It seems to me that there is numerous facets in the leadership. For my part I use various models according to the situations. In fact four of them allow me to handle most of the cases.
The leader posture → Eric Berne’s TOB
Relationship between the leader and his team → Taibi Kahler’s Process Com
Team members and their progression → K. Seymour, autonomy model
Motivation at work → Csikszentmihaly’s flow concept
Workshop A is devoted to the leader posture (3 days).
- What place does it take in the group dynamic?
- What leeway does it compare to the customs of the company?
- How far can he impose his own style?
- How are the members placing themselves in relation to him and to each other?
- What happens when a group get stuck?
At the end of this module you will be able to identify the foundations and limits of your authority. You know why JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe without much trouble and why Bill Clinton almost fell for much less. You will know the difference between flexibility and adaptability, you will be able decide the strategy to achieve your goals in terms of leadership.
Workshop B is devoted to the relationship between the leader and his team and especially how to communicate and manage different personalities. This module is build upon the Process Communication developed for NASA (3 days).
At the end of this module you will know why your accountant and your PA hate each other heartily, why it is hopeless to bring together your sales manager and your computer engineer to work together. You’ll understand these situations and deal with temperamental incompatibilities that can endanger the quality of a project.
Workshop C deals with the members of the team and their progression (2 days).
- How do they gradually get their autonomy ?
- Up to where ?
- What happens when a person moves from autonomy to independence?
- The different types of management.
At the end of this module you will know why your favorite sales person has suddenly stopped sending you a weekly report, why your computer engineers live in parallel worlds, why the new secretary ask you so many questions. You will identify at what development stage they are and treat them accordingly.
Workshop D is devoted to the motivation at work (3 days).
- Identifying one’s own motivations.
- Identifying possible motives and the unexplored ones.
- The “flow” concept (Csikszentmihalyi’s work, taken by Amherdt).
- The application for annual interview.
At the end of this module you will know why some Mondays are so hard, you will also identify unknown motivating forces for you and for your staff and to better tailor your requests to keep a high level of motivation.