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Bill Thomas is Managing Principal of Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. He is also Publisher and Director of the Leadership-Toolkit[TM], Awesome Leaders![TM] and Innovative Leadership Seminars![TM]. He trains and coaches clients in over 75 countries on various business, organizational leadership, innovative business practices, strategy and technology issues. He also writes papers and consults and lectures on the new models, skills and resources required for wealth creation by knowledge professionals and executives in the Imagination Age.

Monday, April 28, 2008

How Can Executive Leadership Training Energize Your Visionary Leadership Skills?

Executive leadership training programs can sharpen and focus your strategic vision.

When you acquire the skills, expertise and processes of visionary leadership you magnify and telescope the effectiveness of your leadership behaviors.

In today's globally competitive economy, all professionals, supervisors, managers and entrepreneurs must participate in executive level leadership training.

Your executive leadership training programs should prepare you to create strategic leadership visions that can meet the challenging demands of leading your projects, operations, employees and the activities of other stakeholders.

The principles and concepts of strategic leadership enables executives to formulate, communicate and execute on their powerfully compelling visions. What ingredients give your visions energy and inspire people to take positive actions?

Engage Them!

Your strategic visionary leadership challenge is to discover ways of blending together three essential ingredients for added spice and flavor in the aroma of your vision:

    1) Map It - show them the avenue leading to bountiful opportunities and hidden treasures
    2) Model It - reveal how all the moving parts will work together when you flip the switch
    3) Diagram It - draw out the specs, structures, synergies and signposts behind the vision

Empower Them! Most executive leadership training, coaching and development programs need to invest more effort and devote additional time to teaching the fundamentals and strategies of human capital enrichment.

Executive leaders must practice and master the ability to focus their attention and concentrate their energies on:

    => Constantly adjusting and adapting robust systems for empowering their employees, associates, partners and key stakeholders;
    => Deploying reliable, failure-resistant systems for producing successful individuals and outcomes;
    => Turning their management-dominated strategic planning exercises into a "total employee involvement programs"

In this Age where imaginative applications of Knowledge are the primary source of competitive advantage, it is foolish to rely on anything less than executives who expertly inspire and leverage their people's potential through strategic, visionary leadership practices.

Encourage Them! The acid test for executive leadership training programs reveals itself through these criteria:

  1. Do leaders exhibit the kinds of desirable personal, organizational and societal traits, values and work patterns within their strategic leadership behaviors?
  2. Are visionary leadership attributes - such as, continuous learning and growth, an eagerness or greediness for new things and a unshakable commitment to embrace broader perspectives - embedded in this executive leader's DNA?
  3. Which components, if any, of your leadership agenda are driven by the human capital developmental priorities of your strategic visions?

Without a vision, the people perish but every vision needs to be supported by hope which at its root describes:

    - Behavioral models which honestly reflect a set of high ideals,
    - An open exchange of, interactions with and search for new ideas,
    - A daily agenda that actively promotes excursions into self-discovery, professional education and community enrichment

Without all these seeds, your organization's strategic vision will find itself bleeding the emotional, spiritual and psychological strengths it needs to survive, flourish and thrive.

So the question remains: how does your executive leadership training programs develop your strategic leadership skills, visionary leadership competencies and proficiency in enabling, educating and enriching your human capital assets?

It's simple, really. You use all the principles, concepts and techniques described in this article to educate, train and develop the visionary leadership skills of your managers and professionals!

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