Leading for Growth™
Leading for Growth™
Yesterday's leaders were characterized by a take-charge attitude, a high degree of control over employees, and knowing all the answers. This heroic management mindset creates an uninspired organization where employees fail to show initiative, take risks, or collaborate. Today, no one person can possibly have all the answers, and organizations need leaders who can develop team members, collaborate to create innovative approaches and outcomes, and adapt to changing needs. This mindset of growth leadership creates the conditions where individuals take responsibility for the business and collaborate in implementing strategy to achieve business results.
Leading for Growth™ (LFG) challenges managers to rethink their role as leaders, shifting their mindset from that of "heroic manager" to "growth leader." The program is structured on the core dimensions of growth leadership: building a collaborative culture, creating a shared vision, and adopting mutual influence.
Leading for Growth™ gives leaders the knowledge and skills to build a cohesive, shared-responsibility team with a common vision that guides strategy implementation. Leaders also develop an understanding of how to align their talented employees with their strategies. They learn how to eliminate behaviors that impede growth and ensure that differences are valued and disagreements are raised and effectively resolved.
Leading for Growth™ is an advanced instructor-led program typically delivered over two days. It can be taught by a Wilson Learning facilitator or by an organization's own leader-trained in-house professional. This enables:
- Face-to-face interaction among participants and with the facilitator
- True-to-life skills practice with immediate in-person feedback
- The opportunity for real-time commitment to action
Wilson Learning believes that learning must be transferred to day-to-day work practices. To achieve this, Leading for Growth™ includes components and activities that enhance:
Participant Readiness: Prepares leaders for the overall learning experience
- LFG uses the Growth Leadership Inventory, a multi-rater instrument that provides insights for participants from the perspectives of their peers, their managers, and those they lead.
Learning Transfer: Embeds practice and use of new skills in the learning design; the learning can be flexibly delivered as a:
- Two-day face-to-face application-oriented workshop
- All can be delivered in modular format over non-consecutive days to allow application between sessions.
Organizational Alignment: Ensures the organization supports the use of the new skills
- Post-learning reinforcement activities (optional) for the leader to support skill application and implementation
As a result, participants will continue to apply the skills and tools learned in Leading for Growth™ long after the learning event is completed. LFG has four integrated learning modules, plus a module that helps participants interpret the Leadership Growth Inventory.
Enabling Improved Performance
Leading for Growth™ (LFG) can be enhanced by performance application, reinforcement, and support tools. These additional learning components ensure that leaders can develop skills during the workshop, and then fine-tune and apply their newly acquired skills and behaviors back in the organization. Involving executive management and/or developing peer support groups early on, and training them to coach for improved performance, is also important for successful LFG implementation.
To discover how we ensure learning is reinforced and applied for improved performance, see our Learning Transfer Approach.
Leading for Growth™ can be enhanced by the use of an optional Growth Leadership Inventory, a research-based assessment instrument that measures three dimensions critical to Growth Leadership.
Organizations that implement LFG also have access to additional measurement and impact evaluation tools.
In most implementations, Wilson Learning will partner with your organization to measure the initial behavioral changes and business results. Our common interest is to make sure that Leading for Growth™ delivers the results you seek. We are committed to helping you succeed. We will work with you to set up measurement systems to help move desired change forward and sustain the momentum of your implementation.
To learn more about measuring the impact of learning, visit Measurement and Evaluation Services.
This offering, like all others from Wilson Learning, can be customized to reflect your own environment and business priorities and can be integrated with your processes.