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This course equips participants with the skills and the encouragement to take on the challenge of leadership and succeed. There are some basic skills critical to a leader’s success and this program simplifies the process of understanding and them incorporating these skills into one’s daily habits and management approach.

Why you should Attend

The issues and constraints that face managers, supervisors, and project leaders mandate a focused approach to leadership. The ability to create a high-performance culture, motivate employees to respond to conflicting demands, and to continually strive to “do more with less” can often be a daunting task.

There is no greater challenge than leading others. The failure of most leadership training is that is simply provides a long list of attributes that one must attain to in order to be successful. The ability to create a high-performance culture, motivate people to excel, and impart to them the skills and tools to provide direction is a daunting task. There is, however, a short list of essential techniques that all leaders must master this course addresses the critical interpersonal dynamics that “leaders of other leaders” must embody.

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Apply the short list of high-impact principles of leadership towards mission success
  • Identify personal strengths and areas for improvement in order to maximize the value of your leadership efforts
  • Develop techniques and strategies to impact the quality of your workplace culture
  • Appreciate the value of  leadership principles across sectors
  • Understand the integration of other disciplines such as emotional intelligence, diversity, communications skills and others.

Who Will Benefit

  • Anyone who has a formal or informal leadership role

Speaker Profile

LeRoy Thompson is Managing Director Of Thompson & Associates. He is a Certified Virtual Presenter with expertise in the development and delivery of training programs on more than twenty distinct topics. He has worked with over 150 client organizations and trained over 47,000 participants over the course of his career.

His training programs, work sessions, conference presentations, and keynote speeches all receive rave reviews. He is a dynamic instructor, energetic facilitator, and insightful consultant. His delivery balances his depth of knowledge with an appropriate mix of warmth and humor.

LeRoy's work in the public sector has included training and organizational development projects for the U.S. departments of Education, Environmental Protection, Defense, Interior, Commerce, Treasury, Health And Human Services, Energy, Agriculture, Justice, NASA, the Michigan Department of Community Health, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Ohio Department Of Public Welfare, Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Riverside County (CA), Fairfax County (VA), and Sarasota County (FL). Private sector and not-for-profit organizations include Citigroup, BMW, Gannett, Corning Inc., Motorola, Lockheed Martin, Sallie Mae, Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way of America, and the American Press Institute.

Prior to founding Thompson & Associates, he was an Associate with McKinsey & Company in their Washington, DC office. He has been a Practice Leader with Kepner-Tregoe in the Worldwide Strategy practice as well as a Senior Consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton, specializing in change management projects with Federal agencies.

LeRoy was educated at Harvard University where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language, and a master’s degree in Finance and International Business from Columbia University School of Business. His AMA-By-Satellite television broadcast of “Written Skills for Business Communications” received the ‘Best of Business Television’ Award. His book, “Mastering the Challenges of Change” received a Newberry Book Club award. His article “E Commerce-Changing the Rules of Strategy Implementation” was published by Strategy and Leadership magazine.