The Learning Leaders of Today
Learning is about change… and change means learning. Leaders need to take their organisations to new places, with new ways of doing things. Keeping up with the pace of change means grabbing each and every opportunity to keep you and your brain up-to-date.
We’ve tailored our approach and products to provide a modern cost-effective approach to learning without losing any of the interaction and personal touches. ClearWorth offers learning on the go, with real tutors, in real time but from wherever you choose, as part of a fully interactive, supportive and challenging environment. This is the way the market is going: ClearWorth have developed all of our own online learning materials, no more click to yawn, instead rigorous leadership development in a virtual environment, with realtime learning, coaching, updates and feedback all part of the offering.
Charisma comes from the Greek and means a “gift from the gods”. That suggests you can’t learn it, you just have to hope you get the gift. Charm and charming come from a similar place and suggest magical qualities.
Your executive presence includes both what do you and how you do it. This programme is designed to develop these in tandem. There’s nothing magical about presence and it has a more down-to-earth feel about it. At the same time, it needs a conscious effort and practice to determine what kind of presence you want and how to use it.
- Manage the energy and aura you bring to a room, meeting or interaction
- Project confidence and comfort without being overwhelming
- Quickly engage people in conversations and interactions
- Deliver messages that are cleaner, clearer, and more compelling
- 12 Weeks
- 6 Questions
- World class learning
- Intelligent conversations
- Practical tools and techniques
- When and where you want
- Online or face-to-face meetings
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ClearWorth Case Studies
Bespoke10-week online classroom experience and forum spanning 5 leadership modules, followed up with a 3-day face to face workshop. Less cost, same impact.
An action learning programme (ALQ) for senior managers, combining interactive management workshops with ‘virtual’ group research project and individual questions.
Becoming a Leader
“More leaders have been made by accident, circumstance, sheer grit, or will than have been made by all the leadership courses put together.”
― Warren G. Bennis, On Becoming a Leader Revised Edition
One of our central mottos is “The art of leading is the art of learning”. We, therefore, suggest the following as part of our guidelines for effective leadership learning and development –
Ten Things You Can Do to Be a Better Leader
- Understand that your role is to bring about change, to have things be in a new state not to maintain the status quo. The change is your responsibility. You will ultimately measure your success as a leader by the amount of lasting change that you have successfully implemented.
- Define and make public what will exist when your job as a leader is complete. Recognise that this may change but this is what you want to achieve given what you know at the moment. Unless people know what you want to achieve they can’t choose whether or not to follow.
- Remind yourself daily that the only thing that defines a leader is whether or not people choose to follow. Vision, charisma, power all mean nothing unless people have enough confidence in your ability to get to a place they haven’t been before. The moment they stop following you stop leading.
- Write down the answer to the question “Why should they follow you?” This is an important question and deserves time and careful consideration. This is not about your achievements or your prowess – in fact, it’s not even about you it’s why they should be led
- Write down your personal values — the things you stand for — and refine the list to your most important “top five”. These may or may not align with the organisational values but they must be the things that you truly believe in and are willing to fight to uphold.
- Every week, and preferably every day, list what you’ve done. Job 1 is your basic job description. Job 2 is finding a better way of doing Job 1. Your Job 2 list is, in fact, what the organisation is employing you to do as a leader. If your Job 1 dominates you’re not doing the right thing.
- Find a way of recording what you’ve learned that helps you be a better leader. This learning could be a realisation of a way of working that you decide to change or a more formal piece of learning. If you don’t learn and adapt you’ll be out of a job.
- Develop ways of communicating the big picture and progress measures to help people see where they are on the journey towards your desired end result. There will always be some doubts, rumours and miscommunication. The more they hear it directly from you the less likely the message will be lost.
- Make it really clear to people whether or not they have a say or vote in processes and outcomes. Is this a decision you have already made? Do you want information so that you can make a better decision or are you giving them a share in the decision-making role?
- Help your people understand the need for change and encourage them to question and challenge as a way of working out for themselves if they want to be part of it. But do not accept passengers or prisoners. If you can’t change the people — change the people.