Build a year-round learning culture by building leadership competencies and learn how to apply them everyday
The Six Disciplines processes, software, and leadership development program are all designed around a common set of best-practices competencies.
Finally, you can enroll your employees in a leadership workshop that introduces proven, best-practices and competencies. Following the workshop, participants in the Performance Management Program learn how to apply those principles every day, in real, on-the-job situations. No more attending a leadership workshop to realize a year later - that nothing has changed.
The business management guru, Peter Drucker, defined management as "doing things right" and leadership as "doing the right things". Six Disciplines embraces the concept that everyone has both a leadership AND a management responsibility. While the time horizons may be shorter and the number of people affected may be fewer, everyone in your organization needs to understand both the "right things to do" AND understand "how to do them right".
Self Leadership. - the ability to lead and manage your self. Take responsibility and work effectively with others.
Functional Leadership - the ability to lead and manage a group of people in a similar function. (departments for example).
Change Leadership - the ability lead a cross-functional group to successfully complete a project.
Cross-Functional Leadership - the ability to lead an on-going committee or process management team that has a continuing mission (in contrast to a project).
Strategy Leadership - the ability to set long-term vision and change priorities for the organizatoin as a whole.
Each of these leadership roles has a different set of competencies that are essential, and they all depend on the self-leadership foundation being present. No one can lead others if they can't lead themselves. Every person in your organization has a self-leadership role, and very frequently, many individuals serve in other leadership roles as well.
The Six Disciplines leadership development program starts with self-leadership, focusing on skills like openness, honesty, and emotional intelligence - before we concentrate on advanced best-practices like strategic thinking or change management. Next, we work with your organization on workgroup skills, such as functional leadership (think: departments), or change leadership (projects). After these more granular concentrations, we're ready to work with you on enterprise-wide leadership disciplines, like the toughest one: strategy formulation and execution.
How do we make leadership training competencies into everyday habits for your organization? Here's how Six Disciplines is different:
During our leadership development workshops, you're introduced to a 6-step team engagement process. However, after the workshop, the most IMPORTANT aspect is that the workgroup leader and members are provided coaching and software tools to help apply this model - every day. The result is on-the-job leadership development where reinforcement of best-practices get continously reinforced.
According to the Association for Talent Development, average direct learning expenditures per employee are around $1200 per year. Six Disciplines provides a better return on investment because:
- Leadership skills are applied to your business strategy not to theoretical case studies
- Measuring results provides focus and accountability
- Post workshop follow-up is built into the Performance Management Program
- Workgroups participate as a group which allows on-going team reinforcement
- All training is done on-site so there is no travel cost
- Certified coaches help teams stay on course
The Six Disciplines family of apps are designed to support the employee engagement processes in the Six Disciplines best-practices methodology. They include managing plans and dashboard metrics, meetings, actions (to do’s), quarterly and annual check-ins, collaboration exercises and surveys for gathering feedback.
With all of the pressures successful business leaders have today, none is more urgent or challenging than learning the ability to execute strategy. The thought-leading vision described by Gary Harpst in Six Disciplines® Execution Revolution sets a new course for how small and midsized businesses can finally confront the never-ending challenge of executing strategy.