Leading for Impact
Working with Synchronicity
Implementing Good to Great
Going Beyond Great
The Center for Leadership
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Staying Ahead of the Pack
Values Based Leadership
Building a Culture of Ethics
Business Process Mgmt.
Consulting for Impact
Moved My Cheese
8100 East Camelback
program is the best learning experience that I've had in 27 years.
Experiencing this has changed what I believe to be possible for me."
San Diego, CA
“I like Steve’s
approach to addressing the practical issues organizations and their
leaders face. He blends real world situations and the theory of
effective leadership to provide insights that produce more effective
leaders and solutions that work. I’ve yet to be disappointed by one
of Steve's programs.”
J. Clarke Price, CAE
President & CEO
The Ohio Society of CPAs
difference between leadership and management was invaluable. This
course has practical, doable ideas. It forces you to 'think' when
most of the time we spend 'doing'.”
THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP
ASI has partnered with The Ohio Society of CPAs to provide this
unique program. It was initially designed specifically to meet the
needs of the CPAs, both those in industry and those in public
practice. Since it's inception in 1999, customized versions have be
offered to organizations in both private and public sectors. Each
workshop is led by a team of two facilitators. Program content is
Many people assume that
good leadership comes naturally; you're either born with it or
you're not. In reality, strong leadership skills are
developed through training, continuing education and the application
of new behaviors in everyday activities. Unlimited opportunities and
challenges exist for those individuals who have the knowledge and
skills to accept the leadership challenge.
The Center for Leadership is comprised
of five one-day workshops spread over five months. It is designed
to help you address one of the most
challenging issues facing you today: leadership. Where is the next
generation of leadership coming from? The Center for Leadership consists of customized
leadership workshops focusing on how you can become a more effective
leader in any organization.
The series focuses
on the following topics:
Strategic thinking and planning
Leading teams and teamwork
Facilitating skills to achieve
Negotiating and persuading
Coaching and empowerment
Developing a cross-functional
Being emotionally intelligent
Using appreciative inquiry to
create positive outcomes
Understanding yourself in the
context of leadership. Who are you today? Who would you like to be
in the future?
Understanding the skills and
practices of exemplary leaders. Leaders take risks, see the benefits
of change and promote a shared vision. But how? Why do some leaders
achieve extraordinary results while others fail? What distinguishes
the effective leader from those who are simply given leadership
Developing leadership strategies -
our actions create our reality. Why does a specific leadership
practice cause success in one situation and failure in the next? How
do you really know what to do when your organization looks to you
for answers or direction?
The Center for
Help you make a difference — as a
business leader and a community leader.
Position you to create and
capitalize on opportunities associated with the rapid changes of the
Help you identify, develop and apply the
skills and practices consistent with providing leadership in a
complex environment of change that will enable you to transform your
vision and desired outcomes into reality.
Position you to accept
responsibility as a coach through improved critical thinking,
enhanced communication, relationship and team-building skills.
The Center’s customized
leadership workshops offer substance for every individual. Content
ranges from theory, self-assessment and skill-building to practical
application. Each program session contains practical, yet enjoyable
learning activities. The Center’s format utilizes sophisticated
presentation graphics and videotapes to stimulate thought provoking
group discussions on real-world leadership issues.
The critical first day
begins by painting a clear picture of the power of vision and how
successful leaders use vision, together with strategic planning, to
direct an organization’s future. You will learn to distinguish
between mission and vision, understand where the strategic plan fits
in and recognize how these tools can help you achieve your new and
expanding role in your organization.
Establishing Organizational Leadership Goals
The second workshop
discusses the key differences between leadership and management and
addresses why solid leadership skills are more critical than ever in
today’s changing business environment. You'll identify common
characteristics of successful leaders in order to assess your own
This session focuses on
overcoming obstacles and barriers to communications, demonstrating
active listening techniques, increasing awareness of gender
differences and seeking opportunities to give personal and public
praise to others. You will learn about meeting facilitation and
management—highlighting criteria for determining if a meeting is
necessary and how to run it effectively. You will also learn proven
techniques for enhancing success and development like praising,
coaching and much more.
Teams and How They Work
We discuss how teams evolve
and learn as a unit, typical obstacles they face and what actions
and behaviors team members must exhibit to achieve high performance.
This session introduces participants to tools used to measure
behavior exhibited in a team simulation. You will gain an awareness
and understanding of different team member roles and how each role
contributes to the team's overall objectives and goals.
Five: A Case Study: Putting It All Together
It’s time to
challenge your new skills and put them to work. Workshop Five
highlights how leaders apply their skills, achieve their visions and
drive their organizations forward. This capstone workshop focuses on
implementation of the practices and skills taught throughout the
program. The critical leadership practices you have learned are
integrated into a case study, allowing you to pull everything
together everything and evaluate how you’ll do on the “leadership
The Center for Leadership is designed
to be an ongoing learning experience for you and your organization.
As a participant, you will have the opportunity to build on the
synergies of this unique leadership experience by taking advantage
of an electronic communications network made up of all Center
participants. Beginning with the first workshop, you will be able to
communicate electronically with other Center attendees to discuss the program and learn from each other.
Practice your new skills, share ideas, ask questions and share
success stories with your peers. The Center’s instructors actively participate in this electronic network to give you ongoing
support and guidance. These follow-up opportunities will helps you
maximize your benefit from The Center for Leadership.
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