Authentic leadership builds on your strengths and enables you to lead in a natural way that reflects your personality. We often look outside for leadership inspiration, but it's also important to consider our core values and what we find important.
Why This Leadership Workshop?
By the end of this leadership development program, you will understand on a deep and personal level the skills needed to successfully lead in today's continually evolving workplace. Specifically, you will know:
This Oregon Leadership Training Series is comprised of three individual stand-alone courses that will help you look inward as you develop effective techniques to lead with authenticity. Each course focuses on an essential element of leadership:
Here's your Leadership Training instructor Dean Newlund on the Ted Talk stage discussing why business needs intuition.
Here's how Dean describes what it means to be an authentic leader:
"We don't want just somebody who's a great tactician, who can read a spreadsheet, who knows how to do an employee review, who understands the strategic plan or what a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis is. Those things are important, but we don't need just that. We also need a person who's authentic." "
And so, what does it mean to be authentic? It means that you are being yourself. You are vulnerable, you are able to learn, you are able to share your personal life to other people, you speak from your heart. I think that authentic leaders have a clear brand, a clear message, a clear goal, a clear purpose in life."
Dean Newlund is CEO of Mission Facilitators International, a 26-year-old boutique team-based development firm with offices in Phoenix and Bend. Dean has coached and trained thousands of business leaders and educators on the skill of coaching, both in the U.S. and in 19 countries. His clients range from small startups to large organizations.
Dean has also written columns and white papers ("What Is Authentic Leadership") and spoken at conferences on the topic of coaching and its impact on leadership and business results. He has a TEDX talk called "Why Business Needs Intuition" and a podcast called "The Business of Intuition."