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

Questions are the Answers

The goal of this workshop is to create awareness of the power of questions in conversations and help the participants to develop the art of asking powerful questions. During conversations, our questions will make the other person “think” and become aware of their points of view. If you want to realize the power of questions, next time when someone remarks “I am not motivated to work” [or something similar] ;ask “what do you mean by motivation?” or “what happens if you become motivated?” and then listen to them. You will be astonished at their response to your questions – notice their facial expressions and eyeball movements while they answer back. The secret of getting them to speak is ‘active listening’.

Key Benefits and Learning

  • Understand human thinking process
  • Ask exploring questions that make people think
  • Become an expert in conversation with people
    • Leverage FORM approach to talk to anybody anytime!
  • How to ask questions? Manner Vs Matter
  • Learn to listen at different levels : listening to understand
  • Knowing other people’s thoughts, beliefs and values through questions
    • Role plays include customer interaction, motivating employees and Feedback
  • Learn basic of NLP and exploring others’ mental maps
  • Meta Model Questions / Deletion, Distortion and Generalization
  • Identify representation preferences of people
    • Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic
  • Building unconscious rapport to elicit information
    • Matching Rep Type and Parrot Phrasing
  • Understand Coaching Skills and Coaching People
  • Learn GROW Model and its Applications
    • Individual and Team Coaching
    • Moderating Meetings
    • Brainstorming
  • Learn GROW Model and its Applications
    • Individual and Team Coaching
    • Moderating Meetings
    • Brainstorming