Team Top Gun Leadership Program


Your knowledge of the subject matter, your high level of presentation and your enthusiastic manner of speaking made the program the most beneficial of any we have ever done. The focus on self evaluation along with the evaluation by others was particularly well received. Your comments about the implications of different leadership styles during mergers and acquisitions was also timely and enlightening." – Larry Peckham, Vice President at Verac, Inc.

Senior Leadership Effectiveness Program (SLEP)

This program is targeted to Director, Vice President, CEO and Plant Manager level executives. It is a fast paced, challenging and highly interactive experience designed to:

—   Provide in-depth analysis/awareness of leadership style and abilities.
—   Provide in-depth insight into strengths, weaknesses and preferences.
—   Improve skills in leading people at an executive level.
—   Combine strategic, tactical and interpersonal content into an integrated approach to leadership.
—   Provide data on the current effectiveness of the leadership team and culture of participant’s real world organizations.
—   Create team synergy through a powerful collective experience.
—   Generate an action plan to improve leadership performance.

Program Attributes

—  Fully integrated content, tools, models and techniques that look at leading people from a personal style, one-to-one, and large scale strategic perspectives.
—  In-depth assessment of leadership strengths and weaknesses using a battery of psychometric instruments. Also team and cultural assessments shed light on the current effectiveness of the team back at work.
—  Boss/team member/peer input from the workplace on the executives current level of effectiveness via the Executive Effectiveness Profile 360-Degree Assessment.
—  World-class Instructor: Dr. Hanes has personally trained over 24,000 leaders from more than 800 organizations including dozens of Fortune 1,000 CEO’s, military officers, award winning scientists and high level executives from the public sector.
—  Action Planning: Executives complete an extensive action plan to transfer learning into enhanced performance.
—  Networking: The program provides the opportunity to interact with other senior level leaders from progressive organizations.

Pre-Program Assessment

Prior to the program, each participant completes The Interpersonal Preferences Profile, The Management Style Preference Index and The Psychological Assumptions Exercise. A major piece of the assessment is The Executive Effectiveness 360 Degree Profile — a set of questionnaires to be completed anonymously by the executives boss, direct reports and key peers. These instruments cause the executive to directly consider the impact which he or she as a leader is having on key people. The other part of the assessment is the Organization Environment Index and Leadership Team Dysfunction Index, which give insight into the culture and executive team effectiveness back at work.

Agenda DAY ONE

8:00 a.m.        Program/Participant Introductions
8:30 a.m.        Interpersonal Effectiveness
                         Using the Interpersonal Preferences model, participants learn about their predominant interpersonal style and its impact on associate motivation, presentation effectiveness and conflict management.
10:00 a.m.      Break

10:20 a.m.  
    Psychological Assumptions Exercise & Debrief
                         Participants challenge their assumptions about leadership and applied behavioral psychology against each other and a wide body of research. The focus in on executive team problem solving, leading the group and decision-making issues.
11:45 a.m.     Leadership Team Dysfunction Index
                         Participants learn six productive and six dysfunctional things that contribute to executive team success or failure.
12:15 p.m.     Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Lost Mines Exercise & Debrief
                        One of the most exciting and challenging simulations ever created. Teams must manage their limited resources in a pressure packed environment. The exercise highlights the critical nature of situation diagnosis, planning, goal setting, decision-making and leadership.
3:00 p.m.       Break

3:50 p.m.       Management Style Preference Index
                        This segment targets 16 dimensions of personality which affect leadership and management effectiveness.
4:30 p.m.       Performance Driven Leadership System
                        This important module presents a three-stage model of day-to-day management, coaching and serving others. The focus is on a performance management system where associates are compared against standards of excellence instead of against each other.
5:45 p.m.       Break

6:00 p.m.       Executive Effectiveness Profile 360-Degree Feedback
                        Participants receive confidential feedback from their boss, associates and key peers. Ten dimensions of leadership along with interpersonal effectiveness are explored.

6:30 p.m.       Session Ends
7:30 p.m.       Group Dinner

Agenda DAY TWO

8:00 a.m.        Returning to Work with 360-Degree Feedback
                         Participants are given ways to re-enter the workplace after receiving 360-degree feedback.
8:30 a.m.        Project Leadership Exercise & Debrief
                         Executives are tasked with planning a strategic initiative and selling their plan to their peers in an interactive simulation. A template for projects is a valuable byproduct of the exercise.
9:45 a.m.        Break

10:00 a.m.      The Challenge Driven Team Building System
                          The focus in on creating a high performing organization at any level through a three-stage model.
11:15 a.m.      Break

11:30 a.m.      Shaping Organizational Culture
                         Using data derived from The Organization Environment Index, participants are given a model of eight productive and eight dysfunctional cultures and methods to move the needle in a positive direction when shaping culture for the future.
12:30 p.m.      Lunch

1:15 p.m.        Election to the Senate Exercise & Debrief
                         This target rich simulation outlines barriers to trust, cooperation and commitment in organizations and the role of the senior leadership team in eliminating or reducing these barriers.
3:45 p.m.       Break

4:00 p.m.       Bases of Power & Influence
                          If a key role of leadership is to get others to do the things the organization needs done, this model presents nine ways to accomplish this goal.
4:30 p.m.       Organization Change
                          This concluding model outlines a plan to implement large-scale organization change.

5:00 p.m.       Program Concludes


Tuition: $1,295.00 per Participant
Includes all instruction, course materials, assessment instruments and their scoring, two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and breaks. Tuition does not include transportation and lodging.

Class Size: Maximum of 20 persons

Cancellation Policy: Due to the extensive costs associated with holding a program of this small size, cancellations within three weeks of the start of the program will result in a $650.00 cancellation fee (no exceptions). Last minute substitutions are permitted.

Upcoming Program Dates: September 5 & 6, 2012, Lake Arrowhead, CA

To register, click below and use our Contact Form, and include the names, titles, mailing addresses, and phone numbers of all the persons who would like to attend the program. Please be sure to include the desired dates as provided. You may also call us, or send us an email directly.

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