Leadership Skills

Maximise your leadership skills with this two-day interactive course

Course overview

Topics covered
  • Understand Leadership and what Organisations are Looking for from Leaders
  • Apply Leadership to Set your Strategic Direction
  • Developing your Leadership Style to a Higher Level
  • Learn how Successful Leaders Communicate and use Mission, Vision and Values to Motivate and Build Commitment
  • Leading and Developing your Team, Department and Organisation Relevant to Today’s Business Needs
  • Discuss how to Lead Successful Change
  • Explore Leadership Issues with Industry Peers

As companies turn more towards team working, (both in departmental and multi-functional teams), to help maximise an organisation’s performance, employers are now looking for people who can genuinely lead their staff, departments, projects and organisations to success. Leadership skills are an extremely valuable commodity and need to be learned (rarely are they naturally acquired). As a leader you are expected to inspire vision, develop commitment, retain staff and lead your team/department/ organisation to achieve outstanding
performance, thus advancing your career.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is ideal for those with identified leadership needs especially:
• Team leaders
• Project leaders and managers
• Heads of departments
• Managers who have received little of
no formal leadership training
• Anyone who wants to develop leadership skills to achieve greater success

Why you should attend

As companies turn more towards team working, (both in departmental and multi-functional teams), to help maximise an organisation’s performance, employers are now looking for people who can genuinely lead their staff, departments, projects and organisations to success. Leadership skills are an extremely valuable commodity and need to be learned (rarely are they naturally acquired). As a leader you are expected to inspire vision, develop commitment, retain staff and lead your team/department/ organisation to achieve outstanding performance, thus advancing your career. This comprehensive two day course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader, within the context of highly regulated industries (such as the Pharmaceutical and Legal industries). You will learn how to apply the different skills of leading your staff to maximise results and become competent and familiar in a range of well recognised leadership techniques. These techniques can be can be used on a daily basis when you return to the workplace, enabling you to perform at a higher level. This course makes extensive use of interactive exercises, non-threatening psychometrics, and stimulating case studies.

Who should attend

This course will be relevant to you if you have, or are soon to be, appointed to a leadership or management role, or for existing leaders and managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills to a higher level. This course is ideal for those with identified leadership needs specially:

  • Team leaders
  • Project leaders and managers
  • Heads of departments
  • Managers who have received little of no formal leadership training
  • Anyone who wants to develop leadership skills to achieve greater success

Course programme

Understanding Leadership
  • What is leadership? Leadership vs management.
  • Why has leadership become so important?
  • What are the core competences of effective leaders?
  • Developing your skills in directing, leading and motivating individuals and teams
  • Understanding models of leadership. Behavioural, Transformational and Ethical leadership
  • Diagnostic questionnaire – understand your leadership style and how can you improve?
Developing your Leadership Style and the Need to be Strategic
  • Understanding the “bigger picture” and being strategic as a leader
  • Understand the leadership concept you are working in and how to adapt it
  • Defining direction and strategy for you, your team and your organisation
Leading and Developing a Team, Department or Organisation
  • Understanding the four stages of team development
  • Identify the different roles that individuals play in teams to facilitate maximal performance
  • Improving performance and results of your own team
  • Understand the importance of setting effective goals
  • Setting direction – how vision inspires staff into action in the project team
  • Characteristics of great project teams – shared goals, clear roles, clear communication, trust, focused results
  • Delegating whilst maintaining responsibility
  • How to lead in a matrix management environment
Leading Successful Change – Improving Performance
  • Why and how leaders are change agents and can facilitate successful change
  • How leaders create the conditions for successful change
  • Deal with resistance to change and how to lead successful major change
  • The importance of the leadership role for implementing effective change
How to Communicate as a Leader
  • Managing and leading effective project meetings
  • Stakeholder analysis and communication planning
  • Stakeholder agendas – understanding other people’s perspectives
  • Setting the direction of the Team
    • Developing a common vision and building commitment to it
    • Aligning team and personal objectives to that of your organisation
  • The global dimension and importance of cross-cultural considerations
Motivating the Team for Optimum Performance
  • Identifying and responding to the different needs and motivation of the team including contract team members
  • Define what motivates you and your team
Dealing with Conflict, Poor Performance and Problems
  • Identifying and developing your conflict management style
  • Key principles on how to influence and negotiate
  • Giving feedback to poor performers to improve results
  • Providing recognition and celebration for successes
Action Planning
  • Preparing a personal action plan to incorporate what you have learnt into the workplace and your role – to perform even better and advance your career

Book now

We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

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