Leadership Myths™

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The Question Isn’t Why Be a Leader, It’s Why Not?

If you understand the importance of leadership, why hesitate to embrace the actions that define true leaders? Leadership is not a burden; it's a gateway to profound personal benefits, a journey from being a manager to becoming a visionary. It's time to step beyond the myths that leadership is counter-intuitive to management and discover that it is, in fact, the essence of true influence and success.

Leadership Myths™ is a training program that helps you elevate your role from manager or supervisor to an inspiring leader, by turning personal convictions into a powerful vision for collective success.

Why many managers fail to embrace the role of a leader?

Many managers fail to embrace leadership due to its counterintuitive nature and lack of support in traditional management roles. Leadership is not a burden but rather a beneficial endeavor that offers personal and professional growth through the actions taken by effective leaders.

Just One More Thing

Summary: The dialogue explores that leadership is often misunderstood as a burden. In reality, it's a rewarding contrast to management, offering significant personal gains for those who embrace it.

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How do personal values relate to leadership in the workplace?

Both personal and organizational values can coexist in a manager's role, allowing them to protect and promote both sets of values. As a leader, there is an opportunity to uphold personal values alongside company values, without compromising either.

No Personal Values Allowed

Summary: The speaker addresses the myth that personal values have no place in management, emphasizing the importance of aligning personal and company values. They highlight the futility of separating personal and professional life, illustrating how much time and thought are devoted to work.

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How do leaders get people to follow them?

Leaders translate their personal values into a better working environment for their team, leading by example and creating a sense of family and support. By aligning personal values with the work environment, leaders can inspire and motivate their team to follow them naturally.

I Don't Know How to Lead

Summary: The video highlights that a leader's personal values are key to inspiring their team and improving work conditions. When leaders align their actions with these values, effective management follows naturally.

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Scenarios Covered

  • Aligning Personal and Company Values: How leaders can harmonize their personal beliefs with organizational goals.
  • Inspiring Team Follow-Through: Techniques for motivating teams to embrace and act on a shared vision.
  • Translating Values into Action: Turning personal values into tangible actions and policies in the workplace.
  • Balancing Management and Leadership: Finding the equilibrium between managing tasks and leading people.
  • Building Trust Through Consistency: Establishing credibility by consistently demonstrating core values.
  • Creating Better Work Conditions: Crafting and communicating a compelling vision that improves the workplace.



Key Benefits for Trainees

  • Enhanced Self-Awareness: Gain a deeper understanding of their personal values and how these can be integrated into their leadership style.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Develop the ability to manage emotions effectively, both personally and within the team.
  • Value-Driven Leadership: Learn to lead by example, using personal values to inspire and guide teams.
  • Strategic Vision: Create and communicate a clear vision that aligns with both personal and organizational goals.
  • Improved Communication Skills: Clear and motivational communication to lead teams effectively.
  • Trust Building: Build trust through consistent actions that reflect a leader's personal values.

Competencies Covered

  • Adaptive Leadership: Adapting one's leadership style to different situations and individual team member needs.
  • Value-Based Decision Making: Understanding how to make decisions that align with one's personal values and the organization's goals.
  • Inspirational Communication: Learning to inspire and motivate teams through powerful communication techniques.
  • Strategic Alignment: Mastering the art of aligning personal values with the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Trust and Credibility: Building trust with team members by consistently demonstrating integrity and credibility.
  • Conflict Resolution: Trainees will learn effective strategies for resolving conflicts that arise from differing values and perspectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between a manager/supervisor and a leader?

A manager or supervisor focuses on company values, while a leader also promotes personal values.

Can leadership improve work conditions?

Absolutely! Leaders can create a better workplace by aligning it with their values.

Why should a manager or supervisor care about being a leader?

Because leadership fulfills personal values, making the managerial role more rewarding.

What common misconception about leadership does "Leadership Myths™" address?

The myth that leadership is an additional burden rather than a beneficial and fulfilling role.

Why do most managers lack good leadership role models?

They do not experience supportive leadership from their own superiors, making it hard to emulate effective leadership behaviors.

How can personal values impact team performance?

When managers communicate their personal values and align them with team goals, it enhances motivation and commitment among team members.

What practical example does the program give for integrating personal values in the workplace?

The program illustrates using family values to create a supportive and communicative work environment, thereby enhancing team cohesion.

How does "Leadership Myths™" suggest managers handle conflicting values between personal life and work?

It encourages managers to find ways to harmonize their personal and company values, ensuring both are respected and fulfilled.

What emotional aspect of leadership does the program emphasize?

Leadership involves making an emotional commitment to your role and team, which is crucial for genuine engagement and success.

What if I don't have a training program for  improving leadership in workplace?

Here are some of the risks that may arise:

  • Communication Breakdown: Untrained leaders may fail to clearly communicate, causing confusion.
  • Conflict Growth: Lack of conflict resolution skills in leaders can worsen workplace disputes.
  • Team Fragmentation: Without team-building skills, leaders may fail to create a cohesive team.
  • Innovation Block: Leaders lacking training may not foster creativity, hindering new ideas.
  • Legal Issues: Untrained leaders risk non-compliance with policies, leading to legal problems.
  • Goal Discrepancy: Untrained leaders may fail to match team goals with company strategy.
  • Motivation Drop: Lack of leadership skills can deflate team spirit and morale.
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Program Options & Available Formats


Streaming Video

Interactive eLearning


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Video Length: 9 Minutes
Program Option: 2-Hour Instructor-Led Sessions


Leader's Guide, Self-Study Guide, Workshop Presentation, Workplace Violence Prevention Plan


English, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian), French



Managers & Supervisors,
Team Leaders,
Human Resource Professionals

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