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Organizations large and small need the most of their leaders and management teams. Whether homegrown talent rising through the ranks or a senior hire, your decision-makers must be prepared to navigate challenging situations with confidence and lead with conviction and compassion. They require skills and vision that support the business at a multitude of levels.

As the world changes, so do the demands on businesses and those asked to guide them. Are the lessons taught in business school the same today as they were 20 years ago, even five years ago? No. The world is changing at an almost overwhelming pace and to be successful your organization can’t just keep up with the change, you need to drive change and your success as a team member and leader; because of this, John’s management training workshops are never static.

John Spence’s workshops are built on a proven methodology of adult learning theory. The program is divided into three portions: the first third of the class is an opening lecture and instruction by John, the second is the attendees teaching each other with his guidance, and the final third of the class is the attendees teaching John what they have learned. This way, rather than being told what to do or how to behave, the attendees own the outcome and leave the session with a set of specific ROI action items they are motivated to implement.

The content of all our professional development and management training programs are custom crafted in collaboration with our clients. Whether a two-hour session focused on a specific topic or a multi-day retreat, John will develop a custom program to address your unique needs.

Curriculum suggestions to explore include, but are not limited to:

  • Culture: Culture = Cash. One of the greatest opportunities for increasing profits is to create a culture of highly engaged and committed employees who have an ownership mentality and feel personally committed to growing the business.
  • Personal leadership: Instruction on the key characteristics of highly effective leaders and how to create a personal leadership model.
  • Talent: Learn to recruit, develop, and retain top talent. An organization is only as great as its people.
  • Embrace agility: The strongest organizations are the ones who quickly and effectively adapt to changes in the marketplace, unforeseen challenges, and new opportunities allowing them to gain a significant competitive advantage.
  • Vision: Great companies are driven by a vivid, compelling, and well-communicated vision. This simple phrase guides a company’s values, purpose, and orients every decision the organization makes.
  • Values: The core of a company’s culture. While a vision articulates a company’s direction, values set the guidelines for the behaviors and mindsets needed to achieve that vision.
  • Peer Leadership: Exposure to actionable tools and ways to develop influence without authority and gain the confidence of peers and superiors.
  • Followership: Though many people are sent through leadership training, rarely are they exposed to the concept followership and how it impacts success as a team member and leader.
  • Listening: Often the first and most critical element of leadership is the ability to be a highly focused listener who can make people feel both heard and understood.
  • Team dynamics: How to build high-performance teams that exhibit ownership, accountability and deliver the required business results.
  • Communication: The single biggest issue in nearly every organization but it can be improved. Transparency, setting clear expectations, asking great questions and building trust are all skills that can be developed.
  • Being self-aware: Ask yourself, how am I performing currently and how can I evolve as a leader and individual? You have to be able to make a change within you to make a change in your organization.
  • Personnel development: Learn best practices to improve personnel development and other systems to keep pace with growth and align with scale.
  • Disciplined execution: A vexing challenge in most organizations that requires clear direction, shared goals, focused metrics, meeting cadence and extreme levels of both personal and mutual accountability.
  • Executive teams: As goes the leadership team so goes the entire company. To be successful and executive team must possess a combination of competence, trust, transparent communication, strategic thinking and a bias for action.

To learn more about John’s professional development and management training workshops, please contact us to explore how we can help.

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