The Leadership Difference

This one day leadership training course is designed for experienced managers and directors who want to quickly establish what the ‘leadership difference’ really is and how they can use it to become more effective. The style is interactive and fast-paced.

Who Should Attend

Experienced managers who want to keep up to date with some of the latest thinking on leadership and also want ideas, strategies and reflection on leadership which can be practically applied back in the workplace.

Course Objectives

After attending this leadership training course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Understand when they are leading or ‘just managing’
  • Identify their own leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Motivate others to perform to a higher level
  • Become an agent of change
  • Develop higher levels of personal credibility.

Course Programme

The Leadership Challenge
Are you managing rather than leading?
Why leadership is becoming more essential
Why managers have to be leaders too

A Quick Tour Of Leadership Styles And Schools Of Thought
Historical theories of leadership
Leader as an orchestral conductor
Leader as change agent
Leader as visionary
The Transformational Leader

How To Become More Of A Leader
How to increase self-awareness
Am I a Team Leader?
The need to develop clear opinions and views
The time/empathy axis

A Working Model For Developing Credibility
The role of personal standards
Using the PIA model
Understanding the role of Emotional Intelligence

The Importance Of Language In Leadership
The use of metaphors, similes and stories
Choosing the most appropriate medium
Using technology including the Internet to break down barriers

Leadership And Motivation
Creating the correct motivational environment
Understanding the relationship between success/performance/recognition/sanction
The use of creative tension and peer group pressure
Dealing with risk, conflict and failure to best advantage

Leadership And Change
How the leader needs to enable and influence change
Leading change – the key requirement
Understanding the role culture plays in change

Developing Your Own Approach And Profile
How to develop your own effective leadership approach
Your profile and impact within the organisation
Seeing leadership development in the context of your career

Personal Development Plan
Developing an individual action plan for implementation back in the workplace

To talk through your leadership training requirements, including tailoring this course to suit your exact needs, please contact:
T:  +44 (0)116 366 2991