Our Approach to Leadership Development for Technical Professionals

Applied Technical Leadership for Long-Term ROI

As a technical professional, you need training that teaches the right skills and mindset for long-term results in an ever-evolving landscape.

Howe technical leadership development puts you at the center of a dynamic, energized learning environment where you will find the keys to your own style of self-directed, empowered leadership. The Howe approach is based on extensive research showing that leadership skills are best learned by doing. Our programs reflect this research at every level, asking you to engage in a variety of participatory modalities, such as:

  • Interactive, action-based exercises
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Feedback exchange
  • Structured assessment and reflection
  • In-scenario experimentation and revision

Whether you complete a single module, a series of modules, or a customized training program, you will locate your strengths, identify new opportunities, and emerge with an enriched capacity to affect and influence change in your organization at every phase of your career.

Leadership is Personal

Through the active practicing and proofing of leadership concepts in interactive, applied scenarios, you will learn how to identify, test, and develop your distinct and individual leadership strengths.

Awareness LevelsCore Learning ModulesTechnical Leadership Skills

Self Awareness: Building Personal Capacity

Understanding your own leadership style and identity is the key to developing effective ways to spark change and engage others.

Interpersonal Awareness: Communicating to Make Change Happen 

With the high degree of collaboration required by today’s technical enterprises, communication is a critical element for effective leadership. How you listen and communicate has a direct impact on your ability to influence, build teams, and promote change.

Contextual Awareness: Building Organizational Capacity

Every time you apply new ways of working with others, you influence the capacity of the organization as a whole to work differently. Technical leaders create progressive change in their organizations by including others in their leadership experiments.

The Self-Aware Leader

Decision Making Amidst Uncertainty

Leading Creative Collaborations

Modern Leadership: Story & Improvisation Skills

Making Change Happen

  • Self-awareness and accountabiltiy in a fluid working environment
  • Coaching for growth in the technical environment
  • Making decisions under uncertainty
  • Leading others in complex, ambiguous projects
  • Analytical and creative problem solving for the technical professional
  • Team-building skills in fast-changing short-term groups
  • Technical collaboration: ideation and constructive conflict
  • Using stories to build effective cultures
  • Improvisation for innovation
  • Influencing without authority
Leadership is Personal

Through the active practicing and proofing of leadership concepts in interactive, applied scenarios, you will learn how to identify, test, and develop your distinct and individual leadership strengths.

Awareness Drives Leadership

Our learning modules map to three levels of leadership awareness—Self, Contextual, and Interpersonal— that form the foundation of our approach to leadership development.