Surge is a design thinking program for mid-level managers and emerging leaders seeking to improve their leadership effectiveness.
Leadership is fast-paced and dynamic, requiring problem solving and interpersonal skills that can seem overwhelming to emerging leaders new to their new responsibilities as “leaders of humans”. Design thinking provides a robust framework to tackle even the toughest of these challenges — but like any viable solution, consistency and accountability are key to making it stick.
The Surge program was developed specifically to address the issues facing mid-level managers, and importantly, to allow them to work through their unique, specific challenges. Surge participants will do real problem solving as they generate, prototype, and test the solutions they will implement when they return to the workplace. To aid in learning, we’ll use storytelling and metaphors of velocity and vehicle dynamics to frame activities and discussions. They are perfectly applicable to leadership, and starting with a familiar topic helps connect and embed learning. Participants leave each session with a concrete action plan and a new appreciation for the opportunity to lead and impact those around them.
The work doesn’t stop there. Change is hard, and behavior change is really hard. The Surge program provides the ongoing coaching and support to help participants integrate new behaviors, while also providing the insight and accountability necessary to ensure success.
Consider an organization as a finely-tuned machine. When things are humming along smoothly, multiple components are working together in harmony. However, with so many moving parts, an imbalance with one component can disrupt the whole system. The function of a leader is not only to troubleshoot, but diagnose and repair when necessary.
The Surge program is divided into a series of workshops where the leadership challenges are addressed in a collaborative, peer-to-peer environment. During each session, participants do a deep dive into their own specific experiences with the leadership topic. We will utilize design thinking to ideate, prototype and test solutions that leaders can implement with confidence when they return to the workplace.
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We would love to share more about the Surge program and learn about your specific leadership needs. Reach out and let’s schedule a time to chat.