The Kay Leadership Academy works to build solid people engagement, self-development and leadership skills in budding everyday leaders.
This is done through the Qualities and the Development framework.
1. At Kay Leadership Academy, we have broken down the qualities and skills into four categories:
a. Development – skills which you can practice and learn (such as managing a schedule or developing a writing style)
b. Personality – skills which you develop by forming a habit; ie. transforming your own personality (such as improving listening skills or building patience)
c. Collaborative – skills which help you influence the behavior of others, by changing your own behavior (such as recognizing or empowering others)
d. Other Advanced – any skill which requires one or more of the above three to be effective (such as comfort with ambiguity or leading organizational change)
2. At Kay, your leadership development capabilities will be systematically guided. This will be done through materials strategically dripped into your e-mailbox, which you can browse at your own pace.
The leadership development framework covers the following four areas:
1) Systematically break-down the leadership skill sets that are required to effectively deal with people. We do this by sending you articles, stories and related current news that will gradually help you internalize leadership concepts. You will become aware of all that is required to become an effective, everyday leader.
2) We will bring you the mindset of others and show you that most people have very similar fears and apprehensions of leading teams. This will be accomplished by interviews with everyday leaders, questions/answers and surveys. This will instill belief into you that you can also systematically evolve into a leader.
3) Having brought to you an understanding of leadership skills and the apprehensions of other people, we will then provide you with tools, tips and techniques that will slowly help build your own capabilities and confidence. This is the “doing” part, and in this phase you will gradually develop skills. Your colleagues and peers will start noticing your development.
4) Lastly, we will continue to engage with you to see how your development is coming along. You will have the opportunity to present to us your progress, ask questions and interact with others who are also in the program. In this phase it all comes together circle and you can fine tune the skills that you have developed.