Legitimate Leadership Application Workshops – Implementing the Legitimate Leadership Model

The Legitimate Leadership Application Workshops are a series of half or full day workshops deployed over a period of time on a drip feed basis in an organisation.

Each Module provides a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of the Legitimate Leadership model and provides leaders with the tools and skills they require in terms of their day-to-day leadership practices.

However they don’t address the question most often posed at the end of the initial one or two day workshops, which is: “What do I DO to implement Legitimate Leadership?”

The Legitimate Leadership criteria actually translate into key leadership tasks for those at different points in the leadership hierarchy.

At the First Line Manager level, the primary Legitimate Leadership tasks are those of knowing and demonstrating concern for individual team members, enabling those who contribute directly to the results to do so, establishing standards of excellence and holding subordinates accountable against them.

In addition to the above, Managers of Managers need to revise their time and attention away from producing outcomes to building others’ capacity to achieve outcomes.

They also need to develop the ability to coach the first line managers who report to them, learn how to deal appropriately with exceptions in their areas, and acquire the skills to turn victims into masters.

Over and above the coaching, diagnosing and counselling tasks required by middle managers, Senior Managers need to establish and teach the benevolent intent of the enterprise to everyone within it and inculcate the Legitimate Leadership values. They need to create enabling structures, align everyone in the organisation to a set of measures which gives them feedback on their contribution, and provide a clear line of sight between individual contribution and results. They also need to institute development discussions which both motivate and empower.

The Application Workshops for each level of management are:

First Line Manager Application Workshops

  1. The True Meaning of Care
  2. Spending Time Appropriately
  3. Setting and Enforcing Standards
  4. Watching the Game
  5. Dealing with Timekeeping and Absenteeism
  6. Dealing with Performance Issues
  7. Empowerment
  8. Coaching
  9. Recognising Adequate Performance
  10. Confronting Unacceptable Behaviour/Poor Performance
  11. Initiating Joint Problem-Solving with a Colleague NEW
  12. Raising a Problem with More Senior Management NEW
  13. Matching Leadership Action to Employee Contribution NEW
  14. Courage in the 7 Possibilities of Leadership NEW

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Middle and Senior Manager Application Workshops

  1. Care and the Issue of Time and Attention
  2. Clarifying Contribution
  3. Assessing, Reviewing and Rewarding Contribution
  4. Growth by Handing Over Control
  5. Growth by Reducing Control
  6. Dealing with Victims
  7. Coaching for Excellence in Ability UPDATED
  8. Aligning Leadership Action with Employee Contribution NEW
  9. Dealing with Exceptions/Holding Appropriately Accountable UPDATED
  10. Living the Legitimate Leadership Values NEW

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Advanced Application Workshops

  1. Legitimate Leadership Advanced Introduction
  2. Building Collaborative Relationships
  3. Coaching the “Why” UPDATED
  4. Development Discussions which Motivate and Empower UPDATED
  5. Cultivating Courage in Self at Work
  6. Growing by Growing Others
  7. Dealing with and Leading Change
  8. Designing Enabling Structures
  9. Using the Scoreboard to Enable Contribution
  10. Cultivating Courage in Others at Work

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