A Scientific Approach to Leadership
and Management Development

The Executive Experience: Manager Information

Thank you for choosing The Executive Experience. We ask that each manager sending a participant to The Executive Experience complete a Manager Form, and assign a strategic project for the participant to work on during the session. The following information may be helpful to you, particularly in selecting the participant's strategic project.

What participants will go through:
This experience offers a wide range of learning opportunities for participants. The participants you send will be spending a rigorous week with us. They will have full days and some work each night. They will work in groups and have considerable facilitation. This experience can be frustrating and tiring. For much of the week they will be doing "real" management work in a facilitated business environment or taking time to reflect on the meaning it has for their current management job. Please don't expect them to do anything else the week they are with us.

What they will be able to do when done:
When your participants return, you should notice considerable change in the way they approach business and work challenges, and how they deal with people. Many of the assumptions they have about management and leadership will be challenged during this experience. They will have thought clearly about the role and function of management, perhaps for the first time. They will have learned some things that they can apply quickly. They will also return with their project under way. They likely will not, however, be ready to implement their project immediately upon return.

The Strategic Project:
We ask each manager to assign a strategic project for the participants they send to The Executive Experience. The project is used to focus on planning and implementation issues covered in the course. For you, the project helps demonstrate that the participant can identify and plan how to seize an opportunity. For us, the project provides a way to continue the learning experience. We stay in contact with participants while they continue to work on their projects after the session.

We have found that the project is of most value when the manager (you) takes care in assigning the project. Here are some guidelines for assigning a "good" project:

  1. You should assign and evaluate the project from your business or division perspective.
    A good project is strategic — it is not functional work and involves people or entities outside the operational control of the participant.

  2. It takes the participant out of his/her current duties and relationships. An exception here might be that the project is the participant's current division or department.

  3. It addresses something that needs to be done for the good of the company or business. It is something you would like to explore in detail.

  4. It is not something you are already working on or others are working on. This doesn't mean that others will not work on it. Indeed, a good project will require the cooperation of others.

All information provided — both on the Manager Form and via the participant's Strategic Project will remain confidential and will only be viewed by LeaderScope staff. Information provided will only be used for The Executive Experience course in which the participant is enrolled.<br />

CLICK HERE to assign the project and complete the Manager Form.

Again, thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Kirk Hardcastle

"This is the best course I have ever attended, in any category."
Frederick Hausheer
BioNumerik Pharmaceuticals