Workshops usually range from 1 to 5 days. They are highly interactive and focus on gaining pragmatic skills in leadership and teamwork.
Dr. Marshall has won commendations for teaching excellence for the last two years in a row at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, at the National University of Singapore. He has taught over 1000 participants from 87 nations. His clients include government ministries, multinational corporations, military academies, and religious groups. He now teaches workshops at INSEAD business school and continues to work as Adjunct Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the National University of Singapore.
When clients have an interest outside the scope of this firm, he may partner or refer to established colleagues in the appropriate area.
1. Marshall Leadership Development Program
(1.5-5 days) This workshop focuses on equipping participants with practical and effective skills in interpersonal management to facilitate effective teamwork and positive relations with direct reports and superiors. It is based on the most popular leadership work of the 21st century, Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligent Leadership. There is significant emphasis on acquiring direct, personalized feedback; leadership simulations; and psychometric tools.
Psychometric tools may include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation – Behavior, and 360° feedback.
This program may be particularly effectively combined with the Executive Leadership Adventure – a collaboration with Singapore’s Outward Bound School in Pulau Ubin.
2. Executive Leadership Adventure (ELA)
(1-5 days) In collaboration with the most highly regarded outdoor executive adventure school, Dr. Marshall leads programs that build teamwork, strengthen leadership, and deepen personal confidence. This course will be based at the Outward Bound School’s headquarters in Pulau Ubin and, depending on the appropriate level of challenge, may include overnight expeditions. The ELA program is a natural fit for the Marshall Leadership Development Program.
3. Adaptive Leadership
(2-5 days) Leadership is dangerous. It often requires surfacing tough issues and challenging people to change for the possibility of improvement. This highly interactive course is designed to develop practical skills for diagnosing challenges, exercising effective leadership even in risky situations, and avoiding unnecessary penalties for relevant effort. In this course, participants analyze:
- the risks of leadership,
- how to respond to these dangers, and
- how to stay close to one’s personal direction when the going gets tough.
This is done by examining materials from psychology, political science, philosophy, business management, and, most importantly, adaptive leadership. Significant emphasis is placed on examining:
- participants’actual leadership challenges – to analyze areas of strength and potential blindspots;
- personal ambitions and drive – to identify strengths and areas of vulnerability;
- the interpersonal dynamics in the class – to illuminate tendencies participants’ have that influence their ability to exercise effective leadership in other environments.
Founded by Dr. Marshall’s mentor, Dr. Ronald Heifetz at Harvard University, this material has repeatedly won the alumni award for almost valuable course at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. When Dr. Marshall first taught it at the National University of Singapore, a student led petition was formed to put pressure on the university to offer the course more often.
4. Purpose, Passion, and Direction
(Half day) Effective leaders understand and pursue their dreams. The grind of routine work, however, can obscure the original passion, purpose, and clarity that inspired early hard work and success. This intense workshop helps participants re-discover that energy and to direct it in purposeful way.
5. Peak Performance and Self-Sabotage
(Half day) This psychologically penetrating workshop introduces participants to their tendencies to limit their success and positive change. Having worked with many successful leaders, I have found very few who do not hinder their own performance. This workshop uncovers ways in which leaders may overcome those deeply held limitations so may effectively pursue their potential.