Blogs by Damian D. Skipper Pitts
What is The Art of Detachment Project?
1/30/2008 9:41:46 PM
Sustainable Personal and Organizational Execution – A Framework to Successful “OppEx”: Our Executive Education training program, “The Art of Detachment Project,” including the certification process and the direct “hands-on” experiences are a significant investment for both you and your organization. Going far beyond the basic transmission of skills and theories, the program provides applicable lessons for learners to acquire a fresh and global perspective on business, leadership, diversity education, team building, strategy-execution, and project management. The groundbreaking curriculum is designed to introduce the guiding precepts within the discipline of “LeaderShaping” people for transformational leadership and change. This discipline provides process management, the basic tools of HumanSigma – the “what-is” (theory) and the “how-to” (practice) – that stimulates the journey from “effectiveness” to “greatness” in finding a voice.
The program demonstrates how although management is essential for influencing profit, the rigors of achieving an effective leadership signature, combined with organizational behavior, requires “people” to drive the process of reaching the end state of profitability to successfully build the future picture that wins in any competitive market for organizations and systems.
Overall Learning Objectives
° Tips for being a good team member in a high-stress environment
° How leaders can diffuse inter-office politics
° How to avoid office politics and succeed in today's team-based workplace
° Why understanding organizational dynamics is the key to building better teams
° How leaders can build quality teams in unique work environments (virtual workplace, etc.)
° What the Elevator of Achievement means for women in the workplace
° How to head up a few floors on the elevator of achievement
° How to set business resolutions and become an achiever into the future
° Ten tips for getting the promotion you have been seeking
° How to incorporate positive self-talk into your workplace
° How workplace conflict is created and how it prevents the elevator from heading up
° Quiz: Are you toxic or nourishing in your work environment?
° Learn to LEAD your organization with strength and confidence; THRIVE as a team across units and departments; THINK creatively, strategically, and with transformative thought; MEASURE an organization’s determination, commitment, and innovation; and CONQUER challenges with a refreshed perspective to win in all you set out to achieve!
° Discover a greater sense of critical importance in your leadership ability while learning the “Art of Detachment,” the discipline of “LeaderShaping,” and “Democratic Leadership” to gain more satisfaction from your performance.
° Become a “Champion of Change” who encourages innovative thought and behavior. Discover the power of the Morale Constructs Strategy’s focus-centric laws that works as a strategic weapon against the strategic vulnerabilities in building great teams.
° Build great teams and navigate organizational politics as a unit of one!
° Understand how to use the tactical-philosophy and strategy-execution principles from the United States Marine Corps to align the workplace and achieve a heightened performance management environment within the 4P’s of process improvement: people, process, profit, and profitability.
° Develop the vision and power of emotional and social intelligence – leading with a healthy and wise demeanor through a shared-voice for individuals, teams, and organizations.
° Motivate action at every level and influence even the toughest executives, customers, and stakeholders.
° Learn the applications within the ultimate model of “Consensual Leadership and Dialogue.”
° Integrate dynamic tools to transition into a powerful, encouraging, and inspired leader; understand how to integrate strategies for improving diversity education across your environment, and much more.
The discipline of LeaderShaping offers a unique and blends U.S. Marine Corps real life battlefield strategy to participants. It provides hands-on experience and an integrated set of state-of-the-art concepts and tools for leading innovation, change, and organizational renewal. Through the in-depth analysis of real-life examples, participants explore the ways for organizations to successfully transform themselves. They learn to anticipate shifts in competitive demands, respond proactively to service and change, and effectively manage innovation for both today and tomorrow. Specifically, the discipline of LeaderShaping helps people to find their voice and in doing so, they are then able to lead their environments to find its voice to benefit the change process.
° Apply the five practices of exemplary leadership to current work environments, while establishing a significant leadership signature.
° Develop real commitments and action plans for implementing change.
° Develop internal communication networks, as well as "product championship" skills, to drive innovation and change.
° Embrace strategic U.S. Marine Corps principles and learning without risking financial jeopardy.
° Analyze how disruptive organizational behaviors (workplace motivators) are threats to today's business – and how to take advantage of these opportunities.
° Diagnose and manage organizational culture and cultural change, while understanding leadership strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
° Assess leadership styles and senior team characteristics and their linkages to innovation and change
° Build a shared vision of success and a common vocabulary around the organizational change initiative for absolute renewal.
° Implement both incremental and discontinuous organizational changes associated with innovation streams of transformational leadership and finally, create “ambidextrous organizations” that drive innovation.
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