Where’s their magic? What’s behind their leadership curtain? Why was it so impactful and what can we use to kick-start, boost and enhance our own brand of leadership? These questions and many more will be discussed as we explore leaders found in our case study companies and others right in our own backyard.
We all interact with the world through our individual frames of reference that include our mindset, beliefs, experiences, values, relationships, behaviors and culture. Highly effective leaders understand how their frames of reference can influence and bias their relationships, decisions and set the tone for all those they lead. You set the tone … choose wisely.
Decisive leaders execute strategy, despite obstacles, setbacks and even stalls. It’s one thing to lay out a bird’s-eye view of a strategy, but an even greater challenge to make sure your team understands the why behind the what. Want your colleagues on board? Open their eyes and connect the dots!
Everyone wants to elicit more from the people with whom they work or live. This book names the ways in which managers either help others grow to become more than they thought they could be or halt their growth and make them less than they want to be. There are those who multiply and those who diminish the talent around them. In the words of the author – Are you a genius maker or a genius taker?
Need a fresh perspective, a new idea or even just a listening ear? That’s what the challenge round is all about. Sure, we’re always there for each other as we listen to each person’s warm-up statements and offer a quick solution or send a follow-up email, but this session is all about rolling up your sleeves for a few of your tablemates and really working through a challenge presented. All are sure to benefit from this session, whether or not you’re the one presenting a challenge. Believe it or not, you might face what another is struggling with before the week is up!
A constant “state of becoming” is one thing that rings true throughout the decades of Hewlett-Packard as well as other long-lived companies. Flexibility, agility, innovation and many more things play into a leader’s success in steadying the ship during dynamic times. Grab your tennis shoes and join us for a training run!
Always a favorite session in the season-ending surveys, “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” is a session you don’t want to miss. Each tablemate is encouraged to bring a few of the things that make their life better, more productive, fun, efficient and definitely more effective. It might be an app, a book or even just a new thought, but you don’t want to miss this session!
If its title frightens you, then this is the session for you! “Dare to Lead” dispels common myths about modern-day workplace culture and shows that true leadership requires nothing but vulnerability, values, trust and resilience. Join others at the table to discuss the author’s advice and encouragement to dare greatly and rise strong at work. You’ve got this!
With the season almost in the rearview mirror, this session will center around a look back through the various case study companies and their leaders. This season-closing session will include an engaging and interactive discussion of the lessons and anecdotes we have discovered that make up the method behind the magic for successful leaders behind the curtain. As we close out the season, our aspirational goal is that each member will walk away from this experience as a courageous, daring and keenly focused and impactful leader.