Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Available dates

Mar 9—12, 2020
4 days
North Ryde, Australia
AUD 5990 ≈USD 4102
AUD 1497 per day


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About the course

Achieving leadership impact through improved effectiveness and performance

This fast-paced program thoroughly assesses your personal style of leadership and helps you realise your own potential. You will focus on developing the personal characteristics that effective senior leaders need.

You will have a great opportunity to explore vital new approaches and develop fresh skills that help maintain focus, clarity and effectiveness in the dynamic challenges of contemporary leadership.

Key highlights

Learn from industry experts and have an opportunity to work closely with others

Make improvements to how you perceive yourself and your current role.

Learn new ways to engage, energise and inspire others

Program outcomes

This challenging but rewarding program will help you realise your own potential by focusing on the personal characteristics required for effective senior leadership. It will prepare you to take on greater business challenges and will provide an opportunity for understanding your personal style of leadership in the context of local to organisation-wide perspectives. You will gain key skills and insights that you can immediately apply to improve awareness and effectiveness.

You will learn to:

  • Engage and inspire others
  • Grow your capacity to take the lead and deliver results
  • Effectively navigate organisational demands while introducing innovation and new ways of thinking
  • Grow your decision-making capabilities and powers of persuasion

What you'll learn

Day 1: Leadership

  • Models of leadership
  • Leadership behaviours
  • Personal styles and leadership

Day 2: Performance

  • Leading high-performance teams
  • Team performance and dysfunctions
  • Leadership Challenge syndicates

Day 3: Influence strategies

  • Leadership skills assessment and future development priorities
  • Coaching strategies
  • Presence, influence, impact – poise under pressure
  • Motivating and engaging others

Day 4: Leadership in turbulent times

  • Leading through barriers to change
  • Increasing my impact and success
  • Creating an inspiring future

Who should attend

This program is designed for:

  • High-potential individual contributors in significant roles looking to add a range of fresh practical skills that will enable them to make a greater impact
  • Future-focused experienced mid-level to senior managers in positions where business success depends on their personal effectiveness as a leader

Trust the experts

Paul Kirkbride

Paul Kirkbride has worked as an academic, organisational change and leadership consultant, and Chief Learning Officer for a Fortune 500 and two of the world’s top executive leaders. Prior to joining Macquarie Business School (MGSM), Professor Kirkbride was Deputy Dean, Executive Education at Melb...


Colleen Durant

Colleen is an organisational psychologist with 20 years of human capital and organisational development experience, earned through both corporate and consulting roles. Her work has focused on producing tangible improvements in leadership and organisational effectiveness in organisations across Au...


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