The Vistage Emerging Leader Program

Austin business owners, entrepreneurs, and family owned enterprises needing to prepare your rising stars to become your next generation of senior leadership. Under the guidance of Vistage Chair, Ed Stillman, participants over a 2-year track develop the core leadership competencies and confidence, empowering them to deliver on company goals. This leadership training track is for high potential, high performing over achievers.

Unlike other leadership programs that squeeze material into a few back-to-back days and leave implementation at risk, Vistage emerging leaders focus on one topic at a time to encourage mastery. Participants will be challenged to take the next step in their careers within your company, rather than seek outside opportunities. Develop a proven team of senior leaders equipped to take yourself and your company to the next level.

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Year one: We will have six meetings every other month starting in August. A Vistage expert speaker will conduct a morning workshop on leadership competency on Self-Awareness, Execution, Communication, Performance Management, Team Management and Business Finance

Year two: We will have six meetings every other month focused on Executive Presence, Accountability, Emotional intelligence, Change Management, Business Strategy and Customer Focus

The afternoons will be spent is small groups developing your personal development plan over the next 60 days. We will start at 8am and end at 5pm.

The cost is $425 a month or $5,100 a year. The venue will be at the Austin Country Club.

Emerging Leader – Topics:

Emerging Leader members will receive training in 12 core leadership competencies over a two-year period. The topics will span Personal, Interpersonal, Team, and Organizational leadership.

Self-Awareness

Leadership Assessment | Leadership Style | Personal Growth | Stress Management

Identify your strong suits and blind spots in order to develop a management style that maximizes your impact and reflects your unique personality. See yourself and others in a new way that will accelerate your effectiveness in communication and bring out your highest potential.

Execution

Focus | Results-Orientation | Time Management | Productivity

Develop excellence in execution by learning how to effectively link people, strategy and operating plans together while navigating through the complexity that can derail your plans. Cultivate habits that support, rather than hinder, your concentration and productivity.

Communication

Meaningful Conversations | Presentation Skills | Motivating Others

Enhance your influence by projecting confidence and articulating a clear leadership point of view for maximum impact. Confidently motivate others to accomplish your company’s goals.

Performance Management

Performance Reviews | Mentoring | Goal Setting | Conflict Resolution

Learn to recognize the potential in others, match talent to task, define and align performance goals, and handle difficult management situations with greater certainty.

Team Management

Building Effective Teams | Delegation | Empowerment | Meeting Facilitation

Gain a broader understanding of team dynamics, managerial best practices and the role of the manager. Learn the principles that will motivate employees, strengthen trust, and build a cohesive and constructive team.

Business Finance

Financial Objectives | Key Metrics & Ratios | Financial Drivers | Key Performance Indicators

Understand the key metrics and financial drivers for your business. Learn new ways to think about strategy and how to communicate financial objectives more clearly with financial professionals. Learn how to track leading and lagging indicators as KPIs.

Executive Presence

Credibility | Authenticity | Clarity | Professional Influence

Learn to align your body language and word choice to articulate the greatest clarity of message and degree of influence. Identify your natural tendencies that distract from your message and obtain greater vocal variation, power and authenticity to enhance your leadership standing.

Personal Accountability

Resilience | Courage | Ownership Mentality | Efficacy

Identify victim thinking and adopt strategies for developing a personal accountability formula for success. Learn to communicate more effectively with internal and external clients in order to demonstrate professionalism, reliability, courage, and dedication to your work and to the people around you.

Emotional Intelligence

EQ vs. IQ | Empathy | Listening Skills | Adaptability

Finding success in leadership requires emotional intelligence, and the higher you go in an organization, the more it matters. Learn techniques, strategies and an action plan to develop the emotional intelligence necessary to achieve maximum personal and business results.

Change Management

Leading through Change | Continuous Improvement

Learn the stages of concern that individuals experience when dealing with change and the reason why people resist change. Gain the tools needed to help make change comfortable or even exciting for your team.

Business Strategy

Vision | Design Thinking | Innovation | Strategic Planning

Learn to identify company strengths and weaknesses, evaluate competitive threats and opportunities, and develop sustainable competitive advantages. Understand the importance of strategic positioning and building a learning culture within your organization.

Customer Focus

Customer-centric Approach | Sales Management | Brand Ambassadorship | Customer Service

Identify steps to improve customer satisfaction by seeing your business through the eyes of your customers. Learn how to increase brand loyalty by embracing a customer-centric approach in the design of your business processes.