American Management Association Seminars

Play to Your Strengths: Harnessing the Power of Your Personality
Seminar No: 02143-XNBB
CEU Credits: 1.2
Length: 2 days

Achieve your full leadership potential through greater self-awareness.

The most effective leaders invest in their own strengths, surround themselves with the right people and pay attention to the needs of those who work with them. Instead of trying to be “well-rounded” leaders, they strive to be self-aware leaders who build on their strongest traits and learn to adapt to other people and situations. This seminar will help you to better know your own strengths and more readily adjust to a variety of circumstances-rather than trying to fit the mold of a leader you’re not meant to be.

How You Will Benefit

  • Know different leadership styles and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Recognize three ways to be effective through other leadership styles
  • Understand how to leverage your strengths at work
  • Identify opportunities to demonstrate active leadership
  • Develop change strategies that produce positive results
What You Will Cover
    The Importance of Playing to One’s Strengths as a Leader
    • The relevant leadership research as a foundation for the strengths-based approach
    • Identifying qualities and attributes of effective leaders
    • Classifying qualities and attributes into four styles
    Defining the Four Style Positions and Applying Them to Your Own Leadership Challenges
    • Determining your style with a self-assessment questionnaire
    • Gaining greater understanding of your own strengths
    • Increasing your self-awareness of how others view behaviors in four styles
    Applying the Four Sources of Versatility to Situations/People in Your Own Organization
    • Identifying strengths based on simulation performance
    • Recognizing what an over-developed strength is
    • Determining ways to “move the dial”
    Observing Style Behaviors, Providing Feedback and Adapting Style
    • Giving and receiving constructive feedback
    • Practicing different types of feedback
    Examining the Real Reason People Won’t Change and Corrective Actions
    • Introduction to Personal Change Theory
    • Distinguishing between technical and adaptive change
    • The importance of self-awareness to the change process
    • Applying the change model to a personal case
    Working on Strengths to Build on One’s Developmental Edge
    • Summarizing the key principles of adult learning
    • Applying adult learning principles to action planning
Who Should Attend

Midlevel managers, senior managers, directors, vice presidents and division heads who want to capitalize on their individual traits to maximize their effectiveness as leaders

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