Leadership skills course is designed to
help delegates become more confident, competent and successful leaders
of people. The aim of this course is to help you improve your own
abilities as a leader. Leadership doesn’t have to be about your
position, it is about an attitude. It was once said that leaders are
born. Wrong! Leadership skills can be learned by anyone if leadership
matters to you.
Who should attend?
This course will be of benefit to
experienced leaders wanting to upgrade their skills, those on the
threshold of a career in management, team leaders and professionals
wanting to extend their portfolio of skills.
Leadership Course Adaptability
We tailor all our courses to reflect the
needs of the delegates on the day. The course content may include many
of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the
trainers feel is relevant.
Leadership Behaviors and Communication
The programme will be tailored to the
needs of the delegates so they will have the opportunity really early in
the programme to say what they are looking for from the training.
What is it?
What qualities or skills do you need to be a leader?
What kind of leader are you now?
What kind of leader do you want to be?
Where are the gaps?
Acknowledgement of skills that each person has already
Discussion of the pros and cons of each
and any examples of World leaders who exemplify each of these and the
behaviour associated with each style:
Here delegates will work on a leadership
initiative that is current for them. They will work on defining a clear
vision of how they want it to be and spend some time on the Who, What,
Why, Where, When and How of it.
They will identify the 3 of the first steps required to begin the initiative and a plan to begin the initiative that evening.
Influencing and Facilitation as a Leader
Leadership Course Day Two Objectives
Understand the parameters for influencing others
Look at individual strengths and personal style
The power of behaviour to influence others
How not to have to do all the work yourself
Leadership with diverse partners
Look at empowering others and mentoring
Skills and insight into facilitating meetings
The environment needed for effective facilitation
Understand, spot and manage group dynamics
Delegation and how to delegate even to difficult people
Handling specific situation\'s and \"characters\"
Skills to keep things moving forward
Check In and recap
Recap of what has been covered and what the focus is for Day 2.
Process thoughts on the Leadership Initiative and any insights overnight.
During the remainder of the day delegates
will be asked to bring forward individual leadership situations where
they need some help to move things on. We will offer a selection of
tools and techniques to address those situations, including:
Giving difficult messages
Giving effective feedback
The following processes may be included depending on time and the wants of the delegates:
In this exercise delegates will practice
motivating others using their own motivators and using the other persons
just to see the difference in impact.
Decisions as a Leader
Making decisions is a vital part of
leadership but one that often causes consternation. We begin with a look
at some of the things that can go wrong with decision making before
introducing some practical decision-making tools.
In this exercise delegates explore how different people react to change and how they can be helped back to a place of comfort.
This is a group exercise in dealing with
obtuse or difficult people. It demonstrates how hard it can be to get
your point across in the face of other people either misunderstanding
you or choosing to make it difficult for you. The work here will include
what you can do to avoid being hooked in.
Moving and Shaking
Adding to the insights from the prep and
the work of Day One, each delegate will be given feedback on their
personal leadership qualities as seen by other members of the group.
This is the basis of their leadership style.
What are you going to do differently to make something specific happen in your organisation?
Each person to develop a strategy of how
they are going to implement their new Leadership skills. Getting really
specific and using their scenarios, looking at best and worst-case
outcomes, what support they\'ll need, back-up plans, etc.
Summing up and close
Personal takeaways and commitments.
Delegates have the opportunity to take home hand-outs used during the course.