The world has undoubtedly experienced some profound changes in the first decade of the 21st century. Countless challenges—most notably the rise of the global economy and its impact on countries everywhere—are forcing leaders worldwide into uncharted territory and literally redefining what it takes to be a successful leader.
Profiles in Genuine Leadership begins with participants reflecting on leadership issues related to their own performance and discussing individual business challenges as a group. That exercise—which serves not only as an icebreaker, but also as an enlightening opportunity for participants to realize that they’re not alone in the issues they face—is followed by an overview of recent research that inspired the themes and tenets in our leadership programs.
With the basis and intent of the program clearly defined, participants are asked to complete the Leadership Profile, a self-assessment that measures each participant’s performance in six leadership “zones”:
Much of the remainder of the program focuses on the results of the profile. Participants are not only driven to analyze and celebrate their leadership assets, but they also are encouraged to consider and develop their blind spots and opportunities for improvement. They then are presented with actionable strategies to optimize the specific structure of their profiles.
To further reinforce the significance of the Leadership Profile, participants examine a fictional case study that shows the leadership zones in action. Finally, participants link their strengths and weaknesses to their current business challenges and create a plan to capitalize on their strong points, while developing areas that need improvement.
At the completion of this module, participants are able to:
- Clearly identify their top business challenges
- Demonstrate self-awareness of both their weak and strong leadership zones
- Link their leadership actions to current business challenges and create a plan to optimize performance