Leadership is clearly THE key to success. That’s why it’s such a popular topic. But despite all the talk about leadership and change, many “change fatigued” people are still struggling with just how to strengthen their personal effectiveness and leadership. Many supervisors, managers, and executives are confused by the multitude of leadership grids, charts, formulas, jargon, fads, charismatic stories, and buzzwords. Frontline staff often end up with a sense of “there they go again on another tangent.” Or “they are doing it to us again.”
Let’s Get Practical
For almost thirty years, Jim Clemmer’s practical leadership approaches have been inspiring action and achieving results. His 2,000 plus presentations and workshops/retreats, seven best-selling books, columns, and newsletters are helping hundreds of thousands of people worldwide because they are inspiring, instructive, and refreshingly fun. And most of all…because they work!
Jim is constantly distilling his exhaustive research, extensive experience, and collection of best practices into easily understood, highly energizing, and practical applications. His "Leading @ the Speed of Change" workshop is so popular because it inspires action and provides "how-to" steps that — when used as directed — dramatically boost results.
Each workshop is tailored to the audience and organizational circumstance. Following is an overview of the main sections that Jim can draw from in customizing a session for each Client.
Read Jim’s article “Navigating Change and Adversity” for a deeper look at the key model/approach in this section.
The Performance Balance
For a brief overview of the material covered in this section click here and here.
Timeless Leadership Principles for Team and Organization Success
This section builds on Jim’s best-selling book, The Leader's Digest: Timeless Principles for Team and Organization Successand its accompanying The Leaders Digest: Practical Application Planner. Leadership expert, Warren Bennis, enthuses, “If you’re looking for a book that illustrates the topic of leadership in a useful, readable and lively way, this is it.”
Depending upon the length and focus of the workshop, the process typically used starts with an overview of each of the following Leadership Principles. Participants then assess their team/organization. From here, small breakout discussion groups or the whole group (depending upon workshop size and objectives) review application exercises and brainstorm potential application ideas. The workshop usually finishes with participants setting practical action plans.
Focus and Context: Points of Origin
Responsibility for Choices: From Victim to Victor
Authenticity: Let’s Get Real
Passion and Commitment: All Fired Up
Spirit and Meaning: Matters of the Heart
Growing and Developing: All That We Can Be
Mobilizing and Energizing: Inspiring Peak Performance
Timeless Leadership Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success
This section is built around Growing the Distance: Timeless Principles for Personal, Career, and Family Success. Participants use the accompanying Growing the Distance: Personal Implementation Guide for self-assessment, practical implementation ideas, priority setting, and action planning to continue what is started in this workshop.
Depending upon the length and focus of the workshop, the process typically used starts with an overview of each of the following Leadership Principles. Participants then assess their team/organization. From here, small breakout discussion groups or the whole group (depending upon workshop size and objectives) review application exercises and brainstorm potential application ideas. We usually finish with participants setting personal action plans.
Focus and Context: The Core of My Being
Responsibility for Choices: If It’s to Be, It’s Up to Me
Authenticity: Getting Real
Passion and Commitment: Beyond Near-Life Experiences
Spirit and Meaning: With All My Heart and Soul
Growing and Developing: From Phase of Life to Way of Life
Mobilizing and Energizing: Putting Emotions in Motion
Next Steps: Bringing It All Together
Focus on Personal Growth, Leading Others, or Blend of Both
Customizing any "Leading @ the Speed of Change" workshop starts with defining the key objectives of the session. This could be a focus on personal growth and dealing with change or coaching and leading others to be more effective. These two focal points can be blended together for management participants in strengthening their ability to lead others by growing their leadership from the inside out.
For Management or Frontline Staff
This is generally an interactive and inspirational session that reinforces or provides participants with an “edutaining” overview of the keys to leadership and change. A few assessment and application exercises may be selected on the basis of pre-workshop discussions and customization.
Participants complete a greater number of the assessment and application exercises from The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner or Growing the Distance: Personal Implementation Guide. Participants assess their overall effectiveness across the seven Timeless Leadership Principles. This helps determine which Principles they want to complete as a whole group or in small discussion groups (depending upon the key issues and number of people in the session). The amount of time and depth in each agenda area is determined by preworkshop discussions and customization.
For Management Staff Only
Participants typically complete all assessments and application exercises in The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner and may start selected ones in Growing the Distance: Personal Implementation Guide. They get deep into the key leadership issues that need to be addressed and develop detailed action plans. Key priorities, next steps, and follow-through processes are established.
Confidential Preworkshop Web-Based Assessment (Optional)
This assessment is built around the questions in The Leader’s Digest: Practical Application Planner. All or selected assessments (depends upon the half, one or two-day version) are completed confidentially and anonymously by each participant before the session begins. Scores are tabulated and a summary report is brought to the workshop for discussion, prioritization, and action.
This option provides:
What Participants Gain From This Powerful Workshop