How to Lead and How to Train

Game, set, and match – IF we build the systems that help us to improve. Just like the tennis player in our story, it is up to you to win your games.

The core concepts of the session

🧠 System Thinking

Your daily systems determine who you become. So define them well.

⛹️ Sports Coach or Puppet Player (Perspectives on Leadership)

There are two metaphors that are helpful when we think about leadership. However, it is never one or the other. The mix makes leadership tasty.

💪 Becoming Better

As a leader, you generally have 5 different ways of integrating “becoming better” into your weekly team life:

  1. Be a role model
  2. Manage performance
  3. Make time for learning
  4. Do meetings for improvement
  5. Use the Top Gun approach

🐘 Radical Candor

The next sessions will be focused around performance management in your teams. One of the keys of high-performing teams is to have a productive feedback culture. And Radical Candor is amazing tool to get going with it.

If you have time, have a look at the video by Kim Scott explaining Radical Candor (5 min). She is an expert in it (maybe because she invented it 😊).

Your Moment of Truth

Think back to the rockstar exercise. What were the attributes and behaviors that brought you to becoming a leadership rockstar? Now let's take a step in that direction.

What is the one step you take this month towards becoming the leadership rockstar?

Schedule your Buddy Session

  1. Learn about each other and take notes (you need to present each other in the next training session)
  2. Share how it went to take the first step towards becoming the leadership rockstar you envisioned.

Books on the topic

Do you want more? More details, more examples, more stories? Here are our top recommended reads on the topic of this training session.

Atomic Habits

James Clear

Servant Leadership

Robert K. Greenleaf

Podcasts for this session

We know that books are not for everybody. We rather would like to share our greatest finds from the podcast world on these topics with you:

What Does a C.E.O. Actually Do?

You might not be CEOs yet. But it always helps to understand a CEOs perspective.
To the podcast

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