These interactive workshops are designed to engage leaders at all levels. The goal is continued learning, so necessary as we move deeper into the 21st century.
The reason we call this workshop "21st-Century Leadership" is because leading effectively today takes very different skills than leading even just a few decades ago.
So much has changed so quickly and the speed of change is only going to get faster. With more diversity, hybrid work, technological breakthroughs, global forces, and...well...the list goes on, leadership is no longer about being the smartest person in the room. It is about being flexible, empathetic, communicative, open, and emotionally intelligent.
This workshop is for everyone, whether your leaders have been in a leadership role for 30 years or they're just beginning their journey.
Effective Leadership Styles
Leadership is a choice. First, we choose to lead. And, by the way, there is no harm in not choosing to lead. Leadership comes with responsibilities and challenges and, depending upon everything else we have going on in our life, the timing may or not be right for everyone.
If we do choose to lead, the next choice is HOW we lead. In this workshop we bring the traditional styles of leadership into real world situations and look at the best ways to lead given the organizational culture, the specific situation, and who each of us is as a leader.
The great news about our work environments today is we are exposed to people of all ages. Of course, that can also be the challenging news. We're all different and our age and lived experiences are just a couple of things that have us look at work and how to work differently.
In this workshop, leaders hear from each other. After all, the best way to learn about another generation or, for that matter, anyone, is to be curious. So we'll use our time to find out what it's like in the shoes of people who are older or younger than we are. We'll also be very careful not to stereotype and group people just because of their generation.
In this workshop, we use various tools to support your leaders in getting clear on the two most important factors in managing priorities. The first is recognizing and declaring what, exactly the priorities are. We think we know these but it can be surprising how rocks get confused with pebbles and sand.
Once priorities are determined, the second task is staying focused and not becoming distracted by a to-do list that seems to keep getting longer.
This workshop will reduce scope creep, increase mindfulness, and help everyone build better habits.
Building a Safe
In this workshop, your leaders will recognize what it means to have a psychologically safe work environment and, most importantly, learn and practice the behaviors that create this kind of culture.
Don't equate safety with peace and harmony. Teams having high levels of psychological safety and trust are able to handle conflict better than teams where trust does not exist. The most effective teams are able to surface different perspectives, disagree, and have difficult conversations. And, truth is, we need conflict to innovate and improve.
So, get safe, then get going.
Every workshop at Ed Stern Leadership is tailored to your organization and your needs. None more so than a workshop we design exclusively for you.
Let us know what's going on, what you want to make happen, and we'll design a program to deliver results.