Key Leadership Skills
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Start your journey from management to leadership, learning about what differentiates the two and what kind of leader you would like to be.
Effective and respected leaders have a clear starting point – they know the characteristics, behaviours and attitudes essential to achieve their vision. They also have the qualities that inspire their people to follow them and share that vision.
This course will introduce you to different models of leadership and practical tools to help you shape your personal style of leadership and make you a more effective leader.
Learning objectives of the course are:
- agree the main traits of great leaders and how your own characteristics compare
- consider appropriate differences between leadership and management and why they matter
- begin to identify your preferred leadership style and how you can progress this style through development planning
- consider what traits, tools and techniques can help you to become the leader you would like to be.
The course will cover:
- Why is Leadership Important?
- Leaders vs Managers
- Traits & Behaviours of Leaders
- What kind of leader do you want to be?
- Welcome to your Toolkit: practical tools you can use as a leader
- Welcome to Models Mastery: overview of some leadership models
- How to Motivate
- Influencing & Persuading
- Storytelling, communicating and emotional intelligence
- Brief overview of the role of ethics in leadership
- Signposting to other models to investigate.
Who should attend
This course is aimed at medium level managers/leaders or people tasked to lead a team or a major project. It is not suitable for junior or newly promoted managers, team leaders or very senior managers and leaders.