Comprehensive course analysis
Who should attend
- You are in a management or team leadership position or you have aspirations for a management or leadership position
- You want to improve your performance
- You want to develop skills by action learning
- You have an open attitude
About the course
Dealing with power and influence The central object of this course is leadership. A topic that yields over 487 million results in an internet search illustrating that the interest in the topic is overwhelming. Leadership is not a theoretical concept; in the end it is about who you are and what you do.
Since the art of leadership is only truly mastered by hands-on experience and practice, you are also invited to practice and reflect on a number of skills.
Developing your personal leadership style/values will be a central theme throughout the program. This course tackles only a small part of the subject of leadership and will be a combination of theoretical concepts and practical exercises.
This online program is flexible and can be adapted based on the input of the participants. Therefore, we expect you to take an active role as participant in order to link the different visions and practices to your day-to-day life.
Reasons to follow this program
- Understand your personal value system and your leadership strengths and weaknesses
- Learn how you influence and how you are being influenced
- Get insights into your personal sources of power and learn how to use and extend these
- Understand how the working environment influences leadership
At the end of the course you have:
- acquired insights in your personal value system and leadership strengths and weaknesses.
- acquired insights in how you influence and are being influenced
- acquired insights in your personal sources of power and how to use and extend these
- acquired insights in how the working environment influences leadership
Part 1: What does it mean to be a leader?
In the first part, we will look at leadership from different perspectives and explore what leadership means for you. There are a lot of different leadership styles and theories. One of the objectives of this course is to define and develop your own leadership style within the context you are operating in. We will shortly explore this context. We will also look into the new developments on brain research and motivation.
Part 2: Leadership power and influence
In this part, we will look at the development of leadership through time and how to deal with power and influence.
Part 3: How to engage and motivate people?
There is a lot of literature available about the psychology of leadership and motivation. In this part, we work with the newest insights in motivation from Daniel H. Pink in his book Drive. We will also use the models of transactional analyses, to show how you can influence and motivate others by your behavior and vice versa.
The leader as a coach is a powerful concept and skill to motivate and grow. We will explore the coaching concept.
Part 4: Skill of the leaders
There is an Arabic saying: “Believe in Allah, but tie your camel”. In this part, we will use practical theories and exercises in order to increase your influence (tie your camel). We will explore skills to deal with politics, framing, negotiating, communication, team dynamics and feedback.
Part 5: How to initiate and lead (strategic) change?
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything." George Bernard Shaw.
In this part we will look at different ways and practices of change management.
The course is mainly problem based and the input of the participants is highly valued. As such we expect you to take an active role during the course, in order to link the different visions and practices to your day-to-day life.
Since 2015 Martin Lammers has been Director Business and Client Relations within the School of Business and Economics of the University of Maastricht. In this function he develops and delivers programs for national and international corporate clients. Prior to this position he was the HR Director...
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