Chief Executive Skills

Every CEO must master certain mindset and key skills to perform their roles and responsibilities effectively. These skills can be called as the Chief Executive Skills. These skills comprise primarily on four areas of professional excellence: Leadership, Innovation, Communication and Execution.

When a manager or an entrepreneur is empowered with Chief Executive Skills, they become more effective and productive in their respective roles. Their competency level increases and thus they become more confident in leading people and organisations forward.

This is a signature workshop designed to make paradigm shifts in your thinking, beliefs and behaviour. It’s a result driven program that gives clarity on how you can navigate your enterprise in times of change and disruptions. You will be empowered to develop a road map that will serve you in your role as a business leader or entrepreneure.

The learning session is an immersive experience through the sharing of insights, case studies, games, activities, discussions and reflections to facilitate in your personal and professional transformation. The emphasis is on developing personal mastery, inspirational leadership, strategic thinking and agile execution.

The two days workshop will focus on the following learning modules:


Module one: Assessment and Evaluation

Through this process each participant will be able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and map out his or her professional goals, skill gaps and transformational objectives.

A step-by-step process on transformation and career transition will be presented so that each person can design and implement their personal and professional journey from where they are to where they want to be.

  • Overview of leadership theories and different styles of leadership
  • Leadership Assessment Tools
  • Discover challenge areas and other impediments in personal development

Module Two: Leadership

There will be three areas of leadership that will be covered in this module; leading the self, leading the company and leading people.

a) Leading the Self: (Personal Leadership)

Delve into personal leadership and self-mastery. Learn to identify your ‘inner leader and influencer’ by analyzing your personal values, mission statement and purpose. Develop a ‘transformative purpose’ (why) and lead a disciplined life based on your highest values.

This learning process will help you:

  • Self awareness and self management
  • Discover your inner drives, purpose, fears and passion
  • Discover personal values and lead without inner conflicts
  • Learn about principled personal leadership and accountability
  • Thought leadership
  • Goal setting and direction
  • Gain inner confidence and clarity

b) Leading the Business: (Market Leadership)

As a CEO, your job as the captain of the ship is to set the sail and chart the course through the unfamiliar territories. Here you will learn how to develop and communicate a compelling vision that moves people and lead your organization to new heights.

During this session you will learn:

  • The essentials of organizational structure and design
  • How to articulate a business vision and get the collective buy-in from your followers
  • Understanding different forces of change and mega trends affecting your business
  • Learn to identify areas for ‘strategic reinvention’, ‘business transformation’ and ‘organizational change”
  • Understand ‘change areas’ and implement change effectively in your business
  • Strategies of managing change
  • Effective communication for change

c) Influencing People (Inspirational leadership)

As a CEO; your job is to constantly inspire your team to achieve greater things both personally and collectively. Leading with EQ, empathy and better interpersonal effectiveness is also the key here for delivering high output.

During this session you will learn:

  • Manage Vs Lead: Why smart people don’t want to be managed any more
  • Inspirational leadership: The art of influencing people positively
  • Aligning people and building positive organizations
  • Team building through trust
  • People development / Coaching / Mentoring
  • Culture building

Module Three: Innovation

No CEO or business leader can afford to ignore innovation in this ever-changing business landscape. In this module, innovation is pragmatically learned through three of its close tenants: creative thinking (thinking differently), problem solving and applying innovation. The focus is on developing an innovation mindset, learn to solve problems effectively and ultimately innovate and implement innovation successfully.

a) Unlocking Creativity and thinking differently

This is about developing a mindset for innovation to unlock our creative side through different tools and techniques.

You will learn about:

  • How to avoid institutional blindness and status-quo bias
  • How to think like a deviant to master the art of thinking differently
  • Practice different tools of creative thinking
  • How to engage a team to think differently

b) Problem solving

Problem solving is a natural part of life. In any business or industry, the ability of a CEO to solve problems can mean the difference between success and failure. Lacking the ability to solve problems effectively can be a source of anxiety and stress for any individual. Problem solving is not an exact science yet, although there are tools that a person can follow to become a successful problem-solver. Problem solving tools help you conduct a rigorous analysis of the problems you face, by helping you look at them in a structured and methodical way.

You will learn about:

  • Learn to objectively solves challenges personally and collectively
  • Identify real problems from the ‘presenting problem’
  • Learn to analyze problems as opportunities
  • Develop breakthrough thinking
  • Breakthrough innovation
  • Decision making model

c) Applying innovation

Having a great idea alone is not a recipe for success. You must implement ideas in to workable and profitable models. Innovation is winning the market. When great ideas are executed well, they spell great innovation.

The session will help you:

  • To understand the innovation funnel
  • Different types of innovation models you can consider
  • Successful case studies that will inspire you to widen the scope for innovation
  • Identify areas for innovation in your business and work on it
  • Develop an innovation plan from the start to finish

Module Four: Communication

CEOs are great communicators. In the day to day CXO communication space, a CEO will have to deal with three types of communication: Business Communication, Presentation skills and Negotiation

a) Business communication

As a top business executive, a CEO must learn to communicate with clarity and outcome. Business communication with the team includes how a leader manages vision and keeps everyone aligned to achieve results together. Great communication with stakeholders and other partners help the CEO to mobilize resources effectively. And communication with customers keeps the brand distinguishable and profitable.

You will learn:

  • Essential Business Communication skills (verbal, non verbal, written) and etiquettes
  • Using communication to build collaboration within the team
  • Effective inter personal communication

b) Presentation skills

Most often CEOs step into the shoes of a spokesperson to represent their business. As leaders they need to present their idea to people, customers and stake holders. They also need to have a voice to represent their products and services. They also need to sell to an audience from a podium. They persuade countless customers and even turn their critics into fans. Great CEOs possess presentation skills and story telling abilities. But you don’t need to be a great orator to accomplish this feat. During this session, you will not only learn the techniques on how to build better rapport with an audience but also learn persuasive communication skills to present anything to anyone.

Your key takeaways:

  • Learn the presentation secrets of great speakers
  • How to tell effective stories that connect with people
  • How to have an executive presence both online and offline
  • Effective networking skills

c) Negotiation skills

Every thing in life is about negotiation. The world you live in is a giant negotiation table where everyone is interested in guarding their interests and getting the best deal for themselves. So what do you do if your interest clashes with those of others? Will you resort to confrontation or will you negotiate to achieve mutual satisfaction? Negotiation is a master skill that can help you get a YES when there is a NO.

Takeaways:

  • Learn the three stages of negotiation
  • Learn how to stay in control of the situation and handle pressure for positive outcomes
  • How to use BATNA in negotiation
  • Learn to reach agreements that are mutually satisfying.
  • Effective deal making techniques

Module Five: Execution

The CEO is the execution in chief who orchestrates everyone to produce a common outcome together. To be effective at execution a CEO must be effective at three things: Time Management, People Engagement  and Crisis Management.

a) Time Management

Time management is about priority management. It’s about developing utmost focus on the majors and doing it with a sense of ease and urgency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Developing focus
  • Mindfulness
  • Time management tools
  • Work life balance

b) People Engagement 

Engaging people and resources determine the quality of output. Some CEOs possess stronger people skills while others fail at it. But people engagement is a skill that can be learned.

Key Takeaways:

  • Effective delegation techniques
  • Human Resource management (knowing your people beyond their resume)
  • Tools for effective team management
  • Tools to build collaboration among people
  • Implementing OKR in the workplace
  • Setting milestones and metrics of measuring success with people

c) Crisis management

Everything is not likely to go according to the plan A. Plan B is also essential for execution.

When the team hits a stumbling block, they turn to their leader and a leader must be well prepared to handle unpleasant scenarios.

Crisis management means having a plan in place, having identified who will do what, and having practiced the plan for most conceivable events. Many of us think that we are good enough managers that we can handle anything that comes up. We think on our feet all the time and often all called upon to make quick decisions on key issues. Don’t kid yourself. A crisis, by its very nature, can be overwhelming. People who haven’t experienced this sort of thing don’t realize the pressure it creates. Nobody can think clearly during crisis. Therefore smart CEOs prepare their own crisis scenarios based on speculations and prepare themselves with there own Crisis Management Plan.

Takeaways:

  • The art of developing a plan B
  • Create your own Business Contingency Plans to secure your organization from all kinds of crisis.
  • Over 200 scenarios to help you with your own bullet proof business growth plan

Module Six: Trends and Updates

The Way forward: How to build a business vision for the future and charting your course on the journey forward

  • Compelling management ideas, business best practices and business trends
  • Introducing the use of Chief Executive Skills daily journal
  • Goal setting
  • Four weeks follow up plan
  • Concluding insights,
  • Q&A

Who should attend?

  • CXOs and aspiring CXOs, VPs
  • MD, Chairman of SME
  • Business owners, entrepreneurs who want to scale their business
  • Organization builders
  • Executive in leadership positions
  • Managers seeking transition to a C suit

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