You've learned that getting things done by other people can be challenging, and management skills won't get the results you want. Vance Packard defined leadership as the art of getting others to want to do something you think should be done, and the most important word is want! Coercion is not leadership. In fact, the way you can recognize a leader is that the person has willing followers.
Also, do you want to be the kind of leader who stands for something positive? A leader who not only has a dream that resonates with others, but a leader who actually cares about followers? If so, you've come to the right place. We call our program Leading with HEART and PURPOSE, because Heart means you care about followers and Purpose means you have a worthwhile destination to which you want to take your team. If all of this describes you well, then we would love to have you be part of our learning community, and we'll do everything we can to make you the best version of you that you can be. Register now. You will be glad you did.
As a professional, you want to learn leadership from someone who has paid their dues, an individual who has years of experience in real-world settings, especially if you are a business leader. You don't want someone who only knows about leadership by reading a book on the subject. All of our instructors fit the bill perfectly!
It has been said that a camel is a horse designed by a committee. It's also possible that it was designed by an individual who knew nothing about transportation. Our curriculum is based on a combined century of experience as business, nonprofit, and civic leadership by both Dr. Letton and Dr. Lewis. Because Dr. Letton is African-American and Dr. Lewis is Caucasian, we also have a keen awareness and address the special issues of black leaders.
We offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities; ranging from conferences, to retreats (U.S. and European sites), podcasts, blogs, and coaching. Not only are our classroom and online training programs exciting and interactive, but we work hard to make you successful because we're only successful if you are! leadership training leadership development