The Tanzanite Signature Leadership Program™
Contemporary leadership for today's leaders.
The Tanzanite Signature Leadership Program™ takes everything you've already learned about leadership and integrates new concepts of thinking that will revolutionize your capacity for success. Combining on-site sessions and connected virtual learning, leadership expert Eric Swenson guides organizations and individuals through a foundational journey to produce extraordinary leaders.
Dates & Locations
May 4, 2023 - 9:30-2:30 (PT)
July 13, 2023 - 9:30-2:30 (PT)
October 5, 2023 - 9:30-2:30 (PT)
January 11, 2024 - 9:30-2:30 (PT)
Meet Eric Swenson
The truth is: most leadership programs, and even MBA educations, have not evolved to keep pace with the shifting dynamic of the workplace. As technology changes, so must companies, jobs, and requisite skills. More than anything, tomorrow’s leaders must be agile, transformational, and emotionally intelligent.
The Tanzanite Signature Leadership Program is designed to integrate what you have already learned about business and management with new concepts that will be the foundation for leadership success. Designed for both current and future leaders, Tanzanite teaches:
Communication skills for turning managers into leaders.
Best practices for managing performance, setting expectations, and quickly shifting directions.
Techniques for improving hiring and selection skills.
Creating the peer accountability and genuine team players required for high-performing teams.
And much, much more.
Our mission is to create more relevant, intentional and knowledgeable leaders, as those leaders are the critical driver of organizational health and shareholder value. Participants in our programs return confident and inspired to be that type of leader.
There is no question that leadership skills can be developed. Learning these skills is the essence of Tanzanite. This program consists of four live sessions held quarterly. Between sessions, students will be assigned podcasts, reading, and interactive discussions designed to fine-tune and sustain the skills learned in the live sessions.
This program can be customized and presented at your business, or individual students can attend programs held at our offices in Los Angeles, California. In either case, sessions are limited to 20 attendees to maximize personal attention.
Year One Sessions
1. State of the Workforce
An overview of trends, best practices and research on the forces that are shaping the way leaders need to lead in today’s workplace. This presentation lays the foundation for understanding why contemporary leadership must change to adapt to the forces in the workplace.
2. Understanding & Managing People
Establishing values and expectations of yourself and your direct reports; discussion of impactful leaders you’ve had and how you can develop skills to improve your leadership skills.
3. Learning Leadership Skills That Deliver Impact
Through exercises, discussion and breakout sessions, we’ll talk about ways to effectively lead people in order to provide a meaningful working relationship with peers, employees, and supervisors. The focus is on styles that separate leaders from mere managers.
1. Leveraging Communication for Success
Communication as the single most important characteristic that a leader needs. Today’s session involves a discussion of techniques that improves communication skills. How to deliver feedback; developing trust and transparency are the focus.
2. Performance Management For Today’s Workforce
Managing performance is a lot more than the annual review. It’s continuous, interactive, and designed to improve productivity, engagement and mutual understanding. We’ll discuss what cutting edge companies are doing and take best practices and integrate them into the fabric of your culture.
3. Creating Accountability in the Workplace
Employees can be entitled. How can you get them to be accountable? We’ll discuss strategies you can use to change your employee culture from entitled to accountable.
1. How to Interview, Select & Hire
We’ll identify techniques to significantly improve hiring and selection skills. Group exercises include developing questions to address needs; identifying “fit”; and how to come to a cohesive decision. We’ll also develop processes that ensure new hires become quickly adapted to your business and culture.
2. Integrating Kolbe® Into Your Leadership Style
You’ll see how using the Kolbe® assessments formulates understanding and appreciation of how we prefer to take action and make decisions. A Certified Kolbe® Consultant leads an interactive discussion one how we to work better as a team.
3. The Five A’s of Great Employees™
Based on Eric’s 2016 book, we’ll learn how using the 5 A’s helps you to better manage and assess employees. In an era where potential and expertise trumps tenure, the ability to identify intangibles in others is an essential component of talent leadership.
4. The Every Day Manager™
A program that focuses on essentials of management—from how to delegate more effectively to best practices on discipline and discharge of employees.
1. EQ & The Contemporary Leader
Experts now agree: the degree to which you’re in tune your employees is a major factor in employee satisfaction and engagement. We’ll discuss Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and work to discover how you can become more attuned to your employees.
2. Creating High Performing Teams
How do teams get to be “High Performing?” It’s not by accident. High Performing teams have a culture of peer accountability, management involvement (but not too involved) and are composed of genuine team players.
3. Happiness and Positivity in the Workplace
Research shows that people gravitate towards those who are happy and positive. So how do you infuse your team with that energy? We’ll show you techniques and methods for creating happiness and positivity in the workplace, incorporating many of the lessons we’ve learned over the past year.
Topics by Subject Matter
Creating Accountability in the Workplace
Creating Trust & Transparency
Emotional Intelligence and the Contemporary Leader
From Managing to Mentoring – What Employees Really Look For
Learning Impactful Leadership Skills
Leveraging Communication for Success
Advanced Interviewing Skills
How to Interview, Select & Hire
Making the Decision: How to Select Your Best Candidate
Talent Acquisition Strategies – Employment Branding & EVP
Communication 101 – Conducting Effective Meetings
Managing Remote Employees
Retention Strategies in an Era of Turnover
The Every Day Manager™
Performance Management for Today's Workforce
Character & Ethics
Developing Your Unique Style & Presence
Fundamentals of Managing People: Values & Expectations
Integrating Kolbe® Into Your Leadership Style
The Development of You
Using Social Media to Your Leadership Advantage
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creating a Culture & Defining “Cultural Fit”
Employee Engagement and the Modern Workforce
From Change Management to Change Leadership
Happiness & Positivity in the Workplace
Intrapreneurship – Developing Leadership Projects for NextGen
The Destination Employer
The Five A's of Great Employees™
Understanding How to Lead Leaders
Creating High Performing Teams