Communication Strategies for Senior Leadership
The higher you move up the management ladder, the more your communication skills play a critical role in your ability to be an effective leader. Early in your career what mattered was that you produced work that was valuable to the organization. Mid-career it became more important that you could function well as a member and leader of teams (e.g., what the team could accomplish).
Now that you are a senior manager (or contemplating joining that group), your success and value to your organization are dependent on how well you can motivate others—lots of them—by how and what you communicate. It’s no longer about what you can do; it is what you can get others to do. It is still about performance, but now everyone is watching and you are always “on stage.”
In this interactive program, you’ll develop and practice techniques for communicating at a senior level. Through a series of discussions, exercises and simulations, you’ll learn how to speak, write, listen and influence so that you can lead your organization more effectively and master key skills to enhance your executive brand.
What You Will Learn:
You’ll learn skills you can apply right away, including:
- Making effective presentations
- Communicating during a crisis and in stressful situations
- Creating a personal brand strategy and a unique executive presence
- Improving your listening skills to hear and solve problems the first time
- Writing persuasively with a clear and concise executive tone
- Leading meetings that motivate (Rule #1: Speak less than 20 percent of the time.)
- Communicating a strategic vision that people listen to and clearly understand
Who Should Attend:
- C-Suite executives, who want to take their game to the next level
- Rising senior leaders, who expect to join the C-suite in the next 12 months
- Division, department and team managers, who want to differentiate their leadership
- Entrepreneurs, who find themselves thrust into leadership positions
- Board members, who must provide direction and guidance for senior executives
Length of Program
Continuing Education Units
1.5 Units Units
Cost includes tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfast and lunch (all days).
Owen Graduate School of Management