KNOW YOURSELF – AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND AS A LEADER
Leaders must understand themselves – the lens through which they see and assess the world, as well as their strengths and weaknesses – before they can effectively lead others. Through individual assessments, you will understand how you perceive the things and people around you and how you come to the conclusions you do. You will learn how you communicate and how you can enhance that communication style to more effectively understand and influence others.
CLARIFY YOUR VISION
Great leaders have passion for a cause. You will discover the causes that are most meaningful to you and find purpose and passion that will inspire others to follow you. You will develop a strategy and plan to more fully incorporate those causes into your life.
Leaders must listen well, clearly state their position from a place of integrity and honesty, and advocate for the best solution to the problem. You will learn new ways of listening to more than just the words being spoken, to recognize and speak from a place
of resonance with your core values and beliefs, and to advocate with confidence for causes and positions that are important to you. You will become sensitive to breakdowns in communication and develop the skills to lead groups toward new solutions.
BUILD AND MANAGE A TEAM THAT ACCOMPLISHES ITS GOALS
There is more to leadership than standing up and stating one’s beliefs. Effective leaders inspire and facilitate others to work together toward a common goal, encouraging shared responsibility for the end result. You will collaboratively design and implement a project that will utilize your new skills, allowing you to practice and integrate what you have learned in the program. The group will provide a safe and supportive resource for you to discuss difficulties and find solutions to the real challenges you will encounter.
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