High Gear Training Systems

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"According to the Mayo Clinic, the person you report to at work is more important for your health than your family doctor." - Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry-Wehmiller

An organization rises or falls with its front line managers' ability to lead their people.

Leadershipwithin an organization is harder to quantify than "net income" and "operating cost."  There is no line item on your P&L broken out that says: Leadership - $15M.  Its components are soft qualities like ideas, values and energy.  Yet we know that leadership is intractably linked to "making the numbers" and growing a world class firm.  Leadership is the one dynamic that consistently separates the high performing companies from the pack.  As John Kotter of the Harvard Business School discovered in his research:

"Firms with cultures that emphasize leadership from manager at all levels out-perform firms that do not have these traits - by a huge margin."

In today's business environment, you can't afford not to help your managers reach and stay at the top of their game. High Gear can help your managers get results from your people.  Bottom line: Good people don't leave a bad company they leave a bad manager.

Leadership for Managers 2 Day Workshop:  Designed to Help Managers Connect Better With Their People at the Eye Ball Level.

April 26 - 27, 2019 / Loyola University Graduate Center in Timonium, Maryland - just outside of Baltimore.

This hands-on, leadership development program equips managers with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their effectiveness as leaders.  The goal is to help your managers connect better with the people they manage to achieve better performance and results.

Based on the research and writings of today's top leadership experts, our sessions give you and your managers powerful insights about the best ways to keep employees motivated, productive, and satisfied.

PreClass Assignment:

Prior to the class, each participant will receive a copy of the book The Leaders Compass (102 pages) and begin crafting their Personal Leadership Philosophy (PLP).  PLPs will be refined  during the class and participants are  expected to take their PLP back into their company and read / distributed to their team or business unit.

A written leadership philosophy achieves the same thing as a company mission statement.  The PLP lets people know what you expect, what you value, how you’ll act, and how you will measure performance.  This exercise makes managers think about what they stand for and what they expect from the people they manage and lead.  A Personal Leadership Philosophy makes expectations crystal clear to the people you lead.

Session 1 :  Your Leadership Style and Your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

Behavioral research suggest that the most effective leaders are those who understand themselves - both their strengths and weaknesses - so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their workplace.

In this opening session, The Leadership Discovery Process (LDP) is utilized to help participants gain a unique perspective on themselves.   The LDP utilizes three assessments that provide insights into three distinct areas:  personal work style, internal motivators and emotional quotient  (emotional intelligence).  Note: each participant will complete the LDP online prior to the start of the program.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability or capacity to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, and of others.  Emotional Intelligence has been described as "the other kind of smart." Our EQ, or Emotional Quotient, is how one measures Emotional Intelligence.  Emotions have the potential to get in the way of our most important business and personal relationships and can prevent us from consistently performing at our best. Studies have shown that EQ is a much better predictor of leadership effectiveness than IQ in senior leadership roles.

Session 2: Situational Leadership ® II by Ken Blanchard

Effective managers adapt their leadership styles to the styles and skills of their employees. This module utilizes lecture, video, and live role-playing to demonstrate when and how to properly employ the appropriate leadership style for any given situation. It also examines how forcing an inappropriate style can negatively impact employee performance and satisfaction.

Session 3:  Leadership 101: What Is It and How Do I Get Some?

Based on the research and writings of today's top leadership experts, this module explores the competencies that are fundamental to effective leadership as well as effective team leadership.   Session highlights and discussion around:

  • Understand the connection between leadership and employee engagement
  • Understand the economic impact of employee engagement and disengagement
  • Understand the difference between managing and leading
  • Understand The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Small group discussion around real world case studies

Participants will also examine and discuss the performance characteristics of high performing teams based on the teachings of Patrick Lencioni, author of the best selling business book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. A video presentation by Patrick Lencioni along with team oriented case studies are the primary tools of this session.

World-Class Subject Experts

This module includes ideas from the works of:

  • Warren Bennis—On Becoming A Leader
  • Noel Tichy—The Leadership Engine
  • John Maxwell—Developing The Leader Within You
  • Peter Drucker—The Leader of the Future
  • Patrick Lencioni, author of the best selling business book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Lt. Cmdr. Jon Cannon and Jeff Cannon—Leadership Lessons of the Navy Seals

Session 4 —Communications Leadership: The Mechanics of Performance Feedback a.k.a. Driving Candid Conversations

When managing employees, it is critical to know how to provide performance feedback in a clear, constructive and professional manner. This module teaches effective communications techniques that will help participants improve their ability to provide both positive and negative employee assessments.


Loyola University Graduate Center

Located just off I-83, the Timonium Campus provides state-of-the art classroom facilities with executive-style seating providing a first-class learning environment.

Loyola Classroom


Cost:   $1,895.00


Groups from the same company will receive the following discounts:

2–4 people: 5% per-person discount
5+ people: 8% per-person discount

The fee must be paid prior to the event and covers:

  • Comprehensive Behaviors, Internal Motivators and Emotional Quotient reports
  • Leadership Discovery Process Debriefing Guide and Coaching Card
  • Full and certified course content from Ken Blanchard's Situational Leadership
  • The Leader's Compass by Ruggero and Haley
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Five Temptations of a CEO, both books by Patrick Lencioni
  • 1:1 Coaching on creating individual Leadership Philosophy

Register for Leadership for Managers on April 26 - 27, 2019

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