After over two decades of strategic planning, executive coaching, leadership development and team building, John Kennedy has now created a comprehensive program for leaders that is built to last—

The Leadership Academy.

Developing the Leader within You

Existing and emerging leaders will identify the importance of “attitude” to the entire process of change management and leadership development.​​

Explore the individual values of their employees and themselves
Commit to the corporate values of Duty, Honor and Cape.
Understand the four stages of management development.
Discover key areas of concentration for their leadership inventory.
Evaluate their strengths and areas of improvement in a self-awareness exercise.
Become aware of the two styles of effective leadership:
Transactional vs. Transformational.


The Two Faces of Leadership: Tactical vs. Strategic
Existing and emerging leaders will comprehend the four stages of building a world-class team.

Uncover the diversity that makes their team unique and in need of understanding.
Determine the four basic needs of all humans and fulfill those needs through effective leadership.
Engage in both communication and listening activities to sharpen their interpersonal skills and communicate with confidence, courage and composure.
Set the stage for a deeper understanding of true tactical and strategic leadership development.


Maximizing the Performance from Your Team
Developing leaders will acquire the ability to rate the impact and relationship each employee has to the overall mission of the organization.

Invest in their top three performers to maximize potential, influence and outcomes. To add or to multiply will be investigated thoroughly.
​Embrace the vital need for integrity-based decision making.
​Develop the ability to “think inside the box”.
​Appreciate the three qualities of effective leadership.
​Learn the greatest example of true leadership (making beds).
​Discover their compass of success and personal “True North” (Mission)


Survival at the Speed of Life
​Developing leaders will grasp the ability to prioritize their multiple projects, problems, and people.

Determine how to separate importance vs. urgency.
Identify key areas that waste their time as well as others’.
Effectively plan and evaluate each day/week/month.
Set and get successful goals for the organization and team.
Organize their systems/desks for efficiency and effectiveness.
Successfully schedule and manage team/corporate meetings/huddles
Learn the task-oriented side of being a successful leader.


Creating and Providing Effective Performance Reviews
Developing leaders will shift their attention back to employee development, evaluation and feedback.

Incorporate previous lessons to create a culture of employee ownership and involvement through problem-solving and solution-oriented
communication, moving from working in the business to working on the business through delegation and trust.
Empower employees in open discussion regarding values and vision for their own success. Working through employees instead of working with employees.
Facilitate an employee evaluation for development as well as corrective measures for improvement. How do we hold ourselves accountable?
Enhance their skill set for effective performance reviews.
Continue to develop confidence and credibility amongst their team of employees.


Driving a Team Approach to Conflict Resolution
​New leaders will investigate the value and power of 360 feed back within the workplace.​

Document the values that employees should be rating each other for successful team development.
Promote their own 360 feedback from their team and executives
Understand the four levels of conflict in the workplace.
Determine which levels employees should resolve and which should involve the leader.
Consider a five-step strategy to enhance effective conflict resolution.
Provide insight to employees on professional language skills foremployee-based communication.
Justify the skill of identifying and dealing with the bad apple that may very well spoil the whole bunch.


The Cannoli Factor of Motivation in the Workplace​
​The effective leader will move into the performing part of building a successful team environment.​

Identify the top motivators of today’s employee.
Accept the role of true leadership by engaging each individual employee for their own set of skills, needs, desires, and goals.
Challenge each employee to build their own toolbox of success for future job opportunities.
Earn “Respect Level Leadership” by embracing the principles of the Cape Resorts mission and culture each and every day.
Embark on their first step of self-awareness and success moving forward with their “leaderSHIFTS” and their teams. (Create “I will” statements)


Leadership from the Edge
The successful leader will present to the cohort their “leadership house” they have committed to build.

Enhance their ability to communicate with clarity, vision, results, and commitment.
Review the 24 “Leadershifts” they have developed and report on their challenges and successes.
Witness the most amazing story of true leadership by watching “Leadership from the Edge: The Earnest Shackelton story of
perseverance and survival” with support exercises
Gain perspective of what really matters most in work and life
Provide course evaluation and feedback.