence in your employees.
  • Pitfalls to avoid such as lack of transparency, neglect, and unwillingness to change or innovate.
  • How to influence others and promote teamwork.
  • How to be a leader during a crisis.
     

Participants will learn

  • Identify key characteristics of leaders.
  • Build trust and confidence with employees.
  • Avoid behaviors that undermine leadership.
  • Promote teamwork and esprit de corps.
  • Act decisively.
  • Demonstrate leadership in a crisis.

Instructor

Professional - Soft skills

Richard Head has more than 35 years of staff learning and development experience and has served in roles as director of training, executive coach, director of online learning, and director of instructional development. He led teams of course developers and trainers for a division of the American Management Association, and consulted with Association business development partners in Thailand, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, and the U.K.

Richard has spent the most recent 10 years working in training and executive coaching roles, primarily in multi-year engagements with agencies of the Federal government where he coached executives who were preparing to enter the Senior Executive Service. As an instructional designer he developed both new online training as well as conversion of instructor-led training to both online and blended classroom/online formats.

Richard holds a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in not-for-profit organization development and administration. He used that experience to help people in the for-profit world further develop their emotional and social intelligence, and to advance corporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts, particularly in the social domain.

His areas of expertise are communications, presentation and briefing skills, leadership, coaching and mentoring, negotiation and conflict resolution, change and transition management, interviewing and candidate selection, and business writing and grammar.

A lifelong learner, some of Richard’s strongest interests are adult and continuing education, questioning and learning mindsets, developing leadership points of view, and career and life changes. Recognizing the enormous power of the spoken word, he is interested in storytelling and the impact that common beliefs and stories have on our perceptions of the world.

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