Effective leadership is the key to successful organizations, from individual departments to entire systems. The need to develop leaders has never been greater. All too often managers spend too much of their time micro-managing, leaving them too little time to lead and inspire their staff members.

Leading an Empowered Organization (LEO) is the leadership development program to improve both individual and group performance in your organization. Participants in LEO come away with practical and proven strategies and tools that make an immediate difference. Participants learn what it takes to be a successful leader who demonstrates purpose, authenticity, and courage in creating an environment where others thrive as they strive to do their very best.

Donna Wright, Creative Health Care Management consultant, discusses the three-day leadership course, Leading an Empowered Organization (LEO). Attended by more than 100,000 participants world-wide, LEO has provided development and direction to leaders since 1982. Donna highlights how LEO changes lives.

Who Should Attend

Unlike management, leadership can be found at every level of an organization’s structure.

By our definition, a leader is anyone who is in a position to influence others:

  • Staff members who demonstrate leadership
  • Team leaders
  • Unit mangers
  • Departmental directors
  • Senior executives

LEO is accessible to everyone in health care. Organizations frequently send teams from various departments including nursing, respiratory therapy, plant maintenance, and human resources.

Teams that attend the program together develop a common understanding of healthy communication and relationships. They develop the ability to hold themselves and each other accountable for modeling healthy teamwork.

What You Will Learn

During the three day Leading an Empowered Organization (LEO) course, novice and experienced leaders alike deepen their understanding of leadership. The workshop provides a conceptual framework for leadership, practical skills, and an opportunity to develop those skills. Participants also learn how to help their staff develop problem solving, relationship, and risk taking skills. The practical applications presented in LEO set it apart from other leadership programs.

Improve and Strengthen Relationships:

  • Identify ways to foster a climate of openness, trust, support, and respect in intra-and inter-departmental relationships and communications.
  • Learn how to balance leadership and management functions.
  • Apply decentralization principles in day-to-day behaviors on both an individual and a group level by addressing responsibility, authority, and accountability issues.
  • Clarify and articulate expectations that support individual and team growth.
  • Foster a culture of caring and continuous performance development.
  • Create an environment that encourages creativity and appropriate risk taking.
  • Establish a culture of non-punitive management of mistakes.
  • Help staff members grow and succeed through coaching and positive discipline.
  • Build skills in change leadership and problem solving.
  • Apply a simple and effective method for leading change in small- and large-scale projects.
  • Use a problem-solving process that promotes consensus and achieves results.
  • Develop action plans that lead to long-lasting change.

After attending the classic workshop, Leading an Empowered Organization and implementing Relationship-Based Care, a Midwest medical center’s scores on the NDNQI survey steadily increased over 3 years to above the Magnet facility benchmark on every section, including sections on management, administration, and decision making. For information about how this workshop is perceived by participants, click here.