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Training for Pragmatic Leadership

COMMON CHALLENGES

In every workplace and organization there are some challenges leaders and managers face that are universal. Things like political infighting, implementation problems, inertia and disengagement can cause untold damage.
At BLG, we focus on four main learnable skills that you can use to overcome almost any challenge:
Political Competence, Managerial Competence, Employee Engagement and Employee Enhancement.

Each skill can be enhanced by using the BLG method which you can learn through a combination of our courses and certificate programs.

Political Competence

If leaders in your organization face similar challenges pertaining to Political Competence, the following courses are perfect for you:

THE CHALLENGE:

“I know this is a good idea. I know it can work. How do I get other people to see that? Who do I talk to and, what about Martha in budgeting—will she ever get behind me on this? How can I rally the troops and make this idea a reality?”

THE BLG SOLUTION:

The BLG training will provide the skills of Political Competence to meet this challenge. Political Competence is the ability to mobilize others around vision, strategy and execution. Politically competent leaders have the skills to network, influence, and negotiate to advance essential agendas.
  • Understanding what you can and cannot control
  • Knowing WHEN to take action
  • Determining whom you need on your side to push your agenda forward
  • Identifying likely allies and resistors
  • Building Coalitions
  • Anticipating points of resistance
  • Employing the micro-skills of negotiation

Managerial Competence

THE CHALLENGE:

“Now that the ball is rolling, how do I keep things moving? I’ve seen too many projects fail to reach their potential, or worse, completely flop after an enthusiastic start. How do I keep my team motivated to make sure this thing crosses the finish line?”

THE BLG SOLUTION:

The BLG training will provide the skills of Managerial Competence to meet this challenge. Managerial Competence is the ability to sustain momentum and achieve results. Managerially competent leaders know when to be directive and when to be facilitative. They know how to evaluate performance, anticipate obstacles, and maintain group culture to ensure execution.
  • Implementing ideas and sustaining action
  • Managing momentum
  • Anticipating dilemmas, and uncertainties
  • Making adjustments without overreacting
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Giving Feedback

Employee Engagement

THE CHALLENGE:

“Sometimes I feel that some of my people aren’t completely committed. Take Jim. He’s competent, but only seems to do the bare minimum to get by. He never goes beyond doing what is directly asked of him. He just doesn’t seem excited about his job. What can I do to motivate him? How can I get him more committed to the work and give him a sense of ownership over the projects he works on?”

THE BLG SOLUTION:

The BLG training will provide the skills of Employee Engagement to meet this challenge. Engagement is the ability to be connected to what you are doing, the people around you, your mission and your work. For your employees to be engaged, they need to know you are engaging them. They need to know that they count and have impact. Engaging Leaders promote employees that are self- reflective and self-evaluative, are innovative, persistent and committed to their projects and job.
  • Providing your employees with recognition, respect and integrity
  • Dialoguing and partnering effectively with your employees
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Assisting in building proactive capacities

Employee Enhancement

THE CHALLENGE:

“I know my team is filled with capable people. I know they are capable of succeeding, but I don’t want to have to carry them every step of the way to get there. I want them to use as much of their own ability as possible. How can I help them meet their potential? How can I help them overcome their blocks to reach those goals?”

THE BLG SOLUTION:

The BLG training will provide the skills of Employee Enhancement to meet this challenge. Using the Employee Enhancement skills, you will be able to help your employees define where they want to go, what stands in there way and how to achieve their goals. Employee Enhancement skills are crucial in making sure that in the future, your employees will have the ability to recognize these concepts and perform well on their own.
  • Setting goals
  • Dialoguing and partnering effectively with your employees
  • Asking the right questions
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Expanding the capacities of your employees