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This day-long program, geared toward new practitioners but open to all pharmacists, empowers participants to take a purposeful approach to their professional and personal lives. This introspective experience helps participants discover and clarify the personal values, interests, strengths, and needs which inform, support and direct their personal and career goals. This self-discovery fuels individuals to lead from where they stand and take a “player” mindset in their lives.
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Session 1: What Makes a Leader?
List the themes of PLEI's Leadership Framework
Distinguish "leadership" from "management."
Discuss the role of "vision" in leadership, and how it can be expanded.
Identify two common leadership traps.
Describe the payoffs and costs of being a "victim" (vs. a "player").
Discuss the benefits of a "whole person approach" to leadership.
Compare the Leader Within, Leader Behind, and Leader In front types of leadership.
Session 2: Strengths & Flow: Leveraging your natural tendencies
Describe the impact that (mis)matching tasks and strengths can have on individuals and groups.
Discuss the idea of "flow" and its application to selecting pursuits and delegating tasks.
Identify their personal strengths and describe strategies for leveraging their strengths and addressing their weaknesses.
List complementary strengths required for high-performing teams.
Session 3: Interests, Enjoyment & Resiliency
Compare common ideas about being a leader with the work of leadership.
Identify leadership challenges that have the potential to be demotivating.
Discuss the human tendency to collapse subjective interpretations onto objective facts and describe the effect this tendency can have on motivation.
Discuss a leader devoid of self-motivation and the potential consequences.
Discover their personal core elements of enjoyment and leverage them as sources of resiliency to sustain their leadership pursuits.
Session 4: Core Values & Priorities: Your guide to meaning and purpose
Identify the activities that consume a majority of their time.
List their personal core values.
Describe the degree to which each of their activities enables the expression of their values.
Apply their core values to facilitate their selection of activities.
the role of a leader in helping followers identify areas of alignment between their personal core values and organizational goals and priorities.
Session 5: Meeting Personal Needs to Facilitate Active Engagement
Explain why people do not always fully engage in an activity that is well-aligned with their values, interests, and strengths.
List at least three personal needs that are unrelated to their values, interests, and strengths.
Identify common unmet needs and strategies for addressing them.
Discuss the importance and role of organizations and leaders in identifying and addressing the personal needs of their members.
Session 6: Aligning Organization Participation with Personal Values, Interests, Strengths and Needs
Assess how well their major time consuming activities align with their personal values, interests, strengths and needs.
Identify opportunities for increasing engagement, performance and personal fulfillment by fostering greater alignment.
Identify common causes for spending time on activities that poorly align with their values, interests, strengths and needs.
Describe strategies for avoiding activities with poor alignment.