Over the years, the essence of leadership has evolved quite a bit. Corporates have now come to clearly distinguish the characteristics of a good leader from the bad. In order for the entire organization to function smoothly, it is necessary to achieve a synchronisation between the leaders and the team. More importantly, it is essential that team leaders understand their role and responsibility if they are to derive maximum efficiency from their teams. Some people are born leaders; others are made. Through targeted outbound exercises, it is possible to help the “hesitant” or “dormant” class of leaders to come to the frontline and perform. Leadership development training helps the participants understand how best to tackle their team through various outdoor exercises designed to trigger leadership instincts in individuals.
Why are outbound training programs necessary for leadership training?
Office environment is a formal setup where corporate hierarchy is prevalent and strictly imposed. In order to implement effective strategies of leadership training, these walls of formality need to be taken down. This is where changing work environment helps. An unfamiliar outdoor environment (like a jungle or a riverbank) triggers basic human instinct of forming packs and sticking together, which helps to melt the ice between employees.
Junoon Adventure’s outbound training programs help the participant recognize and acknowledge five aspects of leadership, and work towards grooming them.
- Coaching: effectiveness of the way a leader is improving his team. Participants learn that real-time feedback and encouragement work better than judgement and disapproval.
- Accountability: ethical responsibility for the team’s actions. Aims to teach the participants that the leader is not separate from the team, rather the answerable part of it.
- Communication: aimed to make participants understand that communication isn’t only verbal or written. By tailoring communication through body language, words or behaviour, the leader is letting the team know his opinion of them – and it is necessary to ensure this communication is effective in getting the job done at the end of the day.
- Change management: one of the key qualities of a leader is to help his team prepare ahead for possible changes that may come in the near future. This can happen when a leader is trained to analyse events and form a bigger picture from the microdata he has.
- Influence: leaders differ from bosses in that they actively participate along with their teams in getting a job done. Influence and negotiation play key roles in identifying the most efficient approach towards completing a task and generating desired results from the team.
Junoon Adventure conducts corporate outbound training programs that target leadership issues specifically. We make sure to design the activities in a way that targets all the issues that clients highlight.