Date: October 22, 2021
Instructor: David Jones, Ph.D.
Great leaders do not rely on a single approach to manage all people in every situation in the same ways, nor do they wield the same set of tools to fix every problem. Instead, effective leaders are thoughtful and intentional about what they do—and what they don’t do—as they adapt to the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading different people in different situations.
The purpose of this session is to expand your leadership toolkit by learning evidenced-based principles to inform practices you might already use, develop new skills, and lead with intention to enable and empower others to succeed. You will learn specific frameworks and tools associated with different leadership styles to, for example, earn people’s trust, diagnose the underlying causes of performance problems, incentivize goal-directed behavior without relying solely on monetary rewards, identify when you should and should not use different forms of employee involvement, communicate to manage perceptions of fairness, and empower high achievers and others to succeed.
Distinguishing this session from other leadership seminars is its grounding in evidence-based management: Behind the principles and frameworks presented in this session are large bodies of rigorous empirical studies that inform an understanding of the contexts in which certain leadership styles and practices are more or less effective. Key concepts are packaged in frameworks that are relatively easy to understand and apply, and can be mastered by leaders who are intentional about practicing and continuous self-improvement.
People who complete this seminar will:
- Learn principles and frameworks to inform leadership practices that promote performance, commitment, and retention
- Understand how leaders can earn people’s trust to enable the effective use of nearly all leadership and motivation practices
- Identify which of 4 leadership styles are suited to the context, objectives, and what people need from you to succeed
- Apply each leadership style and its associated tools