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Leadership Development (Our 2 page 'brochure') /
Everything you've ever wanted to know (and more)
about One-on-One Leadership Development
* The sort of people who come to see us
* The advantages of working one-on-one
* The areas we are likely to cover
* The time commitment required
* Introducing the idea of doing one-on-one work to managers in your company
* How your managers can earn a Diploma of Advanced Leadership from the Institute of Advanced Leadership, or specific Diplomas such as a Managing Director's Diploma
* Where We Do The Work
* Making An Investment In Your Manager's Future
* Various Links which give even more information on One-on-One Leadership Development (e.g. a Case History)
A "LETTER" FROM OUR EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, TONY LENART:
I've written this "letter" to explain a little more about the
One-on-One Leadership Development work we do, how we approach it,
where and how we do it, and how it may be of benefit to you and other
managers in your company. It is rather a lengthy description as I
wanted to be able to answer virtually any question you may have about
One-on-One Leadership Development.
I personally consider this to be the most exciting service that we provide. What make the One-on-One Leadership Development work different from other forms of leadership development is the depth and the impact that it has. As well as teaching the traditional skills of leadership, time management, communication, etc., we also deal with the underlying issues, attitudes, fears, habits, beliefs, blind spots and many even more subtle factors which are the primary reasons for managers' success or failure in their jobs and their relationships with staff and customers. Our work doesn't just give you techniques, it actually helps you to become the sort of person and the sort of leader every manager aspires to be.
As one of our clients, Peter Haig, then a Managing Director of an international computer company, told me:
Every area of my life has benefited from the work we did together. People find it a lot easier to deal with me at work and are significantly more empowered, innovative and willing to take personal responsibility. My improved time management and effectiveness is allowing me to double the size of my company. I enjoy work far more than before. I'm more productive, and I know that I'm now helping everyone in my company to excel, and to grow. And as well as all these benefits, I'm far healthier, my relationship with my wife is deeper, and more loving, and I'm a lot happier and more inwardly peaceful."
Although this might sound too good to be true, it actually is fairly representative of the sort of results people find they are getting from doing the one-on-one work. In fact when we started doing one-on-one work I expected the results to be very positive, but had no idea that it would result in such consistent and powerful benefits for everyone doing the work.
THE SORT OF PEOPLE WHO COME TO SEE US
The sort of people who come and see us are normally senior managers who want to improve their management and leadership abilities. Most people already see themselves as very capable, but would like to improve even further.
(As CNN's founder, Ted Turner says "You're either green and growing or ripe and rotting". )
Some clients want to improve their time management. Others want to improve their communication and people management skills. They may want to improve their ability to deal with conflict - to be more assertive, or to lessen their own domineering style, while still getting all their work done.
A number of clients see us in order to improve their ability to facilitate change in the organisation. Others want to improve teamwork, or to increase their own and their staff's decision making and innovation capacities. And many companies also use us to train all their new managers so they can learn quickly and with a minimum of costly "learning experiences".
Australia's Trade Commissioner to China, Michael Adams, (who also worked with us in his former role as the Director of Trade & Economic Analysis for the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade) doing One-on-One Leadership Development on-board our boat, "Black Pearl".
Shorter Programs are available if the full program is too long for you
THE IDEA OF DOING ONE-ON-ONE WORK TO MANAGERS IN YOUR
We have found that a good way of getting a number of people involved in doing One-on-One Leadership Development is for us to run a group workshop over 2 mornings or afternoons (3 hrs each) and then do a couple of 90 minute sessions with each person.
The workshop is normally based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, a very useful personality profile which gives a great insight into ourselves and others. It helps us to appreciate our own strengths as well as appreciating others for who they are and what they add, even though they may see the world, relate to others, and make decisions in a totally different way than we do. Used well, the MBTI can appreciably enhance management and team relationships and effectiveness.
Running the initial sessions as a group allows people to get to know us in a non-threatening way, and is also useful in helping people understand their fellow employees better. Following up with individual sessions allows us to speak to each manager about their own style. (There are 16 styles - all equally beneficial, yet different from each other.) And the individual sessions give us a chance to look at any areas the manager might like to do further work on.
HOW YOUR MANAGERS CAN EARN A DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED LEADERSHIP FROM THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEADERSHIP OR SPECIFIC DIPLOMAS SUCH AS A MANAGING DIRECTOR'S DIPLOMA
The purpose of this work isn't just to give out a piece of paper at the end. Its benefits go far deeper than other programs whose main focus is on imparting knowledge, rather than developing people into outstanding managers. Nevertheless, it is useful to have a formal recognition of how much you have learnt. And in recognition of the efficacy, depth and benefits of this style of learning, The Institute of Advanced Leadership will award a Diploma of Senior Management or a Diploma of Advanced Leadership to managers who have succesfully completed 100 hours* of One-on-One Leadership Development through the Institute.
Completion of a further 100 hours of a specifically designed curriculum entitles them to a second Diploma which certifies their competency either in their current role or for the next job they wish to be promoted to**. For example, a Finance Director might choose to be awarded a Managing Director's Diploma after doing the work required to ensure their success and certify their competency as a Managing Director.
* As an example, a nine day program is slightly over 100 hours.
This could also be done over 2 weekends, and 4 months of 3hr weekly sessions.
** To date, over 90% of all graduates who wished to be promoted,
were promoted within 6 months of completing their leadership development program.
WHERE WE DO THE WORK
Weekend or week long programs are normally run in a cabin in the country or on the water, or some other relaxing and invigorating location. This also allows for time to be spent bush-walking, canoeing or doing some other recreational activity. Normally the manager's spouse joins them (and sometimes their children too), so that they are able to enjoy the weekend together.
Weekly sessions are can be held at our premises in Northmead which have been specifically set up for this work, and which enable us to instantly access a very large range of resources including videos, audio materials, books, computer output, and a range of other very specific tools for various processes. It is also a very relaxing, peaceful, and private location.
If you live or work near Sydney Harbour, than another option is to do the work on our 42 foot houseboat that has been set up specifically for doing One-on-One Leadership Development. We can work anywhere on the harbour. e.g. For city clients, the easiest would be berthed at Darling Harbour. For North Shore clients, it may be easier to be picked up at a wharf such as Longueville (near Lane Cove).
The first few sessions can be held in the manager's office or home, but later it is useful to be in a location where there will be no interruptions, where the manager can express themselves fully and freely, and where they are able to psychologically remove themselves from their old habits and conditioning. And if Northmead or the boat is difficult for your manager to get to, then I can arrange an alternative venue which is more convenient for them.
Our Floating (City) Office, other offices, & our weekend retreat
AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR MANAGER'S FUTURE
The investment required to transform your manager's capabilities and results, is surprisingly low. For work performed in Australia, we charge $225/hr for the One-on-One work, and a reduced rate of $110/hr for any individualised preparation needed. (The average amount charged for personalised preparation is about 33% of the One-on-One investment.)
As an additional service, we generally provide managers with many thousands of dollars worth of resources such as books, tapes and videos - to borrow, or to keep if they prefer. These are also provided gratis, as one of the many ways we aim to add extra value to the services we provide.
Rates for One-on-One work performed outside Australia
Motorola calculates that every $1 it spends on training (of a total $120m p.a.) delivers $30 in productivity gains within three years (Fortune magazine, 22/3/93). And everyone who has done One-on-One Leadership Development with us feel they have gained even more benefit than this. The quantitative benefits for their company have been very clear, and the qualitative benefits felt by the managers, their staff, and their family, have also been extremely significant.
I hope this information has been useful to you, and I encourage you to call if you have any further questions, or to arrange the first session of what may well be the best investment your company has ever made.
Executive Chairman, The Institute of Advanced Leadership Inc.
A Case History Of A Company Using One-on-One Leadership Development, outlining the work done and the results achieved
Two Beliefs which underlie Our Approach to One-on-One Leadership Development
Our two page "brochure" on One-on-One Leadership Development (The one you probably read prior to linking to this page)
1 Day Personal Breakthrough Programs
Weekend Management Mastery Programs
Our Floating (City) Office, other offices, & our weekend retreat
Our Trainers (including our Principal Trainer, Tony Lenart)
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