An Often Overlooked Ingredient in Great Leadership

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There are a thousand great books out there helping us with perspectives on leadership. A lot of them are worth our time reading. I do believe that knowledge is obviously an important component of setting up newer managers for success or in helping existing managers succeed in creating teams that are hard working, energetic, committed and that win.
I think it is a huge mistake though to think that knowledge is the only ingredient in the “Great Leader” recipe.
I’ve had a growing number of industry managers tell me lately that they are disappointed in the lack of performance from people they hired whose knowledge credits were stacked high and wide. (University degrees, Dale Carnegie, Post Education Certificates etc).
While knowledge is important (I’m not knocking any of the above. they are very valuable), in my experience it isn’t always enough to be a successful leader.
In my experience, the often overlooked ingredient to turn people into Effective Managers & Leaders is a few cups of Courage.
That is where the upcoming 1st Time Manager’s 2 Day Boot Camps in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver set themselves apart.
Over the years, my leadership classes have been filled with great people who come to realize that they know what they need to do about the situations they are in. Knowledge in reality is not the problem.
What they really need is the courage to walk through the fear of addressing issues with people, communicating both up and down the company ladder, risking conflict: All things they’ll need to do to deal with the situations they have.
I understand that. Its a huge issue in today’s workforce and its holding a lot of Canadians back from what life would have for them.
I don’t want fear to ever stop you from achieving your best.
So, on top of laying down 2 days packed with the knowledge you’ll need to be a great leader, motivate teams, manage performance, communicate for clarity, handle change etc…
We’ll also deliberate on the fact that Courage is essential and comes with A.G.E., which is not what it seems. (If it was, my wife tells me I should have more than enough)
Mark these dates on your calendar and register to reserve your spots today! Click on the city most convenient for you to access a fax registration form.
Calgary: September 14-15, Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre
Edmonton: November 3-4, Holiday Inn Express Downtown
Vancouver: November 29-30, Burnaby Hilton
Click here for a more detailed Workshop Info Sheet
Special Offer (for registrations before September 10): Register 2 people and bring a 3rd for free!
If you want a new lease on life and practical tools to launch your success, sign up and we’ll see you in one of those great cities.
Do you have more than 10 employees that you’d like to take this training? I can cost effectively bring this training direct to your organization. Contact me for more info. or (403) 874-1044.
Here’s to your success!

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David Benjatschek is a professional business speaker/trainer, motivating audiences across North America. His 15 year career in Oil & Gas primarily focused on the transportation sector. Also an accredited photographer, David is the driving force behind and the Wowtrucks® Calendar: Canada's Big Rig Calendar.

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