Standard learning journeys created with the principles of Levels of Leadership in mind. Each journey is designed to address generic issues for a layer of managers with specific type of roles. Based on our work with over 20,000 managers over the last 10 years, these are easy to roll out on the Think Talent NEXT platform and administer.
The learning journeys consist of 4-7 self-study modules interspersed with 2-3 strategically placed interactive sessions, leading to an optimum mix of theoretical as well as practical inputs.
- The Effective Professional
- The Inspiring Manager
- Collaborating for Influence
- The Effective Manager
- Readying for the Digital World
- Leading in Flow
As any young professional making the transition from campus to corporate, it is not an easy one. Most people spend the first couple of years in their new jobs struggling to get a handle on building discipline, understanding expectations and trying to accomplish what needs to be done. Once individuals get through the initial years of transition, it is the right time to help them build skills in specific areas to help them become more effective and self-aware.
This program has been designed keeping in mind the needs of young professionals with 2-4 years of experience, typically (but not limited to) individual contributors. It aims at helping participants build concrete skills & knowledge in the following areas:
- Big picture thinking
- Project management
- Agile working
- Effective communication
With a focus on experiential learning, this program aims to impart practical, ready to use knowledge to support participants in their journey towards becoming successful professionals.
Managers are the mainstay of organisations. They are responsible for keeping work flowing seamlessly, while keeping their team motivated and engaged. They also have to get their own work done, meet expectations of seniors and grow to become future successors. A successful and well-rounded manager is one who is able to do all of the above, while remaining agile and future-focused.
This program has been designed keeping in mind the expectations from managers within oganisations, especially middle managers. It aims at helping participants build an understanding and skills around the following:
- Influences on organisations
- Fundamental expectations from managers
- Building tangible skills
- Growing core competencies
Building an outside-in view, this program aims at supporting managers in being organisationally savvy and agile in adapting to the new asks of a fast-changing world.
As individuals grow within an organisation, their responsibilities grow as well. They are expected to not only hold things together but to also get work done. The new-age organisation also demands new ways of getting things done â€“ collaboration instead of competition, influence instead of authority.
This program has been designed keeping in mind the specific requirements of mid-senior individuals within an organisation â€“ senior individual contributors, project & program managers and cross-functional team leads. It aims at helping participants find a balance between 4 primary elements:
- Personal style of working
- Role appreciation
- Organisation culture & boundaries
- External context & demands
This program builds a deep understanding in participants of how to leverage their personal styles to influence and collaborate across teams, functions and traditional organisational boundaries.
Moving from an individual contributor to a managerial role is a common growth path in organisations. However, it comes with its own set of challenges. ICs often find that the skills that made them effective in their previous roles do not work as well in managerial roles. The ask to build a new set of skills, along with the requirement to handhold a team of their own, often leaves first time managers feeling lost and ineffective.
This program has been designed keeping in mind specific skill sets required to excel as a first-time manager. It aims at helping participants build their emotional, social & business capabilities through focusing on:
- Building self-awareness
- Organising oneself in a managerial role
- Situational leadership
- Managing teams in a cross-cultural context
By giving a jump-start to first-time managers, this program helps them excel in new roles and achieve greater success.
Technology forms a major part of our lives, in the personal as well as the professional sphere. From mobile phones to fitness bands to wearable tech, the digital world has changed our lives immensely in a few short years. In a world where technology goes from version 1 to version 5 in a matter of weeks, it is essential for individuals to keep up on the cutting-edge of their world of work.
This program has been designed keeping in mind specific requirements of participants across levels in the organisation. It aims at building mindset and skills around specific elements focusing on:
- Building a digital culture
- Leading a digital workforce
- Learning global best practices
Using the digital boom as a backdrop, this program helps participants cultivate digital savviness in themselves and their teams, to push their organisations to the forefront of the digital wave.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines Flow as â€œa mental state in which people are completely focused on the activity or task, because of which this is carried out successfully.â€ It is the optimum state where the individualâ€™s mind is stimulated enough to not be bored but not so agitated that it leads to anxiety. Csikszentmihalyi submits this to be the ideal mode of work as it results in true productivity and efficiency. It results in reduced stress while increasing quality output. It means getting important work done instead of just getting things done and keeping busy.
Achieving this state of flow is not an easy task. The modern world contains multiple distractions that come in the way â€“ whether it be tasks that do not engage us or external factors that prevent us from staying in flow.
This program is meant for mid to senior level leaders, who aspire to achieve flow in their work. While the construct of the program remains rooted in Csikszentmihalyiâ€™s philosophy, its nitty-gritties will be customized to the specific context of the participant.