You will learn to identify and hone the instincts necessary to differentiate yourself and thrive in a competitive executive labor market environment. This module seeds the development of future leaders by going beyond the traditional curricular offerings to explore personality structure and common challenges that inhibit optimal effectiveness in dense social settings. We will together with you explore and seek to understand the cognitive and emotional processes at the core of the exercise of leadership, and to see and practice the self command, self control and self regulation skills and techniques required to master the organizational dynamics you create.
• Duration: 8H
You will get individualized feedback on your performance during a class-presentation, including body language, tone, eye contact, verbal habits, and overall rapport and connectedness with the audience. You will receive precise, timely, individualized feedback guided by a framework that challenges you to consider the impact that everything you say and do in public has on the effectiveness and efficacy of your communication, and the persuasiveness of your presentation. You will leave the session in possession of a communication compass - a set of structured questions that will help you model and understand your intent and purpose.
• Material: a video of your team presentation • Duration: 1H
Professional feedback situations range from the innocuous and exchange of canned pleasantries to dread-inducing (being on the either side of inadvertently insulting, offending, or alienating the collocutor). These conversations are rarely welcomed, or seen for what they could be: a rare opportunity to offer or receive the very information that can lead to professional and personal growth, a lever that can elevate one to the new level of performance. In this module, you will experience and learn effective practices for structuring the context and content of feedback and practice the emotional, and cognitive inner pre-work required to make giving and receiving feedback truly matter.
• Duration: 2H
This module is a team-based activity, in which you will receive individualized feedback on your interactions with teammates during a real-time group problem-solving session. Our focus will be on what your interactions communicate implicitly about your approach to professional relationships and how your interaction style may affect the joint goals you are attempting to reach. Through detailed analysis of 360° video-recordings of your interactions with teammates, you will receive feedback about your interaction style: what it communicates implicitly about your approach to relationships, how it relates to the interaction styles of others, and how it can influence your relationships and team performance at work. You will leave the session with a framework to help you understand the often invisible complexity involved in team relationships at work, and some tools to help you manage that complexity in order to improve your relationships and team performance at work.
• Duration: 1H
Rotman School of Management,
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3E6