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Leadership Foundations

Give your leaders the skills and confidence they need for success.
Give your organization the leadership it needs to scale and win.

At Leaders for Leaders, we know that you need a winning strategy for leadership development.

The problem is that your leaders are already busy. Taking time out to attend long training sessions that require travel is unrealistic and expensive. This is why we developed the virtual Leadership Foundations program.

It’s fast, focused and is proven to deliver winning results.

Leadership Foundations

MODULE ONE

The Power of Healthy Tension

Tap into the power of "and" thinking to manage complexity and lead sustainable change.

MODULE TWO

High Performance Teams

Learn to overcome unnecessary dysfunction and align your team for success.

MODULE THREE

Relationship Intelligence

By better understanding yourself and others, build confidence, grow in empathy, and navigate conflict more effectively.

MODULE FOUR

Developing a Feedback Culture

Overcome the pitfalls of ineffective communication to experience the power of healthy communication.

MODULE FIVE

The EQ Edge

Understand what Emotional Intelligence is, why it matters, and gain simple strategies that will develop your EQ.

Leadership Foundations

Five 2-hour virtual workshops. Each workshop will be followed by a 45-minute, small-group coaching session.

BONUS – Short, self-directed online courses help to prepare participants before each session.

Click each module below to explore what your team can learn.

By embracing the type of conversations that are often avoided – giving and receiving feedback, dealing with conflict, and managing diverse opinions – you will foster a culture of trust, high-performance and continual improvement.

Developing a feedback culture will help you overcome the challenges of difficult conversations and equip you with the interpersonal tools needed for success.

As leaders, we often treat every challenge as a problem to be solved, with a right or wrong answer. Preserve Stability or Stimulate Change? Manage Cost or Maintain Quality? Centralized Coordination or Decentralized Freedom? Work or Home?

But this “either/or” thinking is a dangerous trap! To be more effective— both at work and at home — we need to realize that many of life’s challenges are tensions to be managed. The Power of Healthy Tension provides a simple framework that allows teams to tap into the power of “both/and” thinking. By doing this, we gain a massive competitive advantage, and move from surviving to thriving.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming one of the most important skills any individual can have. The research is clear; people with high emotional intelligence have higher job satisfaction, are more effective employees, outperform and earn more than their colleagues, and live with higher confidence and happiness.


Understand what emotional intelligence is, learn how to avoid being emotionally hijacked, and gain simple strategies that will develop key areas of EQ including assertiveness, empathy and stress tolerance.

Part 1 - Building Team Trust Focus on Task AND Focus on Relationships

On one hand you know that, “if you want things done right, do it yourself.” On the other hand, you know that, “two heads are better than one.” How can you stay focused on your individual responsibilities, while contributing to a healthy team culture that fosters vulnerability and engagement? Learn ways to bring out the best in everyone by focusing on the work that needs to be done AND developing the relationships required to do that work well.


Part 2 - The High-Performance Paradox
- Have Expectations AND Extend Grace

You know that goals and objectives can increase motivation, focus, and performance. You also know that as a leader it’s your job to see and call out the best in others. At the same time, non-stop, high expectations can lead to resentment, stress and burnout. Beyond that, everyone you work with is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Learn how to be driven towards goals and excellence while having empathy and acceptance with yourself and others.

Part 1 - Outsmarting Change

The reward for leadership success is often more work, and there are more opportunities coming your way than ever before; potential partnerships, new services, growth and expansion. The question is, “how much is too much?” How do you know when the benefits of change and innovation are coming at the expense of your mission? Learn to skillfully pivot and leverage opportunities while holding on to core values and proven practices.


Part 2 - THE FOUNDATIONS OF RESILIENCE - Become Optimistic AND Realistic

You want to make a difference and leave a mark; however, it often feels like you’re fighting an uphill battle against broken systems and impossible demands. Effective people understand what they can and can’t control and focus their energy on things they can actually influence. Learn how to be driven by hope for a better future while accepting the brutal facts of reality to increase resiliency and results.

How It Works

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Start by enrolling a class of up to 16 of your most promising leaders. From here, we will tailor your curriculum and confirm the program delivery dates.

Fully Engage

Leaders for Leaders will a 2-hour virtual learning session each month. One week following each session, Leaders for Leaders will have 45-minute coaching sessions with small groups of 3 to 4 participants.2

Lead With Confidence

Upon program completion participants will have the leadership skills needed for success, and as a member of the program’s alumni, they will also have a community to learn and grow with as the journey continues.

“Our Bangalore office grew from 3 people to 90 in three years, creating huge gaps in leadership. The Leadership Foundations program has been pivotal in how we have been able to build strong young leaders who are capable of leading small to medium sized teams. Leaders for Leaders tailored the modules to ensure the content was consistent with our overall corporate culture, and to overcome cultural differences between North America and India.

Their on-going support made it easy for our emerging Leaders to grow in their confidence and constantly refine their skills. This has made a huge difference to our company and now we are in the process of identifying the next bunch of potential leaders to go through the program.”
murali balasubramanyam
Murali Balasubramanyam
Vice President - Sterling-Hoffman

Why It Works

Tailored
for You

Because we come to you and work with only your leaders, we speak your organization’s language and deal with your unique challenges. This way participants don’t waste their time in a one-size-fits-none program.

Wrap-Around
Support

We understand that your leaders can’t wait until the next program when they need real-time help. Our faculty support provides them with what they need, when they need it.

Practical and
Actionable

Real-world and organizationally relevant examples make sense of the concepts, and a personal action plan ensures new skills get immediately applied to the work world.

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Program Information

LOCATION — All sessions take place virtually on our Zoom platform.

TIMING — Large group sessions and coaching are set up between faculty and participants at a convenient time for you.

Equipping and empowering new managers and supervisors shouldn’t be the bottleneck to growing your company!

Stop carrying the overwhelming weight of leadership development on your shoulders and start enjoying the confidence and peace of mind that comes from knowing your organization will have the leaders it needs to scale and win.

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