The series about RETHINK LEADERSHIP
Leadership is influence and how we steward that influence to accomplish positive things in, with and through people. Our leadership can get stuck from time to time and, oftentimes, we don’t even notice as it’s happening. So, it’s imperative that we continually take time to reflect on and rethink leadership. In this session, we will focus on the desire of every leader to build a team within their organization.
Can an organization be effective without an effective leadership? Probably not. We will discuss what it means to be a “follow-able” leader. There are qualities that people look for in a leader that also determine whether they will follow him or her. We will discuss what they are and introduce practices you can apply to ensure that you're the leader that others look to. Beliefs
and philosophies on leadership can be found just about anywhere, some of which we hold as truths today. However, some of those messages are outdated, inaccurate, or simply untrue. One myth is that leaders need to keep a distance between themselves and their employees – to be their leader and not their friend. But, the truth is… The higher the level of connection, the higher the level of everything else. For example, who do you trust more; those you are connected to or those who keep you at a distance? And, what about communication? Who do you communicate better with? Of course, those you have a connection with.
The same also holds true for accountability, creativity, encouragement and much more.
This interactive series will explore the deeper qualities of leadership and why great leaders are great leaders and how those leaders build effective teams. We will discuss how to address the benefit of connection within an organization – leaders with team members and team members with each other.
The series about UNDERSTANDING HUMAN WEIRDNESS
Leading your team to sustained success has never been more important. In addition to client challenges, you must also manage differing personalities and the difficulties that technology can impose on personal relationships. The common thread to achieving success in all these areas is connection. In this unconventional session, Steve will teach you how to understand what makes people so different as well as how to navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. Taking it another step further, you’ll also learn simple ways to serve and lead your team effectively, and how to get everyone to take on a leadership role. This series will give you and your team new insight on what leadership truly is and how you can make profound impact with your most valuable resource – your people.
The series about THE TEAM THING
During this series, we will focus on the desire of every leader to build a team within their organization. The challenge is, what does “team” mean? What is it that leaders are talking about when they want to build a sense of team? Everyone seems to have their own definition, but what it truly is (and isn’t), and how to embody it as a team player and a leader. The series will include discussions centered around the following topics:
The Team Leader
Can a team be effective without an effective team leader? Maybe. But, it isn’t a good idea to take that chance. We will discuss what it means to be an effective team leader. There are four main qualities that people look for in a leader that also determine whether they will follow him or her. We will discuss what they are and introduce practices you can apply to ensure that you're the leader that others look to.
Four Kinds of Team Players
Great teams are made up of great people, positive teams are made up of positive people, and so it goes. Everyday there are four kinds of team players that come to work, and each one either helps or hinders performance. So, we need to be aware of what and who we have on the team. We also have to be able to clearly define what an effective team player looks like for our particular team so our employees will know what is expected and can be set up for success. Otherwise, we may not get what we want, and our staff will be left confused and frustrated. In this session, we will discuss what an effective team player looks like.
Foundation of Team
Building a team is like building anything else – you have to create a solid foundation first. Otherwise, you will eventually find yourself having to invest additional resources into unearthing the faulty structure before beginning the process again. But, once the proper groundwork is laid, development can progress. In this session, we will discuss the make-up of a solid team foundation and how to achieve it from the ground up as well as how to rebuild it.
Characteristics of Effective Teams
What are effective teams doing? What do they all have in common? Creating an effective team isn’t a passive activity. It’s the result of continual effort and desire on the part of the team. We will do a deep dive into specific characteristics you can develop to make your team more effective.
Stuck vs. Unstuck teams
There are seven things unstuck teams have in common. And they all feed into the characteristics of effective team. Also, there are clear signs of stuck teams and clear indicators of what is on the way of getting the team stuck. This discussion uncovers and gets very specific about what those things are.