Leadership in business - PDB1011

Leadership in business

Professional development tailored program

Recommendations for the practice of leadership have changed significantly over the past decade, calling for an end to the “great (wo)man theory”. No longer do followers expect the leader to waltz in, provide concrete answers and save the day.

Today, leaders must balance performance management  with difficult decisions around organisational renewal in environments of complexity, uncertainty and change. Leaders at every level must create meaning and purpose around “who we are”, a collective vision of "where we are going".

In addition, they need to institute practices, systems and structures to harness the energy and talents of their people for "how to get there".

At a glance

Throughout the year

On-site at your organisation

Monash Business School can deliver tailored or customised workshops focusing on:

Leading from within

Exploring the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in leadership

  • Understanding the impact of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours on others
  • Identifying and playing to your strengths
  • Creating your leadership agenda and  leadership value proposition

Leadership impact and influence

  • Driving connection and performance with empathy
  • Building resilience, mindfulness and emotional self-control
  • Developing personal presence
  • Connecting and engaging through empowering others
  • Delivering performance-based feedback
  • Succeeding in difficult conversations

Adaptive leadership

  • Understanding the difference between technical and adaptive leadership challenges
  • Managing the tension between performance management and organisational renewal

Leading change

  • The role of vision and mission in leading change
  • Inspiring performance in others
  • Creating positive and thriving organisational cultures

Leading diversity

  • Building inclusive organisational cultures
  • Challenging unconscious bias

Professor Anne Lytle

Professor Lytle’s workshops focus on the broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful leadership practice. All workshop content and processes are tailored to the unique needs of each client. She is well versed in cutting-edge leadership theory and practice, as well as the many different approaches to leadership education that can be combined for maximum impact.

Methods can include:

  • 360 degree feedback instruments on leadership style and/or competencies
  • personality inventories
  • action-learning activities
  • role plays
  • small and large group discussions
  • content sessions
  • case-in-point learning
  • individual and small group coaching.

Professor Lytle focuses on the development of concrete, specific action plans with accountability for each participant, especially in the leadership arena, to maximise the sustainability of behavioural change.

As in all of Professor Lytle’s training and development initiatives, she strives to deliver value to her clients beyond the fun and informative workshop. The main objective is to create visible behavioural change for each participant.

There is no question that sustainable behavioural change in any competency area is not easy. It requires practice and repetition to reprogram the neuronal pathways in the brain. In all of her workshops, Professor Lytle attacks this problem head-on. She encourages participants to engage in the practice of “doing something differently” through the creation of concrete, action plans that promote accountability.

In addition, she works with clients to diagnose the structures, systems and environments surrounding participants that will support or inhibit the desired changes. Follow-up is critical and Professor Lytle works with clients to create sustainable organisational or peer support structures to maximise the application of learning and knowledge long after the workshop is over.