Appreciative leadership stems from a positive worldview and focuses on what is currently working in your organization. What kind of paradigm shift could you make if you focused on leveraging your department’s successes, rather than focusing on its failures; documenting excellence rather than problems?
Hilliard Performance Solutions can partner with you to provide the leadership development services you need – from individual coaching to specific training to creation of a leadership development program for your organization.
An organization’s success or failure depends on its leadership. Do your leaders inspire and engage your workers (Gallup states that 70% of engagement is attributable to managers)? Do they create and communicate a vision and motivate people into action to achieve the vision? Are they strategic thinkers? Can they build passionate, productive teams which hold other team members accountable? Are they effective communicators with high Emotional Intelligence? Do they achieve the results you want?
Employee Engagement is an essential piece of the leadership puzzle, as it has a major impact on performance, retention and profitability. According to the Gallup Organization, engaged employees are more productive, more customer-focused, healthier and safer workers, and contribute more substantially to an organization’s bottom line. However, the Gallup Organization (2016) has found that only 32% of American workers are engaged. Gallup estimates that there are 22 million actively disengaged employees that costs the American economy up to $350 billion per year in lost productivity, including absence, illness and other problems that occur when workers are not fully engaged at work.
The following workshops/assessments (which are customized for the level of leader, and your firm’s specific needs) are particularly valuable for leaders:
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Change Management
- Everything DiSC Workplace®
- Emotional Intelligence
- Employee Engagement
- Interviewing Skills
- Managing Conflict
- Team Building for Leaders
- The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™
"Appreciative Leadership assumes that each person has a positive core, an implicit source of goodness and positive potential awaiting discovery, recognition, and realization. … Trusting that with few exceptions, each person has the capacity to make a meaningful contribution, appreciative leaders see it as their job to draw out and nurture potential and to ensure conditions for its success. In so doing, they turn human potential into positive power."
Whitney, Trosten-Bloom and Rader, Appreciative Leadership, 2010, p. 9