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Home > Training > IT Softskills > Executive Leadership Essentials Training

Executive Leadership Essentials Training

Course#: TP2522

Today’s leaders are a mixture of coach, hero, analyst, cheerleader and friend. In this course, participants will be introduced to Facilitative Leadership as a methodology for leading technical teams. Students will learn how to enlist team members to their vision, how to show up as a leader, and effective methods for working with technical talent. Participants will learn about different leadership styles and when they might best be applied.

What you will Learn

  • Becoming comfortable with your leadership style
  • Presenting your best leadership self
  • Understanding how to lead technologists
  • Skills for maintaining control and an even demeanor


2 Days

Outline of TP2522 Executive Leadership Essentials Training

1. Facilitative Leadership Understood

  • Facilitative Leadership in practice
  • Facilitative leadership with technologists

2. Learning about the different types of Leaders

  • Understanding your MBTI personality profile
  • Leveraging the strengths of your MBTI profile
  • Understanding the 4 common Leadership Styles
  • Matching MBTI and Leadership

3. Applying Leadership Styles

  • Determining which style does your team need
  • Choosing the appropriate style and being consistent
  • Why Command and Control leadership doesn't work with technologists
  • Creating a compelling vision and getting your team goals focused

4. Strategies to become a better Leader

  • Using MBTI to lead your team
  • Strategies for influencing SME behavior
  • Leading by getting your hands dirty
  • Using influencing techniques to persuade others
  • Avoiding the negative use of politics

5. Leadership Tools

  • MBTI reference to understanding others
  • Gaining consensus - Negotiation
  • Leading meetings – Facilitation
  • Understanding Team and Constituent needs – Elicitation
  • Providing team direction - Coaching
  • Presentation skills – Quick Tips
  • Setting the tone for team performance
  • Becoming an information conduit

6. Providing Clear Direction

  • Presenting the leadership vision
  • Giving orders
  • Setting performance expectations
  • Setting team and individual goals
  • Upholding professional development plans
  • Reviewing goals and managing team tasks
  • Communicating with other technical teams

7. Stimulate Innovation

  • Brainstorm
  • Release boundaries
  • Set up ad-hoc teams
  • Provide resources

8. Understand Technical Talent Motivators

  • Using Autonomy
  • Promoting Mastery
  • Leveraging Purpose
  • Adding Rewards

9. Cultivate Talent

  • Create an environment of mutual respect
  • Differentiate goals and projects
  • Reward great performance
  • Communicate success standards
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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