mastering the human side of change Leaders are constantly challenged with the daunting task of managing ongoing change and transition. Not only do they need to cope with the structural side (creating a vision, reorganizing, and restructuring), but they are also on the front lines of the people part of change (grieving, letting go, building hope, and learning). The Leading Through Transitions workshop and accompanying Participant Workbook provide you with the important information and tools needed to develop the key leadership skills that are so critical while facing unrelenting change.
As a participant in this dynamic two-day workshop, you will fully explore the Authentic Leadership Paradox Wheel, and you will learn what it takes to balance the dynamic tension between six pairs of seemingly paradoxical leadership attributes: * Being tough while simultaneously expressing appropriate empathy * Catalyzing change while understanding transition * Expressing a sense of urgency while retaining the capacity for realistic patience * Being self-reliant yet trusting others * Radiating both optimism and realism * Capitalizing on strengths while fostering the capacity to go against the grain Once you strike a balance with these behaviors, you can achieve the authenticity and trust that are needed to lead change initiatives. The maintenance of trust is the core ingredient required to lead others through difficult times. The Leading Through Transitions workshop is based on sound research, solid frameworks, and practical resources. It is designed to help you assess your individual and organizational patterns of leadership behavior. During the workshop, you will be given the tools to evaluate what's working, what's not working, and what's missing.
This grounded, real world learning experience will give you the confidence to more clearly assess your impact and learn how to meet the demands of both managing the business and leading your people.
Kerry A. Bunker is founder and president of Mangrove Leadership Solutions, an executive development firm specializing in improving organizational leadership and performance through senior executive learning and coaching. Prior to forming his current organization, Kerry was senior fellow and manager of the Awareness Program for Executive Excellence (APEX) at the Center for Creative Leadership. Michael Wakefield is president of Xander Inc., a consultancy specializing in the practical application of psych-ology to leadership and performance enhancement. Michael is also a principal with Amazon's Global Leadership Development group. His primary responsibilities are to design and deliver leadership development initiatives. Michael came to Amazon from the Center for Creative Leadership, where he served as the manager of trainer development and designed and delivered customized, client-specific programs. The Center for Creative Leadership (www.ccl.org) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that unlocks individual and organizational potential through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research.
Introductions. Workshop Objectives. Effective and Ineffective Leadership Activity. Introduction to Leading Through Transitions. Timeline Exercise. Life Journey. Essential Principles. Shaping the Grain of Your Learning Patterns. Back-Home Stories. Resiliency: Bouncing Back from Adversity. Authentic Leadership Paradox Wheel: Activity and Introduction. Authentic Leadership Paradox Wheel. Authentic Leadership Paradox Wheel: Self-Assessment. Taking the Learning Home. Tips for Finding Balance on the Wheel. Applying the Process: Development Planning and Letter Writing. Small Group Consulting on Individual Goals. Follow-On Activities.