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Strengths Based Leadership

Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses

COURSE DESCRIPTION KEY THEMES

The most effective leaders lead with their strengths. This Strengths Based Leadership includes an in-depth
workshop is based on StrengthsFinder, the product of The Gallup assessment of your leadership strengths, and helps
Organizations years of research on the best of the best. you integrate the results of this assessment with your
specific business goals. There are opportunities to
Participants will further examine how to build upon their greatest
focus and practice how to leverage your individual
talents, manage their weaknesses, and invent ways to take their
strengths, through role playing and hands on
talents into areas where they want to improve and increase their activities, allowing for learning in a low risk
performance. environment.

During the workshop participants will apply specific personal Exploring Your Strengths: Individual and
strengths (identified via Gallups Strengths Finder assessment) in
Organizational Applications of Strengths-based
a park unit simulation activity completing a series of assignments
Leadership
using the teams strengths as a basis for work.

The components of this training include: Strengths-based leadership focuses on recognizing


what you and your team excel at, and delegating
Discussion of strengths-based leadership theory and tasks to others who are more skilled or experienced in
application
areas where you are weak.
Analysis of collective strengths and weakness with respect to
work performance Strengths tend to be grouped into four broad (but
Strategizing for improved organizational and team function overlapping)areas: executing, influencing,relationship
using strengths-based approaches building, and strategic thinking.
To understand the role that strengths-based leadership and
positive psychology play in achieving results, and in creating A strengths-based leadership approach can improve
a positive work environment your delegation skills, widen your team's diversity, and
To recognize the benefits of integrating positive psychology create a more consensual management style.
into the workplace, namely to build resilience, neutralize
stress, build optimism and open-mindedness, thereby helping The day-long session would include brief lecture, class
individuals to excel in their performance discussion, small group discussion, and values
To define a strength and to appreciate the benefits of clarification activities to guide participants toward a
applying strengths more in the workplace common understanding of their teams work dynamic
To identify your own strengths using the Clifton Strengths and potential. Participants will apply their new insight
Finder and to learn how to help your team to identify theirs in a group simulation that focuses on work process
and effective team problem-solving.
To explore how you might use or develop some of your
strengths more Learn how you can create the kind of environment
To distinguish between performance goals and learning where people are engaged, personally fulfilled and
goals and how they relate to our mindset and to growth contribute to the best of their ability through Strengths
To discover various techniques to use in the workplace to Based Leadership
stay in the positive zone
.
A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the
instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths
and can call on the right strength at the right times. Don Clifton

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COURSE CONTENTS

Strengths-based Leadership

In this session participants will discuss what defines an empowering workplace and identify leadership styles that support
empowerment. Through the skill of critical reflection, leaders will identify how their own skills, attitudes and knowledge
compare to the core competencies of a strengths based leader. Participants will also reflect on the strengths of their
own staff and organization and discuss how to leverage the strengths to overcome challenges.

Personal Skills for Strengths-based Leaders: Communication & Self-Care

Strength-based leaders value both strong communication and self-care skills. Communication plays a key role in
creating an empowering workplace. In this workshop participants will learn and practice strengths-based
communication techniques that will improve relationships and improve results. Leaders will identify practical strategies to
try in their organization such as powerful questions, communicating through conflict and how to turn complaints into
actionable statements of value. Additionally, participants will discuss how to identify and manage burnout, compassion
fatigue and secondary post-traumatic stress in themselves and their staff.

Culture and the Strengths-based Leader

Strengths-based leaders have a broad definition of culture. In this workshop leaders will reflect on their own culture and
how it has shaped their values and beliefs. Participants will discuss the impact that bias has on their work and learn
strategies for addressing this bias. Cultural humility will be introduced as an approach to embracing and building on the
strengths of a diverse staff and organization. Finally, participants will explore organizational culture and how it supports or
blocks an empowering work environment.

Evaluation and the Strengths-based Leader

Strengths-based leaders dont ignore concerns, they use strengths-based communication and goal planning
approaches to help staff build on their strengths and overcome challenges. In this workshop leaders will practice giving
and receiving strengths-based feedback, discuss goal plans, and identify the benefits of using tools to measure progress.

Strengths-based Leaders Impacting Change

Leaders at any level in an organization have the ability to impact changes that lead to a more empowering workplace.
As success depends on different types of collaborations, including those with other organizations, the role of
Organizational Culture will be explored. In this session participants will discuss their vision for their team and what
strategies they can take to implement it.

Using individual data to inform group function can be a sensitive area. Therefore, this facilitated workshop offers flexible
approach that allows participants to feel comfortable exploring the concept of strength-based leadership, as well as
sharing information with others in small groups, and perhaps the entire class, so as to be able to apply the strength-
based leadership model to differing situations.

During the workshop participants will apply specific personal strengths (identified via Gallups Strengths Finder
assessment) in a park unit simulation activity completing a series of assignments using the teams strengths as a basis for
work.

How to Use Strengths-Based Leadership?

1. Executing This is the ability to get things done. A good executor is skilled at arranging and controlling tasks, events
and people, is consistent and focused, and is prepared to take responsibility for jobs.

2. Influencing This is the strength to "sell," influence or persuade others to support ideas, projects, tasks, attitudes, or
organizational approaches.

3. Relationship building This is the ability to encourage people to work together toward a common goal or ambition.

4. Strategic thinking A strategic thinker is skilled at analyzing information, seeing links and connections, and thinking
both inside and outside the box.
COURSE OUTCOMES

Let's look at the benefits of using a strengths-based leadership approach. For example:

Improving consensus and delegation. Working with experts in areas where you are less experienced is a sign of
strength, not weakness. You're admitting where you need help, accepting others' expertise, developing a more
consensual leadership style, focusing on what you do best, and promoting effective delegation

Improving engagement. Encouraging people to focus on their strengths increases team member enjoyment and
engagement. This survey found that only one percent of employees become disengaged if their manager
actively focuses on their strengths, while 40 percent become disengaged if they are ignored.

Effective hiring. You can use strengths-based leadership to develop your team. This approach encourages you
to hire people based on their individual strengths, not because their skills and interests align with your own. So,
you are more likely to develop a diverse team, with a range of strengths, skill-sets, attitudes, and cultural values
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Encouraging creativity. Using this approach means that you will likely be more confident in delegating and
passing on responsibility to your team members, and less focused on making people "fit," which can reduce
creativity and innovation..

Participants will be provided the Strength Based Leadrship book with online code to for individual
accessment test.

Popular Uses of StrengthsFinder 2.0

Career planning - individuals find StrengthsFinder helpful as they think about what they are best equipped to do
at work
Team building - people work together best when they understand their individuals strengths and how they can
leverage one another
Improving work performance - as people understand their strengths, they are able to focus on using their
strengths to get their current jobs done more effectively
Interview preparation - StrengthsFinder gives individuals a great way to answer the inevitible interview question:
"What are your strengths?"
Help you understand your strengths profile using the Strengths Finder assessment
Increase your awareness and ways to leverage your strengths
Understand key needs desired of leaders
Explore how to embrace a strengths-based approach with your team, organization, community
Personalized Strengths Discovery Guide
Action-Planning Guide
50 Ideas for Action
High customer satisfaction scores
Outstanding productivity
Strong morale
Low employee turnover
Heightened profitably

Who doesn't want those kinds of results?


SEMINAR FACILITATORS: MR. RON PALMER

Ron Palmer is a Managing Director and prior to consulting held several Executive General Management, Human
Resources Management, Industrial Relations and Project Management roles across several different industry sectors.
His30 years of Management experience includes working in senior HR positions for Multinational Icons such as ICI,
ARCO and Rio Tinto. He has worked and lived in Australia, USA, UK and Saudi Arabia.

Ron has spoken at Conferences in USA, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and
Korea on Talent Management and Performance Management practices and has written several thought provoking
publications on HR subjects. A Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and has won an
AHRI Excellence Award. He also co-authored a book, Developing Motivational Performance Reviews in 2000,
with Ken Gray. Known as one of Asia Pacific's leading Human Resources Analysts, Ron can be relied upon to develop
Human Resources Management Strategies that will challenge traditions and optimize business outcomes.

Ron has assisted more than 50 organizations to develop new Performance Review Systems. He has assisted more than
100 organizations review and improved their L&D Systems. He also assists Coal Mining Industry Service Providers, and
other small to medium sized businesses, become more successful by assisting them with their growth and business
strategies.

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