Did you know energy is your most valuable resource? Yet, we often waste our energy working on things that aren't productive - or in ways that are productive. That leaves you feeling exhausted at work and at home. In this first week, we'll talk about how to better protect your energy, so you can use it for the things that are most important to you.
Your talents impact how you interact with the world. When you use your talents productively, they can drive you and your team to new levels of success. But what most people don't know is your talents can just as easily show up as weaknesses. You'll learn how to better manage your talents, so your more effective and productive.
Supervisors experience more stress than the folks they supervise. Left unchecked, it will negatively impact how you show up as a supervisor. Self-care isn't just a buzz word, it's crucial for your success and wellbeing. You'll learn the real impact of stress and how to develop a daily self-care practice that will allow you to be more effective.
The greatest leaders aren't good at everything. They focus their energy on their strengths and surround themselves with folks who excel in other areas. You'll discover your own authentic leadership style, one that stems from your unique talents. Once you know who you are as a leader, you can better manage your energy and prioritize your time.
Employees want a coach. Developing a system to consistently coach your team is one of the most effective things you can do as a supervisor. Coaching improves team performance and productivity. You'll learn how to coach your team, so you can help them focus their energy on their talents and give them opportunities for development.
One of the most challenging parts of a supervisor's job is managing your team's performance. Unfortunately, managing performance can be stressful when you don't have an effective system. You'll learn how to set clear expectations and hold folks accountable, whether it's celebrating successes or dealing with failure.
One of the things we hear from everyone is "there's been a lot of change here." Change is inevitable, and often stressful. Throughout the Institute, you'll discover ways you and your team can improve. This week, you'll learn to roll out those changes in a way that minimizes stress to you and your team and increases your chance of success.
The last week of the Institute is focused on action. You'll review what you've learned in the first seven weeks, then develop your path forward, with consideration to the specific needs of your institution. That way when the Institute is finished, you can move forward, focusing on exactly what you need to do to get the results you want.
Fall 2023 Supervisor Strengths Institute