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Leadership Development

We specialize in transforming leaders and revolutionizing corporate cultures. Our award-winning Leadership Development Program is meticulously crafted to equip your organization's leaders with the skills and strategies necessary to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape. Our program covers eight vital topics that are essential for cultivating effective leadership within your organization:

Hiring Great Talent This engaging and interactive workshop is designed to help hiring managers identify and hire great talent using proven best practices in interviewing. Hiring managers can use their workbook as a resource guide for managing the interviewing and hiring process and learn to create an environment of success where new hires thrive! After participating in Hiring Great Talent, hiring managers will be more confident during the interviewing process and understand how to choose a great hire based on skill and cultural fit, rather than going with their gut. The result is a new employee who is engaged and passionate about their new role and a powerful addition to the team.

Aligning Goals with Strategy Goal setting should be a collaborative effort between the manager and the employee. When employees are involved in setting goals that are important to them, they have a greater interest in making them happen. Throughout the year, consistent follow up and progress updates can be used as a valuable reinforcement technique; accordingly, employees are aware when they are on track or veering off course from meeting agreed upon objectives. This workshop will provide managers with the necessary tools and resources to communicate clear expectations, set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely) goals, and practice effective follow up techniques that will contribute to employee success.

Clear Expectations and Feedback What we know for sure is that healthy, honest and thoughtful feedback builds trust and respect, keeps the lines of communication open between an employee and manager, and creates an environment where everyone can succeed. This workshop will guide leaders through the process of setting clear expectations with employees that defines acceptable levels of job performance and answers the question, “What does success look like for your role?”. It also gives leaders the opportunity to practice a simple, yet powerful four-step feedback model that is intentional and has a positive impact. The feedback model is fact-based and highlights the impact of behaviors/performance on the team, department and company. It encourages the employee to take accountability for their actions and supports building collaborative solutions between the leader and employee.

Developing Others through Coaching Effective coaching is an essential skill all leaders need to embrace and strengthen. Coaching helps employees to develop skills, improve confidence, and uplevel thinking. It can motivate employees to perform at their highest level by helping to discover their strengths, align to goals that matter to them, create possibilities for future success, and encourage small action steps. This workshop will help leaders understand the difference between managing and coaching and the benefits that coaching provides to the individual, team and company. Leaders will learn how to identify and leverage coaching moments and practice a powerful coaching dialogue process. By using appreciative questioning, leaders will increase motivation for positive and lasting change in performance and behavior. Leaders will also learn how to facilitate peer-to-peer coaching circles on their team and steer clear of common coaching mistakes. This coaching program equips leaders with coaching tools that empower and encourage employees to develop new skills and behaviors, make positive changes for the future, and demonstrates a commitment to employee growth.

Empowering One-on-One Meetings Great leaders recognize that One-On-One’s are a foundational component of employee well being and experience. These meetings are foundational to building trust and creating psychological safety on a team. Purposeful and empowering One-On-One’s help to drive efficiency, productivity, and improve employee motivation and engagement levels. They also create an opportunity for managers to get valuable feedback on their own performance. This workshop will help leaders understand the purpose of a One-On-One, how to prepare using a set of best practices, and introduce an agenda and conversational framework that empowers employees to to focus on their own personal and professional development goals and provide their manager with integral feedback. Leaders will also evaluate the effectiveness of their current One-On-One meetings and look for opportunities to adapt their approach and agenda moving forward. As a result of this workshop, leaders will embrace the One-On-One meeting as one of the most important tools they have to drive performance, retention and engagement.

Manging Performance Discussions Performance discussions with employees should always be based on objective and verifiable information and should provide examples of the behavior you would like to see continued or improved. Without communication and feedback from their manager, employees are not aware if they are performing the job as expected or if they need to make adjustments. Over time, lack of communication and feedback can lead to dissatisfaction, low morale, and poor performance. This workshop will teach managers techniques to hold effective performance review discussions that encourage positive performance and development. We will also review and practice the steps to using a progressive performance improvement plan process including how to use documentation to promote accountability and get poor performance back on track.

Building a Motivational Environment With today’s pace of change, increased workloads, and high expectation levels, employees are feeling the stress of getting more done, with fewer resources in a quicker amount of time. Savvy organizations are employing all the strategies they can muster to create a workplace where employees feel valued and respected because what they know for sure is that by increasing the value of employees, they can create a more valuable company. Recognition for going the extra mile is important but it’s only one piece of a much larger puzzle. Companies must focus on building a strong foundation of clarity, alignment, accountability and collaboration before recognition efforts will begin to have a positive impact. Leaders must be vigilant about paying attention to employee wellbeing and fostering an inclusive team culture. If these things aren’t happening, any recognition efforts become a band-aid solution that placates employees for the short-term. In this workshop, leaders will learn about the the PERMAH framework and how it can transform motivation as well as how to determine whether recognition strategies are paying off. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of what creates a motivational and inclusive team environment and will commit to positive change moving forward.

Relationship Strategies that Build Trust With today’s rapid transfer of information and knowledge, collaboration and teamwork are an absolute necessity in any business. A successful team will understand how to collectively assess a situation, problem or opportunity, and apply a variety of skills, tools, people and resources to achieve objectives. This level of team effectiveness is only achieved with a high level of trust, open communication and strong relationships. This program focuses on what it takes to build high levels of trust and strong relationships and manage the special nuances and challenges that teams face.

At Exalt Consulting, we believe that great leadership is the cornerstone of organizational success. Our Leadership Development Program is designed to empower your leaders with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to lead with excellence. Contact us today to learn more about how we can tailor our program to meet the unique needs of your organization.

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