Smart Leadership

When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’ ~ Lao Tzu

6 x Practical 2hr Workshops

Smart Leadership is perfect for people who want to grow their leadership skills quickly, simply, and practically. These short courses are packed with hands-on experiences and real-world applications.

  • Six essential skills for smart leaders
  • Short, practical 2hr workshops
  • Complete as many workshops as you need
  • Complete workshops in any order

Also available as one or two day seminars.

Please contact us today for more information.

Smart Communication

Smart leaders know how to communicate with anyone in any context. They have a toolkit of smart communication skills and know how and when to apply them. In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • 4 key ingredients to smart communication
  • Why they matter
  • How to recognise them
  • How to apply them

You will walk away with practical communication tools to help you:

  • Work with extroverts and introverts
  • Reduce stress and fatigue
  • Short-circuit procrastination
  • Make faster, better decisions
  • Value and leverage team diversity
  • Take timely, productive action

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Smart Conflict

Smart leaders are confident. They know how to navigate with grace and skill the tensions and disagreements that are inevitable in groups and teams. In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • Why conflict is a good problem to have
  • The relationship between conflict and innovation
  • How to use conflict to build your team

You will walk away with practical tips and tools about how to:

  • Get comfortable with discomfort
  • Reframe conflict and use it to your advantage
  • Turn conflict into communication
  • Have courageous conversations
  • Bounce back and build resilience
  • Create a healthy culture of productive tension

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Smart Emotions

Smart leaders have emotional intelligence. They understand people. Smart leaders know how to work well with others, manage stress, make effective decisions and inspire others to positive action. In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • What is emotional intelligence
  • How to grow it
  • How to use it

You will walk away with practical tips and tools about how to:

  • Be more self-aware and enhance relationships
  • Recognise and manage emotional influences in behaviour
  • Be a more authentic leader
  • Foster trust and a positive work culture
  • Facilitate difficult conversations with confidence
  • Balance empathy and assertiveness
  • Make better decisions and reduce stress

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Smart Networking

Smart leaders know how to grow their networks.  They know how to be in the right place at the right time to turn connections and conversations into opportunities. In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • Why your network is your net worth
  • How to network the smart way
  • How to catch when everyone else is pitching

You will walk away with practical tips and tools about:

  • How to use an elevator pitch (and when not to)
  • How and when to use a Gaddie pitch
  • How to build genuine connections
  • How to listen and ask better questions
  • How to start a conversation (and how to end one)
  • How to be interesting by being interested (AIDA)
  • How to follow up immediately
  • How to use social media effectively

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Smart Decision Making

Smart leaders know how to make decisions. They know how to choose the best way forward when faced with uncertainty, complexity, risk and alternative opinions.  In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • The power of purposeful decisions
  • How people influence decisions
  • How decisions influence people

You will walk away with practical tips and tools about how to:

  • Separate simple and complex decisions
  • Make timely decisions
  • Facilitate collaborative decisions
  • Delegate decisions
  • Use the Z-frame decision model
  • Use the ACCORD decision model
  • Grow a decision tree

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Smart Planning

Smart leaders know how to plan their actions and action their plans. They are clear on their vision, mission, values and purpose. They set goals and measure progress. In this interactive presentation you will discover:

  • Why strategic planning doesn’t work
  • Why strategic doing does work
  • How to do strategic doing

You will walk away with practical tips and tools about how to:

  • Break the cycle of analysis paralysis
  • Make goalsetting fun
  • Embrace a lean planning model
  • Create a strategic doing cycle
  • Manage your actions, leverage your time
  • Clarify your purpose-way-impact
  • Foster a “Day One” mindset

Please contact us today for more information.