Organizations that know their targeted audience and competency needs may consider a focused approach with predesigned leadership programs. Gunther Leadership offers the following programs, which can be customized to fit the client’s development needs.
Change Management – for managers implementing or leading organizational change initiatives. The applied learning is on understanding the people and process sides of change and transition. Specific focus on personal preferences for change, communicating a vision, establishing a sense of urgency and dealing with resistance.
Communicating with Impact & Influence – for any level that needs to improve their personal impact and ability to influence others. Personal and peer coaching is utilized throughout the program to provide feedback on behaviors that hinder and enhance the impact of communication. Insight on personal preference for Influence style is provided to reinforce strengths and identify challenges to being more effective communicating with others.
Conflict Management – for any level in the organization that is challenged dealing with other styles and viewpoints. Multi-rater or self assessments are utilized to provide awareness of effective and ineffective behaviors when dealing with conflict, as well as “triggers” to conflict. Personal and peer coaching is utilized throughout the program to provide feedback on behaviors that hinder and enhance their ability to effectively deal with conflict.
Leadership Development – targeted to director and senior level leaders that need build on their management skills and knowledge. Multi-rater, personal preference assessments, experiential exercises provide the foundation of this program for managers to better understand themselves as leaders. The symbiotic roles of manager and leader are used as the framework for focusing, aligning and engaging groups within an organization. Personal feedback coaching sessions (2-4 hours) are encouraged to provide focus and understanding of leadership strengths, pitfalls and an action plan to bridge the competency gap.
Teamwork & Collaboration – for any manager that is responsible for a work group or project team. This program explores the factors that contribute to highly effective teams. Experiential learning and a TeamWork Questionnaire® provide the insight for team leaders to better understand current team performance. Managers will establish an action plan that will improve their operational ability and interpersonal relationships.
1st Time Manager – targeted to individuals that are first level managers, or about to assume responsibility for supervising a group/team. Multi-rater, personal preference assessments, experiential exercises provide the foundation of this program for first time managers to better understand management. The role of manager is emphasized through applied learning around the skills of delegation, communication, motivation, coaching and performance management.
Crucial Conversations – for all levels, teaching dialogue skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. Focus is on behaviors to improve alignment, decision making, commitment to action and relationships. Consistent application of these behaviors lead to organizations, teams, and individuals developing high performance cultures based on trust and respect.