Both Leadership Pro and Leadership Pro for Frontline Supervisors classes may be delivered in a one- or two-day format.
The Leadership Pro Course
Leadership Pro is your personal ticket to access leadership tips and techniques used by TOPGUN Commanding Officers, Aircraft Carrier Commanders, Navy SEALs, Strike Fighter Wing Commanders, The Blue Angels, Force Master Chiefs and Fleet Master Chiefs.
This training gives your team the tools they need tomorrow to take charge of their projects, removing luck and chance from the equation. We will show the secrets high reliability industries have used for years to create a deliberate, repeatable and sustainable model. Our focus centers on leadership fundamentals that drive optimum team behaviors centered around a continuous improvement process. Best of all, safety issues disappear, and morale will skyrocket.
- Effective leadership training relevant to position
- Alignment of “Daily Actions” with company culture
- Accountability at every level
- Ownership of everything they can control
The Leadership Pro for Frontline Supervisors Course
Leadership Pro for Frontline Supervisors is designed to equip your team leaders working in physical environments where reduction of risk, accidents and failure is critical for success.
Positive, proactive leadership actions carried out every day in a very deliberate manner will unquestionably inspire a team to greater heights collectively than they could ever achieve individually. Unfortunately, frontline supervisors (some of the most critical people in Aerospace & Defense organizations) are the last to get the benefits of leadership development training. It is proven that when these supervisors are properly equipped with the skills needed to prepare, motivate and guide their teams, they will ultimately succeed.
- Standardized and verifiable compliance when performing critical tasks
- Team communication tools that maximize efficiency immediately
- Identification and mitigation of hazards on routine tasks
- Preplanned actions to prevent all incidents
- Addressing complacency and fatigue
- Capturing operational lessons learned
In both Leadership Pro and Leadership Pro for Frontline Supervisors, your participants will learn how to communicate more effectively, create an organizational culture of individual ownership, accountability, and integrity. Our facilitators will share their lessons learned from leading some of the most high-performing military teams in recent history. Our standard model includes preparation through an online course which includes leadership fundamentals, continuous improvement, and team resource management, to lay the groundwork for in-person engagement. This sets a higher level of common understanding for seminars, one-on-one coaching, Individual Action Plans, and virtual coaching follow-up. Because the online course stays with your team forever, it acts as a reference to further reinforce sustainability of the training.
As with all Maher Group programs, there is significant tailoring prior to program launch, interviewing SME’s (subject matter experts) along with designated participants provides necessary background to shape course content. In addition to surveying team and individual leadership strengths, areas of improvement needed and long-term corporate objectives—these interviews also allow us to ‘build’ course from the modules listed below:
Course Options (Based on Tailoring Assessment)
Leadership vs Management
The complexity of modern organizations has driven the need for every individual in the chain of command to perform at the highest levels, regardless of the challenges:
- Frontline Supervisors, Mid-level Managers and Executives
- Negative and Positive Case Studies
The overarching principles of leadership are critical to every leader. Leadership fundamentals are the backbone for high-performing leaders:
- Visible Leadership, Servant Leadership, Building Trust
- Leadership traits and characteristics
What kind of leadership traits do you value and what traits does your team possess?
Integrity, Honor, Level of Knowledge Humility, Empathy, Courage, Composure, Loyalty
Leadership styles will vary depending on the situation. To ensure the ‘right leadership’ style is applied, the following ‘types’ must be understood:
Authoritative Leader, Consensus Builder, Empowering Leader, Bonding/Engaging Leader
Identify the responsibilities which are uniquely yours as a leader
- What / how to delegate responsibilities to the team
- Why delegation is a crucial leadership skill
Why do we tend to avoid difficult conversations? This module covers how to recognize, mediate and avoid conflicts:
Leader feedback, Conflict Resolution, Accountability
Passing a strategic message throughout your organization is an opportunity to set direction and confirm your organization’s culture:
Set Culture, Normal Messaging/Pre-Incident, Times of Stress, Post-Incident
Leadership is a valuable skill in any environment, and mentoring and coaching is a key part of leadership. The ability to help others learn and progress is a critical tool for the future success of any team:
Mentoring and being mentored, Training and Mentoring Your Relief, Common Pitfalls
Our Leadership Facilitators and Mentors:
The facilitators of the Leadership Pro series are proven leaders with decades of experience in industry and the military. They are masters at relating to and working alongside teams to share the key tenets of effective leadership. The majority of the Leadership Pro facilitators have risen to the highest levels of leadership in the military and competed with hundreds of thousands of peers to reach those levels.
Our Leadership Pro Facilitators’ Backgrounds:
With 35+ years of leadership experience in high-achieving organizations, this individual has coached and mentored over 2,500 leaders globally.. His professional career began as a Space Shuttle engineer after receiving a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and a masters’s degree in human factors engineering. he served more than 20 years as a combat fighter and rest pilot. Transitioning from the Navy, he joined a start-up leadership consulting firm, growing his division to $40M in annual revenue in less than five years.
This facilitator retired as a navy Rear Admiral. While flying 4,000 hours in a strike/fighter aircraft an over 1,000 carrier landings, he was decorated numerous times for personal valor in combat. Shortly after serving for Senator John S. McCain as a Defense Fellow and then on the Joint Staff in the Anti-Terrorism division, he was selected to command the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced Strike Fighter Squadron. His next assignment was commanding officer of the largest fighter squadron in the world consisting of 3,000 troops on the 113 F/A-18 Hornet.
A graduate from the US Naval Academy with more than 34 years of combined experience as a Navy SEAL officer and cooperate consultant, this facilitator has a proven record of successfully leading diverse teams and solving complex challenges worldwide. His distinguished military career includes operational deployments with multiple SEAL Teams, warships and Forward Operating Bases (including three tours in Afghanistan). His unique experience reveals an exceptional aptitude for leading and managing personnel; training and curriculum development; and multiple corporate level assignments and experience. He continues to play a central role facilitating departure cultural and process changes with 30+ global organizations.