Today’s leaders balance relationships and results under great pressure, making difficult decisions every day. When leaders are clear about their leadership values and principles, they can more easily make tough trade-offs and lead their people intentionally and authentically. And when leaders share their values and motivators with their people, they inspire engagement, trust, and respect.
Blanchard’s Leadership Point of View™ is an immersive experience that helps leaders uncover their values, write their leadership stories, and create trusting relationships with their people.
Leadership Point of View (LPOV™) takes leaders on a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, they identify formative experiences that shaped how they lead. Blanchard coaches and learning partners assist them in writing a compelling narrative that turns these pivotal events into a leadership story. Leaders then share their journey with their colleagues and team members.
Sharing an LPOV is a deeply personal experience that wins the hearts of listeners. People gain a new perspective of their leader, a better understanding of their leader’s motivations, and a renewed commitment to work.
We can deliver Leadership Point of View in person, as virtual sessions, or as self-directed online learning with live moderated sessions, so your managers can discover their leadership point of view wherever they are and whenever they have time.
The Leadership Point of View in-person experience is two half-day sessions, ideally spaced two to five days apart, followed by a peer and facilitator coaching call. Use this delivery process to coach a group of leaders within an organization to create their own LPOV and get feedback from their facilitator and peers before sharing it with their manager and work group.
Prework: LAUNCH — Engaging prework assignments that explain key LPOV concepts in preparation for the cohort learning experience.
Day 1: LEARN and PRACTICE — Outlines the purpose and value of a Leadership Point of View. Participants experience an LPOV presentation from a senior leader. They then take steps to craft a LPOV through exploration of key people and events. Participants reflect on and identify their expectations for themselves and others, then work with a partner to determine ways to demonstrate each value in action through sharing of life stories with a learning partner.
Day 2: LEARN and PRACTICE — Participants explore what has become clear by creating their LPOV. Participants share a draft presentation and receive feedback and peer coaching in triad groups. The day ends with tips for finalizing their written LPOV and sharing it with others.
Post Work: Triad Coaching Call — Required follow-up call with, ideally, three peers and the LPOV facilitator/coach, conducted two to three weeks after the cohort sessions, which allows each participant an opportunity to practice their Leadership Point of View presentation and receive feedback from the peer group.
If you need more flexibility, our Learning Journey Experience is a six-week online learning journey with two live virtual sessions, individual learning activities, threaded discussions, personal reflection, and curated articles. Because the Learning Journey is a more scalable, lightweight solution that does not include coaching or peer and facilitator coaching calls, qualification is not required.
Week 1: Getting Started — Discover three components of an LPOV, discover the value of sharing an LPOV, and reflect on Key People and Events and how they shaped one’s values
Week 2: Key People and Events — Connect with a cohort in a live virtual session, reflect on and share Key People and Events, and explore and define Values
Week 3: Values — Reflect on and write a draft of their Key People and Events story, reflect on and write a draft of their Values story, and continue to deepen their understanding of the value of this work
Week 4: Expectations for Self and Others — Clarify Expectations for Self and Others, develop a solid draft of their entire LPOV
Week 5: Getting Feedback — Connect with their cohort in a live virtual session to share and get feedback on their LPOV, provide others with feedback and coaching on their LPOVs, and identify next steps
Week 6: Sharing with Others — Refine and present your LPOV to your manager and team, and reflect on what you’ve accomplished and how you feel about crafting your Leadership Point of View
45% of workers say their immediate boss is the most stressful aspect of their jobs.1 And 50% of employees don’t know what is expected of them.2
1. The McKinsey Quarterly, The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships.(Opens in a new window)
Creating a leadership point of view helps leaders become more inspiring and authentic, self-aware and honest, vulnerable and values-driven. And when people understand their leader’s motivations, they feel more connected and willing to bring their full creativity and productivity to work.
Learn how Cal Fire uses Leadership Point of View to help leaders define their values and build trusting relationships.
Contact us today to learn how we can help your leaders learn the skills they need to develop and share their leadership perspectives.