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The Watchful Leader
October 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - October 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0EGP5,200
For leaders to efficiently manage their team; delegate tasks effectively, and support, coach or direct team members; they need to be watchful, alert and sensitive to changes in their performance, their ability, and their readiness.
The Situational Leadership® Model is a timeless framework that teaches leaders how to match their leadership behaviors with the performance needs of the individual or group that they are attempting to influence.
The framework analyzes each leadership situation in light of 1) the Performance Readiness Level of the individual, and 2) a Specific Task or Objective. Based on those two factors, a leader is then able to consciously choose the best leadership style and communication approach that supports the needs of that individual, to yield the best performance and business results.
Participants not only learn the theory step-by-step, and practice different tools; they also put themselves to the test in an online simulation (iLead) with real-life characters in a business context (details to follow).
ilead Simulation overview
For 90 minutes, attending managers, individually, play iLead simulation. Each participant takes the role of the newly appointed sales team manager of LevoB10, whose predecessor was a complete misfit & left the team in shatters, and who top management is having high expectations of to uplift the team & achieve the set target.
Throughout the simulation, participants need to adopt the appropriate leadership style with team members who are equipped with different skills and motivation levels. Packed with intense events and scenarios that a leader will face, iLead simulation tests the participants’ adaptability and leadership styles in adverse situations.
The simulation is followed by another 90 minutes de-brief, tackling the leadership styles, Skill/Will matrix, and when to use each style with which employee. This is in addition to orienting the managers on their report results that were generated by the system, based on their performance in the simulation.
- Explain why there is no one best leadership style; and how leadership style is driven by the situation
- Use a common vocabulary for leadership
- Employ the three skills of a situational leader: Task assigning, Diagnosing, and Matching
- Distinguish the positive outcomes of matching leadership style to the situation
- Distinguish the negative outcomes of mismatching leadership style to situation
- Create an action plan for improving your situational leadership effectiveness
- Examine a variety of leadership styles depending on the situation at hand
- Observe and analyze the impact of your actions instantly
- Assess your report results, and identify actionable insights to implement in real life
The Need for and Value of Situational Leadership
- Importance of leadership and the leader’s role to develop others
- The potential value of situational leadership
- Three skills and six conversations
Task Assignment – The First Skill of a Situational Leader
- Formulating a clear task
- Identifying the needed task competencies
Diagnosing – The Second Skill of a Situational Leader
- Define the skill of diagnosing
- Two components of diagnosing: Competence and Commitment
- The four developmental levels
- Understand the collaborative nature of diagnosing
- Resolving disagreements about development level
- Apply the skill of diagnosing to in real-world
Matching – The Third Skill of a Situational Leader
- The four leadership styles and the two component behaviors
- Direction and Support
- Leadership behaviors associated with direction and support
- Matching leadership style to development level
ilead Simulation & De-brief
Upon completion of the simulation, a personalized report is generated for each participant as per their performance in the simulation, and around which the de-brief is mainly built. The report includes the following:
- Participant’s dominant leadership style from the four styles
- Participant’s leadership styles distribution
- Their adaptive leadership capability as demonstrated in the different situations within the simulation
- Demonstrated consistency between leadership intent and actual actions
- Effectiveness of the chosen actions versus their generated results
Who should attend?
Managers of all levels