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Strength Based Leadership

Take a fresh look at performance and productivity, for yourself and your team. Managing by Strengths can give you an advantage.

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Based on the popular StrengthsFinder personality assessment by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, this workshop illustrates how leaders improve team performance by focusing of the strengths of themselves and their staff members.  Participants will benefit from knowledge of how their personalities impact their leadership and from insights gained through interactive classroom cases.

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In advance of the session you will receive a copy of the book, “Strengths Based Leadership”. The code in the back of the book will allow you to log in to the Strengths website and take the assessment, so that you can bring your 5 top strengths to class.

What is strengths based leadership?

  • Three leadership myths
  • Impact of early childhood experiences
  • Why weakness-fixing does not work

 

What your personality says about your leadership

  • What are your five personality strengths?
  • How your personality strengths impact your leadership
  • How to maximize your personality themes
  • How to balance structure and consideration

 

How to maximize your leadership strengths

  • What makes up strength?
  • Four signs of leadership strengths
  • Examples of strengths statements
  • Four ways to focus on your strengths
  • Why staff strength-building is more effective

 

How to deal with weaknesses

  • How to do performance mapping
  • What typically happens when you coach a weakness
  • Four strategies for addressing staff member weaknesses

“Made you think outside of the normal processes dealing with employees. Helps to keep your mind fresh with new ideas and strategic ideas to improve performance and efficiency.”

Trey Frederick, Electromech Technologies, Wichita Kansas

“It was very eye opening in the way that my thinking changed in a short period of time.  I wish that I had this program and instructor many years ago. My potential and those that were under my leadership would have been impacted. I look at them, my two sons and my current co-workers as well. Thank you for giving me knowledge to pass on.” 

Michael Sly, Foley Industries, Topeka, Kansas

“Dr. Graham opened my mind to thinking of better ways to be a leader. These ways broke me of my traditional ways of thinking.” 

Bryce Dawson, Electromech Technologies, Wichita, Kansas

“I was pleasantly surprised – the course offered new ways of looking at a couple of common workplace issues.”

Edward Lada, Wichita Grand Opera, Wichita, Kansas

If it is your role to help people, teams, departments or organizations work efficiently and effectively, understanding the science of Strengths will benefit you.  It doesn’t matter the industry or the level in the organization.  Supervisors, Managers, Directors, Executives, Salespeople, Administrative teams, Doctors, Nurses, Accountants, Engineers, Owners, Teachers, Human Resources and any others can benefit from this course.

Substitutions are free and must be done prior to the start of the class or certificate program.

Cancellations or rescheduling must be received in writing and full refunds will be given up to four business days prior to the start of class.

Any cancellation or reschedule submitted with three or less business days notice is subject to a $35 charge on 1 or 2 day classes and a $75 charge on certificate programs.  

No refunds after the first day of the class or certificate program.

Let’s explore the possibilities of having this program at your facility.  Paula.Seiwert@wichita.edu

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