development isn't just about the people "on top".
In fact, leadership should be the responsibility of every person
in an organization. And, while not always obvious, this responsibility
is as much about an attitude of ownership and pride as it is about
mastery of specific skills. The Leadership Toolbox- a two
day seminar with follow up coaching - is designed to develop critical
leadership skills at all levels. By providing a relevant and accessible
leadership model through a unique combination of training and
coaching, The Leadership Toolbox is able to help companies
shift from masses of workers to communities of leaders.
All Leadership Toolbox training and coaching is based on
our philosophy of community leadership. Community leadership
appreciates the essential value of every individual in an organization.
The key to success of any organization depends on the health and
performance of each of its parts. When any part of an organization
is not functioning optimally, a domino effect begins and the entire
company is ultimately weakened. Therefore, the most important
thing that any company can do to ensure the success of its community
is to provide the tools necessary for each of its members to succeed.
leader Karen Beckman
Leadership Toolbox provides an interactive two-day seminar
with specially designed follow-up coaching in which participants
learn and integrate essential leadership tools and practices.
combination of Training+ Coaching is key to sustaining behavioral
learn conceptually when they are engaged and stimulated. On a
level, research indicates that people integrate new behaviors
when they believe in them, commit to them and practice them for
21 days or more. The Leadership Toolbox' unique step of individual
follow-up coaching ensures integration and implementation of tools
critical to successful community leadership.
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Leadership Toolbox follows a unique 4-step process: consulting,
group coaching, training and follow-up one-on-one coaching with
each participant. Follow up coaching takes place over the course
of 21 days post- seminar and is a determining factor in reinforcement
and integration of new behaviors.
First we consult at the senior level to identify the specific
business and leadership challenges your organization is facing.
We then customize our core training and workbook material to meet
Step 2. Group Coaching
Group coaching is used to launch each of the training topics covered.
This allows participants to identify and take ownership of key
issues and begin to develop strategies for change. Once participants
assume responsibility and accountability for their role in these
issues, we move on to training.
Step 3. Training
A dynamic training method is used to provide learning tools in
critical leadership development areas including: community leadership,
self-management and effective communication. Each participant
receives a workbook to facilitate learning during and after the
A. Community Leadership
Community leaders display commitment, ownership and pride
in everything they do.
success of any company lies directly in the quality of its leadership.
Imagine if every member of your organizational community viewed
him/herself as a vital leader. What if there were organizational
systems and practices in place that supported a community leadership
approach? What if company-wide values were identified, honored
and practiced, connecting your employees in a way that promoted
pride, a sense of identity and empowerment? What if your managers
had proprietary tools at their fingertips to support a clear vision,
winnable business goals and distinct role delineation at all levels?
What if every member of your organization modeled the qualities
of successful community leadership: authenticity, honesty and
a ruthless commitment to the benefit of the community at all times?
The community leadership model challenges and empowers every member
of your organization to be a leader at all times.
B. Effective Communication
When effective communication is in place, the community thrives
as connection, creativity and productivity peak.
Imagine if your employees valued the importance of good communication
skills and actually employed tools that would ensure their success
in this arena. What if respect was at the heart of all communication
in your company? Imagine if people paid real attention to each
other, set clear agreements on a regular basis, and were able
to employ neutral language even in charged situations. What if
all employees met daily and weekly with their supervisors and
subordinates as appropriate? What if there was an effective cascade
of communication company-wide?
These are some of the communication principles, skills and organizational
systems around which participants will be coached and trained
during this part of the seminar.
Self-management is actively managing oneself in all situations.
Imagine if your employees were able to master systems for task
and time management, were able to eliminate time wasters and work
more efficiently so that they had greater "space" and
mental ability to focus on their goals. What if they were able
to manage stress, maintain respectful boundaries and positive
attitudes? What if they understood that they had the ability and
the responsibility to do all of these things on a regular basis?
We contend that the health of any organization relies heavily
on each of its members ability to manage him/herself at all times
and devote this part of the seminar to training participants to
master this practice.
Step 4. Follow-up Individual Coaching
This unique step provides each participant with 3 follow-up coaching
sessions during which they work confidentially with a coach to
ensure behavioral changes are taking place in an effective manner.
Coaching begins directly after the seminar and lasts for a period
of three weeks to ensure behavioral change.
coaching is the fastest, most effective way to create organizational
In addition to our seminar, which includes some follow-up coaching,
The Leadership Toolbox also provides corporate coaching to
help companies create and implement global shifts in business practices
and business results. Whether you need to achieve specific profit
margins, manage change, improve interdepartmental communications
or develop specific skills company wide, The Leadership Toolbox
provides individual coaching to the critical mass of leaders
and/or key influencers (middle management) that will help spur and
cement change in your organization. Here's how it works:
Leadership Toolbox consults with management to identify
and agree to the corporate agenda/initiatives.
Clients are matched with coaches.
rate themselves on their initial performance with regard to
the corporate initiatives.
work toward achieving the corporate agenda by speaking confidentially
with coaches, on a weekly basis, over the course of a three-month
is tracked on an ongoing basis and reviewed at the end of the
trend data and anonymous feedback is provided to corporate