How Influencing Across The Matrix Can Help You Succeed

Organizational Matrix 
It is undeniable that today’s business environment requires an organizational matrix, regardless of how many may feel about it. In organizations that operate in multiple countries, offer a variety of products, and serve clients in multiple channels, matrix structures are fundamental.

A matrix organization, where workers depend on others over whom they don’t have direct authority, can present challenges to establishing high levels of cooperation and coordination.

How can leaders promote and foster cooperation?

Transparent and timely communication are key features of a matrix that works effectively. Although these behaviors encourage collaboration, they don’t prevent disputes about what to do, when to do it, and how. In order to sustain cooperation and collaboration across organizational boundaries, leaders in a matrixed structure must win other people’s support for their ideas and resolve differences across organizational boundaries. Thus, it is vital for today’s leaders to develop their influence skills.

To influence effectively within a matrix, the groundwork must be laid well in advance. To change the perspective, behaviors, or attitudes of your matrix partner, you must act immediately. In all of their interactions, the best leaders exhibit the following behaviors.

1.Find a common goal or objective

When your goals aren’t aligned, no proposal, no matter how well thought out, can have an effect on the other person’s behavior or attitude. Even if their arguments appear compelling and the data proving them true are strong, leaders who focus on outcomes that others don’t care about can’t succeed. Instead of making repeated arguments that do not achieve the desired results, they ensure that their goals are aligned before starting their positions more forcefully.

2.Establish your credibility

A person’s perception of their competence is a major contributor to the success of their ideas or proposals.

Understand other people’s needs and values

To effectively influence someone, you must consider the issue from their perspective rather than yours. As opposed to focusing on your own values and benefits, it is more effective to emphasize the specific benefits of your proposal for the other person or how it is consistent with the values and beliefs the other person holds dear.

4.Develop positive relationships at work

The use of influence tactics such as inspiration and consultation requires a positive relationship and trust. A style of flexibility and a decreased reliance on rational arguments are dependent on building trust and relationships over time.


To ensure the following skills are taken care of, P2L is offering the perfect course for you. By the end of the class, participants will be more capable of navigating a matrix environment, where their positional power is limited. As a result, they will successfully establish stronger networks across the organization, build support for their ideas, solicit cooperation from others, and gain stakeholder buy-in. To achieve this, they will develop trust and credibility, thoroughly assess those being influenced, and use core communication techniques with skill and confidence.

As we have learned, when matrix leaders are able to effectively use influence, they are much more likely to create a culture of cooperation and achieve their business objectives which lead to success.

All of which is taught in the Influencing Across The Matrix course. Take advantage of the opportunity and contact P2L to enroll today!

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Importance of Time Management

Time is a precious commodity for many leaders. Some believe that longer hours lead to greater productivity, leaders strive to increase operational efficiency—while trying to “squeeze in” quality time with loved ones. Despite high expectations for productivity, individuals and organizations suffer malfunctions, unsatisfactory performance, and impending burnout. 

Since leaders’ behavior has a major impact on others, their ability to manage the increase in workload while avoiding burnout is crucial. Research indicates that people’s actions become defensive under stress, their decisions are less rational, and their executive function is impaired. Leaders tend to be at more risk since they set the tone for their teams. The moods of people around them often cause them to act irrationally, defensively, and otherwise unproductively in response to their moods. 

If you’re looking for ways to improve your time management skills, you’ve come to the right place. On behalf of Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE), P2L is offering a Time Management Mastery course to help increase the productivity of your team and yourself. 


Time Management Mastery Course 

This course is part of the MCE Summer Seasonal Series. The program provides three workshops per ‘season’ (Summer, Fall, Winter) that cover relevant leadership topics over time. 

The Time Management Mastery course consists of interactive online sessions with instructors, where students learn time managing techniques and how to apply them in the workplace. The course aims at assessing individual shortcomings and teaching participants how to eliminate procrastination and other time-wasting behaviors. 

Learning Objectives: 

The successful completion of this course will allow participants to: 

  1. Use time management strategies to make you more productive and efficient on the job and in remote work.
  2.  Describe how you can avoid time-wasters and maintain concentration.
  3. Explain the different ways to manage email and utilize a calendar for scheduling.
  4.  Stress management for improving personal productivity.
The major course content is as follows: 
  • Organizing & Prioritizing
  • Staying the Course
  • Managing Email and Calendar
  • Importance of Stress Management and Sleep in Improving Productivity

Time management skills enable effective leaders to maximize their time and achieve their goals. Take advantage of the Time Management Mastery course right away for the skills that keep you ahead of the pack. 

Contact P2L to enroll today!

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Embrace Workplace Diversity With Inclusive Leadership

What is inclusive leadership?

Workable defines inclusive leadership as the capacity to manage and lead a heterogeneous group of people efficiently while respecting their uniqueness in an empathetic, bias-free way. It’s an authentic leadership style that rules out discrimination, bias, and favor based on color, race, and other protected characteristics and allows employees to feel valued for their own input.

Why is inclusive leadership important?

We live in a world that is rapidly changing and constantly evolving. Most organizations have employees from different parts of the globe. This poses an opportunity for progressive leadership where there’s room for diversity. This is where inclusive leadership comes in. Inclusive leadership is essential for making sure diverse thinking is respected, managed, heard, and applied. This can make way for diverse perspectives, opinions, and insights to co-exist. Inclusive leadership can give organizations a completive edge to promote inclusivity and diversify the market as a whole. And in today’s day and age, an organization that is respectful of all and inclusive in its working processes become the most sought-after place to work for. This invites the creamy layer of talent and clients alike.

Who is an inclusive leader?

A leader who is aware of his prejudices and knows how to overcome them would be an inclusive leader. He/she is good at making sure everyone is respected and heard. Most importantly, he/she ensures that everyone in their team feels important and valued. Inclusive leaders adapt to diverse situations and incorporate best practices to uplift their team members. They explore diverse scenarios and alternate perspectives with an open, non-judgmental mind to help their team members work toward a common goal.

What are the top qualities of inclusive leaders?

According to Deloitte, these are the top strengths inclusive leaders possess:

  1. They’re loyal ambassadors of diversity and inclusion – they never miss a chance to spread the word of D&I significance at work.
  2. They accept that they’re vulnerable and show it.
  3. They combat old-fashioned paternalistic leadership styles.
  4. They’re aware of their own biases and challenge their habitual patterns.
  5. They’re excellent communicators – i.e., they’re curious and great listeners.
  6. They understand and adapt to various cultural norms.
  7. They’re team players, eager to help and do what’s best for the team.

What is the inclusive leadership course all about?

This is not diversity training. Training that focuses only on diversity is ineffective and not truly reflective of the needs of our workforce. Inclusive Leadership helps individuals build self-awareness by uncovering blind spots, introducing a language to discuss inclusion, and providing practical tools that they can immediately apply to contribute toward an inclusive culture. Through this experience leaders and individuals move beyond surface-level conversations to authentic self-reflection in order to develop their skills in creating inclusive environments. This experience creates a launching point for new habits so that leaders can have an impact at work and beyond.

Key Content Areas:

  • Definitions for diversity and inclusion
  • The business rationale for inclusion
  • Your role as an inclusive leader
  • The basics of unconscious bias and its impact
  • Microaggressions and non-inclusive behaviors
  • The power of inclusive communication and how to create an environment of curiosity
  • The role of inclusion in team culture

Outcomes for Participants:

  • Knowing the role of inclusivity in advancing organizations
  • Increasing awareness of unconscious bias and using an empathetic approach to dealing with it in ourselves and others
  • Developing the ability to address microaggressions
  • Using practical tools to increase inclusive communication
  • Managing bias effectively and positively affecting the larger company culture


To adapt to changing times, we must embrace change. Similarly, for organizations to achieve utmost success, they need to be progressive and forward-looking. Inclusive leaders are thought leaders who are also promoters of a diverse workplace. They make sure to be inclusive in their thoughts and actions. They aim at a better overall performance by advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inclusive leadership promotes workplaces that are free of judgment and are open and trusting. If you’re looking for a course that takes you diversity, equity and inclusion then this is exactly the course for you.

To enroll, contact P2L today!

VMware Vsphere

VMware vSphere: Master Modern Server Virtualization

Would you like to learn how to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization?

Modern businesses, these days, depend on virtualization to help them scale more efficiently while cutting hardware costs. VMware vSphere is the most popular server virtualization product in the market. If virtualization is an unfamiliar term and you are just being introduced to VMware, this article will close that information gap for you. So, keep reading and learn what vSphere does and how it fits into the big picture of your virtualization environment.

For your reference, there are three types of virtualization:

  • Server Virtualization: It allows more than one server to work on one machine, instead of multiple machines. Virtual servers increase efficiency by minimizing operating costs, improving performance, deploying workloads more quickly, and getting rid of unnecessary server complexity.
  • Network Virtualization: It recreates physical networks and allows applications to function independently of hardware. Hence, multiple computers are able to communicate and share data across remote locations.
  • Desktop Virtualization: It gives employees access to their work computers without the actual hardware. Organizations can quickly respond to a company’s needs and opportunities, allowing branch offices, mobile employees and outsourced team members to access information they need without a hardware system being shipped to them.

What is VMware vSphere?

VMware is a software solutions provider specializing in cloud and virtualization services that powers complex digital infrastructure. Released in 2009, VMware vSphere is a cloud computing virtualization platform that supports container-based application development. VMware vSphere enables your organization to power its computing environment for modern applications using any combination of  containers, virtual machines, and Kubernetes.

Why choose VMware vSphere?

vSphere 7 vSphere 7 has been rearchitected with native Kubernetes for application modernization. It is the biggest release of vSphere in over a decade. VMware vSphere® with VMware Tanzu™ enables IT administrators all over the world to get started with Kubernetes workloads within an hour.

According to VMware, here are the key benefits of vSphere:

Deliver Developer-Ready Infrastructure
o Drop-in Enterprise grade Kubernetes to existing vSphere infrastructure within an hour
o TKG service enables self-service provisioning of Kubernetes clusters within a few minutes and simplified operations of cloud native workloads
o Application focused management allows IT admins to implement policy for namespaces, and manage access and quota allocation for developers

• Scale Without Compromise
o Industry-leading Monster VMs to scale up to 24TB and 768 vCPUs
o Increased cluster scale to support up to 96 hosts per cluster

• Boost Infrastructure and Data Security
o Easier to enable encryption and advanced security with vSphere Native Key Provider
o Confidential Containers for vSphere Pods on AMD systems protect modern applications in use
o vSphere Product Audit Guides & FIPS validation ease compliance audits

• Simplify Operations
o vSphere Ideas® to capture customer feedback and feature requests
o vCenter connect® to manage on-premises and off-premises (cloud providers) servers using a single interface
o Easier and less disruptive maintenance with Suspend-to-Memory and Desired Image Seeding

VMware vSphere – This course is for you!

VMware vSphere training is easily available and accessible. It’s time for you to dig deeper and learn about vSphere 7. You can now conveniently learn how to install, configure, and manage VMware vSphere® 7. 

P2L has partnered up with Amazon Web Services to create an outstanding 5-day VMware vSphere course just for you! This five-day course includes intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 7 and VMware vCenter Server® 7. The course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. It is the foundation for most  VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

The course focuses on the following skills:

  • Software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • vSphere components and their functions in the infrastructure
  • Installing and configuring VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Deploying and configuring VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Using VMware vSphere® Client™ for managing the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Managing, monitoring, backing up, and protecting vCenter Server Appliance
  • Creating virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describing the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configuring virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Creating and managing VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Using the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, clones, templates, and snapshots
  • Creating a content library and deploying virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Managing virtual machine resource use
  • Migrating virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Creating and managing a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware
    vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discussing solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Using VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual

Who Can Benefit from this course?

System administrators and System engineers are best suited to this course.

Prerequisite course: System administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems

Begin your journey and contact P2L today for more information on this course.

Still have any questions about VMware or the course? Contact P2L here.

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Follow-on CoursesWhy stop at the basics? Continue your training journey. P2L offers training in different learning formats, instructor-led to virtual, so you can choose what works best for you.

NSX – VMware NSX: Install Configure Manage [V6.4]

vSphere – VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale [V6.7]

vRealize – VMware vRealize Lifecycle Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.0]

Horizon – VMware Horizon 8: Deploy and Manage

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How To Avoid Making Bad Hiring Decisions

Companies invest a good amount of time and money in their hiring process. This is so because a bad hire can be a liability while a good one can be a long-term asset to the company. Hiring can be a challenging and tiring job. Organizations need to make sure they look for candidates who have the potential and requirements of the job role and a vision that aligns with that of the company’s vision.

While companies don’t purposely mean to hire the wrong candidate, sudden vacancies and other pressing demands from the higher management can often result in rushed hiring decisions. This situation can be very testing for both the new employee and the firm.

Some best practices can help ensure that management efforts in hiring the right candidate are successful:

  1. Post an accurate job description

Job descriptions are the most important part of any hiring process. Candidates apply to the job description more than the title of the position. Ensure to post an accurate job description that highlights the candidate’s role and responsibilities, educational qualifications, and core competencies.

  1. Screen candidates thoroughly

From asking relevant interview questions and conducting reference checks to check the candidate’s criminal background, a company must carefully screen all candidates before rolling out the offer letters. Companies should also make good use of data analysis techniques to see if a certain candidate has the skills and experience to be successful in the current role.

  1. Ask creative questions during the interview

Most candidates have well-rehearsed answers for typical job interview questions like, “Why should we hire you?”, “Where do you see yourself in the next five years?”, etc. Hiring managers must put some thought into the hiring process. They can come up with creative questions that can both come as a surprise to the candidate and test their thinking skills.

  1. Help existing employees upskill

Not all bad hires are new employees. They are oftentimes an existing employee is promoted hurriedly or if their manager has overlooked their abilities. Organizations need to invest in their employees to achieve organizational success. They must conduct courses, urge employees to participate in different activities, and more to make sure a promotion is well deserved.

  1. Find competent people for management roles

Management is the backbone of any company. Those in leadership roles making important decisions must have the experience and competence to decipher what’s good and bad for their organization. Focusing on filling these managerial positions with a proficient individual is vital to the company’s success.

  1. Give assessments and personality tests

Going beyond the traditional interview process is important. An in-person interview or virtual video chat is not enough to determine if a candidate is the right fit. Assessing to test technical skills and conducting personality tests to understand the candidate’s traits can help the organization make better hiring decisions.

  1. Observe the questions they ask

While it is extremely important to ask the candidate all the questions that will help the organization know the candidate better, it is equally important to pay close attention to what he/she asks the hiring team during the job interview. This can help infer what exactly is the candidate seeking from the opportunity. This will also help determine the candidate’s interest areas and whether his goals align with that of the company.

  1. Prioritize company culture fit

Not everyone adjusts in every environment. Companies must understand their workplace culture to know what they’re looking for in a candidate. Gauging their values and interpersonal skills can help in determining if they would be a good fit for the organization and vice versa.

  1. Assess their strengths and weaknesses

Most candidates have an ongoing list of their strengths but asking them about their weaknesses can help the hiring manager evaluate their professional expectations for themselves and whether your understanding of them matches with their own. This process will also help identify their work ethic and personal goals.

  1. Clearly lay down your expectations

There nothing more relieving than having a hiring manager clearly lay down their expectations from the candidate. Try to be brutally honest to the potential employee so that they know what they’re getting into. This will help them decide whether they want to come onboard and reassure the company that they have hired a well-informed candidate.

  1. Don’t rush into making a hiring decision

Never take decisions in haste. They will be a waste of your and the candidate’s time. No matter how eager the hiring manager is to fill up a role, they must thoroughly screen and examine all prospective candidates and then make a hiring decision. This will help both the organization and the candidate be on the same page.

What is Hiring Talent: Right Person, Right Job course all about?

Given today’s business realities, it is more important than ever for organizations to utilize their resources wisely.  In any organization, selecting the right person for the right job is a challenge. When the challenge is met, turnover is low, morale and productivity are high, and great customer service is provided. This course is designed to provide information and skills to assess, build, and conduct high-quality selection interviews to decide on the right person for the right job.


  • Recognize the importance of selecting the right candidate
  • Calculate the cost of turnover
  • Explain the organization’s hiring process
  • Apply a four-step interviewing process
  • Identify job competencies and value behaviors for an open position
  • Create behavior-based interview questions
  • Conduct an effective selection interview
  • Decide on the best candidate


One bad decision can cost a company in numerous ways. So, just imagine if it’s a bad hiring decision? Hiring the wrong candidate can be frustrating and ultimately very costly for the company. Don’t you want to spend time hiring the right talent rather than rushing into filling a position with a bad hire? Every organization needs to attract employees who respect its business values and share the same goals and vision.

If you’re looking to understand elements that help in making sure the right candidate is hired for a role, this course will be the ultimate guide for you.

To enroll, contact P2L today!

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Achieve All-Year Leadership Success: The MCE Seasonal Series 

While undergoing leadership training, leaders receive feedback on their actions and behaviors. The training programs make sure these strengths are explored and developed, resulting in a more well-rounded and effective leader for others to look up to. 

However, leadership development environments change with the seasons, and this is a significant reason for leaders to invest in new skill development or to encourage the enhancement of a particular set of skills. 

If this sounds like something you’re interested in learning more about, you’ve come to the right place! 

The perfect seasonal series of leadership development courses are being offered by P2L on behalf of Mohawk College Enterprise (MCE) to help you maintain the essential leadership skills that ensure success all year long! 

The MCE Seasonal Series 

This online instructor-led course series provides timely content that reflects changes in leadership development over the Summer, Autumn, and Winter months.


The MCE Seasonal Series consists of full-day virtual workshops. Interactive workshops make use of smart technology between facilitators and participants. Thus, you retain knowledge more effectively and have the opportunity to apply it in day-to-day situations. 

Are all three courses required? 

Together or separately, these courses make a great set. Three workshops are offered during each ‘season’ (Summer, Fall, Winter). Although it is critical to realize the importance of the relationship between the 3 workshops, those seeking a focused subject matter can target any of the MCE Seasonal Series offerings. 

Managing Effective Communication- JULY COURSE 

Students will learn about the best ways to use communication skills and tools for effective interpersonal interactions in this course. Participants will identify with a personality style and how they influence communication. They will be better prepared to utilize different communication styles during and after COVID-19. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Communicating in a team 
  • Personality profiles based on the DiSC® model 

 Profile Characteristics 

 Leadership Styles and Personality 

Adjusting Your Style for Effective Communication 

  • Keeping Your Employees Informed Throughout and After COVID-19 

Effective communications leave everyone satisfied and with a positive feeling. Communicating clearly eliminates the potential for misunderstandings. 

If you’re looking for a course that will successfully help you stay on top of the crucial communication styles that will foster positive work experiences for your whole team, then this is the course for you. 

Contact P2L to enroll today!

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Boost Your Career By Perfecting Your Business Writing Skills

What is Business Writing?

CFI defines business writing as a type of writing that is used in a professional setting. It is a purposeful piece of writing that conveys relevant information to the reader in a clear, concise, and effective manner. It includes client proposals, reports, memos, emails, and notices. Proficiency in business writing is a critical aspect of effective communication in the workplace.

Why are Business writing skills important?

  1. They ensure clarity in business communication

Strong business writing skills help better communication within the company and with all the stakeholders. Any piece written in a proficient, comprehensive, and informative way brings clarity of thought to an organization. Thus, the receivers will clearly understand your message.

  1. They give a good impression to the higher management

An employee with good business writing skills gets noticed and appreciated. Senior management often favors employees who can create excellent documentation.

  1. They demonstrate credibility

Employees with advanced writing skills are perceived as more reliable and trustworthy. A well-written paper, presentation, or email doesn’t go unnoticed. Strong business writing skills make an employee dependable, assigned with more responsibility, and often the right candidate for promotion.

What is the Business writing skills course all about?

Business Writing Skills is designed for individuals looking to communicate more effectively. This course aims to provide participants with professional and persuasive written communication tools, establishing your reputation as a business expert. During this course, participants will learn to effectively communicate their thoughts, reach their target audience, and produce high-quality written communication.

What You’ll Learn?

This course is designed to improve participant’s basic business writing skills. With a focus on organizing thoughts and applying writing styles and techniques, participants will learn to maximize the effective writing experience.

Idea Development

  • Select the most effective writing style when communicating with your target audience
  • Utilize a process for organizing thought and idea development
  • Create professional-looking communications

Create Clear and Concise Messages

  • Improve the quality of communications through effective proofreading
  • Prepare effectively organized emails, memos, agendas, and letters
  • Apply a writing style that is both professional and clear

Writing to Persuade

  • Effectively match written communication to the target audience
  • Measure the readability of written communication
  • Successfully secure action from their writing efforts

How You’ll Learn?

Every program and individual course we offer is customizable to your organization’s needs. After meeting with one of our Business Development Officers and identifying exactly what those needs are, participants will take part in our engaging and interactive course designed with different learning styles in mind. Participants will be led by one of our experienced and highly skilled facilitators through discussions, and individual and group activities.

Where You’ll Learn?

We work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet all your needs – this includes location. Courses can take place at our location within Mohawk College’s Stoney Creek campus or any location of your choice. That means, if you’d like us to come to you – we will set up shop at your location of choice.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed for professionals of any level looking to improve their written communication skills.


Strong business writing skills are an asset to every employee and an organization. Unfortunately, despite how important business writing is, many organizations fail to give it its due. But luckily this trend is changing. Nowadays, organizations see it as crucial to spend time, money, and effort to help their teams learn and develop writing skills. If you’re looking for a course that will help you and your team strengthen your business writing skills, this thorough course is exactly what you need.

To enroll, contact P2L today!

Accelerated Future Ready Leadership

Accelerated Future Ready Leadership For The Win!

There’s no doubt that we are all in agreement that this decade hasn’t been smooth. Many businesses have been put in a commercial crisis as a result of Covid’s restrictions. These restrictions will harm their ability to deliver services to their customers and generate revenue to pay their employees and satisfy their investors. The resilience of many businesses, despite economic hardship, has been demonstrated by their innovativeness and willingness to adjust quickly, safeguarding their businesses and employment.

The companies that have had success with this strategy have had leaders who asked their employees, “How can we help?” to engage them. It has gathered information, weighed radical ideas, and acted decisively in response to it. As a result, they learned how to adapt quickly.

Accelerated Future Ready Leadership

Our blog will highlight the “Accelerated Future Ready Leadership” course offered by P2L in partnership with Mohawk College. A culture of learning, rooted in genuine curiosity, for advanced business leaders will be essential over the next decade, and this will be accomplished if leaders nurture a culture of learning based on fundamental skills and knowledge. In addition, we will give you some suggestions on how to leverage them.

What is the Accelerated Future Ready Leadership course?

During the Acceleration course, Senior-Level leaders will learn the interpersonal skills and behaviors necessary to become more effective and efficient leaders for their organizations.

The Acceleration program offers a series of advanced leadership sessions that will strengthen participants based on 360-degree feedback and the results of a coaching session. Each participant is allowed to shape his or her competence in any way he or she wishes.

Training tailored to the needs of senior leaders

During the assessment process, competency strengths and necessary improvements will be revealed. Our executive coaches work with participants to set goals for both professional and personal growth. In conjunction with the MCE Instructional Designer, a four-day training program will be designed based on the individual reports to ensure collective, individualized learning.

Here’s your chance to take advantage of this amazing course and be FUTURE READY!


Future Ready Leadership

Building Future Leadership Skills For Your Success

Taking on the challenges posed by the future is what will establish a company’s competitive edge. Leadership styles differ from one another. The same holds for employees. If one wishes to build a durable and scalable business today, being a personal leader has become even more important. 

Leaders are responsible for inspiring people to work together to achieve a common goal. In the workplace, performers and leaders work closely together.

According to the time period in which you live, leadership may look differently. Leading people have some key characteristics that remain constant. Those defining qualities of a people leader who is future-ready include: 

Importance of motivating your team 

You can motivate someone to do something by inspiring them. A leader is someone who inspires or motivates others to achieve a sense of accomplishment. To lead, one must empower people so that they can work together.

Creating teams that work together 

A team’s success needs to have a diverse team. Motivation alone isn’t enough. Besides age and gender, ethnicity and culture also have a strong influence on this. Having diverse viewpoints, qualifications, and opinions about work and methods to perform a task is an aspect of diversity. Leaders of diverse teams can take advantage of the strengths and expertise of each team member.

Providing mentorship 

The way people are managed differs from the way processes are managed. Top performers are promoted to management roles without being evaluated for their people skills by business leaders. A leader must also have empathy for other individuals and understand how they feel and react.

Clear vision

The role of a leader is to make sure you know exactly what the vision of your team is. Employees can better understand the company’s vision and its role in realizing what is expected of them. 

An essential requirement of leadership, especially in the workplace, is the ability to inspire others and the willingness to do so. The importance of ideas cannot be overstated. Additionally, it is imperative, however, that these ideas be communicated to the rest of the team. 

Constant change requires adaptability

To be truly future-ready in your leadership, it is imperative to stay informed about new developments and learn, unlearn, and relearn as necessary. 

Success requires future-ready employees. A leader’s commitment to innovative ideas can ensure that they are implemented. When the learning path is reinvented for the demands of the future, it will determine the employability of the individual. In this regard, leaders today have an enormous responsibility.


Future Ready Leadership Course

Future Ready Leadership is a course offered by P2L that helps participants identify and develop their own leadership styles. Leadership behaviors will be defined and demonstrated in a variety of scenarios.

Through this course, participants will acquire key competencies necessary to accelerate their learning.  Whether this is to prepare for a leadership role or to enhance skills for an existing one, this will allow a smooth transition. It will be possible for participants to collaborate with colleagues from other organizations and apply what they learn to real work situations after each course helping them become successful leaders in life!


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Explore The Power And Significance Of Teamwork

What is teamwork?

How often have you heard people go, “Teamwork makes the dream work?” Well, it stands true when a group of individuals come together and work toward a common goal. They help each other in setting and achieving targets, support each other to combine individual strengths, and strengthen the team’s competencies.

Why do we need teamwork in the workplace?

YTI Career Institute explains why teamwork is so important in the professional world:

  • It brings new ideas: Businesses need new, fresh ideas to succeed in the competitive world. You have a unique perspective to bring to the table which will benefit the business overall. Businesses thrive when they have a diverse team of people who can contribute individual ideas.
  • Teamwork helps solve problems: Collaboration within a group can help solve difficult problems. Brainstorming is a good opportunity for the team to exchange ideas and come up with creative ways of doing things. By working together, teams can find the solutions that work best.
  • It’s supportive: Teamwork creates a system to ensure that deadlines are met and that there’s high-quality work. When one team member falls behind, there’s another to pick up the pieces. When work is divvied up among members of a team, it gets done faster, making the overall business operate more efficiently. Your team will develop a sense of comradery as you work toward a common goal.
  • Teamwork builds morale: You’ll feel that your work is valued when you contribute to something that produces results. If you offer an idea that helps improve productivity, such as a new filing system, confidence and trust are built within the team. Each team member has something special to offer. By working together, members of a team feel a strong sense of belonging and deep commitment to each other and the common goal.

What is the Teamwork course all about?

Most of the time when you hear the word team, it’s about a group of people who get together to complete a special project. This course is about creating a team environment amongst the people with whom you work each day. This course aims to create a team environment that will foster a positive and productive workgroup. Participants will learn techniques for translating team goals into individual goals, empowering all team members to participate, encouraging collaboration amongst team members, and monitoring the team’s progress using structured tools and processes.


  • Identify telltale signs that the teamwork within your team needs attention
  • Apply techniques to translate goals to individual team members
  • Apply techniques to empower all team members to participate
  • Apply techniques to encourage collaboration amongst all team members
  • Discuss techniques to track the team’s environment and to make adjustments
  • Recognize how teamwork is often more beneficial than individual performance


It is easy to build teams, but not every team is always good at teamwork. Teamwork helps us grow as people and accomplish more than we ever could on our own. It helps us develop people skills, learn new things, build relationships, and achieve organizational success. A team that works well together supports each member and sticks together to produce great results.

If you’re looking for techniques to build a strong team, empower your team members to participate in decision-making processes, and collaborate to achieve higher productivity, this course is just what you need.

Contact P2L to enroll today!