The 6 superpowers of great leaders

What does it take to be a great technical leader?

There are many demands on technical leaders. Not only do they need to be good problem-solvers, and committed to delivery, but they need to stay across the ever-changing technology landscape.

Great leaders are a cut above again. They have emotional intelligence, are good communicators and are able to influence those around them.

Great leaders use the 6 superpowers below to create high performing teams and partnership, driving and sustaining positive change in your organisation.

1. Have the right intention

Great leaders know what they are there to do, how it aligns with the business direction and makes a positive impact that’s larger than themselves.

By focusing on intention, principles, values and understanding how that aligns to the business and communicating this clearly, participants’ credibility and influence will soar.

2. Practice simulation

Great leaders reflect regularly on what they do and how they do it.

Participants learn how to use reflective and visualisation practices to refine their game day-by-day and week-by-week until they have embedded new habits and are able to make better decisions and a great impression in real time.

3. Be a source of inspiration

Great leaders know how to inspire and motivate others, how to get the best out of staff and partners, so performance is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Participants learn how to effectively delegate, how to build a high-performing team and sustain energy through complexity, change and uncertainty.

4. Have the right conversations

Great leaders know what to say, when to say it, and when nothing else needs to be said. From status updates, to team briefings, to presentations to a crowd, the same principles apply. Participants learn how to break complex content into digestible concepts, how to structure a conversation, and how to deliver no more and no less than what is needed.

5. Optimise cognition

Great leaders know how to make good decisions, how to solve problems and how to analyse an argument or business case. Participants learn how to preserve their decision-making capacity, optimise their decisions for speed and quality, and how to spot errors in thinking.

6. Be good at persuasion

Great leaders know how to get their point across and influence those around them. Combined with the right intentions, this becomes a powerful combination to help guide the business into a brighter future. Participants learn how to pitch their ideas, reframe errors in thinking and facilitate a collaborative journey of discovery with stakeholders.

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