Gallup Reports state that 40% to 60% of new leaders fail because they are unable to make the transition from individual contributor to first-time people leader (Gallup, 2015). At DX, we accelerate speed to leadership competency by giving new leaders an opportunity to test assumptions and behaviors about leadership through self-discovery in the safe environment of experiential learning.
To ease the transition from doer to leading others, we have a portfolio of experiences that support the leap and increase the likelihood of success.
Our Most Popular Programs:
Management DX™ - Leadership 101 Super Doer to Leader of Doers
Great leaders have learned from their years of experience, learning through their success and failures. If you haven’t led before or are early in your leadership journey, you don’t have those same experiences to draw upon. MDX is a powerful one-day leadership experience that focuses participants on the simple human things (Plan, Delegate, Engage, and Feedback) they can do to be successful leaders. It highlights the personal blind spots that interfere with leadership performance and helps unearth critical strengths. We’ve condensed months of leadership proficiency into a single day – a perfect kick-start to any leader/manager curriculum. We promote on technical expertise. In this experience, we strip away participants’ technical expertise and instead focus on their behaviors.
The Feedback Shift™ – Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
This 4-hour session will have everyone re-thinking what they believed feedback is all about. It shifts the thinking and behavior from a negative experience to a positive one - one focused purely on "every day is a chance to do and be better." What is considered cynical and judgmental shifts to positive communication that allows us to continuously improve. No one wants to hear their bosses' opinions and negativity, but they do want to hear the truth and what can be done better. The power of continuous improvement and delivery of positive communication builds relationships.
We shift leaders' thinking from feedback as a performance management process, to a daily positive habit of continuous improvement. Fiction to facts.
The Empowerment Shift™ – Unleashing the Inner Potential of Your Team
This 4-hour session will challenge leaders' assumptions on where they think they are on the command and control versus empowerment spectrum of leadership. Individuals want to feel like they have a choice at work, and now it is expected. If you tell your team members what to do every day you steal their autonomy, and they will eventually fight or flight. Arming leaders with some simple empowerment habits on relinquishing control and not having to have all the answers will create a culture where teams are more creative, innovative, and self-sufficient. This experience will show the power of autonomy.
We shift leaders' thinking from one of command and control to one which allows their teams to think for themselves. Ask more; tell less.
The Accountability Shift™ – Driving Your Team in the Right Directions
This 4-hour session will challenge the widely accepted definition of accountability from getting individuals to raise their hand to say, "Yes, that was my fault", to avoid having to blame anyone in the first place. No one truly wants to be the person who has to raise his/her hand and take one for the team. We believe it is better to think of an accountability culture as a proactive process every leader can plan for at the beginning of a project/assignment/task. The leader can think of the best ways to set clear expectations, obtain commitment, and follow up to motivate team members to do their best. This experience will show the power of clarity.
We shift leaders' thinking from having to blame to having a plan so no one needs to be blamed. Slow down to speed up.
Contact us to learn about our extensive portfolio of options at this level aside from the above.