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Business Leadership - Becoming Management Material Featured

This  workshop will help you:

-       Master Peter Senge’s five disciplines

-       Add Kouzes and Posner’s five practices to their life

-       Build trust with your employees

-       Develop key management skills, including change management, critical thinking, delegation, problem solving, presentation strategies, communications, strategic planning, and feedback techniques

-       Use Robert Cialdini’s six influence strategies to their advantage


The Five Disciplines

Peter Senge’s five disciplines: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning, and systems thinking.



One key tool for developing your leadership skills is the Situational Leadership Model developed by Paul Hersey. Participants will take the test and analyze its results.


The Five Practices

James Kouzes and Barry Posner are two other well-known researchers who have done a tremendous amount of work on leadership, and their findings complement Peter Senge’s work. They have identified five practices they feel should be a part of every leader’s skill set. We will look at each practice closely and help you identify some ways to incorporate it into your leadership skill set.



Trust may very well be one of the most important determiners of employer-employee relationships. We will explore some ways that participants can build trust with their employees.


The Four Room Apartment

This model is another way of looking at change. We will examine each room and we will look at ways to move people from one room to another.


Managers vs. Leaders

Warren Bennis has written many books on becoming a leader. We will look at some of his insights on what makes a manager different from a leader.


Types of Thinking

There are several models that you can apply to your thinking to help you achieve maximum results. We will discuss two models and apply them to an ethical dilemma.


Influence Strategies

At the very core of leadership is the ability to influence people. There are many ways that we can influence people. This session will focus on the six methods that Robert Cialdini has identified.


Problem Solving

There are many approaches that you can use to solve a problem. We will discuss a simple eight-step method and then participants will apply that method to a personal problem.



Leaders are often asked to hold, attend, and/or facilitate meetings. We will look at each of these roles in-depth and identify some ways that leaders can make the most of their time in each role.