not just tell me the "leadership gems" I need to know?
We start with the assumption that people entering the program
have a leadership style that brings together what they have
learned and experienced about leadership. This style works for
them. What would be helpful for such leaders will vary enormously
by individual. There are few if any magic bullets that work
for all leaders. Our view is that the "gems" are highly personal
and need to be selected by the leaders themselves to suit their
existing style and personality.
How do I learn more
about the leadership style I have?
You already know the key features of the style and can describe
them directly. Jerry's High Performance Pattern work enables
people to write down a description of what they do when they
are particularly effective as leaders. Over time, people who
do anything repeatedly, such as leadership, develop a style
to guide their actions. They tacitly test this style in each
new leadership situation, adding to it from what they learn,
and deleting from it aspects that don't work for them. Thus
each individual's leadership style is dynamic and growing. You
can accelerate its growth by making your style explicit.
Why does knowing about
my leadership style help me?
Most people are neither fully conscious of their leadership
styles nor aware of what they could do to improve them. The
ARYLS seminar enables all participants to assess and then refine
their styles. All participants emerge from the seminar with
a number of specific changes they can make in their leadership
style to increase their effectiveness.
Why should your company
invest the money to send you and others to the ARYLS seminar?
Busy managers and executives have limited time. They need to
be highly selective about what they do to improve their leadership
skills. For this, they need a guide through the immense thicket
of overlapping theories and advice on leadership.
The ARYLS seminar is unique in providing an overview of the
entire field of leadership, enabling participants to choose
the improvements that will work for them. Participants are in
the driver's seat, choosing what they believe will suit them
What is the payoff to
my company? What's the value proposition?
In a rapidly changing and competitive world, no one can rest
on past achievements. Every leader would do well to pick one
or two things to work on each year, mastery of which will improve
their effectiveness. We believe each individual is different
in the way he/she achieves outstanding results as a leader.
Determining which improvements will actually enhance a particular
person's existing leadership style is a delicate matter. Many
widely promoted "tips" just don't work for many people.
What is the saving?
There is nothing so demoralizing to busy people as wasted time.
To spend time developing some skill that is tangential to what
makes you effective as a leader not only wastes time but can
undermine your confidence in what you do know about leadership.
The ARYLS seminar uses your time well.
How can I justify the
ARYLS seminar to the bean counters?
Self-development on the part of all executives and managers
is absolutely critical to the continued competitiveness of any
company in the current business world. Taking the ARYLS seminar
is better viewed as an investment rather than an expense.
What could be the bottom-line
impact for a leader who has been through the program vs. one who
When the next leadership challenge appears, participants who
have been through the ARYLS seminar will have developed their
capabilities and be better able to respond. And the next time
they hear well-meaning but bad advice, they will be able to
disregard it without a second thought. And if pressed, they
can explain exactly why it may be a good idea, but it won't
work for them.
For what level of experience
does ARYLS work best?
ARYLS is aimed at people with a reasonable amount of experience
in leadership positions, either formal or informal. Typically,
a seminar is composed of senior executives, but we also find
that those new to leadership derive great benefit.
Is this for me?
If you are a person with experience in leadership who wants
to improve your leadership capabilities, and yet you don't know
how to identify the possible improvements that would work best
for you, this program is your pathway through the constantly
growing thicket of leadership theories and advice.
What is the "total
value" of the program?
With ARYLS, you receive lasting value that will complement
any leadership advice you learn or hear of in the future. We
deliver a comprehensive framework for understanding the entire
field of leadership, offering six distinct perspectives. You
assess which perspectives are most valuable in improving your
leadership and which you can safely ignore. You take with you
from the seminar a framework for understanding leadership theories
that will enable you to continue to draw upon the contributions
that you find most useful, along with an extensive annotated
bibliography that will support you in doing so.