MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership
Leading others to achieve positive results is not easy. Not only must leaders be smart, they must be resilient. They need to be able to view challenges as opportunities. And if they are knocked down they need to find ways to pick up themselves as well as their teams. In short successful leaders have something that distinguishes them from others.
We say they have “moxie” – one part determination, one part smarts, and one part courage!
Leaders need to be opportunistic in the sense of wanting to make positive things happen. Leaders also need to have the disposition to succeed as well as the inner resourcefulness to persevere. We call this the “right stuff to lead,” or X-factors. Leaders know that risk is involved with most ventures so they must be willing to do things differently. They must be innovators. And all good leaders know that they by themselves accomplish very little. They must engage with others in order to achieve sustainable goals for themselves, their teams and their organizations. Moxie is an attribute that successful leaders utilize to make a positive difference in the world in which they live.
In his keynote “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership,” John Baldoni will show how leaders can learn to:
- Mindfulness… Practice it consistently
- Opportunity… Capitalize on it
- X Factor… Put the “Right Stuff of Leadership” to work
- Innovation… Create pathways to success
- Engagement… Achieve intended results with others
Lead with Purpose
When an organization succeeds it is because they know what they do and why they do it. We say they have purpose.
When I speak to executives, I ask them: what would you give to have an entire company full of employees who know what they do, love it and want to keep on doing it. They smile wistfully knowing that such commitment is rare. But in reality it is only rare because companies do not take enough time nurturing such attitudes in the workplace.
It is up to leaders to make certain that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon. Based upon research and interviews with business executives in multiple sectors I have concluded that there are five key people-smart things that businesses must do to succeed in the new future.
In this presentation, John will explore:
- How defined purpose can help your team thrive and achieve
- Ways to make people your first priority
- How to turn good intentions into great results
- How to make employees “comfortable with the uncomfortable” (i.e. ambiguity)
- How make it safe to fail (and prevail)
- How to create your legacy with emerging leaders
Do It Yourself Leadership
Leaders must take action to develop their abilities. can take cation to demonstrates what you need to do develop yourself, improve your ability to lead peers, and what it takes to lead your organization.
This program is a distillation of coaching lessons that I have used in my executive coaching practice and it is designed to help you become a more self-aware, more focused, and more engaged leader.
In “Do It Yourself Leadership,” John Baldoni will show how leaders can learn to lead themselves, their peers and their teams by doing the following:
- Demonstrate their character/Think critically
- Develop the confidence to lead
- Communicate with authority
- Resolve conflicts with compromise
- Deal with adversity
- Instill company-wide purpose
- Recognize achievement
- Coach for success
- Add buzz to their leadership brand
Influencing from the Middle: Leading Your Boss & Your Peers
“Leading up” is the process of leading your organization from the middle. It requires the mindset of a CEO with the authority of a middle manager. Leading up and from the middle requires two things: influence and action. Influence is necessary to open doors so you can be heard. Action is necessary to implement your plan. Those who succeed at leading from the middle are artful and adept managers. They utilize their management skills to establish goals, plan projects, organize people, and execute projects on time and on budget.
"Influencing from the Middle" presents ways that managers can create and leverage their influence to build coalitions in order to effect positive change and achieve organizational goals. Managers who lead up are those who can influence across boundaries because they have the trust and respect of senior leaders and colleagues.
In his presentation, John will teach how to:
- Influence up, down and across the organization
- Lead bosses and peers to achieve greater results
- Build a coalition of peers
- Create the impetus for organizational effectiveness, e.g. making good things happen
- Become an agent of positive change
- Ask the right questions at the right time
- Demonstrate authority, conviction and compassion
- Deliver practical tips for leaders who must communicate, delegate, manage and inspire
Lead with Power Presence
Leaders project power through their presence.
Leadership presence is the outward manifestation of leadership behavior. While leaders project their leadership, followers authorize it with their approval. Leadership presence is “earned authority.” Those two words are important. Earned means you have led by example.
“Lead with Power Presence” demonstrates ways managers can improve their presence strategically and tactically to develop the trust of their people so that they can accomplish their goals and the goals of the organization. This presentation will guide you through the process of discovering, developing, and delivering on your leadership presence.
“Lead with Power Presence” explains what it takes to be a leader – one who can develop the trust of people in order to accomplish individual and organizational goals and results. In this presentation, John will teach how to:
- Project A2 (authenticity/authority) through presence
- Transform good character into positive action
- Explore five aspects of authority
- Leverage power
- Be Decisive
- Assert Leadership
- Instill pride of purpose
- Project hope and optimism
- Coach your boss
Communicate. Engage. Win
Communication is not simply delivering information. It must be delivered in a way that is understandable and then inspires listeners and rallies them to action. In short, the leader must connect with his audience.
The secret to connectedness? Purposeful communications that resonate with:
- Conviction – determine to do what’s right for others
- Authority – ability to make a positive difference
- Confidence – belief in self and commitment to helping others succeed
In his keynote “Communicate. Engage. Win.” John Baldoni will show how leaders can learn to:
- Think Creatively
- Foster Innovation
- Encourage Collaboration
- Project Confidence
- Demonstrate Authority
- Radiate Optimism
- Communicate Common Cause
- Develop an Individual Communications Plan
- Add buzz to your leadership brand