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Diamonds in the rough is a unique workshop designed to help HR professionals, Executives, and Leaders discover who on their team will shine under pressure. Leading during challenging times requires courage, character, and creativity. Learn how to identify the high potential personnel that will step up,  when the going gets tough, to emerge as leaders.

Crisis creates time-pressured changes from standard operating procedures that have significant consequences on people and performance. Organizational survival during crises often depends on the emergence and preparedness of a leader equipped with knowledge of, and experience in, leading during challenging time in high stress situations.

In the presence of collective anxiety, uncertainty, and need for meaning, people crave strong and hopeful leaders who believe in their own ability.  As a matter of necessity, leaders need to prepare themselves in advance of crisis events; and HR professionals need to learn how to identify who will lead and who will freeze up in the face of difficult decision making. Because, when crisis does happen, it is too late to begin learning how to lead.

Crisis leadership is a skill and a process that can be learned. This workshop highlights the most effective leadership styles and behaviors in determining a leader’s impact on group performance in crisis contexts.

Diamond leaders successfully handle the challenges of leading under time constraints, with limited information, in emotionally charged contexts. The pressures of leading during a challenging time, or in Crisis, cause some people to crack or break, preventing them from performing the responsibilities of their roles. Diamond leaders thrive under pressure, rising to the occasion, living on high as they launch into an elevated version of themselves in leadership roles. So the question that needs to be answered is “How Do You Identify Who Will Shine Under Pressure?

‘Diamonds In The Rough’ workshop prepares you to identify the employees who will shine under pressure.

Using experiential learning, we employ a combination of learning skill-building activities that create awareness of employees’ potential to abilities to lead during challenging times and crises. You will learn what personal and external resources leaders draw from when rising to the occasion. As a result of this workshop, you will be better able to create depth charts around which leaders you expect to rely on when the going gets tough, and prepare those people to lead when they will be needed most.





As a result of attending this keynote you will discover:

WHO will become as a leader in your organization when working under pressure, during challenging times
WHAT 3 most important characteristics to look for in emerging leaders
HOW to develop positive leader traits in yourself and future leaders.
WHY people are motivated (or not) to lead, and what HR professional can do to motivate someone to lead




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