LifeForward’s leadership development programmes help leaders to excel. We enable individuals and leadership teams to gain confidence to lead with authenticity and vision.
Leaders are in the spotlight, whether they like it, or not. Whether in business or politics, unprecedented demands are being placed on leaders, and they are expected to step forward, show resilience, empathy, and understanding whilst also showing strength and a way forward in these uncertain times.
Leadership Development at LifeForward
Our virtual leadership development programmes focus on Emotional Intelligence and Resilience. Leading in a Virtual Environment, Building a Resilience Strategy, and Leading from the front. We also focus on teams – our workshops include Managing Virtual Teams and Team Effectiveness.
Our workshops can be combined with virtual one-to-one coaching sessions to help leaders build their knowledge, and create a their own personal plan for resilience and growth.
This two-hour virtual workshop helps leaders explore their core leadership strengths and challenges as they seek to motivate, develop, engage and inspire their teams in today’s challenging world.
The workshop will enable participants to:
- explore leadership strengths and challenges when leading in a virtual environment;
- understand how their personal leadership approach influences and motivates those around them;
- develop a powerful approach to leadership “leading above the line”;
- apply the four dimensions of leadership – centred leadership, relationship leadership, visionary leadership and results leadership – to become a more effective leader.
The workshop includes:
Insights Discovery Personal Profile | E-learning Module | Job Aids for Leading above the Line and Communicating with Impact |Motivators and Blockers Application | Leadership Blocks
Working with Insights Discovery, this workshop helps leaders increase their knowledge of personal resilience and its key contributing factors. Leaders explore the impact of stress on performance and behaviour, both positive and negative, and develop their own awareness of causes of stress.
Through personal reflection and group discussion, Leaders consider the differences impacting personal resilience within the context of colour energy preferences; they identify their personal resilience resources and drains and begin to build a personal resilience strategy
The workshop includes:
Insights Discovery Personal Profile | E-learning Module | Job Aids for Building a Resilience Strategy and Identifying Stress Factors.
This workshop builds on the previous sessions on resilience and stress management to give leaders tools and resources to use their enhanced self-awareness in order to focus the mind. By letting go of negative thought patterns and energy-draining reactions, individuals will have the opportunity to consider how they use their energy and what falls within their circle of influence/circle of concern. By taking charge, individuals learn to move from ‘reacting’ to ‘responding’, giving them a greater degree of self-control over their reactions and decisions.
This workshop includes:
Insights Discovery Profile | Transformational Leadership Profile (option) | Emotional Intelligence Capabilities | Personal Development Plan
Building Leadership Capabilities | Emotional Intelligence | Building Resilience
At LifeForward we work with leaders to develop new skills such as strategic planning, business development, eminence building, change management and personal impact to help them manage the transition from management to leadership. Our leadership development programmes incorporate workshops, executive coaching and Insights Discovery® to help leaders develop their capabilities, target critical skills and identify areas for development.
We help leaders develop emotional competencies such as self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-management, influencing skills and relationship management.
Find out more about emotional intelligence.
We work with leaders to build personal resilience, a positive mindset and the ability to lead from the front, even in these challenging times.
Find out more about Leading with Resilience.
Leaders can increase their competency by developing greater self-awareness. Such self-assessment enables leaders to understand their strengths but also know when to ask for help.
Internal conflict within teams, particularly within the leadership team, can have a negative impact on the whole organisation, reducing productivity and creating a poor work environment.
Building the Business
Leaders need to set aside time for strategic thinking and planning in order to build a vision and strategy for future growth, allowing their competent managers to handle daily operations.
Leaders must be able to communicate effectively with both teams and clients. Communication is most effective when each party can address alternative perceptions and adapt to the other’s preferred communication styles.