In my research, study and experience, I found that “leaders are not born, they are made”. Leadership is a verb, not a noun. It indicates a set of personal attributes and behaviors. Our education system doesn't teach or discuss the aspects of leadership and hence very rarely we get exposure to the realm of effective leadership philosophies. At schools, we are trained to “compete with others” and work alone as a student. In employment and business, we are asked to “complete and complement each other” and work as a team.

Levels of Learning

Unlike other skills, leadership cannot be taught just by sharing slides and videos in a training program. We need to ensure managers change their behavior and a follow-up program is non-negotiable to achieve long-term sustainable and generative change.

Today's knowledge worker needs a powerful, practical and purposeful leadership development program with follow-up sessions. We need programs that are structured to guide participants through all 4 learning phases and equip them to inculcate the behaviors (Unconscious Competence) of an effective leader.
To facilitate this, I have designed blended training programs with a group training session followed by 3-month one-on-one “Leadership Coaching” sessions with participants. The goal of the group session is to introduce proven and pragmatic leadership philosophies and behaviors to lead people. During One-on-One coaching sessions, participants will transcend their current awareness and they own accountability for behavioral changes to transition from conscious competence to unconscious competence.

During One-on-One coaching sessions, participants will transcend their current awareness and they own accountability for behavioral changes to transition from conscious competence to unconscious competence. To know more about One-on-One Coaching please click here.
360-degree feedback and other behavioral or psychometric assessments will be leveraged on a need basis. These reports will be discussed in One-on-One Coaching sessions.

The outline of all my leadership development programs is in the below diagram.

The goal of these programs is to get the results that stick. My single point agenda for leadership development is to help people embrace the fact that “Leadership development is a process, not an event”. Once they embrace this philosophy, orchestrating the journey is easy and fun.

Programmes

There are three primary learning objectives of this program.

Awareness of where you are:

  • Participants analyze their current leadership behaviors through prebuilt questionnaire
  • Introduction to proven and celebrated leadership frameworks and philosophies
  • Group Activities and Brainstorming Sessions to understand other people’s thoughts and views

Choice:

  • Empower participants to choose the leadership philosophy to practice
  • Allow participants to choose behavioral changes and develop a plan of action
  • Participants choose topics for ‘One-on-One’ Coaching sessions (Client Centered Coaching)

Trust:

  • Develop ‘trust’ among participants to hone and embellish their leadership abilities
  • Inspire participants to trust the process of personal growth and change
  • Trust in the ability of participants to learn and grow during One-on-One sessions

The following leadership philosophies will be discussed and brainstormed in the group session.

  • The Inner Game Model of Learning and Coaching by Tim Gallwey
  • 11 Attributes of Leadership by Napoleon Hill
  • Leveraging Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs in Leadership
  • Situational Leadership Curve by Ken Blanchard and Paul Hersey
  • Iceberg Model‘s impact on Leadership behaviors
  • Leadership through Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C Maxwell
  • The key to Leadership is ‘Influence’ and how to develop influence?
  • Leadership and ‘being in the box’
  • 20 bad habits of a Leader and 6-step change process by Marshall Goldsmith
  • Leadership through Coaching [GROW Model]