Great companies know that the leadership skill of individual managers and supervisors is what really creates a high-performance culture. They also know that you can't just select good leaders and hope they succeed. You have to give them ongoing training on how to get results through other people.
Effective leaders master a repertoire of managerial styles and know when to deploy them. They know the source of their credibility and the traps that can destroy it in an instant. They know that motivating stars is different from motivating “engine room” employees. They're committed to helping their direct reports succeed and grow. The Leadership Rapid Learning Series
covers all these topics and much more. It will provide a baseline for your new managers and supervisors, and reinforce the principles of strong leadership for your veterans.
This idea-packed program includes:
A unique format designed specifically for adult learners:
Six Managerial Styles You Need to Lead Effectively (10:01)
A 4-Point Model For Leading High-Performance Teams (9:06)
New Manager Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them and Succeed in a Leadership Role (10:51)
The CAREER Model: The Ultimate Retention Strategy for Managers (9:50)
Leadership Credibility Part I: The ‘Confidence Base’ (10:11)
Leadership Credibility Part II: The Fallibility Paradox (10:03)
Tons of research clearly shows that adult learners tune out when subjected to long, content-heavy training events. Adults just can’t sit for extended periods absorbing training material – especially when they already have a long list of other responsibilities to worry about. What do they want? Chunks. The research says they’ll engage in training and remember it if it's delivered in short segments that focus on ONE thing, not three, or four or five.
That’s why The Leadership Rapid Learning Series
is made up of six short modules (each right around 10 minutes) that focus on a single aspect of leadership. They’re short but meaty. They’re simple but never simplistic. They’re designed to deliver a highly-potent dose of learning, and then quickly get people back to work.
Here’s a summary of what you’ll get in the six rapid learning modules: Six Managerial Styles You Need to Lead Effectively
Some managers limit themselves to a single management style because they’re comfortable with it and because it worked in the past. But relying on just one style can limit your ability to get things done through people. In this Quick Take you’ll learn that great managers master a repertoire of six managerial styles, and know how to deploy the RIGHT style depending on the situation. You’ll also find out why mastering these styles is the key to earning top management respect, achieving results, and – no small thing – getting the promotions that one-trick ponies only dream about. A 4-Point Model For Leading High-Performance Teams
There is one thing all successful leaders “get” that failed leaders don’t. They know they can’t achieve breakthrough organizational results by themselves. That wisdom is often hard-earned because most leaders started their careers as individual high performers who moved mountains all alone. But they figured out at some point that the key to their success as a leader was their team. But not just any team. They needed an A-Team. This program will give you a proven 4-point model for building and maintaining a high-performance team that consistently delivers extraordinary results. New Manager Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them and Succeed in a Leadership Role
Most people who get promoted to management roles end up failing. Why? It’s often because they got off to a very bad start, making obvious mistakes that could easily have been avoided. In this Quick Take, we’ll talk about the most new manager common mistake – thinking you’re still “one of the gang” – as well as several other pitfalls that erode your credibility with both your subordinates and your superiors. We’ll also reveal the WORST mistake you can possibly make as a manager, and explain how to avoid it. The CAREER Model: The Ultimate Retention Strategy for Managers
Every experienced manager knows the feeling. A valued employee walks into your office and says, “I found a new job. I’m leaving.” You’re stung. You feel betrayed. And you’re asking yourself, “Did I do something wrong?” The bad news: You probably did. The good news: In this Quick Take you’ll learn why the best bosses have an uncanny knack for keeping good employees on board, energized and loyal. (Hint: It has to do with managing not just the employee, but their career as well.) Leadership Credibility Part I: The ‘Confidence Base’
What does it take to be a credible leader? Is it charisma? Raw intelligence? An intangible trait that some people are born with and others are not? The fact is, credibility often boils down to self-knowledge. Specifically, knowing your Confidence Base, that one thing that you do really well and that got you recognized by higher-ups in your company. Successful leaders figure out how to build on their Confidence Base, earn credibility, and gain … followers. This program will help you identify your Confidence Base and use it to develop yourself into a successful leader. It will also reveal why some leaders lose focus and abandon their Confidence Base – and how this can lead to disaster. Leadership Credibility Part II: The Fallibility Paradox
Did you ever notice that really strong leaders like to tell you that they’re NOT good at certain things? The CFO numbers whiz who says she’s a mediocre writer. The Sales ace who says he’s terrible at administrative detail. These people understand The Fallibility Paradox. That is, by admitting they’re NOT good at everything, they’re emphasizing how they ARE good at the things that directly influence success in their role. In this program you’ll learn why admitting fallibility increases credibility, and why one manager destroyed his credibility and saw his career go down the drain because he didn’t get the Fallibility Paradox. Each module is:
- Short – 10 minutes or less – so even your most impatient reps will watch them
- Engaging and fluff-free.
- Focused. They deliver a single “aha” that will change behavior. It could be something your people have never heard. But it could also be something they know but don’t always practice.
- Perfect for both team and individual training sessions. Each module includes:
- A concise desktop learning module - perfect for kicking off meetings
- Handouts for following along and taking notes
- A Meeting Leader's Discussion Guide to help you direct meaningful follow up conversation and reinforce the message
- A Summary Sheet participants can hang by their desks for quick review
- And a Quiz (online and printable versions) to be sure your team understands the message
Remember: If you're not happy with this resource, for any reason, simply return it within 30 days for a full refund. No questions asked.