People ask us questions about our Remarkable Leadership Learning System, and so I thought I would address some of them all at once, in this post. In the future, I may address others, but this post is meant to answer the most common questions we receive.
The biggest question we get is . . .
How is The Remarkable Leadership Learning System different from other leadership development tools on the market?
I built the Remarkable Leadership Learning System as a leadership development program based on:
• The busy lives of leaders today
• The realities of how we learn and integrate anything into our lives
• With a scalable set of options for leaders to get exactly what they need.
I know how busy leaders are today – I work with them every day (and I am one too!). I see their schedules, talk with them about their priorities. Leaders are busy AND they want to be better leaders – they just can’t see how to get away for a 1-5 day workshop and return to even more to do, including the fires that may have ignited while they were gone. The Remarkable Leadership Learning System is designed to help people learn in small skill chunks, with plenty of ideas for immediate application. That is why we focus on one skill at a time, one month at a time.
How Learning is Applied
There are a couple of fundamentals of learning that are misapplied or overlooked by much training. It isn’t even anyone’s fault, it is a structural problem. Too often, we think learning means taking a training workshop. But in those events we can’t really learn and apply effectively. In order to apply and really learn skills we must practice them in real life, over the course of time. The short answer is that training is an event, but learning is a process. The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, at all levels, is designed as a process and in consistently providing members the ways and means of application.
Pick Your Option
Depending on a leader’s situation, they may have different needs. We’ve created a flexible system, so that any individual leader can get from the system what they need. Whether at the basic Bronze membership, all the way up the coaching options of Platinum and Titanium – any leader, regardless of needs or experience, can get the guidance, help and support they need.
Question 2: How can we assess the progress of leaders in this learning system?
This question often asked from an organizational leadership perspective. It is a great question for any leadership development program, not just this one. Part of the answer lies in engaging leaders and helping them see the value so they are motivated to take the actions necessary to learn successfully. Specifically in our system, if you put a group or cohort of people into the program, we can work with you on accountability approaches, including customizing the group coaxing calls to be specific and tailored to your organization.
In short, whether in this or any other leadership development training, expectations, accountability and a clear vision on the part of the participants are big keys to assessing – and achieving success.
Question 3 – What are the skills – how do you pick the skills?
Our process is designed as One Skill at a Time, One Month at a Time. The calendar year is laid out based on 12 competencies from my book Remarkable Leadership. (the book has 13 competencies – one of which is Remarkable Leaders are Continual Learners – which is what the entire learning system is designed to support) Here are the other 12 competencies of Remarkable Leaders, and the month’s we focus on each:
January – Champions change
February – Communicates powerfully
March – Develops others
April – Builds relationships
May – Focuses on customers
June – Influences with impact
July – Thinks innovatively
August – Values collaboration and teamwork
September – Solves problems and makes decisions
October – Takes responsibility and accountability
November – Manages projects and processes successfully
December – Sets goals and supports goal setting
Then each year, we select skills inside of these larger competencies to focus on for each individual month.
Question 4 – How interactive can it really be when it isn’t face-to-face?Each month’s content teleseminar with me is live and offers every member the chance to ask questions from their phone or through our web simulcast capacity. When questions get asked that I don’t have time to answer, I answer those in followup emails or blog posts. At the Silver level and above, members can interact with my monthly guests as well – most of whom are well known experts and authors in their areas of expertise. And in the monthly group coaching call you can get in-depth help with your challenges – and in sharing your successes. In our Platinum and Titanium levels, member have their own coach for the ultimate in interaction and personal attention.
If you had these questions, I hope this post answers them!
If you have other questions about The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, you can call Barb at 317-387-1424 x4.