The TRUE Leadership Path Project is designed to support you in building your leadership skills. Our goal is to take you through building your own unique path to become a TRUE Leader, guided by your personal strengths, your values and personality. We have developed a course that we believe will give you the key knowledge and skills you need to be successful as a leader.
We have designed this as a self-paced course, that can be comfortably completed in 8 weeks. A bit sooner if you have the time available, or longer, if you are balancing lots of other time commitments in your life.
The Trailhead- This is where you make a commitment to this work. Learn about leadership myths and your leadership style. You will be introduced to the 4 pillars of being a T.R.U.E. Leader and learn to better assess the level of trust you have in yourself and others. You will create your plan for building TRUST.
In Scanning the Landscape, you will learn about how to frame your thinking and how different types and interactions of power call for a reframing of that thinking. You will be able to assess a culture that you are in, power structure, and better-informed and more effective decisions. Learn about Complexity Theory and the impact external influencers have on our organizations and how we lead today.
In Partners on the Path – Is all about T.E.A.M.s. The ones you work with or lead now, and the T.E.A.M.s you want to work with. Learn how to assess a T.E.A.M.’s culture and effectiveness. Hear from an architect of team culture about her work in assessing and building high performing teams. Meet a leader in higher education and her leadership work in the field of fundraising as one of the few women of color in this work nationally.
In Travelling on the Path Together...leading rapid change is a critical part of leaders work today. Explore and understand your own implicit bias and how it may affect your work and decision making. Learn to define culture and honestly assess it. Create your values structure and create a plan to live those values in your leadership work. Explore the Strategic Thinking Protocol©, and how to utilize it effectively to create high performing T.E.A.M.s.
Leading Change is about being a strategic thinker. In this module you will be immersed in change...the pace of it, how to identify it, and lead it. Learn how to lead change more effectively. Evolve from being a manager to a T.R.U.E. Leader. Learn how to lead an effective process to implement lasting change.
Giving a Hand Up is about coaching, mentoring, and teaching others. Develop systemic understanding practices and create better communication among your T.E.A.M. that builds trust and confidence with each other. Create an annual plan for productivity, no matter what industry you are in. Learn from an inspirational leader about her journey from housekeeper to CEO of a major healthcare system!
Overcoming Roadblocks will align your leadership style, so you are an effective coach and mentor. You will develop your coaching approach, leadership structure, and personal statement of strategic intent. Learn about loyalty and abuse of power and the effect these have on performance. Learn from a woman who leads every day without a title, in one of the top media markets in the country.
Two Trails Diverged in the Woods and I, I took the one least travelled by. Last, but not least, you will finalize your personal statement of strategic intent, learn to plan backwards, and better evaluate choose your next boss - or those you follow. Identify the mistakes new leaders make and how to avoid them. Learn how to give effective feedback that builds trust across an organization. We will explore new ways to source talent to create more diverse and equitable T.E.A.M.s and organizations.