Yesterday’s leaders were characterized by a take-charge attitude, a high degree of control over employees, and knowing all the answers. This heroic management mindset creates an uninspired organization where employees fail to show initiative, take risks, or collaborate. Today, no one person can possibly have all the answers, and organizations need leaders who can develop team members, collaborate to create innovative approaches and outcomes, and adapt to changing needs. This mindset of growth leadership creates the conditions where individuals take responsibility for the business and collaborate in implementing strategy to achieve business results.

Program Overview

Researched and developed by Wilson Learning, Leading for Growth™ (LFG) challenges managers to rethink their role as leaders, shifting their mindset from that of “heroic manager” to “growth leader.” The program is structured on the core dimensions of growth leadership: building a collaborative culture, creating a shared vision, and adopting mutual influence.  During this 2 day workshop, participants will focus on the following key learnings:

Choosing Growth Leadership
How to connect the consequences of heroic management and the benefits of growth leadership to participants’ roles in their own organizations.

Building a Collaborative Growth Culture
How to define collaboration and recognize how a collaborative mindset helps build an environment of shared responsibility and collaboration, how to apply four approaches growth leaders use for decision making and how to interpret the Five Stages of Collaboration and use the skills for each stage and for moving to the next stage.

Understanding the Growth Leadership Inventory
How to interpret feedback from the Growth Leadership Inventory.

Creating a Shared Vision
How to define mission and vision. How to connect and align teams and individuals with the organizational vision, how to develop team and personal visions that focus on energy and activities toward implementing business strategy and how to communicate vision powerfully.

Adapting Mutual Influence
How to apply mutual influence skills for promoting learning and collaboration and  how to use supportive confrontation skills for confronting behaviors that impede strategy implementation in a way that supportively develops individual capacity.

Enabling Improved Performance
Leading for Growth™ (LFG) can be enhanced by performance application, reinforcement, and support tools. These additional learning components ensure that leaders can develop skills during the workshop, and then fine-tune and apply their newly acquired skills and behaviors back in the organization. Involving executive management and/or developing peer support groups early on, and training them to coach for improved performance, is also important for successful LFG implementation.

Programs Benefits

Choosing Growth Leadership
Be prepared to make the shift from heroic manager to growth leader. Be able to develop others’ capabilities to implement business strategy, thereby helping individuals and the organization grow and be competitive.

Building a Collaborative Growth Culture
Be able to co-create a culture of shared responsibility and collaboration to enhance their capability to implement business growth strategies.

Understanding the Growth Leadership Inventory
Be able to apply their feedback to increase their effectiveness as a growth leader.

Creating a Shared Vision
Be able to increase team and individual effectiveness in executing strategies that support organizational vision.

Adapting Mutual Influence
Be able to create effective mutual influence relationships in which individuals are free to speak frankly, challenge each other, and hear and accept others’ offers. Be able to create higher-order solutions required for organizational growth.

Program Details

Session Length: 2 Day Programs available
Participant Materials:   Participant Guide, job aid card, eLearning follow-up modules

The five module LFG program is typically delivered in a classroom setting but can be delivered in a blended classroom and electronic approach.  NuVue Business Solutions works with your team to identify your business needs to ensure the delivery of the program targets your business challenges and objectives.  Program content can be customized based on your business model.

Contact NuVue Business Solutions at 800-688-8310 or 919-562-5599 to see how we can help develop your Sales Team and produce business results.

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