Leadership Skills for the Database Professional
Most IT leaders earned their promotions on the basis of their technical competency, not their leadership skills. Technical leaders rarely step into leadership in possession of the complex mix of soft skills that engenders their success and the success of their teams. The seminar teaches a variety of leadership skills required by IT teams, such as:
- Facilitating change
- Promoting communication
- Difficult management scenarios
This one day seminar will not fully train technology professionals in every aspect of every leadership
category. (An MBA doesn't either, and it takes years to earn one). However, it will equip attendees with the training and reference material to further develop their leadership potential and achieve excellent results, both for themselves and for their teams.
Prerequisites: Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language in a Western (Anglo-Saxon) cultural context.
Goal 1: Develop an understanding of internal motivations (that is, strong self-awareness) and what motivates the IT professionals on your team.
Goal 2: Develop visualization, planning, and execution skills to enable you and your team to meet the goals set by management.
Goal 3: Develop the specific skills needed to lead their teams, including resolving impasses and performance problems, motivational skills, and gaining the support of management.
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Kevin Kline is a noted database expert and software industry veteran currently serving is the Director of Engineering Services at SQL Sentry, a leading vendor of database and business intelligence tools. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004, Kevin was a founding board member and former president of PASS. He has written or co-written tweleve books including the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin contributes monthly columns to SQL Server Pro and DBTA magazines. Kevin is a noted trainer and thought leader on IT leadership skills, database management technology and practices, and SQL Server performance tuning and optimization. Kevin is a top-rated speaker at conferences worldwide. He is on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn at @kekline and blogs at http://KevinEKline.com.
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