Good leaders have strong values, defined goals and clear plans to achieve those goals but are able to remain pragmatic and embrace change. Their flexible approach allows them to change their strategy and even beliefs to deal with different situation and unexpected developments especially in times of crisis. They are good problem solvers and encourage creativity, confidence and determination in their staff to overcome setbacks and problems.
Although skills are an important part of making a strong leader, it is the behaviour that often marks a successful leader. Great leaders show integrity, enthusiasm, determination, confidence and wisdom. They understand people’s needs and group characteristics. They appreciate hard work and reward it accordingly.
1. Goal Orientated Thinking
Effective leadership without defined goals and objectives is impossible. As a successful leader you have to make it clear to your staff what are the common goals of your organisation.
You need a strategy to achieve your goals. A clear and comprehensive strategy will prevent the team getting carried away with unimportant details and help them focus on the main objective.
3. Centre of the Network
Strong leaders are at the centre of organisations. They are capable of interacting with a full circle of people, from staff to stakeholders. This interaction allows you to identify needs and recognise opportunities.
Successful leaders understand the art of influence. They know who to influence and how. Learning about different influence techniques to use on a variety of people will not only increase your authority but also increase the chance of success.
5. Motivation & Questioning Techniques
Motivation increases enthusiasm, positive energy and productivity. By understanding your team’s vision you learn to motivate them effectively. Using the right questioning techniques will also help you encourage efficient problem solving.
6. Developing People
As a strong leader you need to understand your people’s perspective, their abilities and vision in order to bring the best out of them. Don’t forget that as a successful leader you are a role model and should live up to it.
7. Leadership Styles
Some leaders have one leadership style which works in some situations but not in others. Effective leaders however understand the value of pragmatism and develop different styles of leadership suitable for changing environments. You will learn about different styles of leadership and what style to use in different situations and with different people.
Effective delegation not only gives a leader more time to deal with more important issues, it also increases team’s confidence in their abilities. Learn the rules of effective delegation.
9. Creative Thinking
You will learn how to brainstorm, inspire your team to become more creative, encourage contribution and how to capture ideas and information.
10. Risk & Opportunity Management
As a leader you need to identify risks promptly in order to deal with them effectively and to prevent any future problems. Recognising opportunities on time will allow you to take advantage of situations successfully.
11. Action Plan
At the end of this course you will create an action plan which will improve your leadership skills.
Audience: Anyone who needs to be in a leading role will benefit from the skills provided on this course.
Course Duration: 2 Days