Boda leadership workshops help leaders understand how to operate more effectively and build the skills to make that possible.
This isn’t about reading a book or sitting through a lecture. Leaders want to hear the research behind the material, connect the concepts to their personal challenges and opportunities, and have the information translated into behaviors and mindsets they can apply and master.
Leaders want to be taught by fellow leaders who understand their challenges firsthand.
That is what happens in a Boda leadership workshop.
Boda leadership workshops all share these three critical aspects:
- Research: We don’t share one single person’s point of view on leadership. Instead, we talk about the relevant research and best practices on a topic, and distill them down to the core tenets that a leader needs to adopt. Whether it’s Carol Dweck’s work on mindsets, David Kantor’s theory of structural dynamics, or Amy Edmondson’s research on psychological safety in teams, Boda workshops are built on a rigorous empirical foundation.
- Interaction: Adults learn by doing, so Boda leadership workshops are interactive and hands-on. Participants bring their real workplace challenges, and we work through them together in a collaborative environment. We don’t role-play; instead, we do real work on the actual issues leaders and teams bring to the sessions. Demonstrations, case studies, exercises, coaching, and discussions generate learning and build skills.
- Impact: We go well beyond disseminating information and hoping it sticks. For the investment to make sense, participants need to retain and integrate what they learn, so in addition to using the skills in the workshop, participants develop action plans and reinforcement mechanisms, and we follow up with periodic reminders and helpful tips.
Some of our most popular workshops include:
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Telling a meaningful story creates connection and engagement, and ensures a vision or perspective is heard and remembered.
Leaders need to be able tackle challenging conversations in a productive, thoughtful, and timely manner.
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