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Personal Leadership

Leaders are not born, they're made. The qualities that define a good leader such as vision, focus, motivation, curiosity, discipline, positive attitude, perserverance, analytical thinking, excellent communication skills, and so forth are most definitely developed and not inherited. These skills can be developed to a high level of effectiveness or left to wilt, unrecognized as well as untapped.

How you develop these skills and channel them into a specific direction will determine your future. You also have the responsibitily to develop
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your potential, and it's up to you to realize your full potential. You can't ask anyone else to do it for you, and you can't blame anyone else for holding you back. The quality of your leadership not only determines your future, it helps determine the future of your family, your organization, your community, and potentially the world.

This development process provides you with proven methodology to identify your purpose in life and to pursue it.

The components employed to help the individual accomplish the desired results include:

  • Written materials that ensure that everyone has the opportunity to start out with the same level of knowledge.
  • Audio materials that are effective to help the subject matter become "internalized" through reinforcement and spaced repetition.
  • A Workbook that both challenges and helps distill thought processes.
  • A high degree of interaction among participants, in order to develop both consensus and commitment.
  • A facilitator who will act as an "equal opportunity harasser" in order to maximize the beneficial outcome of the implementation.

Personal Leadership Content Overview


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You Possess the Ability to Lead

  • Leaders: Born or Made?
  • Leadership and You
  • Leadership Comes from Within
  • Strengthen Your Strengths
  • Enjoy the Journey

Preparation for Leadership

  • Success Comes from Within
  • The Secret of Success and Happiness
  • Authority and Power
  • Directing Change
  • Assessing Your Strengths
  • An Additional Assessment
  • The Choice is Yours

A Product of the Past

  • Behavior and Conditioning
  • Influence from Family
  • Positive Conditioning
  • Social Acceptance
  • The Fear of Mistakes
  • The Value of Mistakes

Understanding and Affirming Your "Self"

  • The Importance of Understanding You
  • Your Three "Selfs"
  • Your Three "Selfs" in the Workplace
  • Focusing on the Positive
  • Affirming Your "Self"
  • The Ladder of Success

Goal Setting for Success

  • Do You Know Where You're Going?
  • The Goal-Setting Process
  • The Six Components of the Goal Setting Process
  • Four Types of Goals
  • Key Criteria for Effective Goal Setting
  • Effective Use of a Goal Planning Sheet
  • Obstacles to Your Success
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Taking Action
  • The Importance of Goals

Building Success Attitudes and Habits

  • Developing Habits
  • Attitudes
  • Building Positive Habits for Positive Results
  • Overcoming Obstacles to Change

Turning Solutions into Actions

  • The Importance of Action Steps
  • Procrastination
  • Managing Worry
  • Managing Frustration
  • Courage

Managing Your Time

  • Concept of Time Management
  • Common Enemies of Time
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Don't Make Excuses
  • Don't Wallow in Regrets
  • Designing a Time Program that Works
  • Planning with a Purpose
  • Making the Most of Your Time
  • Delegation and Management

Communication and Human Relations

  • The Potential for Miscommunication
  • Successfully Communicating Ideas
  • The Emotional Content of Communication
  • Principles of Successful Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Building Relationships Through Communication

Motivation

  • Leadership Through Motivation
  • Emotion and Logic
  • Human Needs
  • Methods of Motivation
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis

Decision Making and Problem Solving

  • Decisions, Habits, and Attitudes
  • Making Quality Decisions
  • The Elements of the Decision Making Process
  • A Final Word

Continuing Your Leadership Growth

  • Today's Challenge
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Maintaining the Habit of Goal Setting and Achieving
  • Commitment to Growth
  • Be an Individual
  • There is No Age Limit!
  • You've Only Just Begun!


Leadership Action Plan


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Introduction to Personal Achievement

  • The Nature of Goal Setting
  • Your Action Plan - An Overview
  • Guideline for Initial Goal Setting

Dream Inventory

  • Introduction to Dream Inventory
  • Dream Inventory
  • Checkpoint

Self-Evaluation

  • The Total Person
  • Life Wheel

Mental Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Social Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Physical Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Financial/Career Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Family Life Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Ethics and Beliefs Development

  • Self-Evaluation Questionaire
  • Past Achievements/Mental Strengths
  • "Where I Stand Now" Narrative
  • Goal Categories

Setting Goals and Establishing Priorities

  • Introduction
  • Mental Development
  • Social Development
  • Physical Development
  • Financial/Career Development
  • Family Life Development
  • Ethics and Belief Development
  • Checkpoint

Goal Planning Sheets

  • Instructions
  • An Example
  • Goal Planning Sheets
  • Final Checkpoint

Organizational Goals Program

  • Overall Organizational Goals
  • Departmental/Divisional Team Goals
  • Position Descriptions
    • Instructions
    • Worksheet

Productivity

  • Definition of Productivity
  • Evaluation Questionaire - Productivity
  • Goal Categories - Productivity
  • Setting Goals and Establishing Priorities - Productivity
  • Setting and Planning Goals - Productivity

Time Management

  • Time Analysis Instructions
  • Time Evaluation Matrix
  • Time Summary Form
  • Evaluation Questionaire - Time Management
  • Goal Categories - Time Management
  • Setting Goals and Establishing Priorities - Time Management
  • Setting and Planning Goals - Time Management

Goals Summary

  • Instructions
  • Goals Summary Sheets

Goals Accomplished

  • Instructions
  • Goals Accomplished Summary Sheets


Information on Executive & Individual Coaching and Assessment Services

As a direct result of a client request back in 1987, we began working with individuals on a one-to-one basis. Coaching is a direct, highly interactive way for individuals at all levels to take advantage of assistance in developing their own abilities to their fullest potential. It puts action behind the belief that people are the most valuable asset of a business.

After many years of searching, we have found three assessments that are congruent with our people development processes. We were looking for something that without question was quantifiable, valid, reproducible, and objective. They are state-of-the-art versions of the Attribute Index, DISC Index and Values Index.

Paradigm Associates offers the combination of personal assessments along with individual coaching. This can help any individual identify and play to their strengths, identify what land-mines they should avoid, and achieve personal and organizational goals more often.