The True Growth® Academy, designed for management level leaders, provides a structured development of both the principles and applications of authentic leadership. The overall objectives of the True Growth® Academy experience are:
- To understand the principles and benefits of authentic leadership.
- To create an environment of self-discovery, growth, and leadership development.
- To gain clarity and conviction of one’s personal values and how they align with the organization.
- To gain clarity of one’s personal life purpose with the associated benefits of focus, passion, balance and true enjoyment.
- To build a set of personal leadership disciplines that support one’s life purpose and values.
- To engage participants in rich, challenging discussions that will promote original thinking in relation to both personal and professional development.
- To provide participants with multiple assessment tools designed to help them discover their authentic true selves.
- To explore the roots of organizational disengagement.
- To help leaders of organizations better understand how to create work environments and relationships that lead to passionately engaged teams.
Growing Leaders Seminar
Participate in our 1-day Growing Leaders Seminar™ to begin your journey. Friday, April 19, 2019 • 8am – 4pm, 7 N. Main Street, Temple, TX 76501 (254) 853-4410. Price is $245 per attendee (seating limited), TBS and True Growth® are committed to growing individuals and teams.
The Power of Authenticity
Authentic leaders build stronger teams, have higher loyalty and employee retention, and consistently improve bottom-line profitability. We consult, teach, and coach from our True Growth® Model of leader development and are committed to grow individuals & teams. The Growing Leaders Seminar™ is a premier training event to grow authentic leaders. Created in collaboration with True Growth®, the Topsarge Business Solutions training program is delivered by seasoned leader-practitioners who have proven track records.
Schedule of Activities
Pre-Course Recommended Reading: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Organization: Four to five leaders per table
Goal: Introduction of Staff; review agenda & seminar goals/ objectives.
8:15: Understanding Your Personality
Goal: Identify the four DiSC styles as well as understand how to best relate to each of them. This exercise will identify a key inhibitor to social fitness – communication with different personalities and how to relate to them.
9:25: True Growth Model/Seasons of Growth
Goal: Understand the True Growth Model; Take an energy audit to determine current levels.
(Mental, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual); self-assess against 25 behaviors of an Authentic Leader; assess personal Season of Growth.
Exercise: Leaders assess what Season of Growth they are currently in by taking the Seasons of Growth and Energy Audit assessments; openly share at table. Plus/ Delta Exercise against the 25 behaviors of an Authentic Leader.
10:35: Values/Values Exercise
Goal: Understand the value of possessing and living clear personal values; Leaders work within a framework to identify five personal core values; assess the importance and energy being applied against the personal values and determine where change is needed.
Exercise: Leaders work within a framework to identify five personal core values; openly share at table.
11:30: Lunch (on site)
12:15: Behaviors/Behaviors Exercise- Bringing Your Values to Life
Goal: Understand the value and benefits of exercising a set of behaviors to put values into daily practice to strengthen one’s fitness in the five strength domains. Introduce the concept of digital discipline and the value of journaling for self-reflection. Identify one supporting behavior for each personal value.
Exercise: Leaders identify one personal behavior for each personal value; share with table group.
12:50: Life Story
Goal: Understand the crucibles and influencers in our lives that mold our values and behaviors; define crucibles, significant events/influencers; discuss the importance of reflection on the past; review steps in creating a life story graph.
1:25: Life Story (Continued)/Purpose
Goal: Leaders share at their table one crucible or significant event in their life; draft a personal purpose statement; complete the True Growth Model.
Exercise: Leaders start Life Story graph in class with “homework” to complete after session; voluntarily share a crucible, influence or influencer with their table group; emphasis is placed on the power of sharing one’s story with others; draft a personal purpose statement and share with group; complete True Growth Model.
3:00: Action Planning
Goal: Present the principles of personal action planning; provide development action planning examples.
Exercise: Leaders draft a personal development plan with emphasis on those fitness areas identified as deficient and select an “Accountability Buddy” to work with for the next three months.
4:10: Closing Session
4:30: Session Concludes