Program Overview

 This leadership training course is uniquely designed to help leaders-to-be get ready for their new challenges and responsibilities. You’ll discover the heart, soul and mind of true leadership.   Through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios, you’ll explore leadership roles as strategist, change agent, coach, manager, communicator, mentor and team member. And you’ll learn how to develop your unique leadership style for maximum impact.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand what a leader is…and is not
  • Project a more dynamic image
  • Discover your own unique leadership style
  • Determine which leadership attributes you already possess
  • Find out what people expect and respect in a leader
  • Use power and influence positively
  • Learn how to motivate a team, including “difficult people”
  • Protect yourself against the pitfalls of organizational politics

Who Should Attend This Program

Any manager who needs leadership training to step into a leadership role or who is about to take on a new leadership assignment.

Topics That Will Be Covered

What Makes a Great Leader
  • Discuss Which Qualities Senior Management Looks for in Candidates for Leadership Positions
  • Explain What Followers Expect from Their Leaders
  • Identify Your Major Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Leader
  • Build Your Leadership Development Plan Using the Leadership Model
Leadership Styles
  • Assess Your Own Leadership Style
  • Develop the Most Effective Leadership Style for Your Position
  • Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns
  • Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss
  • Create a Vision, Set Direction and Give Instructions That Are Understood and Followed
Leadership Image
  •  Project the Positive Professional Image of a Leader
  • Understand the Importance of Trust and Its Effects on Followers
  • Build Relationships of Trust with Those You Lead
Build Your Influence and Power
  • Identify a Leader’s Sources of Power and Influence
  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence
  • Expand Your Power Network By Developing Key Relationships
  • Understand the Precautions on the Use of Your Power and Influence
  • List the Traps to Avoid in Using Power
 Handling Organizational Politics 
  • Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics Describe How Leaders Develop and Advance Their Leadership Agenda
  • Explain Strategies for Getting Others to Support Your Agenda
  • Cope with and Survive the Agendas of Adversaries
 Getting the Best Out of Your Teams
  •  Explain the Things That Really Motivate People
  • List the Factors That Make People Act the Way They Do
  • Explain How to Handle Former Peers Who Resist Your Authority
  • Describe How to Handle Difficult People