NCL offers 2-day skill-building workshops in these competencies:
Effective Leadership – There are differences between being a boss and being a leader. Effective leaders can impact tomorrow’s results through specific habits and characteristics that make successful at leading progress and, when necessary, change. Leadership comes not with a title but with the right mindset. Effective leadership is less about managing current processes and more about empowering the new processes needed to sustain a business organization going forward.
Power of Influence – The use of direct power forces people to execute a task, the use of influence helps them understand why they want to execute that task. Research shows that when leaders exercise influence rather than brute force, employees are more engaged and productive, and contribute to the business priceless intangible value stemming from their personal creativity. Everybody wins.
Emotional Intelligence for Business Leaders and Their Teams – Emotional Intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ or EI, is a strong indicator of the level of success one can attain in life, both in the personal and business realms. IQ measures how smart you are whereas EI determines how effectively you will use these gifts. Benefits of developing emotional intelligence in the workplace include greater sales and productivity, employee retention, great customer satisfaction, and better organizational effectiveness.
Time Overwhelm – Controlling one’s day-to-day work is necessary to unleash the full power of a leader’s creativity and effectiveness. It is possible to develop simple but powerful habits to achieve one’s goals. These are the true and only best practices needed to work in the most efficient and productive way. NCL integrates the Getting Things Done® (also known as GTD®) methodology with other time management insights to deliver a powerful workshop addressing time overwhelm.
Grow Sales – Create a sales strategy for growth. An effective sales strategy is an essential part of building a growing business. Key issues include deciding how best to sell, making sure you have the right resources and managing sales performance. Pillars of your strategic sales plan are the review of your business objectives, you sales methods, and channels, your customer relationships, your sales resources as well as the key drivers and measures of your sales performance.
Strategic Planning – Effective strategic planning articulates where an organization is going, the actions needed to make progress and how it will know if it is successful. It is a disciplined process resulting in key decisions and actions that shape what an organization is, and guides who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Benefits of effective strategic planning are more clear priorities, focused energy and resources, stronger operations, common goals between employees and other stakeholders, better alignment around intended outcomes and results, and adaptability of organization’s direction in response to a changing environment.
Succession Planning – Whether you are a small business, medium firm or a corporation, succession planning is more than simply grooming the next CEO. It’s a methodical approach to continuously developing and recruiting the next generation of leaders at all levels, regions and business functions. Failing to develop the talent pipeline will impede companies’ ability to compete in today’s market. Succession planning is an activity that needs to be driven by the business – it’s not just an HR process.
Board Development – Integrate proven board best practices into your board development plan. Establish a board culture of accountability and partnership with the CEO, make productive use of board members time, ensure the board makeup is diverse and competency-based, develop a recruitment strategy. Great boards govern – they don’t try to run operations.