WORKSHOP:

VISIONARY LEADERSHIP

Do you want to lead with confidence and conviction?

Do you want to be able to communicate your vision in an engaging way?

Would you like to thrive under the pressure of having others look to you for guidance?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Visionary Leadership workshop is for you.

What does it mean to be a visionary business leader?

Vision in business requires that you clearly see where you choose to be in the future and formulate the necessary steps to get your organization there. Creating and sustaining a vision for an organization calls for discipline and creativity.

A business leader must have the passion, strength of will, and necessary knowledge to achieve long-term goals. A visionary business leader is a focused individual who can inspire their team to reach organizational goals.

Visionary Leadership is a highly experiential 2-day workshop,  where the curriculum is taught primarily through experiences and processes to teach you invaluable leadership lessons by actually having you step up as a leader in each and every scenario.

Because the course is fully experiential and multidimensional, you will be able to see how your results change and improve as you lean into each experience. During the workshop, you will be able to clearly identify your strengths and weaknesses as you guide and manage teams with various personality types, communication styles and work ethics in an array of situations.

Objectives:

On completion of this course, attendees will have a very clear understanding of the aspects of leadership that they need to focus on and will have a tailored action plan to aide their development in those areas.

 

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Contact us today to find out how you can bring the Visionary Leadership Workshop to your community, or organization. We have included the standard workshop outline below. All training can be tailored to meet your specific needs. 

 

THIS 2-DAY WORKSHOP IS FOR:

Anyone, regardless of current leadership position, wishing to improve their leadership skills, their ability to communicate with and inspire people, and to move them towards their vision.

REQUIREMENTS:

This workshop requires the attendees to have 3-6 peers complete a 360 feedback process questionnaire in advance of the workshop. They will also answer the questionnaire for themselves.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN IN THIS 2-DAY WORKSHOP:

 

Day 1: Eight Hours

The Leadership Journey

  • Defining leadership

  • The history of leadership

  • Great leaders and their impact

 

The Visionary Leader

  • Introduction to the Sashkin 10 aspects of Leadership

  • Results of the 360

 

Clear Leadership

The ability to manage your own attention and direct the attention of others

  • Personal impact

  • Setting vision

  • Being present

 

Communicative Leadership

The ability to convey complex messages simply

  • Storytelling

  • Dealing in feelings

 

Consistent Leadership

To be perceived as reliable and trusted to act as promised

  • Decision making

 

Caring Leadership

Constantly and consistently expresses concern for others and feelings

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Value based leadership

 

Creative Leadership

The ability to design opportunities for themselves and others

  • Empowering others

  • Receptivity to ideas

 

Confident Leadership

The Will to Act

  • Self-Efficacy

 

BUILDING AN INSPIRING VISION

Leadership is both born and made. Some people gravitate towards leadership willingly while others are thrust into positions that demand it. Visionary Leadership is something very different. Noone ever becomes a Visionary Leader by accident or coincidence. A visionary is one who is internally driven and a leader is one who moves towards fulfilling that vision with the support of others; sometimes in small numbers and others like Gandhi moving nations to give India self-rule.

The ability to inspire others toward your vision is critical if you are starting out small or unknown. An inspiring vision should be one that excites your followers every day and gets them moving into action. Something that moves them through the trials and challenges and pushes them to complete a task because they are in complete alignment with your vision.

 

BUILDING A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

A championship team is a ‘star team' VS. a ‘team of stars'. This means each member is fully enrolled into the vision and has a sense of shared ownership for the results they create even when the leader is not present. It is the leader's job to cultivate an environment where team members feel safe in expressing valuable ideas, giving constructive feedback and productively resolving conflict with one another.

A Visionary Leader understands the strengths and weaknesses of their team and knows which hats each should wear and which hats to keep them far away from. They are able to trust their team to accomplish a task when it is delegated so the leader can do what they do best. A Visionary Leader has a responsibility to the team to develop each member to their fullest potential.

 

UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP STYLES

There is no single ‘right’ style of leadership. Team dynamics, the task at hand, and many other factors determine the style one should use. There are MANY leadership style options one can choose from based on their situation. In the Visionary Leadership workshop, we will discuss an array of leadership styles such as what differentiates a ‘Transactional’ leader from a ‘Transformational’, ‘Strategic’ or ‘Facilitative’ leader and so on.

There are also many sources from whence one can devise their leadership. It may be from years of expertise, their position of authority, their popularity and charisma, their track record or simply their character. A flexible leader understands these sources so that they can understand why their team respects them or what sources they need to pull from to gain the necessary respect.

 

Day 2: Eight Hours

 

MODELING VISIONARY LEADERS

Many of history’s greatest leaders, were also the greatest students of history. Julius Caesar studied Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte studied both Caesar and Alexander and General George Patton studied each of the aforementioned leaders.

In this workshop we follow suit and study Visionary Leaders; Gandhi, MLK Jr, Patton, Marshall, Walton, Watson Jr, Churchill, Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Kay Ash and others who had a vision and spent their lives focusing on accomplishing it. There were huge setbacks, physical danger, exhaustion and a need for energy and vitality every day to accomplish the impossible. We will take a deep look at each and distill lessons from both their trials and triumphs.

 

BUILDING A LEADERSHIP PIPELINE

A key aspect of being a truly ‘Visionary Leader’ is the desire to leave a legacy and create something that is bigger and longer lasting than the leader. This is where a Leadership Pipeline is necessary. A Leadership Pipeline is a system of backup leaders who are readily available to take up your position when you cannot, or choose not to, be present.

Building a Leadership Pipeline demands excellence of those being groomed and requires the leader to release their ego and attachment to being the only one who can accomplish their job. In most cases, as the founder of an organization, there will be no one who loves it quite as much as you do, this is why you must keep your pipeline inspired to perform at the level you yourself would by instilling that sense of shared ownership over the organization’s results.

 

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

One of the most important elements taught in the workshop is the ability to respond to crisis when they occur. It is not a matter of when, it is just a matter of time. A crisis is a breakdown in a system. 94% of breakdowns are system where as only 6% are actually people. We rate the level of ‘Events' on a scale of 1-6 with one being inconsequential through to 6 which is unrecoverable.

An example using a sailing metaphor would be

  1. Inconsequential – Someone spills the ketchup in the galley

  2. Minor – The lights do not work during the day

  3. Serious – Someone breaks the Radio

  4. Major – Man Overboard

  5. Catastrophic – Boom breaks in a storm

  6. Unrecoverable – Boat capsizes and starts going under

Kathy@Co-CreativeConsulting.com  |  Tel: 202-480-0715

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