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Active Leadership (Classroom)

GK# 8943

Course Overview


Intense competition coupled with flattened hierarchies, multi-dimensional teams and a diverse working environment characterize today's business climate. This reality requires a repertoire of leadership practices and skills for anyone responsible for getting results with and through others. Recent studies confirm the leader is the prime factor for creating a productive work environment and contributing to higher employee retention.

The Active Leadership program provides the concepts and the practices of Leadership in a high impact learning-environment to help leaders effectively coach, empower and lead individuals and teams to higher levels of performance.


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What You'll Learn

  • Assess personal leadership behaviors and attitudes that impact the performance of others
  • Plan and deliver clear, concise communication to direct, guide and engage employees
  • Understand what people need in order to change a behavior or practice
  • Determine how ability and motivation impact performance and outcomes, regardless of the task
  • Explore three different leadership styles and when they should be used to maximize the performance of others
  • Match the appropriate leadership style to individuals and specific tasks
  • Explore how the foundational principles of coaching impact coaching results
  • Differentiate between "coaching for job" versus "coaching for career"
  • Provide behavioral feedback that recognizes and rewards employee performance
  • Use a consistent approach to providing feedback that reinforces desired behaviors and helps achieve performance improvements
  • Assess performance gaps and improve task performance
  • Coach, reinforce and create a motivational climate for employee growth and retention
  • Create a personal development plan based on assessed leadership strengths and development needs


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Classroom Live Outline

1. The Context for Leadership

  • Consider the perspectives of leaders responsible for motivating others to higher levels of job performance
  • Analyze seven leadership competencies and their associated behaviors

2. Introduction to the Active Leadership Model

  • Active Leadership framework
  • Ability and motivation level of employees to complete an assigned task

3. The Power of Communication

  • Essential communication factors for good leadership
  • Your own personal needs vs. the needs of others
  • Determine current listening habits
  • Being a good communicator means knowing how to ask questions
  • Use facts, episodes, and feelings to appeal to others' long-term memory

4. Coaching

  • Provide the time and attention required for employees to develop their skills in the jobs they do now
  • Complete a coaching survey by rating the quality and quantity of the coaching you and your employees receive today
  • Foundational principles of coaching
  • Use the Active Leadership Model to assess an employee's ability or motivation levels
  • Use the Active Leadership worksheet to help assign tasks
  • Use KUBA

5. Motivating Others

  • Understand how/why both positive and constructive feedback are important motivators that enhance performance
  • Use the four-step Feedback Loop to deliver positive or constructive feedback
  • Understand the how, why, and when to recognize employee performance through the Principles of Recognition and Reward
  • Clearly identify performance gaps and understand how to conduct difficult conversations

6. Making Choices

  • What is going to happen next?
  • How will things will be from now on?

7. The Coach's Toolkit

  • Leadership toolkit summary
  • Full set of all the tools from the program



Pre-work is required for this class, including two assessments:

  • Active Leadership Profile (self and others assessment)
  • Personal Needs Assessment (self assessment)

A four week timeline is necessary to complete the pre-work and assessments prior to attending class.

Who Should Attend


Those with direct reports, or charged with coordinating resources for projects or assignments

Follow-On Courses

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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