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Leadership Development to Drive Performance and Achieve Results

There has never been a time when business leaders at all levels have been more challenged. Do your management and leadership teams have the training, expertise, tools and vision to drive strategy, achieve results, create employee engagement, and deliver value to customers and shareholders?

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      Profile for Leadership Success

      Competent leadership at all levels is the foundation of your company’s success. To achieve your business goals, your leaders require management development and leadership training to develop the key skills and behaviors needed. (Expand the headers and bullets below for a list of the competencies for success and Wilson Learning's related content.)


      First-Level Managers

      • First-Level Managers who can engage employees, communicate direction, develop and coach for high performance, and ensure key performance goals are met at the work team and departmental level.
      • Recruit and select the right people
        Programs & Services Description
        Interviewing for Selection One-day program that offers leaders behavioral interviewing skills that have been proven to dramatically enhance an organization's employees selection process.
      • Engage and motivate employees
        Programs & Services Description
        Motivating for Results Half-day session teaches managers how to enhance motivation in a work unit.
      • Set team and individual goals and coach effectively for high performance
        Programs & Services Description
        Setting Goals for Success Half-day module explores proven goal-setting processes, best practices for linking goals to strategy execution, and the importance of setting goals that address both performance and fulfillment considerations.
        Managing Time Wisely Half-day module ensures that an organization’s leaders are able to better manage themselves and their time, and can help employees learn to make the most of their time.
        Coaching for Performance Helps individuals and organizations integrate new skills into daily behavior. Experienced, certified coaches work with individuals and organizations to ensure that leadership development investment yields expected results.
      • Manage for individual growth and development
        Programs & Services Description
        Managing Time Wisely Half-day module ensures that an organization’s leaders are able to better manage themselves and their time, and can help employees learn to make the most of their time.
        Coaching for Performance Helps individuals and organizations integrate new skills into daily behavior. Experienced, certified coaches work with individuals and organizations to ensure that leadership development investment yields expected results.
        Reviewing Performance Half-day module offers managers invaluable insights into what constitutes an effective employee performance review and how to make the review process beneficial for both managers and employees.
      • Communicate with employees and management
        Programs & Services Description
        Communicating with Purpose Half-day module provides the skills that facilitate and promote good communication in business. Participants explore common obstacles to effective business communication and examine a proven model for facilitating it.
      • Effective team leadership
        Programs & Services Description
        Meeting Leadership Challenges Half-day module helps managers learn how to shift their attention away from output and toward creating optimal conditions in three key leadership action areas.
      • Adapt to and communicate with a variety of interpersonal styles
        Programs & Services Description
        Working Styles One-day module based on the Social Styles model helps managers understand how to adapt their behavior to communicate better and improve teamwork and cooperation.
        Managing Styles in Conflict Half-day module helps leaders understand the nature of conflict in an organization and typical behavioral responses to it. They learn indispensable techniques and skills for achieving a collaborative, win-win approach to conflict.
      • Evaluate / measure outcomes to ensure effectiveness of coaching and performance improvement initiatives
        Programs & Services Description
        Impact Evaluation A flexible evaluation process of the development effort. It involves short surveys of participants and their managers and may involve win/loss reviews, manager interviews, business metrics, and “best practice” sessions.

      Mid-Level Managers

      • Mid-Level Managers who can provide direction for their business unit, drive improvements in productivity, and communicate effectively with upper management and across functional and global boundaries.
      • Recruit and select the right people
        Programs & Services Description
        Interviewing for Selection One-day module that offers leaders behavioral interviewing skills that have been proven to dramatically enhance an organization’s employee selection process.
      • Know your leadership strengths and priority leadership needs
        Programs & Services Description
        Leader Navigator This 360-degree feedback process is for leaders at all levels. It evaluates the leadership skills a successful leader needs.
      • Set challenging goals and lead strategic execution
        Programs & Services Description
        The Leader Manager Provides a framework and skills for a leader to enable the work unit to achieve Performance with Fulfillment—the combination of high performance and high satisfaction from meaningful work done well.
      • Manage change effectively
        Programs & Services Description
        Creating a Culture of Engagement Leaders gain an understanding of what they must do to create elements of an engagement culture.
        Leading in Challenging Times Helps leaders understand their role in implementing business strategy, and helps them execute strategy during times of change, take charge of the change process, and refocus people’s energy to move positively through change.
      • Lead innovation and continuous improvement
        Programs & Services Description
        Leading for Growth Draws on the work of David Bradford and Allan Cohen, authors of Power Up, to help managers develop leadership skills and create high-performing work groups with high levels of alignment, commitment, and common purpose.
        Innovation in Action Offers ways of defining and then removing the barriers to creativity on both the individual and organizational levels. Participants learn about Innovation Styles and Innovation Tools that help expand thinking and creativity.
      • Build sustainable relationships and work collaboratively across organizational and global boundaries
        Programs & Services Description
        Building Relationship Versatility Building Relationship Versatility is an update of Wilson Learning’s highly successful Social Style™ Series. It provides participants with results-oriented versatility skills that help them improve their ability to work effectively with others. Participants develop leadership skills, and learn how to build productive relationships, handle conflict, and create more productive teams.
        Global Effectiveness Designed to help global staff understand the effect of five cross-cultural dimensions of business interaction: Task & Relationship, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Individualism/Collectivism, and Context Communication.
      • Negotiate with management, peers, and internal and external customers to achieve objectives
        Programs & Services Description
        Negotiating to Yes Provides leaders and professionals with personal influence and negotiation skills. This course is based on the best-selling work of Dr. William Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Team. This leadership course builds skills in questioning, listening, problem solving, persuading, strategizing, and countering the unfair tactics used by others.
      • Manage, coach, and develop talent
        Programs & Services Description
        Coaching for Performance Helps individuals and organizations integrate new skills into daily behavior. Experienced, certified coaches work with individuals and organizations to ensure that leadership development investment yields expected results.
      • Create a culture of employee engagement
        Programs & Services Description
        Creating a Culture of Engagement Leaders gain an understanding of what they must do to create elements of an engagement culture.
        The Leader Manager Provides a framework and skills for a leader to enable the work unit to achieve Performance with Fulfillment—the combination of high performance and high satisfaction from meaningful work done well.
      • Evaluate / measure outcomes to ensure effectiveness of coaching and performance improvement initiatives
        Programs & Services Description
        Impact Evaluation A flexible evaluation process of the development effort. It involves short surveys of participants and their managers and may involve win/loss reviews, manager interviews, business metrics, and “best practice” sessions.

      Executive Leaders

      • Executive Leaders who can set strategic direction; understand the complexities of the business and competitive environment, collaborate with peers within and outside of the company, and lead organizational change.
      • Assess team competencies and areas of development
        Programs & Services Description
        Leader Navigator This 360-degree feedback process is for leaders at all levels. It evaluates the leadership skills a successful leader needs.
      • Create a culture of employee engagement
        Programs & Services Description
        Creating a Culture of Engagement Leaders gain an understanding of what they must do to create elements of an engagement culture.
      • Know your leadership strengths and requirements for being a resilient leader
        Programs & Services Description
        Leading from Within Helps leaders increase their leadership effectiveness capabilities by identifying gaps between their beliefs and actions. The course provides the processes and tools to lead from personal reference points, such as purpose and values, and develops leadership skills that advance personal capacity.
        Leader Navigator This 360-degree feedback process is for leaders at all levels. It evaluates the leadership skills a successful leader needs.
      • Set strategic direction and successfully lead strategy execution
        Programs & Services Description
        The Leader Manager Provides a framework and skills for a leader to enable the work unit to achieve Performance with Fulfillment—the combination of high performance and high satisfaction from meaningful work done well.
        Strategic Focusing Workshop™ In these strategic leadership consulting sessions, a Wilson Learning consultant helps senior managers of an organization determine the vision, direction and critical success factors for an important transformation.
      • Lead organizational change
        Programs & Services Description
        Creating a Culture of Engagement Leaders gain an understanding of what they must do to create elements of an engagement culture.
        Leading in Challenging Times Helps leaders understand their role in implementing business strategy, and helps them execute strategy during times of change, take charge of the change process, and refocus people’s energy to move positively through change.
        Leading for Growth Draws on the work of David Bradford and Allan Cohen, authors of Power Up, to help managers develop leadership skills and create high-performing work groups with high levels of alignment, commitment, and common purpose.
      • Collaborate across organizational and global boundaries
        Programs & Services Description
        Global Effectiveness Designed to help global staff understand the effect of five cross-cultural dimensions of business interaction: Task & Relationship, Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, Individualism/Collectivism, and Context Communication.
        Negotiating to Yes Provides leaders and professionals with personal influence and negotiation skills. This course is based on the best-selling work of Dr. William Ury of the Harvard Negotiation Team. This leadership course builds skills in questioning, listening, problem solving, persuading, strategizing, and countering the unfair tactics used by others.
      • Anticipate and manage enterprise-level risk
        Programs & Services Description
        Situational Judgment Test Used to identify how existing (or potential) employees will respond to work-related situations. It uses questions based on highly relevant work situations to provide a method for employers to effectively and efficiently assess employee decision-making.
      • Lead from a sense of purpose and values
        Programs & Services Description
        Leading from Within Helps leaders increase their leadership effectiveness capabilities by identifying gaps between their beliefs and actions. The course provides the processes and tools to lead from personal reference points, such as purpose and values, and develops leadership skills that advance personal capacity.
      • Evaluate / measure outcomes to ensure effectiveness of coaching and performance improvement initiatives
        Programs & Services Description
        Impact Evaluation A flexible evaluation process of the development effort. It involves short surveys of participants and their managers and may involve win/loss reviews, manager interviews, business metrics, and “best practice” sessions.

      Resources for Achieving Leadership Success

      Wilson Learning is a global leader in leadership development, management training, and performance improvement. We specialize in helping leaders at all levels understand and prepare for the multiple roles required in today’s complex business environment.

      Our comprehensive training and development approach includes proven research-based programs, innovative custom solutions and contemporary technology to enhance, reinforce, and follow-up on training experiences.

      As you evaluate leadership performance at all levels of your organization, you need to determine how well your leaders are prepared for meeting current business challenges. This includes managing change, leading virtual teams, working across boundaries, keeping the workforce engaged, and executing company strategy for success.

      To assess your leadership development efforts and leadership team’s readiness, ask yourself these key questions:


      Ask Yourself Wilson Learning's Capabilities
      Do you have the right strategy to achieve your goals? Strategic alignment sessions
      Do your leaders have the right talent and skills to lead for successful strategy execution? Assessment of leaders’ strength's and gaps
      Do you have the right development programs and path for your managers and leaders? Skill building combined with the motivation and mindset to change behavior
      Do you have experienced facilitators with the credibility for successful delivery of your training and development programs? Professional, experienced facilitation; certification for in-house resources as requested
      Do you know how to ensure maximum returns on your development investment? Sustainability and reinforcement that increases leadership effectiveness
      Do your managers and leaders have the coaching skills to ensure new skills are applied to achieve your goals? Coaching and implementation preparation for managers and leaders
      Do you have an effective evaluation method to determine the business impact of your programs and initiatives? Measurement and evaluation systems to quantify business value
      Do you have managers and leaders creating a culture of employee engagement? Skill building combined with the motivation and mindset to change behavior
      Do you have a way to bring the training directly to your employees? Virtual Learning, E-Learning, Blended – Resources Available to Your Organization


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