Defining the Leader in You

  • 1 day(s)Duration
  • MDI925Course Code
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Course description

During this course participants will experience a blend of team application exercises, online research, and investigative exercises to define and enhance their inner leader. This course focuses on building a strong foundation of leadership skills that will enable participants to achieve their personal development and professional objectives.

Who should attend

Participants who will benefit from this course include recently promoted managers and other high potentials ready to foster the leader within and build a foundation for professional excellence.

What you will achieve

  • Build a strong foundation of skills that will bring out, define, and enhance your inner leader.
  • Get results through your direct reports and peers.
  • Continue to evolve yourself and others as the business changes.
Key Takeaways
  • Plan and organize with efficiency.
  • Drive results from yourself, your direct reports, and your peers.
  • Remaining flexible and adaptable.
  • Assume accountability for your actions.
  • Communicate with impact.
  • Influence rather than command.

What you will learn

Course Prework

Prior to the course, a prework assignment book is sent to participants that includes the following assignments (estimated time commitment is 2-3 hours).

  • Assignment 1 — The OPTM360
  • Assignment 2 — Taking the DiSC® Assessment
  • Assignment 3 — The Deadly Dozen (Article and Podcast)
  • Assignment 4 — Accountability: The Oz Principle
  • Assignment 5 — Defining Trust
  • Assignment 6 — Contracting for Coaching/Prepping for the Program
Course Outline
Module 1: Let’s Get Started
  • Welcome, Introduction, and Objectives
  • Exercise: Receiving and Providing Guidance
Module 2: What Is Leadership?
  • Roles of the Leader
  • Expectations
  • Key Skills and Knowledge
  • Exercise: Leadership vs. Management: What’s the Difference?
  • Exercise: You Expect What?
Module 3: Understanding and Using Your Leadership Style
  • DiSC Styles
  • Flexing Your Style
  • Potential Pitfalls
  • Exercise: Understanding the DiSC Dimensions
Module 4: Leader as Communicator
  • Communication Model
  • Key Skills
  • Communication Challenges
  • Exercise: Listening: Top Three
  • Exercise: Virtual Communication
Module 5: Getting Work Done Through Others
  • Situational Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Exercise: The Challenge of Matching
  • Exercise: Delegating a Task
Module 6: Accountability and Trust
  • Holding Yourself and Others Accountable
  • Building and Sustaining Trust
  • Exercise: Trust and Accountability
Action Planning and Additional Material
  • Create Your Personal Action Plan
  • Light Bulb Sheet
  • About DiSC
  • Tips for Communicating Using DiSC as a Reference Point
  • Listening Self-Assessment