A Scientific Approach to Leadership
and Management Development

Advanced Leadership

Advanced Leadership is a course offered exclusively to people who have attended LeaderScope's Leadership Experience or Executive Experience courses.

It is designed for managers interested in dramatically improving their leadership skills. In this advanced course, we revisit the film "Twelve O'clock High," but this time we consider leadership from the top -- from the perspective of General Pritchard (General Savage's "boss").

Unlike Savage, Pritchard is too far away from the work to manage the work context directly, so when there are breakdowns in performance, Pritchard must get people to "re-create" the contexts where the work occurred in order to manage or exercise leadership.

Advanced Leadership is a one-day course in which participants are led through a discussion of advanced leadership, accompanied by analysis of film clips from "Twelve O'clock High" -- scenes that were not discussed in LeaderPoint's other courses. Then participants engage in exercises where they are challenged to apply this advanced thinking to situations in their real-world jobs.

Participants review high-level results, assess complex situations, identify critical factors impacting performance, and intervene to advance performance. There is special emphasis on the "CEO perspective" and the five areas where advanced leaders must concentrate their attention:

● Gathering and interpreting key information
● Reviewing critical performance
● Creating focus where it matters most
● Enforcing the rules (and knowing when to make exceptions)
● Planning and preparing for growth

This is a very intensive program designed for those who are serious about improving their leadership skills. Advanced Leadership is offered as an open enrollment program attended by people from multiple companies.

What We Develop

Required Knowledge
Specifically, effective leaders know how to:
Identify opportunity
Determine what needs to be done to seize it
Bring people together to accomplish what needs to be done
Identify barriers to cooperation
Remove those barriers
Create and use a vision

Required Values
In addition, effective leaders consistently seek:
Achievement of the common end instead of personal success
Performance rather than popularity
Integrity rather than being right
Trust instead of control

Required Beliefs
Finally, effective leaders believe in:
Free will choice


Kirk Hardcastle, President

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