Developing Leader Character

February 26-27, 2018 - Two Day Workshop | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


"Somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: Integrity (character), intelligence (competence), and energy (commitment). And if you don't have the first, the other two will kill you. You think about it; it's true. If you hire somebody without integrity, you really want them to be dumb and lazy."

— Warren Buffet


COURSE DESCRIPTION
This workshop focuses on the element of leadership that has largely been neglected in leadership development: Character. Although character is often thought to be a subjective construct, this workshop argues otherwise. We will discuss the concrete behaviors associated with different eleven character dimensions (accountability, drive, collaboration, courage, justice, temperance, humility, humanity, integrity, transcendence, and judgement), and illustrate how these behaviors can be developed, how character can be strengthened, and how it leads to improved decision making and judgement.

COURSE COST
$2,840

INSTRUCTOR
Dr. Dusya Vera | Bio

SEMINAR OBJECTIVES
The core of this workshop is a model that suggests that effective leadership has three main components: competencies, character, and commitment. We focus on the element of leadership that has largely been neglected in leadership development – Character – but that has been identified as critical particularly after the recent financial crises. We discuss the concrete behaviors associated with different eleven character dimensions (accountability, drive, collaboration, courage, justice, temperance, humility, humanity, integrity, transcendence, and judgement), and illustrate how these behaviors can be developed, how character can be strengthened, and how it leads to improved decision making and judgement. Case studies allow us to discuss the impact of character at multiple levels: individual, organizational, and the broader societal level.

TENTATIVE OUTLINE

DAY 1
Leader Character and its Impact

8 – 9

Introductions and overview of goals for the program
The 3C model of effective leaders: Competence, Character and Commitment
Introduction to character dimensions

9 - 10:30

Impact of leader character at societal level
Video Case: Invictus

10:30 – 12

Impact of leader character at the individual level
Case: Michael Boulos

12 - 1

LUNCH BREAK

1 – 4

Impact of leader character at the organizational level
Video Case: Craig Kielburger

4 – 5

Q&A; Day 1: Putting it all together

DAY 2
Leader Character – Leading the Self and Leading Others

8 – 10:30

Developing your own leader character

  • Your Leader Character Insight Assessment (LCIA)  results
  • Your Personal-and-Professional Profile: Questions of Purpose

10:30 – 12:30

Leader character and talent management
Case: Blinds to Go – Wanted: People to Lead Explosive Growth

12:30 – 1:30

LUNCH BREAK

1:30 – 4

Video: “The Power of Vulnerability”
Group Exercise on Courage and Daring: “A Tale of Two Stories”

4 – 5

Q&A; Day 2: Putting it all together

 


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