Positive Leader: Building Strong Culture™

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Positive Leadership is a research-backed style of leadership that can be embraced by a whole organisation. Whilst each leader has their own unique strengths and skillset this is a best practice framework that brings consistency across an organisation dedicated to providing an environment for all employees to flourish. Australia Wide delivery live or virtual Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Darwin, Australia Wide

Who is this workshop designed for?
Organisations wanting to build a positive and progressive leadership style across the organisation. Elevating positivity, inclusion+ a feeling of belonging and collective purpose.

• Executive Leaders looking to lead with a contemporary edge
• Senior Leaders focussed on growing a positive, progressive and productive culture
• Leaders looking to grow their authentic style and team member engagement
• Team Leaders aspiring to Senior roles
• Progressive Executive Assistants and Personal Assistant
• Suitable for team leaders and new leaders

Workshop Overview:

The 'Positive Leader: building strong culture' is an empowering and insightful workshop which blends key contemporary leadership skills and theories that research supports deliver extraordinary results. There are four key domains essential to building a flourishing team or organisation.
Discover the latest research through a positive and interactive learning experience.

Positive Leadership incorporates looking at what is right with people, it is about building on the positives and engaging strengths.

Those who embrace some of the theories of Positive Leadership are authentic and passionate individuals whose work is shaped by a strong, ‘values-based’ foundation.

This workshop covers four key components:

1) Fostering a positive climate where positive emotions predominate over negative emotions in the work environment.
2) Engaging in positive communication where affirmative and supportive language replaces negative and critical language.
3) Building positive relationships that are a source of enrichment and vitality to the person and the organisation.
4) Reinforcing positive meaning where people feel like they are engaging in meaningful work and positive outcomes.

What you will learn and experience:

Fostering a positive climate where positive emotions predominate over negative emotions in the work environment.
• Explore the basic neuroscience of positive emotion: including the broaden and build theory
• Strategies to build emotional intelligence through self-awareness and self-regulation
• What is emotional culture and how can you positively influence it?
• Creating positive rituals to connect, laugh and enjoy each others real personality.
• Compassion, curiosity and gratitude at work.

Building positive relationships that are a source of enrichment and vitality to the person and the organisation.
Authentic leadership: Harnessing Strengths™: energy, engagement and performance.

VIA STRENGTHS underpin the applied Science of Wellbeing PERMA framework of personal flourishing.

• VIA character strengths: Creating trust and identifying you at your authentic best through a strengths lens
• Trust foundations = Character + Competence
• Personal signature strengths in the spotlight – at optimum, overuse and underuse
• Personal leadership legacy statement.

Engaging in positive communication where affirmative and supportive language replaces negative and critical language.
• Research-based strategies in building strong relationships through powerful communication including practical experience with the positive to constructive communication ratio
• Discover insights into current research into the three core areas of positive communication and relevance to an innovative culture
• Make it safe to ask for help
• Prepare and share a strength-based conversation
• Foundations to the conflict cycle: recognise the signs that it is time to talk about a situation Identify our own barriers that prevent communicating.
• Golden rules for the first 30 seconds
• Discover a research-based strategy to building empathy even when it may be challenging.
• Use techniques to constructively initiate a positive yet constructive feedback discussion with a team member, peer or your manager
• Identify practical strategies to assist when responses to feedback are unexpected.
• The power of forgiveness as a leader and how to get there
• The power of praise and appreciating strengths to fuel engagement and performance.

4) Reinforcing positive meaning where people feel like they are engaging in meaningful work and positive outcomes.
• Leading with vision and purpose. Story crafting with meaning in mind.
• Celebrate the positive difference people make
• Elevate acknowledgement of team purpose-driven achievements.

OPTIONAL for a full-day workshop

Change, Challenge and Appreciative Inquiry

• Appreciating Change at a personal level. Certainty vs uncertainty
• What is Appreciative Inquiry?
• Exploring how specific organisational issues can be viewed in a positive way.
• The 4D Model – An overview of the AI 4D Model (Discovery, Dream, Design, Destiny) and how it is applied.
• Appreciative Inquiry Questions – Discover how questions can be used to identify positive organisational improvements and refocus our approach to business issues.

Benefits of this workshop:
• Leaders have an opportunity to enhance their personal leadership presence and authenticity through discovering their strengths.
• Discover research-based strategies to grow their emotional intelligence. 94% of top performers are high in emotional intelligence.
• Identify their own hot buttons and the shadow side to their own strengths
• Identify personal strengths couplings that fuel optimum performance
• Identify key strategies to create a positive environment
• Understanding team member engagement and team dynamics in their current and future team
• Understand the benefits of a coach vs critic mindset
• Give positive and constructive feedback with the clarity of positive intent
• Develop a clearer leadership vision and establish a strength-based goal
• Solve problems within an organisation in a positive and forward-thinking way.
• Be more curious and excited about the challenges faced within the business.
• Ask positive questions to strengthen the organisations capacity to increase potential.
• Approach change in an affirmative mindset.
• Use questions to create movement and change within the company.

Delivery style:
Activities are interactive, non-threatening and give ample opportunity to identify opportunities for application in their own workplace. True to the WunderTraining style - high visual content - to ensure maximum engagement. This is the essential platform to bring out the true leader and Aha moments!

Session outline may vary slightly as courses are regularly updated. We most often tailor to ensure we meet objectives.

Jane Wundersitz delivers Virtual, Conference and workshops across Australia
Anna Glynn MAPP Melbourne based workshop delivery

Additional details:

• We happily tailor and can align to your strategic plan, vision and values.

Workshop In-house:
Optional one or two-day workshop can be delivered over half-day intervals or Virtual live webinars with homework activities.

Small teams through to large conference size groups.

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Recommended reading:
Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance
By renowned researcher Kim Cameron.
He describes what makes positive leadership so positive—what he terms “positively deviant performance”—and notes some of the results that you can expect from such leadership, including impressive gains in productivity and effectiveness.

In this book, you’ll also learn that positive leaders emphasize strengths over weaknesses, foster virtuous values and actions, encourage positive goals, and enable their followers to find meaning in their work.

Kim Cameron is one of Jane's personal favourite researchers and recommends every leader should read this book. We will happily coordinate the purchase for participants through Amazon.

Recent testimonials:
This workshop has an overall workshop rating of 9.2/10 and has been presented in South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland to a vastly varied client base.
100% would recommend to others

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St Johns School - Leadership Conference Perth
'On behalf of Donella Beare, our Principal and all of our Leaders, thank you so much for all of your efforts, organisation and contribution in making yesterday such a fantastic day. The feedback has been nothing but positive.' Valerie

Queensland Academies: Science, Mathematics & Technology Campus- Leadership Development Day 2018

Relevant and so interesting. Open and collaborative and enjoyed the love in of attributes- fab! Thank you so much.

Dynamic, fun and honest. Enjoyed the variation in activities and the content on positive intent through conflict. Jane

Excellent team building and getting to know the team. Really interesting, enjoyed the content on emotional management.

Highly engaging. Enjoyed the energy and the links to our school culture and our positive education framework. It was great! Kath

The Shire of Shark Bay: Western Australia
10/10 Enjoyed learning the skills I am able to develop and understanding my strengths. Inspiring and self-motivating. Thank you - Rebecca M

Enjoyed learning and having my character strengths revealed and explained. I feel I can now lead my work team more effectively. Enjoyed understanding how people operate and positive communication strategies. Thank you- Jamie

External event feedback:

10/10 Very interactive, relevant and reflective and kept me engaged! I enjoyed the building trust action plan. A Great workshop to learn not only how to manage but how to develop and lead a team. Lisa

Positive and fun yet very, very productive. Thank you so much this is the best training I have ever had. Sangita Baptist Care

Please visit our Testimonials

Cameron, K. S. (2008). Positive leadership. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Porath, C. (2016). Give your team more-effective positive feedback. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved from

Ilies, R., Morgeson, F. P., & Nahrgang, J. D. (2005). Authentic leadership and eudaemonic well-being: Understanding leader-follower outcomes. Leadership Quarterly, 16, 373-394.

Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment. New York: Free Press.

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