Teleseminar: “I Want the Next Level of Leadership to Step Up”

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Intensive Leadership Week – January 19-24, 2014

Unlike other leadership programs, the Bregman Leadership Week takes you deeply into the practices, experiences, and real life application of leadership. You won’t just learn about communication, you’ll do it, in the heat of the moment, when the pressure is on, and your emotions are on fire . . .

Learn more about Leadership Week here.

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The number one complaint I hear from my CEO clients: “I want the next level of leadership in my organization to step up.”

Why is this so hard? It’s not like people don’t know what to do. After all, there are dozens of prestigious Leadership Training programs out there. Not to mention hundreds of books on leadership – many of which are truly terrific.

The Missing Piece

There’s one simple reason that CEOs struggle to get people to step up: Successful leadership is not primarily about what you know – it’s about who you are and how you show up.

When we tell people that we want them to step up, we’re asking them, basically, to show more courage. Because every “leadership behavior” comes down to courage.

Showing empathy takes courage. Exerting influence takes courage. Really focusing on your stated priorities takes courage.

How Do You Teach Courage?

Here’s the problem: CEOs expect it from their leaders but have no idea how to develop it.

Unfortunately, most people who teach leadership don’t know how to develop it either.

Which is why sending high potential leaders on most leadership development programs don’t develop their potential as leaders: those programs increase their knowledge without impacting their behavior.

In other words, even though they know more, they still don’t lead the way CEO’s – or board of directors – expect them to.

What’s the Solution?

Just because traditional leadership training doesn’t work, doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to teach true leadership. I’ve worked with leaders – as a coach and advisor – for two decades. During that time I’ve led hundreds of leadership development offsites and coached thousands of people to develop their leadership muscles.

Honestly? Much of what I’ve done hasn’t worked. But some things have.

I believe I’ve identified the key flaws with traditional leadership programs. And how to fix them.

I’m going to share my ideas in a teleseminar on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 2pm US Eastern Time.

There’s no cost to attend, but you must pre-register using the form below to get the call-in details.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • The three reasons the majority of leadership development doesn’t work
  • The five practical questions great leaders ask themselves on a regular basis
  • The four foundational truths about leadership that must be acknowledged in any successful leadership development program
  • The two methods that teach leadership I’ve seen work.

Full disclosure: I’m running a leadership week in January, 2013, and one of the reasons for this teleseminar is to help people decide if the program is for them. I’ll spend a few minutes at the end of the call describing the program (especially how it solves the problems I’ve identified) and inviting interested participants to contact me for more information and a possible conversation.

But be assured that the teleseminar itself is content-rich, and not a thinly-veiled sales pitch. (I’ve been on those calls, and I don’t like them.)

Intensive Leadership Week – January 19-24, 2014

Unlike other leadership programs, the Bregman Leadership Week takes you deeply into the practices, experiences, and real life application of leadership. You won’t just learn about communication, you’ll do it, in the heat of the moment, when the pressure is on, and your emotions are on fire . . .

Learn more about Leadership Week here.