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Creating a Context for Change: Leading through Organizational Development
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This web-based course will focus on leadership effectiveness particularly in terms of facilitating innovation and change within an organization and achieving an organizational context that is conducive to continuous improvement and a never-ending commitment to excellence. As effective leaders, we strive to create a shared vision of the future and then mobilize people, processes, and resources to achieve that vision. Effective leaders treat innovation and change as a continuous process, not as a single event or series of staccato or stop-and-go actions. By establishing and maintaining a continuous forward momentum, leaders can engage others in working together to be adaptable and flexible in their ongoing pursuit of their shared vision.
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Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
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Leaders face new challenges as they cope with changes in culture, technology, and the workplace. This webinar examines the impact of distance—physical, interpersonal, and social—on our organizations, our governments, and our societies. It is now quite possible to develop followers and influence others halfway around the world, while it remains equally likely that the follower in the next cubicle may be oblivious to a leader's sphere of influence. Based on our recent book on the same topic, we will review some initial ideas about how distance is altering the study and practice of leadership. The webinar will address new research and theory that explores when and how leadership is transformed through space and time, and in what ways the notion of "distance" creates continuously evolving meanings for the leader-follower relationship.
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Focused Strategic Thinking
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This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization’s strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation.
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Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
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This powerful webcast sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Progress doesn’t come from standing still. It’s time to Kill the Company… before someone else does. Participants will learn how to constantly reexamine their own businesses to keep innovation, and long-term success, on-track. Instead of adding more complexity through expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually simplify to achieve more. Leaders will learn why providing guardrails instead of handcuffs to their teams can reignite critical aptitudes (curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving) and more. Rethink business as usual to reimagine the organization.
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Raising Up the Next Generation of Public Sector Leaders
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Hear from two alumni of On The Move’s leadership development program, about the organization’s innovative model to support emerging leaders within schools, public institutions, non-profit organizations and the health field. The webinar provides key principles, practices and strategies of implementation. Specifically, we explore the model’s approach of bringing together multi-generational communities of emerging and veteran leaders, who learn together to remove the barriers that prevent our collective success.
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Transforming Power and Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Competency
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This webinar examines how power and privilege manifest in leaders working in the social sector and in community, and the necessary competencies for actualizing power toward community well-being and liberation. In addition, we explore what is required for leadership development program providers to effectively surface issues of power and privilege in their program delivery. Toward these objectives, what are the necessary competencies? What are the conditions necessary to develop these competencies in the context of leadership development programming?
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Transition from Management to Leadership
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This course is intended to give the participant an overview of the characteristics and skill sets for both managers and leaders. It is intended to help the participants reflect on their own career and how they view themselves and to reflect on where they are in their professional development. It is meant to broaden the view of what both managers and leaders do and how they think.
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Unleashing Growth Leaders in your Organization
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This Webcast will first share highlights from unique research that revealed a rare breed of growth leaders driving significant organic revenue growth—not at high-tech start-ups—but inside some of world’s largest and best established companies. The participant will then learn exactly what these growth catalysts do to ignite organic growth and build high-performing growth organizations. The core of this session will be a close review of the seven formulas growth catalysts use to reframe value propositions for customers: Diving Deep; Swimming for the Surface; Swimming Sideways; Bundling; Finding White Space; Networking; and Starbucking.
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