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About the course
Develop your personal leadership style, inspire your team, motivate your department and transform your company
This is a dynamic, experiential leadership development course.
You will be involved in games and exercises in which you’ll recreate and re-run real interpersonal situations.
We believe this is one of the top leadership courses in the UK. Our aim is to develop your individual leadership style so you can inspire and motivate your team, department and company.
It is a challenging, insightful and hugely rewarding two days.
The course is suitable for anyone taking on a leadership role or developing as a leader.
- Leadership BehavioursLeadership Course - CPD Accredited
- Beyond Traditional Stereotypes
- Individual Qualities and Strengths
- Powerful Communication
- Power of Changing What You Do
- Leading by Example
- Managing Group Dynamics
- Getting Committed to Projects
- Exploring Delegation
- Working with Difficult People
- Keep Things Moving Forward
- Empowering, Inspiring
- Becoming a Mentor
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
Why Have You Come?
You will be asked to say what you are looking for from the course.
This is your opportunity to help your trainers shape the course to your specific needs.
- 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 behaviours associated with each style:
Using John Adair’s concept of Action Centred Leadership we will look at the allocation of tasks
Who am I?
Working with the ‘Style’ sheets from the preparation work you will look at:
How you view yourself?
How you're viewed by others?
What are the similarities and anomalies?
A look at personal values, exploring how those values define us as a leader.
And how our behaviours as leaders are shaped by our values.
Speaking From the ‘Why’?
We'll use the Simon Sinek Ted Talk on How leaders inspire action.
You'll get to work on your own Golden Circle of What/How/Why.
Then you'll deliver it from the outside in and the inside out.
Here you will describe and work on a leadership initiative that is current for you.
You'll look at defining a clear vision of how you want it to be.
Then spend some time on the Who, What, Why, Where, When and How of it.
You will identify the first 3 steps required to begin the initiative.
And a plan to begin the initiative that evening.
We start with a recap of what has already been covered and set the focus for Day 2.
Time to process your thoughts on the Leadership Initiative.
And any other insights overnight?
Trust and Risk
This is an experiential exercise to explore your response to risk and how to develop trust.
Developing into a discussion on delegation and responsibility.
During the remainder of the day, you will be asked to bring forward individual situations where you need some help to move things on.
We will offer a selection of tools and techniques to address those situations, including:
- Conflict management
- Giving difficult messages
- Giving effective feedback
- Managing meetings
The following processes may be included depending on time and the wants of the delegates:
In this exercise, we will practice motivating others
Using your own motivators
Using the other persons
What is the difference in impact?
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.
Change Management In this exercise, we 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 & Shaking
Everyone will be given feedback on their personal leadership qualities as seen by other members of the group.
What are you going to do differently to make something specific happen in your organisation?
You will be helped to develop a strategy for implementing your new Leadership skills.
Getting really specific and using your scenarios, looking at best and worst case outcomes, what support you'll need, backup plans, etc.
You will identify what will stop you putting this into practice and what support you need going forward.
We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.
You'll get copies relevant hand-outs to remind you of the Coursework.
Two weeks after the course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.
You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.
You'll also have access to a course web page containing
- Handouts used during the course
- New supportive material
- Impact Factory PDF documents
- Recommended reading
- Links to our favourite videos
Trust the experts
Katherine joined Impact Factory as an in 2005 having worked as an actress for over 20 years in theatre, radio, and television. She is one of our most experienced trainers developing new programmes and training trainers at Impact Factory. After her degree in drama, Katherine did a postgraduat...
Janet - MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology- is a development professional specialising in behaviour and communication skills for all levels. Working in groups or in 1:1 coaching, her approach is to raise awareness of thinking & behaviour patterns and their impact; identify and man...
Nick Clark Windo
Nick works at the intersection of communication, creativity and business. As a Senior Consultant at Impact Factory, Nick has worked with all manner of clients, ranging from financial organisations like ING, Schroders and Permal, to creative companies such as DigitasLBi and Bossa Studios. He has...
Simon brings more than 15 years of global corporate experience to his role as a trainer – but that''s only the beginning! In his diverse and wide ranging roles as a parent, actor, facilitator and project manager he displays passion, commitment, humour and attention to detail. His focus is al...
From political speech writing to stand-up comedy, from marketing to project management, from strategic planning to coaching, from a degree in Sociology to a diploma in public relations Sarah has packed a lot into her life already. Originally from Canada, Sarah has lived in the UK since 2009, ...