DTP-Leadership offers a thoroughly researched, culturally non-biased 360 assessment, The Leadership Practices Inventory®, which is part of The Leadership Challenge® (TLC). DTP has chosen TLC for the foundation of their leadership program, since it has been used and tested throughout the world. The non-biased nature of The Leadership Challenge® (TLC) exemplifies the co-owners’ emphasis on an appreciation of diversity and social justice. Both co-owners are Certified Masters in the TLC, a level of excellence achieved by only a few.
DTP’s Leadership Program assumes everyone in the organization, regardless of position, can be a leader. What people appreciate most about the TLC is the pre- and post-assessment, which allows them to see how they utilized the knowledge they received in the training.
We also know people cannot be effective leaders if they don’t know how to lead themselves. TLC combined with DTP’s Habitual Patterns Assessment, and Understanding Emotional Connection allows leaders to fully understand themselves, be emotionally connected to themselves and others, and then they can be more effective leaders.
Understanding Emotional Connection
DTP’s foundational program to the other three is to have people learn to identify their emotional triggers, experience the feelings that come from the emotional triggers, learn to process through the feelings, and be able to utilize the emotional experiences to make better decisions. We know when people are able to do this, they build more meaningful relationships, and are able to be more successful in their professional and personal interactions.
Building the skills and abilities to process through feelings and increase a person’s emotional intelligence requires systematic and creative experiences and readings that allow people to know what they are doing or not doing to be emotionally connected to themselves and others. DTP has significant years of experience and articles that allow people to know what it takes to have a high emotional quotient. Research has shown over and over again in studies that emotional competencies are TWICE as important as excellence in pure intellect or experience.
With the research we have done with habitual patterns, we can have a person take a short assessment, and they will have beginning knowledge about the behaviors they are doing that prevent them from being emotionally connected. The person then can take the more detailed Habitual Patterns Assessment and have greater knowledge and experience about how to change themselves to be more emotionally connected.
DTP’s comprehensive, one-of-a-kind assessment of 17 different habitual pattern groups reveals a person’s patterns in a detailed, written report. The assessment provides the knowledge a person needs to make significant changes in their own behavior and their ways of interacting with others.
DTP’s coaches are skilled at showing the interrelationship of the habitual groups and can explain how they interact and reinforce one another in negative ways. When a person is willing to take the habitual patterns assessment, they will also have a better understanding of how they scored on the TLC assessment.
When someone knows their habitual patterns, how to change them, how they affect their work, and how to effectively lead others, they have the ability to explore deep emotional experiences with diversity and social responsibility.
Cultural Competencies, Diversity and Social Justice
The members of DTP have long years of combined experience in diversity work and taking organizations through a step by step process of Diversity initiatives. DTP is very capable of dealing with the nine “ISMs” some of which are: racism, sexism, heterosexism and homophobia, ageism, etc., and with getting people to connect to their personal biases. DTP associates understand what it takes to change a culture.
DTP moves companies from affirmative action to valuing difference to managing diversity, thereby creating a socially just work environment that appreciates difference and allows all employees to reach their fullest potential.
The Leadership Challenge® is the foundation for a diversity initiative. The Habitual Patterns Assessment helps to eliminate negative attitudes, behaviors and thought patterns that prevent people from appreciating difference. The diversity program supports the growth of a creative learning community, which helps each employee grow and reach their potential. Understanding Emotional Connections is essential to be able to connect to and change the behaviors that will lead a person to benefit from their learnings from The Leadership Challenge®, The Habitual Patterns Assessment, and Cultural Competencies, Diversity and Social Justice Programs.