Leadership Training Syllabus
Think more strategically,
Speak more effectively,
Act more intentionally.
Classes forming now! Contact Cortex Leadership at (540) 776-9219 or [email protected].
Join the fastest growing leadership program in Southwest Virginia with alumni that include hundreds of top executive leaders from the City of Roanoke, Excel Truck Group, Corvesta, Delta Dental of Virginia, Home Instead Senior Care, MB Contractors, Quick Fix Real Estate, Steidle Law Firm, the Rescue Mission and other regional organizations.
Conducted with small groups in a highly interactive format, this program is designed for seasoned leaders and those accepting the role and responsibility of leadership. Based on Serving Leader principles and practices, the program is fast paced and the content is rich, yet very practical. Leaders will learn how to communicate more effectively with the team they lead and those they report to, on key principles such as: motivating others, leading during organizational change, curbing “drama” in the workplace through increasing trust, active listening, executive presence and having more intentional communication that is meant to transform rather than transact.
Accountability is a cornerstone of the program with participants learning proven tools and methods with consistent follow up through www.goMonti.com to measure and monitor how they are applying what they have learned. The individual coaching sessions assist in making the material relevant to the challenges of each leader. Participants quickly discover their leadership potential, how to stay in their strength zones, and how to coach others to do the same.
The focus of this program is on learning the skills necessary to coach yourself and others to reach higher levels of emotional discipline in order to reach your leadership potential.
How long does the course take?
The full course of study usually takes 8 months (but can be customized to client’s specific needs)
8 – 4-hour group sessions + Jumpstart DISC workshop
2 – one-on-one, 55-minute executive coaching sessions for each participant
4 – laser coaching sessions – 10 min in length (on the spot coaching as needed)
What type of assessments come with the program?
Cortex Team Strengths assessment
How is retention, engagement, and progress measured throughout the program?
Participants will receive interactive texts 3 times a week for the duration of the program and their responses will be confidentially captured in our proprietary GoMonti© system. These texts come in the form of content comprehension questions, asset based thinking questions, and practical application questions that serve to keep the content relevant and assist each participant in applying what they’ve learned in their professional lives and leadership roles.
Specific modules are facilitated in an interactive learning environment and are chosen for you and your team and can be based on initial discussion and assessment results. Specific modules can include:
- Communicating and Motivating using DISC/Motivators
Participants will complete a DISC and Motivators assessment and bring the report to your Jumpstart session. This 50-page report will give you an understanding of your behavioral styles and offer suggestions on how to develop specific areas for higher levels of effectiveness when working with your team and others. This assessment can also provide a window of understanding for the leaders you report to in order to create a clearer understanding into your perspective and communication style.
DISC assessments lead to a keener self-awareness and communicating with others. Motivators are a window into what TRULY motivates those around you and how leaders, by understanding those, can more effectively motivate people.
Out of the 20 leadership behaviors that have been determined to lead to success, there are 4 that have been determined to give a leader 89% of their results. This module, supported by an ebook of the same name, will help you learn how to: Be Supportive, Be Results Oriented, Seek Others’ Perspectives, and Solve Problems Effectively.
- Cortex Team Strengths
You will complete a Cortex Team Strengths assessment that will help to better understand which of the 4 phases of a project cycle you prefer to work within. Ideally, teamwork proceeds sequentially from initiation to ideation, elaboration, and completion. But research shows that teams often diffuse their efforts by spending time on work they prefer to do, often skipping essential phases.
You will be given a timed, management challenge that will assist you in a tangible example of how to execute the 4 phases of the Team Work Cycle.
By discovering your strengths you will learn which areas of projects you will bring the most value to and how to support others when they are operating in their strength zones.
- Make Shift Happen through The Empowerment Dynamic (TED)
This interactive presentation will explain the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful mindset and how to coach yourself and others to make the shift. Using TED – The Empowerment Dynamic, a tool developed by David Emerald, you will learn more methods on how to challenge, coach and create a winning position during any situation for yourself or others. More importantly, you and your team will learn how to steer clear of the Dreaded Drama Triangle and Make a Shift to The Empowerment Dynamic. The ability to make this shift quickly is the foundation of emotional discipline.
You’ll never deal with time the same way again after learning the Cortex Method of time design. This practical, interactive, learning module, supported by an ebook and audiobook version, on time management will teach you how to design your time for the highest levels of personal and team productivity and effectiveness.
- Deliberate Delegation
Commitment Based Management was first introduced as an innovative management practice in the 1980’s with the work of Fernando Flores (UC Berkeley) and Terry Winograd (Stanford) and is a highly effective delegation principle and practice. They described a “conversation for action” where two parties make an explicit agreement to deliver a specific outcome by a certain date. The core idea was that the performer was required to negotiate a specific commitment, leading to more buy-in to meeting the commitment and therefore better results and a more collaborative environment. The process of a virtuous conversation between the requester and the performer was defined in three stages: negotiation, delivery, and assessment.
- Conversational Intelligence
Conversations based on a high level of trust can be transformative to a relationship, team or organization. Without it, your conversations are transactional and positional in nature which rarely leads to the change you want to see. Your brain has a trust valve that when we learn how to operate it properly can help each of us create a level of safety with one another that will lead to higher level thinking, understanding and more effective execution.
Regardless of your position on a team or in an organization, building and maintaining trust is essential for reaching the deeply satisfying outcomes you want to achieve. This practical module, based on the work by Judith Glaser in her groundbreaking research published in the book, Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust & Get Extraordinary Results will teach you who to more effectively communicate with your peers, customers and bosses.
- The Currency of Trust
This powerful communication tool has multiple applications. You will learn the 6 elements of trust, which include Sincerity, Involvement, Competence, Standards, Reliability, and Time.
- Peak Performance Coaching – The 4 Rs
Through the use of the proprietary Cortex Peak Performance model, you will be able to identify your high potential team members and coach them to reach their maximum contribution potential. This simple yet comprehensive model will help you set up effective coaching conversations with your team members and move them from the high potential zone to the high performance zone.
- Performance Coaching: Giving and Receiving Feedback
By using proper meeting formats and after action reviews, along with scheduling time for each of your direct reports on a monthly or weekly basis, you will discover ways to effectively give and receive feedback from your team members.
- Performance Coaching: Active Listening
Effective listening skills are crucial in order to build trust with and coach others. This module breaks down the keys to active listening and teaches you how to listen from 3 different centers to not only hear what others’ are saying but also to capture the emotions and intent in every conversation.
- Identify Your Team’s Core Values
For newly formed teams as well as teams that have operated together for decades, understanding and agreeing to a set of core values is an essential element of success. A team’s values guide the actions and decisions of all team members toward achieving their highest level outcomes.
To sign-up for the upcoming 2019 Leading a Winning Team live training course call (540) 776-9219 or email [email protected]. Classes are held at our facilities within the CoLab on Grandin Road, Roanoke or at your location.