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Essential Leadership Skills


The performance of the people in a team or organisation is critical in delivering objectives and driving the competitive advantage. Achieving on-going improvements in people performance depends on how well-equipped leaders are to lead the people whose performance they are responsible for and how effectively leaders can turn a group of individuals into a high performing team.

Our approach for developing leaders is one which provides a combination of training, facilitation and coaching. Delegates will be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development, this they will do through being set projects, work-based activities as well as working on real-life scenarios in the workshops. These tried and tested methods allow the delegates the time and space to ‘work through’ and practice the skills and behaviours needed to succeed in their leadership role.

These workshops will provide an opportunity for Leaders to define their roles within the organisation and how that role is both influenced and influences other management and leadership roles, taking a ‘broader view’ approach. The workshops will be highly participative, using coaching techniques with the group to facilitate the agreed objectives.

The input will be on developing a high-performance culture, critical leadership behaviours that encourage engagement within the team and enabling change and taking people with you.

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Download the Essential Leadership Skills course outline for reference.


Key Outcomes

  • Clarify the behaviours and competencies needed to be demonstrated to become exceptional leaders
  • Adapt styles to meet the needs of those they lead
  • Develop personal presentation skills; communication skills; networking and building relationships with stakeholders
  • Build confidence to be a leader within the organisation; addressing the barriers; what could hold me back?
  • Address the challenges of their roles in order to increase their performance and that of the organisation. How to build resilience
  • Recognise own personal strengths and weaknesses as a leader and learn from experience whilst planning personal development to improve own performance and leadership skills
  • Acquire the skills required to lead – particularly those related to leading change and leading people
  • Promote employee engagement and emotional intelligence; Building relationships. No leader can achieve alone, leaders need to create and maintain the relationships they need in order to deliver and progress
  • Create working strategies by identifying and prioritising the key issues. This also includes how to deal with other issues which are distracting attention or impeding performance
  • Identify opportunities for developing the capabilities and competencies of individuals and the team and plan for these to be met by using a variety of learning opportunities and techniques

The following interventions are utilised in meeting these outcomes:

  1. 360 Degree Feedback will allow individuals an opportunity to see how others see them in comparison to how they see themselves. It will create the avenue for healthy introspection and better self-awareness.
  2. Psychometric/Self-Assessment tools that shows how personal development is the critical first step to high performance. The profiles, completed individually, show how they can best contribute to their success and how they are likely to lead, manage and link with others who may have different perspectives on the world of work.
  3. Facilitated workshops an opportunity to explore the issues raised through the completion of research, self-assessment, feedback etc. The workshop will involve targeted activities that address these issues and the objectives outlined in ‘key outcomes’ above.
  4. Work-based projects can be research projects looking at organisational needs and challenges.
  5. Mentoring each delegate to be assigned a Mentor
  6. Presentations to Senior Management Team for delegates to deliver a feedback session, presenting their key learning outcomes.

If you would like to discuss this workshop please contact Fiona on 01332 527144 or email us via the contact page. This programme can be amended to reflect the training and development needs of your Leaders and Managers.

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