Getting your leadership practices in the right direction for your professional journey requires clarity, vision and the ability to demonstrate leadership skills. Without a roadmap or guidance, the process can be overwhelming.
The Above Average School can fast-track your growth and save you years of expensive trial and error.
The Above Average School offers a host of online courses formatted in a digestible manner to meet your needs. Our courses are targeted for for career-minded professionals, hi-performers, and hi-potentials, whom need to build and enhance their leadership skills.
We design your learning experience in a framework is based on:
Content + Community + Performance Coaching.
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It’s no secret that these days that Leadership Training is very much center stage in HR circles. And, it would appear, with good reason. There is an immediate need, now let’s go a step further and say there’s a sense of urgency, to increase the standard of behavior among staff at all levels.
What seems to have happened is that across the broad spectrum of people doing the hiring and interviewing, technical expertise is often the overwhelming force behind employment decisions. In other words, step up to the plate with great credentials and the job is yours! The folks being interviewed and looking for a new job or promotion have fallen into this same trap: technical prowess trumps interpersonal skills. So naturally, there’s minimal encouragement or reason to look outside the technical box – until it’s too late.
At a recent conference for board directors, a survey revealed some startling stats. There was a simple poll where participants were asked two straightforward questions:
1) Reasons you hire: Technical or Behavioral
2) Reasons you fire: Technical or Behavioral
The results were astonishing! One hundred percent replied they hire based on technical criteria and 90 percent acknowledged that staff behavior results in a decision to fire. A vicious circle.
Several years ago, the Carnegie Foundation published a study that challenges the predisposition to hire based on technical bias. To paraphrase, “Your success in business is 85 percent based on your attitude and ability to relate to other people and only 15 percent based on your job knowledge and technical skills.”
The 2018 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends states that jobs are becoming more human and social. The bottom line to the execution of leadership skills involve human interaction, and it is rooted in human behavior.
We are currently in a tight labor market , while at the same time we are experiencing a skills gap. According to Linkedin, here are the top 5 soft skills employers are looking for now:
5. Time Management
The Above Average School hosts premier events for enhancing leadership skills. We hold a spotlight on the topic of leadership as a toolkit for people who find themselves in today's VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) work environment.
We provide modern content that WILL transform your behavior and thinking; which will enable our students to maximize their professional desires, knowledge, and abilities.
We don’t believe in giving you 16 hours of data and sending you back to work. Learning in our framework is a blended approach, which allows you to learn and go to work to apply the knowledge you have learned with us. We drip our (1) content to you weekly for 90 days. We then integrate our (2) learning community within your learning environment and add in (3) private coaching for your total learning experience
Absorb Trailblazers Knowledge (Grit)
We bring you leadership trailblazers who used Grit and achieved success, in all industries with creativity, empathy, and understanding the ROI for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Private Performance Coaching
Working with our coaches will help you accomplish both organizational goals as well as your own professional career goals. Our private coaching within our programs will help you to know your overall goals and the areas on which to focus within our program.
Harness a Powerful Community
Our courses create a community to share knowledge, resources, and tools. Our Community is a place to connect with, learn from and grow with others who share our vision.
Learn Best Practices
Develop and share best practices in our core areas: first impressions, communications, gravitas, appearance, and corporate well-being. Get inspired with actionable, new ideas from the industry’s thought leaders.
Expand Your Network
Take part in community-building and networking for professionals. Make connections to make an impact.
The courses range from 24 hours to 140 hours. Your completion depends on the course that you are enrolled in and its timeline.
Our custom curriculum is blended with the latest research into leadership development and brain development, we use these curriculum because we know the power it has to build a solid learning foundation for leadership.
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