Leading to Thrive

Most employee performance enhancement programs have limited long-term impact. Why? They fail to address the critical role that energy and intrinsic motivation play in sustaining peak performance. Combining research on high performance cultures, employee engagement, peak performance, and business excellence, this training program provides leaders with a unique approach to performance management that creates a foundation for ongoing gains for both the business and the employees. It strengthens employees’ ability to optimize their own career development, well-being and engagement, and provides leaders and managers at all levels with an in-depth understanding of how to grow and sustain performance, energy and engagement in themselves and their team over time, all of which link to improved business outcomes. The training is structured with application exercises in between each session so that participants have an opportunity to immediately apply what they are learning in the workplace to improve performance and business results.

Instructional Objectives:

This training program provides participants with a thorough understanding of the foundations of employee performance, engagement, motivation and well-being as well as how these link to business performance. The following topics will be covered:

  • The latest research on the links between business performance and employee motivation, well-being and engagement;
  • How career development needs drive motivation for performance enhancement;
  • The four foundations that drive employee performance, motivation, energy and engagement;
  • The core needs that block employee motivation and derail performance improvement efforts;
  • The Life-Work IntegrityTM(TM) Model as a framework for developing employee performance;
  • The Kyosei Thrive Model as a framework for developing business performance and results;
  • How to apply the research and frameworks studied to improve their own engagement, motivation, performance, energy and well-being as a leader; and
  • How to apply the research and frameworks studied to improve the engagement, motivation, performance, energy and well-being of their team members.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the program participants will:

  • Understand a concrete framework for growing and sustaining peak personal and business performance;
  • Have tools to assess and address gaps in their own energy, motivation, well-being and engagement that undermine peak performance;
  • Have the skills, knowledge and tools to  assess and address gaps in the energy, motivation, well-being and engagement of their employees;
  • Have practiced applying their learning in a number of different scenarios both with themself and their team; and
  • Have greater confidence in their ability to coach their employees to continuously grow their performance and contribution at work.

Assessement Methods:

Our instructors are continuously assessing the student’s comprehension and ability to apply their learning through assignments, case studies, and interactive classroom activities that check for understanding. This is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment as each new skill participants not only learn, but are able to apply in the workplace will have a huge positive impact on the business’s ability to thrive. Unlike structured public courses at colleges and universities that provide more general knowledge and must follow a rigid timeline, our on-site group training format allows our instructors to take the time to ensure that participants are able to take the skills and knowledge they gain in class and apply it to their unique situation to get the results they want in their work and business. We assess the student’s learning and progress using the following methods:

  • Application assignments for in between each training session to apply what was learned in their role in the business. (These assignments are sent in to the instructor in between each session so that the instructor can review them and provide further feedback if the student has not completed the assignment correctly.)
  • Interactive exercises, questions and discussion during the training sessions to ensure that the student understands how to apply the concepts in their role and/or business.
  • Student self-evaluation of their learning at the beginning and end of the program. (This is a brief 5 minute paper survey that the student takes at the beginning and end of each module to provide them with a measure of the knowledge they have gained from the training).
  • (Note: Our instructors are always available via phone and e-mail in-between training sessions should students need assistance with their assignments. This ensures that students are able to complete assignments and be fully prepared to build on their learning in the next session.)