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Fast Track Your Teams’ Leadership Skills

Quick, simple, and effective tactics to make your IT leaders better at their jobs while driving real business value.

  • Leadership training can be unsuccessful and expensive. More than 14 billion dollars was spent on corporate leadership development in the US in 2013, yet less than 15% of these programs were effective.
  • The longer you wait to improve leadership skills, the longer it will take to improve your managers' reputations with their teams – and improve performance, retention, and engagement.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Get results from your leadership training by holding your teams accountable through team-based development and support.
  • Focus on quick-wins or “low-hanging fruit” to see leadership skill improvements fast, and make teams more effective and engaged today.
  • Apply training immediately and iterate as you go. By doing so, participants are significantly more likely to use techniques and get value from the training.

Impact and Result

Use Info-Tech’s collaborative team-based approach to leadership development. Our proven methodology and process focus on easy-to-implement tactics that will achieve results for your leaders within two months. This blueprint focuses on improving skills in six critical areas:

  1. Leadership brand
  2. Communication
  3. Inspiring staff
  4. Meeting effectiveness
  5. Conflict resolution
  6. Strategic time management


Onsite Workshop: Fast Track Your Teams’ Leadership Skills

Onsite workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.

Module 1: Identify Leadership Skills Opportunities

The Purpose

  • Get your IT leadership team on the same page regarding the importance of development, goals, and metrics, and determine which leadership skills to focus on. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Buy-in for leadership development achieved.
  • Metrics and goals for leadership skill development identified.
  • Self-assessment of participant leadership skills complete. 

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Make the case for leadership development.

  • Leadership Reference Book
1.2

Brainstorm key pain points.

1.3

Prioritize leadership skills which enable the corporate strategy.

1.4

Identify leadership metrics.

1.5

Create a Leadership Vision Statement.

1.6

Complete a self-assessment of leadership skills.

  • Leadership Skills Assessment Tool
1.7

Identify skills to develop.

Module 2: Build Leadership Skills

The Purpose

  • This tailored program will focus on building skills in critical leadership competencies based on participants priorities. 
  • It will follow a structured approach, providing tangible advice to improving in four of the leadership areas. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Introduction of leadership skill and identification of critical pain points and opportunities.
  • Complete a current state assessment on your effectiveness in the specified skill.
  • Tactics for improving skill identified and implemented.
  • Next steps outlined. 

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Identify leadership skill pain points.

  • Leadership Reference Book
2.2

Identify opportunities for improvement.

2.3

Determine tactics for improvement.

2.4

Create a plan for implementing tactics.

Module 3: Communicate Results

The Purpose

  • Leverage the information you learned to identify opportunities for using the tactics you have chosen and  for reviewing your progress.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communication and action plan developed.
  • Identified opportunities for using tactics learned.

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Review lessons learned.

  • Leadership Reference Book
3.2

Determine implementation steps.

3.3

Build and finalize communication presentation.

3.4

Implement tactics.

3.5

Conduct implementation retrospective.

3.6

Review metrics.

  • Metrics Tracking Tool

About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

Quick, simple, and effective tactics to make your IT leaders better at their jobs while driving real business value.

Need Extra Help?
Try Our Guided Implementations

Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 8 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Launch project
  • Call #1 - Introduce leadership skills development.
  • Call #2 - Review kick-off presentation.
  • Call #3 - Launch skill rotation program.

Guided Implementation #2 - Develop leadership skills
  • Call #1 - Introduce project steps and key deliverables.
  • Call #2 - Review current results and assess tactic suitability.
  • Call #3 - Discuss team results.

Guided Implementation #3 - Communicate results
  • Call #1 - Introduce communication process.
  • Call #2 - Discuss results and next steps.

Contributors

  • 22 organizations contributed information to assist with the development of this solution set. Due to the sensitivity of the information, all contributors requested confidentiality.
  • 34 professionals contributed information that assisted with the development of this solution set.
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