We offer several training classes and practical exercises that help you develop and hone your team’s leadership skills. Some of the more popular seminars include:
- 16 Top Principles of Employee Empowerment Employed by Savvy Leaders 1.5-hours
- Styles of Leadership and their Effectiveness 1-hour
- Core Competencies of Effective Leaders 1-hour
- The Situational & Transformational Leader 1-hour
- The Empowering Leader 30-mins
- Basic Principles Employed by Effective Managers 1.5-hours
- Job Enrichment 30-mins
- Leadership Style Assessment Questionnaire 45-mins.
- Follow the Leader – Intro’ to Situational Leadership 2.5-hours
- Choosing an Apartment – Authority Issues in Groups 2-hours
- Dividing the Loot – Motivation Exercise 1-hour
- Leadership Styles Role Plays 2-hours
- Pins & Straws Leadership Styles Exercise 2-hours
- Fork Labyrinth – Leadership Practice 3-hours
- Leadership Role Play – Staff Meeting 2.5-hours
- Management Perspectives – ID Styles 2.5-hours
- Match Activities Behavior Modification Activities 2-hours +
- Motivation – A Feedback Exercise 45-mins.
- Motivation – Supervisory Skills Activity 1-hour
- Penny Pitch – Demonstrating Reinforcement Styles 1-hour
- Managers Guide – Understanding Motivation 2.5-hours
Looking for real management advice about people? Your goal is to create a work environment in which people are empowered, productive, contributing, and happy. Don’t hobble them by limiting their tools or information. Trust them to do the right thing. Get out of their way and watch them catch fire.
These empowerment exercises address important principles for managing people in a way that reinforces employee engagement, accomplishment, and contribution. These management actions enable both the people who work with you and the people who report to you to soar.
DIAD Consulting, Inc. offers insightful lectures and team-building exercises that illustrate the real value of people engagement and empowerment, as well as help your team put the key principles of empowerment into effective practice.
To provide an opportunity for open communication in an intact work group.
- To stimulate discussion between co-workers in the same work setting.
- To heighten awareness of co-workers’ attitudes about work-related topics.
- To identify topics of concern collaboratively for further consideration and review by the organization.
Setting Meaningful and Effective Goals 1-hour
Goal setting is a powerful way of motivating people, and of motivating yourself. The value of goal setting is so well recognized that entire management systems have goal setting basics incorporated within them. In fact, goal setting theory is generally accepted as among the most valid and useful motivation theories in industrial and organizational psychology, human resource management, and organizational behavior. Many of us have been introduced to the concepts of SMART goals. It seems natural to assume that by setting a goal that’s Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-framed, we will be well on our way to accomplishing it. This training module reviews the 5 Golden Rules of Setting Meaningful and Effective Goals, the SMART Goals Criterion and the 5 Encompassing Principles that ensure your goals are value-added to your successful endeavors.
12 Golden Rules of People Management 1-hour
As a company organizes and staffs to achieve success, it typically operates within a framework of well-defined management principles. The difficulty lies not in gaining acceptance of those basic management concepts, but in implementing them when dealing with specific individuals in real-world situations.
This Training module defines twelve rules, guidelines really, that should help you grasp key concepts needed to deal with a wide range of “people issues”. When considering all the essential elements needed to secure sustainable profitability and competitive strength, the Prime factor must always be Good People.
4-Word-Build – A Conflict Resolution and Teamwork Exercise
4-Word-Build is an excellent conflict resolution exercise to elicit a shared understanding, or a shared vision of an idea or concept. It also identifies that we usually do not have such a shared vision – but that we can create one. The exercise can also provide an insight into the ways in which decisions are made within any given team or group, and as such is an excellent teamwork exercise.
Basic Principles Employed by Effective Managers
In over thirty-years of direct management and executive experience, consulting and teaching, I have conducted many surveys, interviewed many successful managers in successful organizations, experimented in the application of prevailing, as well as my own theories, and directly observed that there are definite common practices employed by successful managers.
My use of the term “successful manager” in this case, is defined by the individual’s ability to reach executive management in a Fortune 500 Company or in an entrepreneurial small business entity that has had ten-years or more of profitability.
I have concluded that there are Five Key Elements necessary for a probability of long term success to occur for any organization (see also my 12 Essential Disciplines in the “Balanced Wheel of Expertise” required to secure sustainable profitability and competitive strength). These elements have some important subsets, but they fit nicely into one of the major categories. The basic principles employed by effective managers support and nurture the Five Key Elements that I speak of and I will address these first.