Developing the Leader Within You

This course will help you develop the vision, values, influence, and motivation that are trademarks of successful leaders. Whether you are just beginning your leadership journey or simply investing in continued growth, we’ll show you that the position doesn’t make the leader – the leader makes the position. Based on John Maxwell’s book originally published 25 years ago, Developing the Leader Within You covers essential leadership insights and practices that withstand the test of time, including: building trust through personal integrity, crucial problem-solving techniques, vision and goal-setting, and making positive change.

Who it’s for

Individual contributors, supervisors, and managers

Learning Outcomes

  • Build trust through personal integrity
  • Create positive change and understand the process involved
  • Develop crucial problem-solving techniques
  • Articulate visions and goals for your organization
  • Become character-driven vs. being emotion-driven

Private & On-Site Training

This course is currently only available as group training for your organization; it can be delivered as virtual sessions, on-site at your company, or at our state-of-the-art training facility.

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Cynthia KnapekIn 2012, Cynthia was named President of the Leadership Louisville Center. The Center is a leader in civic engagement and leadership development whose mission is to inspire and equip leaders to BE BETTER and DO BETTER. In 2020, Cynthia was named one of the Most Admired CEO’s by Business First. Cynthia is particularly proud that the work the Center has done to foster inclusivity and embrace diversity was recognized with the 2016 Champion of Diversity Award from the Urban League.

She previously served as the national Chair of the board for the Association of Leadership Programs. ALP ‘s mission is to recognize excellence, foster innovation, and build networks for community leadership programs across the country.

Before joining Leadership Louisville, Cynthia’s work included engagements with government, Fortune 500, and other social sector organizations. Cynthia serves on numerous community boards including the Downtown Development Corporation and co-chairs the Greater Louisville Inc. (Chamber of Commerce) Business Council to End Racism.

She has a Master’s degree from the University of Louisville and is certified as a Maxwell coach.

Covid-Safe Protocols

The Leadership Louisville Center is currently hosting its leadership training courses in person. We will be practicing all health and safety protocols as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), federal, and state authorities. As COVID regulations and policies change, updates to our protocols will be posted here

Want to learn more about developing leadership skills?

Want more information on this incredible course? Contact Paul Bolton or call (502) 561-0458. Or fill out the form below, and he’ll reach out:

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