The Influential Leadership Series ™ Module Descriptions

1. Leading with Influence: Getting Results Through Others – Influence is about getting results through others, regardless of your position.  In this module, participants will self-assess their current level of influence, identify barriers in their own work setting, and understand common reasons that leaders often derail when they’ve previously been influential.  Participants will learn four principles and five steps to immediately demonstrate more influence at work with specific stakeholder relationships. 

2. My Style at Work: My Motivators, Stressors, and Preferred Style (Everything DiSC Assessment) – Everything DiSC Workplace is the most popular behavioral preference assessments used in business today.  In this module, you will compete prework online, receive a PDF of your own unique profile, and participate in a facilitated session to understand your own and other participants’ motivators and stressors. You will identify actions for more effective working relationships. 

3. Self-Management: Managing My Emotional Responses – Our emotional responses to situations either increase or decrease our ability to influence.  Drawing from research in neuroscience and emotional intelligence, we will identify how to better manage our own responses and use our brains to have better working relationships. 

4. Authentic Conversations: More Effective Dialogue at Work – Conversations at work are often  ones with “high stakes” that can feel risky and stressful.  When we are in positions of influence, we often feel we have to communicate with a solution, when in reality, people just want to be listened to and understood first.  This module teaches how to manage our own tone and body language and ask more powerful, engaging questions. 

5. Online Situational Leadership II (SLII) – The most popular and most widely used leadership model in the world.  SLII immediately increase employee engagement, ensuring that a leader does not micromanage or under-supervise.  In SLII, participants will learn four different levels of development and four leadership styles appropriate for each situational goal or task. 

6. Giving and Receiving Feedback: Affirming and Guiding Others to Optimal Results – Participants will significantly improve the quality and quantity of the one thing that accelerates engagement: appreciative feedback.  In addition, participants will learn a five-step model for giving improvement feedback and the more difficult poor performance conversations.

7. The Leader as Coach: Coaching to Develop Self-Reliant Problem Solvers – When subordinates are asked what they want less of from their leaders, they often say “less advice”.  In this module, participants will learn The GROW model of coaching, designed to help people become self-reliant and tap into their own wisdom to solve problems.  This highly effective coaching method builds skills of appreciative inquiry to support and guide others to get results. 

8. The Art of Delegation: Empowering Others for Results – Delegation is about trust, and it starts with trusting ourselves to let go of control!  In this module, participants will understand their own obstacles to delegation, identify the benefits for themselves and others when they do delegate, and apply a highly effective six-step delegation process that truly empowers others

9. Leading Teams that Get Results: Behaviors and Practices of High Performing Groups – Teams are like families; they all have dysfunctions. Team leaders must assess these dysfunctions and identify how to overcome them.  In this module, participants will understand the dynamics of high performing teams, the leader’s role in forming teams, building trust, deal with conflict, and holding people accountable to get desired results.

10. Productive Conflict: How to Get Groups “Unstuck” and Manage Conflict Conversations – All groups will have conflict, yet some people avoid conflict at all costs.  Others seem to be so competitive that they can’t collaborate to mutually discuss issues.  In this module, participants will assess how they approach conflict, how to work on themselves first, and when important, have conversations with others to use conflict more productively. 

11. Collaborative Problem Solving: Facilitating Groups to Solve Problems and Make Decisions – People in leadership and management positions are often good at solving problems – alone. But it is much harder to facilitate a conversation with a group of people to understand a problem and brainstorm possible solutions and decisions.  This module teaches a method of parallel thinking to engage others, analyze the issues, generate solutions, and decide on a course of action. 

12. Change and Transition: Managing the Cultural and Emotional Aspects of Change – The results are clear; most change efforts fail to achieve their desired objectives.  Helping your people move from resistance to accepting the change and moving forward positively is much of the challenge.  This module assesses your own readiness to lead change and provide four key competencies of leading others through transition.