Leadership Insight for People with Technical Backgrounds

Course Summary

This seminar offers technical thinkers practical and immediately applicable leadership insight based on research, case reviews, and credible data.

Event Details

16 hours (two 8-hour sessions, maximum 15 participants per session)
Combination lecture, role playing, case review, videos, article review, and classroom exercises
A PDF participant guide will be provided that should be printed in advance of training
All programs can be adapted to meet the needs of the organization
Available on-site at your organization


Technical thinkers often prefer objectivity and verifiable truth over personal experience. This seminar offers participants practical and immediately applicable leadership insight based on research, case reviews, and credible data. Effective frontline leadership is the key to organizational success. The balancing act required to meet organizational and employee needs requires skill, self-understanding, understanding others, and a vision for the future.

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for all employees trying to navigate the day-to-day challenges of technical leadership (engineering, analytics, computers, etc.).

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn to apply the basic principles of good supervision with enhanced communication skills. This will result in an environment where employees work together more efficiently and more effectively, increasing the company’s productivity and competitiveness.

Course Outline

Leadership insight for people with technical backgrounds is designed to be customized for each organization and for different departments and job functions. Our instructor will work with you to develop a curriculum that meets your specific needs.

Through a group facilitation/workshop format, key topics can include:

  • Conceptual thinking vs. technical thinking
  • Key characteristics of an impactful leader
  • Understanding your individualized leadership behavioral style through the DISC assessment, while utilizing the assessment results to increase leadership effectiveness
  • Communication Skills that are proven to work: active listening, delegation, leading tough conversations, giving and receiving constructive feedback, and delivering messages
  • Employee Development: key theories and principles of employee motivation: recognition through praise, incentives, rewards
  • Conflict Management Skills: learning and practicing five conflict management strategies: avoid, accommodate, compromise, compete, and collaborate
  • Managing Change: analyzing your natural response to change; reasons for resistance to change; becoming an agent of change and supporting others during changes




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