Individual contributors like project leaders, team leads or even research scientists must lead and influence other team members. This workshop provides the competencies to effectively provide direction, hold people accountable, handle difficult conversations, and delegate using personal power rather than position power.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 12, 2008
Impact Achievement Group has released "Essentials of Leadership for Key Contributors", a two-day workshop to train independent contributors with the competencies needed to informally lead, motivate and work more constructively with others.
Professional success depends to a large degree on interpersonal skills. "Key contributors" are often experts with technical skills, specific knowledge or intelligence, yet lack the interpersonal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with fellow team members.
The workshop provides participants necessary tools and techniques to move from individual contributors to informal leaders with increased ability to positively influence others.
"We're seeing significant demand for training the individual contributor," said Lee Klepinger, president and chief executive officer. "Individual contributors like project leaders, team leads or even research scientists must lead and influence other team members. This workshop provides the competencies to effectively provide direction, hold people accountable, handle difficult conversations, and delegate using personal power rather than position power."
"Essentials of Leadership for Key Contributors" helps develop commitment rather than compliance and provides participants the skills to collaborate, cooperate and compromise – competencies that makes a more productive and efficient workplace for everyone. Elements of the training include:
- Building a Personal Power Base: Differentiates personal power versus position power; shows how to use personal power to influence outcomes
- Working More Effectively with a Team: Specific ways to make meetings more focused; influencing others in meetings, and presenting a divergent opinion without creating hard feelings
- Effective Communications Strategies: Learning ways to listen; understanding verbal and non-verbal cues, and communicating in ways to be liked, trusted and respected
- Mentoring/ Coaching Skills: Ways to solve problems and fix mistakes without blaming or accusing, and providing constructive feedback
- Dealing with Workplace Conflict: Provides a four-step model for effective conflict resolution, as well as how to give negative feedback without offending others
Following the session, participants will have increased their informal power, learned and practiced effective communications strategies and improved their abilities to provide constructive feedback and coaching. This enables contributors to better deal with conflict, with enhanced skills in coaching others for accountability.
A specific advantage to organizations is that participants who have completed the workshop more effectively contribute in meetings, often viewed as a waste of time by those who normally work independently.
About Impact Achievement Group:
Impact Achievement Group is a training and performance management consulting company that provides assessments, coaching, story-based interactive workshops, and simulations for managers at all levels of organizations worldwide. Impact Achievement Group helps companies dramatically improve management and leadership competency for bottom-line results. Company experts Rick Tate and Julie White, Ph.D. are internationally recognized authorities in leadership development, human performance, customer-focused business strategies and workplace communications.
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