Executive Leadership Training
While experience and skill sets are essential for effective leadership, there’s another dimension often overlooked by organizations — core values.
Values-based leadership philosophy asserts that people are mostly motivated by values and live according to these beliefs. In other words, values are our most natural motivator.
Companies that are led by leaders guided by core values are often the ones that stay competitive in the long run. This is because they have a culture of trust and respect that attracts top talent.
When core values aren’t present among an organization’s executives, the result often yields disgruntled employees who are not content with the toxic workplace culture. When companies have unsatisfied employees, they end up resenting their jobs or leaving at the first opportunity that comes to them.
It’s not uncommon among executive leadership consultants to go as far as proclaim that impactful leadership occurs within the context of core values. Leaders guide and facilitate others to make a positive difference in their own lives and to contribute to a larger good. Values inform the application of leadership qualities as the competencies of leadership are activated – learned, developed and practiced – within the set of core values.
By focusing on what people believe and value, and then positively building on this understanding, an organization’s executive leaders have the potential for far greater productivity than approaching leadership development as a skill-oriented, problem-solving activity.
Ethical leadership is another approach that merits serious consideration as organizations develop their leaders. Ethical leadership is directed by respect for ethical beliefs and values and for the dignity and rights of others.
It’s an approach often overlooked in organizations – but it shouldn’t be.
Ethical leadership focuses on moral development and virtuous behavior. An ethical leader lives and dies for integrity. Doing the right thing – no matter how difficult – is the ethical leader’s mantra.
Ethical executive leaders must ask themselves what matters to them as individuals and then align that with their priorities as a leader. Defining your values not only expresses your authenticity, it encourages your team to do the same, creating a shared vision for all workers.
And, while an ethical leader’s core values don’t need to be identical with those of their workers, they should be able to establish common ground with them. This often starts with the hiring process and is maintained through a vision statement.
Many experts in this area are quick to point out that not every person is a fit for every company – which is OK. However, companies need to do a better job ensuring they find people who are aligned with their values rather than just hiring for experience.
Core values should also have a very personal connection, as in personal development. The best leaders are dedicated to continued personal development because they know there is always something new they can learn or something they can improve upon.
Also by demonstrating to your team your commitment to your own personal development, leaders help motivate others to take action to work on their personal development as well.
Executive Leadership Training Course by Tonex
It’s the leader’s job to communicate strategy, influence team behaviors, negotiate skillfully — and most importantly, deliver results.
An executive leader’s credibility, authority and ability to keep a team focused and motivated are under constant scrutiny.
Our Executive Leadership Training helps organizations build more authentic leaders for high-performing teams that are result oriented. Having the right blend of a strategic mindset and soft skills is crucial for leaders in executive roles.
Executive Leadership Training by Tonex emphasizes the importance of critical skills so participants can get a head start on leading their organizations to success.
An overview of Executive Leadership Training looks something like this:
- Professionals working toward leadership roles
- Senior leaders
- Mid- to upper-level managers
- Learners from organizations large and small and government agencies
Upon the completion of Executive Leadership Training, attendees are able to:
- Facilitate team development
- Diagnose team skill sets
- Develop a plan to build synergy and collaboration
- Ascertain team expectations and goals
- Implement healthy team behaviors and functioning
High Performance Motivation
- Motivation varies among individuals
- Performance problems analyzed
- Poor workplace and motivation connection
- Key motivation factors
- Three primary drivers of human motivation
Decision Making (strategic)
- Influence on daily operations
- Sound decision making methodology
- Improved organizational approaches
- Creating optimal conditions for success
- Excelling in shorter turnaround times
- Advancing amidst increased demands
- Leveraging teams to fulfill initiatives
- Reaching strategic goals
- Analyzing team needs
- Establishing development expectations
- Using conflict to augment change
- Improving team autonomy
- Embracing a more strategic focus
Service and Quality
- Essential in competitive global environment
- Evolutionary cycle of quality
- Measures and standard of service quality
- Practices that improve employee outcomes
- Process improvement evaluation
- Strategic decisions vs. impact
- Importance of action plans
Leader Skills (Coaching)
- All about listening
- Focusing on empathy
- How to build trust and credibility
- Traditional supervision vs. coaching
- Coaching conversation rules
- Six principles of coaching
- Classic coaching mistakes to avoid
Credibility and Leadership
- Practicing what you preach
- Following through on promises
- Skill set necessary for managing trust
Additional Topics Covered:
— Discovering Power Relationships
— Leading the Charge When Organizational Change Is Necessary
— How To Improve Negotiation Skills
— Cross Culture Leadership
— Encouraging Innovation and Creativity
— Learning How To Plan and Deliver Better Presentations
Executive Leadership Training