Leadership Challenge Workshop
- Based on experiential activities, specific exercises, problem-solving tasks in a team spirit, and delivering presentations.
- Participants will engage in practical training through the application of the “Five Practices” model of personal leadership.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Analyze leadership patterns and characteristics, and use this knowledge to identify their leadership strengths and weaknesses.
- Model the way for others by exemplifying shared values and beliefs.
- Articulate their vision of the future and inspire others to share this common vision.
- Challenge the status quo and find opportunities for change and improvement through innovative ideas and learning from accompanying mistakes.
- Empower others to act and make decisions through building collaboration and teamwork, as well as enhancing others’ ability to excel.
- Recognize others’ achievements by showing appreciation and celebrating their accomplishments.
- Apply lessons learned from best practices of exemplary leaders at the local, regional, and global levels.
Professionals who contribute to leading their organizations, such as managers, assistant managers, leaders involved in change efforts, or senior leaders who may be placed in change agent positions.
- Evolution of leadership
- Leadership in organizations
- Definition of leadership
- Leadership and authority
- Leadership and management
- Principles of leadership
- Historical overview of leadership
- Historical leaders vs modern-day leaders
- Introduction to the Posner and Kouzes model
Practice 1 – Modeling the Way:
- Finding your voice by clarifying personal values
- Setting an example by aligning actions with shared values
- Charting your course
- Being an inspiring role model
- Influencing others’ perspectives
Practice 2 – Inspiring a Shared Vision:
- Envisioning the future through vivid imaginations and big possibilities
- Engaging others in a shared vision through appealing to shared aspirations
- Choosing your vision
- Communicating your vision
- Identifying the benefits of others
Practice 3 – Challenging the Process:
- Seeking opportunities for innovative ways to change, grow, and improve
- Experimenting and taking risks by persisting in making small gains and learning from mistakes
- Developing your internal innovation
- Seeing opportunities for improvement
- Applying pressure for change
Practice 4 – Enabling Others to Act:
- Encouraging collaboration by fostering cooperative goals and building trust
- Strengthening others’ commitment by involving them in power and freedom to act
- Encouraging others’ development
- Enforcing mutual respect
- The importance of trust
Practice 5 – Encouraging the Heart:
- Recognizing contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence
- Celebrating values and victories by creating a sense of community
- Sharing rewards
- Celebrating accomplishments
- Making celebration part of the organizational culture
Misconceptions about leadership and examples of best practices:
- The Leader Who Had No Title (Robin Sharma)
- The Secret (Ken Blanchard, Mark Miller)
- My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence (His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)
- Petraeus on Leadership (General D. Petraeus)
- Workshop: Presentation on lessons learned.