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5 Reinforcement Options FlashPoint Recommends for The Leadership Challenge

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FlashPoint-supported reinforcement options for added investment and success

Leadership development has greater impact and results when organizations provide leaders with access to resources after a learning event. To ensure your leadership development program succeeds, make sure to have a strategy for follow-up with your leaders that includes opportunities to practice what they have learned.

The Leadership Challenge® reinforcement can include many options that FlashPoint provides. Although these tips focus on reinforcing The Leadership Challenge®, you can reinforce any type of leadership development program with no-cost, low-cost, and FlashPoint-supported reinforcement.

 

5 Added Investment, FlashPoint-Supported Reinforcement Options

Option one: Group Coaching

Group coaching engagements are often structured with a defined end (usually several months out), with regular meetings between the group and the coach. Coaching can be conducted in person or remote. This type of coaching works best when the group has a shared experience, such as The Leadership Challenge® Workshop.

Why use this resource?

Group coaching provides a natural support system for participants to encourage one another in pursuing development plans, goals, and action items. The shared experience of the workshop enhances camaraderie: group members realize the problems they face are not as unique as they may have previously believed, and they leverage the experience and insights of others to solve problems both during coaching and well beyond.

 

Option two: Individual LPI® Debrief

While interacting with a group is one part of the leadership development experience, it’s also critical that leaders receive personal attention during the program. A trained coach can help the leader debrief his or her LPI® in more detail and help the leader build a development plan that fits well for his or her role and level in the organization.

Why use this resource?

An individual LPI® debrief helps leaders move from intent to action, while also reinforcing what they learned. In this session, a trained coach helps leaders leverage their LPI® reports, connect the 30 behaviors and The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® to the leader’s workplace and leadership challenges, help create a written leadership development plan to enlist the leader’s manager and constituents in their development efforts, and help identify roadblocks–both personal and organizational–that may inhibit forward action.

 

option three: Individual Coaching

LPI® coaching is a confidential and collaborative relationship and learning process. Coaches have specific expertise helping leaders leverage the information in their LPI® report to identify areas for improvement, increase the frequency of targeted behaviors, and remove barriers to peak performance. Between these coaching sessions, leaders will complete challenging and practical exercises directly related to their personal leadership development goals.

Why use this resource?

Individual coaching allows leaders the value of personalized and tailored development. It provides an opportunity to dive deeper into personal issues and challenges and also tends to be better for the execution of ideas and approaches, such as The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, because the participant is more focused and accountable for making progress on his or her own action plan from the workshop.

 

option four: LPI® Reassessment

It is recommended that six to nine months after the initial LPI® 360, participants take the LPI® again and receive a second LPI® report and a comparison report to their first LPI®.

Why use this resource?

It is helpful for leaders to see qualitative data on their improvement. Leaders will be able to see how they’ve progressed across the 30 behaviors and take note of areas that they may still need to focus on.

 

option five: The Challenge Continues® In-Person Workshop

Designed specifically as a six month to one year follow-up, this one-day workshop includes a re-administration of the LPI® and a review of The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. The Challenge Continues® program encourages leaders to remain focused on what they learned during their original exposure to The Five Practices® model, while challenging them to continue implementing their new skills and behaviors over time.

Why use this resource?

The Challenge Continues® is innovative and flexible so that leaders can stay focused on their development plans and on improving capabilities over time. The workshop is designed to move leaders beyond the foundational knowledge they acquired previously and ask them to practice specific skills and behaviors on the job. Additionally, it asks them to move beyond their self-development focus and to identify ways of expanding their use of The Five Practices® to develop their team members and to influence the broader spheres of their teams or departments.

 

If you liked this post, you can read more about reinforcing The Leadership Challenge® with internal resourcesno-cost resources, and FlashPoint-supported options


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Krista Skidmore

Krista Skidmore , Esq., Partner and Cofounder of FlashPoint, is passionate about all things leadership. She leads the FlashPoint consulting team to ensure they deliver results to clients with intelligence and integrity. 

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