Leadership for Growth — LfG™
The cornerstone offering of TEAM International® is our Leadership for Growth — LfG™ program, a four-day experience in leadership and personal growth and development, designed for executives in public and private organizations.
Like most of the interventions in the TEAM International repertory, LfG is based on “Assessment for Development“ technology: the use of 360 (multi-rater) feedback surveys to detect the impact we have on our colleagues — above us (superiors), alongside us (peers), and below us in the organizational structure (direct/indirect reports). The second essential component is the deployment of personality instruments to understand the “why” behind that impact: what is there in me — in my styles and behaviors with others — that is causing this impact?
This combination of instruments is surrounded by 4 days of intensive work in understanding and practicing behavioral models that offer new possibilities for participants in dealing with day-to-day problems they face in their executive (and personal) lives. Scenarios include coaching, feedback, and teamwork, and participants get hands-on assistance in applying new techniques for problem-solving in these areas. The majority of these practice sessions are video-recorded so that executives can view themselves in action and receive feedback on their positive — and possibly negative — behavioral patterns.
The most valuable elements in the LfG curriculum are, first, the one-to-one feedback sessions with trained counselors/coaches who meet with them for a private session where their test results are woven together into a patchwork quilt of information about their styles and how their behaviors are perceived by others with whom they inter-relate. According to many participants, this element alone is worth the price of the entire program. Secondly, participants sit with each other in closed feedback sessions where each receives from program peers further information about how they have impacted each other during the program proceedings.
The last day of the LfG is centered around goal-setting and the production of an “Individual Growth Plan”, which is the final “deliverable” of the program. As has been their practice during the previous days, participants work in peer groups to help each other distill and refine their goals, so that all will feel empowered and emboldened to bring their Plans back to their work and home spaces.
LfG™ Day-by-day Schedule
Day Zero — Monday (Introduction)
- Welcome dinner and group dynamics introduction (required)
Day One — Tuesday (Influence)
- The R/R© growth model — Results and Relationships
- Leadership exercise, group interaction
- 360º feedback, Effective Leadership Indicator (personal)
- Personality styles and their impact (individual and group results, with international comparisons)
- 360º feedback, LeaderView360TM (work performance)
Day Two — Wednesday (Impact)
- Coaching model with exercise scenarios, videotaped with small-group review
- Inter-relationship styles and their impact (individual and group results, with international comparisons)
- High-performance teamwork, model and videotaped exercise, with small-group review
Day Three — Thursday (Integration)
- Personal feedback (by professionals from TI staff, 2 hours)
- Structured feedback among peer participants
Day Four — Friday [1/2 day] (Intention and Inspiration)
- Guided feedback session, building of Personal Growth Plan, individual and with group support (3R© Model — Results, Relationships, Responsibilities)
LfG™ Expected Results
At the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand the impact of their behavior on others, and the reasons behind these behaviors, arising out of their own personal styles and preferences
- Identify their strengths, blind-spots, and possible areas of professional and personal growth
- Develop tools for successful interventions with others, in the areas of coaching, feedback and teamwork
- Understand the personal applicability of concepts such as Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence
- Be able to give and receive effective and helpful feedback
- Communicate more effectively and assertively with others
- Demonstrate their ability to establish clear goals and objectives, which are ambitious yet reasonable
- Be able to assist and guide others in effective goal-setting