A sure foundation for effective leadership.
The 4 Roles establish an essential framework of success for leaders everywhere.
The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. How does this influence the skills needed from a leader? Even in the most turbulent times, there are four roles that are highly predictive of success: Inspire Trust, Create Vision, Execute Strategy, and Coach Potential. Leaders who feel the pressure of achieving results, must consciously lead themselves and their teams in alignment with these roles. This course is designed to communicate the important role leaders play in being someone that others will follow. Not only will you learn to improve as a leader personally, but you will discover how to inspire and develop others.
“Effective people lead their lives and manage their relationships around principles; ineffective people attempt to manage their time around priorities and their tasks around goals. Think effectiveness with people; efficiency with things.”
“You see your competition as a learning source, as friends who can keep you sharp and teach you where your weaknesses are.”
“Trust at the interpersonal level. Trustworthiness is the foundation of trust. Trust is the emotional bank account between two people that enables them to have a win-win performance agreement. If two people trust each other, based on the trustworthiness of each other, they can then enjoy clear communication, empathy, synergy, and productive interdependency. Trust—or the lack of it—is at the root of success or failure in relationships and in the bottom-line results of business, industry, education, and government.”
“I recommend is to do two things daily: 1) gain perspective, and 2) make some decisions and commitments in light of that perspective. People have the capability to transcend themselves, to rise above the moment and see what’s happening and what should be happening. We need to take time to plan and make some decisions in light of this understanding. As Goethe put it, “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Careful planning helps us maintain a sense of perspective, purpose, and ordered priorities.”
“Without understanding the principles of a given task, people become incapacitated when the situation changes and different practices are required to be successful. When training people, we often teach skills and practices, the specific how to of a given task. But when we teach practices without principles, we tend to make people dependent on us or others for further instruction and direction. Principle-centered leaders are men and women of character who work with competence “on farms” with “seed and soil” on the basis of natural principles and build those principles into the center of their lives, into the center of their relationships with others, into the center of their agreements and contracts, into their management processes, and into their mission statements. The challenge is to be a light, not a judge; to be a model, not a critic.”
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Based on the thinking of Stephen R. Covey
There are four roles leaders play that are highly predictive of success. We call them essential, because as leaders consciously lead themselves and their teams in alignment with these roles, they lay the foundation for effective leadership.
The course will develop leaders with the following outcomes:
- Reflect on character and competence—the elements of credibility that will allow you to intentionally build a culture of trust.
- Create a shared vision, strategy, and communicate it so powerfully that others follow leaders on the journey.
- Think big and execute a vision and strategy all the way through to completion with cascading goals.
- Develop the leadership potential in others and improve performance through consistent feedback and coaching.
The following leadership skills are addressed in this course:
- Building Trust
- Team Vision
- Setting Strategy
- Decision Making
- Aligning Systems
- Providing Feedback
- Performance Management
- Empowering Others
Experience the 4 Essential Roles of Leadership™ online course by completing eight learning modules at your own pace. This course will help you master essential skills within FranklinCovey’s unique framework that focuses on developing who a leader is, as well as what a leader does.
FranklinCovey consultants, experts who work with organizations around the world, teach course content.View Instructors
4 Essential Roles Self-Paced Course + Knowledge Certificate
Demonstrates a firm understanding of The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership™, and the importance of engaging others’ full potential as a leader.
- 8 Modules (3-4 Hours Per Week)
- 12 Month Course Access
- Course Assessment and Certificate
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