Unleashing The Heroes in Your Midst
In an economic landscape characterized by ambiguity and in organizational situations that are complex and ever-changing, success requires people who will aggressively execute high-stake initiatives. The good news is, most people want to make a difference; they truly want to succeed and to be parts of winning teams. There are "sleeping heroes" inside every organization, and in this program, Jim describes the specific steps leaders can take to awaken those "sleeping heroes".
What We Know
In light of the seemingly-never-ending stream of “bad” economic and political news, many organizations are struggling to “just get by”. Yet others are “looking for ways to win” regardless of the hands they’re dealt. According to Jim Bearden, the quality of leadership determines which of those two approaches organizations take.
Too many leaders seem convinced that the choices their employees make are determined exclusively by their “genetic makeup” or their “generational demographic”, e.g., “Boomers”, “Gen X’s” or the “Echo-Boomers in Gen Y”. They believe that some employees will step up in difficult situations, while others will step back, and that there’s nothing they can do to alter the choices those employees make.
The choices people make are influenced by the types of personalities they have and by the conditioning influences to which they’ve been exposed. Those choices are also influenced—and can be influenced dramatically—by the behavior of their leaders. In an economic landscape characterized by ambiguity and in organizational situations that are complex and ever-changing, success requires people who will aggressively execute high-stakes initiatives. We need more heroes.
Jim Bearden Understands
As a former Marine rifle company commander, Jim knows the impact adversity can have on morale and performance. In the ultimate military “classroom”: combat, Jim learned first-hand how leadership behavior either compounds or mitigates that impact.
What to Expect From Jim’s Session
Going well beyond simplistic platitudes and leadership theories, Jim will describe the specific things leaders can do to transform adversity into opportunity, and opportunity into success. As a result of this session, and with the benefit of Jim’s aggressive follow-up process, participants will learn:
How to use setbacks as leadership opportunities for modeling accountability as a compelling alternative to victimhood, and
Six specific steps they can take to consciously create cultures that reinforce & support behavior essential to their department or organization’s success
The good news is, most people want to make a difference; they truly want to succeed and to be parts of winning teams. There are “sleeping heroes” inside every organization. And in his sessions, Jim shows participants the things they can DO as leaders to Unleash the Heroes in Your Midst.