Masters Audio Series
The Fit Leader’s Program™ Masters Audio Series presents a condensed version of the content delivered in Year 2 of our popular Fit Leader’s Program™. Sixteen advanced leadership topics are taught, including Leadership Fitness® learning modules on creativity, motivation, change, innovation, transparency and adaptability. Designed for those on the move, the Masters Audio Series provides an easy-listening experience for leaders interested in deepening their competencies in the areas of Clarity, Confidence, Effectiveness and Vitality. Below is a breakdown of what is included in each of the CD’s.
The Creative Potential™ teaches leaders how to create an environment where people feel safe coming up with new ideas. Leaders learn how to get into the right frame of mind, and how to remove several barriers to the creative process, including premature editing, playing it safe, rigidity and Groupthink. We teach leaders how to utilize five different creativity tools and techniques to foster the creative potential of their team.
The Right Question™ teaches leaders how to pay attention to the structure of their questions so employees and colleagues more readily share their very best thoughts and ideas. Leaders learn how to ask powerful, open-ended questions that invite others to expand their horizons and consider fresh perspectives. We teach leaders how changing the way they ask their questions can lead to strikingly different ways of seeing the world and their lives.
The Professional Image™ teaches leaders how to enhance their executive presence by increasing their candor, passion and self-confidence. Leaders learn how to manage the impression they make on others by leveraging their eyes, body language and voice. We teach leaders how to project a more professional image by aligning with the expectations for professionalism in their organization.
The Attention Keeper™ focuses on the fragility of attention and the risks associated with working on too many things at once. Leaders learn how to achieve a healthy balance between directed and involuntary attention. We teach leaders how to optimize their productivity and performance by overcoming distractions, and by adopting up to sixteen specific strategies for maintaining dedicated focus on what’s most important in their organization.
The Master Motivator™ teaches leaders how to build employee engagement and commitment by increasing their reliance on intrinsic rewards. Leaders review classic motivational theories and discover new insights around what really motivates us. We teach leaders how to grow opportunities for mastery, autonomy and purpose in the workplace, and how to set up an environment where people experience small wins on a continuous basis.
The Brand Differentiator™ teaches leaders how to develop a strong personal leadership brand that is authentic and values-based. Leaders identify their signature story, and learn how to leverage their unique brand as a powerful communication tool. We study the brands of ten iconic leaders to see how they successfully manage and protect their respective brand equity and reputation. We also reveal what can tarnish a brand after years of hard work.
The Intrapreneurial Mindset™ teaches leaders how to rekindle business growth and innovation by embodying the characteristics of entrepreneurs: passion, drive and a bias for action. Leaders learn how to become intrapreneurs by challenging the status quo, persevering even in the face of uncertainty and using diplomacy to lead cross-functional teams. We teach leaders how to reintroduce a start-up mentality when launching new projects, products or directions.
The Periodic Break™ teaches leaders how to maintain peak performance and personal energy by structuring their days in ways that help them avoid the overwhelm often associated with an endless focus on work. Leaders learn how to achieve real renewal by planning periodic or intermittent breaks throughout the day. We introduce pioneering research on the “basic rest-activity cycle” that suggests the human body’s need for breaks after 90 minutes of activity.
The Demographic Advantage™ teaches leaders how to appreciate generational diversity and manage the interactions across generations that can lead to misunderstandings and friction. Leaders learn how to help different demographic groups work together by emphasizing the advantages that come with diversity, and by exploring differences in expectations regarding how to accomplish tasks and reach goals.
The 360° Landscape™ teaches leaders how to more effectively manage up, down and sideways. Powerful and confidential feedback from the leader’s boss, peers and direct reports is collected and analyzed on twenty-two key leadership behaviors. Leaders learn how others perceive their ability to create a vision, develop followers, implement their vision, follow through, achieve results and build a supportive team environment.
The Impactful Presenter™ teaches leaders how to engage their audiences and deliver memorable presentations. Leaders learn how to gauge the needs and expectations of their audiences and how to combine preparation, personal energy and visual simplicity to align their messages with key stakeholders. We teach leaders what to focus on before, during and after their presentations.
The Innovation Broker™ teaches leaders how to create a culture of innovation and enable reinvention. Leaders learn how to become champions of change by promoting pipelines for new ideas and instituting metrics to track innovations across the organization. We teach leaders how to “fail fast” by sponsoring pilot tests and setting up key milestones to evaluate feasibility, attractiveness and payback.
The Transparent Leader™ teaches leaders how to increase personal credibility by practicing a “what you see is what you get” approach to leadership. Leaders learn the importance of being candid, honest and genuine; being consistent; keeping their commitments; and handling mistakes well. We teach leaders how to promote a free flow of information throughout the organization, and how to become aware of blind spots or performance gaps that can get in their way.
The Humble Servant™ teaches leaders how to promote a sense of community in the workplace, and how to share power when making decisions. Leaders learn the ways of being and capacities that are necessary for effective servant leadership: awareness, presence, availability, reflection, empathy, listening and receptivity, acceptance of others, intuition, generosity, foresight and transparency. We teach leaders how to balance self-interest and the common good.
The Change Manager™ teaches leaders how to more effectively manage important change initiatives and how to manage the three stages of transition, particularly helping people let go of the past. Leaders learn how to defeat the forces of complacency, and how to overcome resistance to organizational change. We teach leaders ten techniques to increase the likelihood that key stakeholders will adopt their proposals and other recommendations.
The Adaptability Quotient™ teaches leaders how to align their individual contributions with the different stages of an organization’s lifecycle. Leaders learn how to remain nimble and flexible in spite of continuous change. We teach leaders how to move more easily from one set of circumstances to the next, and how to avoid getting stuck by becoming complacent with what’s worked before.