This is the first mind-bending day of the Transformational Leadership Program – in short, you’ll shake up your ideas about leading and put them back together in a way that cements a foundation for becoming a transformational leader.
Day 2: Inspiring Accountability
This is accountability as you’ve never experienced it before.“Difficult conversations” have long been the bane of leaders, but in this day crammed with learning experiences, Andrew will help you prepare for, embrace and come to love them.
Day 3: Lighting the
In this power packed day, you’ll develop a framework to create a team environment that will deliver outstanding results while you become known as a leader of choice. A team only performs as well as its members feel. Andrew will take you on a journey into the head and heart of team leadership, giving you core ideas to establish a team environment that values its member and breeds a winning culture.
Become a Dynamic and Inspirational Leader
If you want to be a great leader, then generating your own motivation, understanding what drives others and behaving in a way that fosters elite performance are no longer options – they are prerequisites.
As the complexity of work (and life for that matter) increases to the point of being a little overwhelming, there’s a huge opportunity for those who know how to engage, create relevance and inspire people with their words and behaviour.
The core of all great leadership is a way of ‘being’ that, once discovered, must be practiced and then instilled in others. That way of ‘being’ sustains a perspective, attitude and ability to relate that are the foundations of success as a leader.
Put simply, you must ‘be’ and before you ‘do’, every time.
To get to the place of ‘being’ that inspires your actions and people around you (just through your presence), you will need to challenge your thinking , learn to act instead of reacting, and balance your head with a deeper understanding. Those who do become talent magnets with the Midas touch, building engaged, high performing teams of fulfilled and loyal employees. Those who don’t consign themselves to a role of chief motivator or agitator, achieve average results at a significant personal cost, and face an endless barrage of unengaged staff looking for an easier way to make more money. In the end, it’s a simple choice.
This program is not for:
Puffs of wind
Anyone hellbent on getting ahead, whatever the cost.
This program is perfect for:
Busy leaders (who know there must be an easier way to do things)
Anyone who wants to develop a team that delivers elite performance.
If you think this is you, then come and join us in the Transformational Leadership Program – it will change how you look at leading forever.
During the 3 day Transformational Leaders Program you will:
Learn life changing principles to apply to your internal and external worlds.
Develop a greater understanding of yourself.
Discover and claim your identity as a leader.
Understand how to make accountability easy.
Build your own framework that engages, inspires and motivates your team
And that’s just the beginning.
Explained and developed using the latest research in areas such as neuroscience, neuro-leadership, psychophysiology, neurocardiology, and quantum physics, the Transformational Leadership Program will give you experiences and ideas that will change the way you do leadership (and life) forever.
Join me for 3 days of discovering how great a leader you can be.
To your success!
Module 1 – Leadership Essentials
This is the first mind-bending day of the Transformational Leadership Program – in short, you’ll shake up your ideas about leading and put them back together in a way that cements a foundation for becoming a transformational leader. One person at the end of this day said “Now it all makes sense – I understand what’s going on behind the scenes and have a better perspective. I know I can be a much better leader and how to do it. Andrew is so inspiring.”
What you will get out of Module 1:
You will adopt the mindset and beliefs that will forever change the way you lead and perceive others. You’ll understand the central role leadership plays in productivity and profitability. Discover the key questions that every worker is asking in deciding whether to make an effort on your behalf.
You will discover your power to define the daily challenges you and your team experience. You will experience the unreliability of your senses and the importance of your perspective when it comes to determining what is possible.
You will experience the impact of “being” on your performance as a leader – the key to fulfilling your potential, no matter what role or industry you’re in. You will learn how to use your bodymind to accentuate your leadership affect at a conscious and unconscious level.
You will understand the corrosive effects of stress and learn how to stop the stress response, improving your IQ and judgement in the process. You’ll discover the subtle early warning signs that tell you when you’re no longer leading but are reacting and eroding trust.
Your language is the window to your way of being, and you’ll discover how your language impacts others and what it says about who you are and where you work. You’ll master simple rules to ensure what you say encourages performance rather than accentuating survival.
You will uncover what unconsciously motivates you and develop strategies to ensure you get what you need to experience fulfillment and peak performance as a leader. Discovering your unconscious values will reveal to you why it is you do what you do. It takes you a step closer to mastery.
Dig into what you think about your own ability to lead and find what is holding you back from being better. Uncover what you need and then begin to find you had it all the time.
You will begin to articulate your unique contribution – a process that brings together heart, mind and spirit to provide an authentic and unique leadership path from which you can be of the greatest service to yourself, your community and the world at large.
Who should attend?
This day is perfect for anyone who aspires to be or is currently a leader of people, wants to get better, and wants to become known as a leader of choice.
Module 2: Inspiring Accountability
This is accountability as you’ve never experienced it before. For a long time the bane of leaders, in this packed day of learning experiences Andrew will help you prepare for, embrace and come to love those dreaded “difficult conversations”. Following this day you will have the tools to ensure accountability becomes one of the things you are known and loved for.
Through this day you will come to regard accountability and difficult conversations as the most powerful weapons in your trust and relationship building artillery.
What you will get:
You’ll discover the indirect impact of accountability on morale and performance.
You’ll learn to navigate the stormy waters of accountability by understanding and avoiding the ‘threat response.’ Understand what style of accountability will most improve your relationships and team performance.
An essential component of accountability is autonomy. You’ll develop your own strategies to provide autonomy in even the most rigid situations.
You’ll discover the importance of your intention in determining your actions and the consequent success or failure of your accountability initiatives.
You’ll establish a perspective and approach to accountability that will build your reputation and team performance.
You’ll practice giving feedback, experience the good and the bad, and employ simple techniques to overcome defensiveness and the SARAH response.
While practicing accountability is important, it assumes you are holding people to account for the right things. Discover the essential core elements of a high performance environment and develop your own list of essentials for your accountability framework.
The practice of “Do as I say, not as I do” is well past its use by date. You’ll examine the behaviours you are modelling, assess your impact on those around and come up with a strategy to improve your performance.
You’ll practice difficult conversations, learning how to prepare mentally and emotionally. You’ll challenge your thinking around difficult conversations and learn to embrace them as opportunities for all involved. You’ll practice consciously creating rapport and utilise language that enhances communication.
You’ll learn a technique to release all anxiety around difficult conversations and begin to craft the outcome you want.
What you won’t get:
A long list of systems, checklists and processes to use to further damage morale
Scripts, conversation starters or phrases that reek of inauthenticity and yell “I don’t really care”
Tools to bang anyone over the head with. As Dwight Eisenhower said, “That’s not leadership – that’s assault”.
Who should attend?
This day is essential for anyone who wants to be an effective leader and get the best out of the people around them. If you dislike the hard conversations or have a burning need to win them, then this is the course for you.
Module 3: Lighting the Team Fire
In this power packed day, you’ll develop a framework to create a team environment that will deliver outstanding results while you become known as a leader of choice. As businesses rise and fall according to the enthusiasm and innovation of their people, never before has it been so important to understand how to create a self sustaining environment that makes it easy for individuals to give their best. There is a huge opportunity for leaders who understand how to bring people together, helping them find meaning and motivation, individually and as a group.
Andrew will take you on a journey into the head and heart aspects of team leadership, giving you simple ideas and processes to establish a team environment that values its member and breeds a winning culture. A teams only performs as well as its members feel. Your job is to care, make it easy for the team to win and listen with your head and your heart.
What you’ll learn:
You will discover the key attributes of high performance teams and practice the strategies to create your own.
One of the key questions everyone employee asked is “How well do I know my boss?” You’ll craft a leadership story that sums up what you stand for. You’ll make it easy for talented employees to find you and decide to volunteer their best efforts to your team.
You will learn how to create central ‘meanings’ for your team and its members that are unconsciously motivating and make it easy for individuals to challenge themselves and strive for excellence. Understand why ‘Why’ matters so much.
Open communication is the secret ingredient of all highly effective teams and you’ll discover what is at the core and purpose of all effective team communication. You’ll experience and practice key attributes of effective communication, including listening and asking simple coaching questions.
You will learn how to create and maintain a team ethos that allows your team to thrive. You’ll develop your own list of what’s required to capture the enthusiasm and imagination of your team.
Teams need to understand why they matter, where they’re going and whether they’re winning or not. You will discover the easy way to get your team heading in the right direction, focussed on what matters and getting the maximum value from their efforts.
You will learn how to get the best out of each team member by tapping into the 3 most powerful unconscious triggers for motivation: purpose, mastery and autonomy. Learn how to motivate individuals by giving them what they really want in a way that ensures the success of you and your team.
All high performance teams relish accountability when it helps them win. You will discover a team driven process that builds team accountability without personal confrontation.
Who should attend?
This day rounds out the Transformational Leadership Program, bringing together the ways of being and communicating covered in Modules 1 & 2 in the team context. By defining the identity of a team and helping its member find their place in it, a leader can create a sustainable high performance environment driven by self motivated team members. If you want to create that type of team environment, you’ll get a lot out of this day.
Dates: 5 April 2013 – Module 1: Leadership Essentials
3 May 2013 – Module 2: Inspiring Accountability
24 May 2013 – Module 3: Lighting the Team Fire
Cost*: $650 for each module or $1950 for the full 3 day program (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Earlybird Special: Book in for the full 3 day program by 15 March 2013 and pay only $550 per module. You’ll get 3 life changing days for only $1650!
“Training with Andrew is a rewarding, motivating and exhilarating experience.”
Hunter Irrigation & Water Solutions
“Andrew’s message, passion, motivation and inspiration…have been nothing short of priceless.”
“Work is now flying in the door. I am back on my creative edge, tackling new skills and persuing new connections with a new level of enthusiasm.”
“Since attending your leadership course 6 months ago…our team performance has gone ahead in leaps and bounds. We’ve developed a winning culture in a high pressure environment, and staff who have been around for years are telling us things have never been better!”
Rudi and Rach,
“Andrew possesses the knowledge, insight and personable nature to assist anyone wanting to achieve improvement in their business or career.”
“I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this course and I recommend it to everyone. It has only been weeks since I did this course and the impact it has had on me is life changing, I have never been so happy with my relationship, health & fitness, and career.”
“I really feel positive today, I feel the session with Andrew has helped me get things back into perspective. It feels like I had a tonic!”
APS Case Management
“I think any time spent with Andrew Hughes is valuable based on his incredible ability to inspire you to greatness. I have done a few sessions with Andrew now and always come away with renewed enthusiasm to improve not only on my work skills, but my life skills.”
“It was a combination of your professionalism, the experience you brought from your own experience as a senior leader … and importantly the fun and engagement you achieved from all participants, that absolutely made the Program such a success.”
Tina Swain, Canberra
“I now feel like I can manage my staff (and myself) in a way that enhances their workplace experience beyond merely meeting their budgets and performance plan measures. If it had not been for Andrew’s session, it may have taken me many years and many less-than-ideal supervisory experiences to grasp this – and perhaps I never would have.”
Senior Executive Lawyer, AGS
“You are a wonderful and passionate presenter and I marvel at your ability to express yourself. I thoroughly enjoyed your course and I would highly recommend your motivational ability. Thank you for a very interesting three days.”
“Andrew’s presentation was really motivating, challenging and different. If we as lawyers applied only some of his ideas and attitudes in our professional lives we’d be happier in our work, and given the psychological risks within our profession, that is worth striving for.”
Dr Colin James,
Newcastle Law Society
“Andrew has challenged me to think outside the square and to focus on developing the leader in me who will greatly impact this world. I look forward to applying the key aspects of Andrew’s session to my AIESEC life and beyond.”
“Andrew offers a very rare mix of innovation, research, intelligence, rigour, creativity, warmth and interpersonal skill…I recommend Andrew as a truly creative thinker who draws of a great depth of experience at the senior executive level to impart a rich learning experience.”
“Andrew is one of those rare people who is willing to help others by giving of himself. Andrew changed my life – literally- with his words of encouragement and motivation, which he backed up with real and tangible action…”
“Andrew ‘wowed’ Maitland Business Chamber members. Andrew’s presentation skills and presentation content kept the attendees engaged throughout…”
Maitland Business Chamber
“Andrew was a very energetic and inspiring speaker. He had an entire group of business leaders, often distracted by the stress of management, on their feet physically throwing away their anxiety. His ability to change the attitude of a room in just half an hour is both motivational and astounding. I personally left feeling at ease with issues that had previously been causing me stress. I look forward to hearing Andrew speak again.”
Mayor of Maitland
“Andrew is a high energy, intelligent and able operator who impresses with his industry knowledge and zeal. Those who work with Andrew will be impressed by his sense of urgency, communication skills and charisma.”
Senior Specialist, ASIC
“Andrew is the real deal, I highly recommend him to anyone who is serious about creating the life they deserve.”
“Andrew Hughes is such an enthusiastic achiever for himself and his clients. He is focused on helping people to achieve the best they can and he directs his energy toward that. He is a joy to work with.
Owner, Tonic Coaching
“Whatever you wish to change in your life, Andrew Hughes is your man. He is a dynamic force for change in anyone’s life. If there is anything, anything at all that you need to let go, move towards or just be a more authentic, he is the one you need to get you exactly where you want to be.”
“He was so motivated and really made you think about the way you go about things. It was a different perspective and he also got the whole room into the session.”