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The Art of Professional Leadership Training

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Day 1
LEADERSHIP AND INFLUENCE: WHAT DO THEY MEAN?
The challenge to lead in today’s modern organisation
Lessons learned from powerful leaders of the past and present
The changing role, responsibilities and nature of Leadership and the new skills needed for today and tomorrow
Leadership styles in modern organisations – including your organisation
The influence of followers on leadership
Leadership models, methods and theories – over of the most popular schools of thought
Self-assessment: Leadership Behaviours – defining your strength’s and areas to develop
Three Lenses of Leadership

Day 2
HOW A LEADER LEADS FROM IDEAS, PROBLEM-SOLVING, PLANNING AND PERSONAL POWER
Ways to increase self-knowledge and self-reflection
Understand how you think and becoming a “Systems Thinker”
The character of a leader and how leadership from within and using this to create an environment of leadership
Thinking outside the box – left/right brain thinking and using the six hats technique
Finding creative solutions using creativity tools such as brainstorming, reverse brainstorming, Imagineering and mind mapping
How to evaluate and select the best solution using formal analysis tools such as Pro’s and Con’s, Force field analysis,
Cost/Benefit Analysis and Feasibility/Capability Analysis

Day 3
HOW A LEADER BUILDS TRUST AND FOLLOWERS
What is trust and the benefits of a high trust environment
How trust produces the competitive edge and leads to increase in performance and results
Group influence, political savvy and effective Interpersonal Influence
Emotional intelligence applied to leadership
Coaching, delegation and reverse delegation for empowerment, people development and managing your own time and results
Negotiating agreement using proven principles of effective negotiation

Day 4
HOW A LEADER USES COMMUNICATION TO GAIN INFLUENCE
The Art of Communication as a leader – in conversation, coaching, delegating, when writing and online
Building your skills as an effective communicator though engaging presentation and public speaking skills
Successful coaching and reverse delegation
The power of Vision, mission, purpose and goals
Using language, a word pictures to demonstrate your vision
John Kotters Change management theory in practice

Day 5
HOW A LEADER INFLUENCES PEOPLE
The Motivating Leader
How a Leader motivates themselves and others
The need for achievement, power and affiliation
Expectancy theory and motivation
How a leader Creates an environment for self-motivation
Personal Roadmap to Leadership

The Art of Professional Leadership Training Course

The Art and Science of Professional Leadership will take you on a journey to discover your own strengths as a leader and demonstrate how you can build on those strengths to lead yourself and your own team to higher productivity.
This programme is practical and inspiring study of many of the best practices, skills and techniques in modern business today. It will help you to overcome the enormous pressures that exist in this increasing fast-changing business, economic and industrial climate.
Participants will develop the following leadership competencies:
Determine best practices of effective leaders from sport, business through history and how to apply them today in your work environment
Explore your leadership capabilities and areas for personal development
Build a culture of vision, trust, credibility and open communication that encourages people to follow you and work harder
Identify strategies for overcoming obstacles in the work environment that lead to higher performance and achieving results
Further develop your skills in leading, managing, coaching and motivating staff at all levels

This course is designed to promote effective leadership and influencing skills among management personnel. At the conclusion of this training session, you should be able to:
• Articulate an understanding of what leadership means for you, your department and your organisation
• Determine your role as an effective leader in any organisation – both within a team and managing a team or department
• Improve your skills of delegation, coaching and people development
• Learn the different physical, emotional, psychology needs that followers look from their leaders
• How best to sell your ideas, vision and plans with greater influence and persuasion
• Demonstrate the leadership core skills of Communication and Inspiration; Systems Thinking and Emotional Intelligence
• Use personal influence and develop political savvy to network and influence people effectively
• Describe a change management model for management and the process of planning, communicating and implementing change
• Develop a Personal and Professional Vision and Communicate it to all stakeholders
• Tap into and “inner power” to gain self-confidence and strength
• Get the most productivity out of each constituent (worker or other)

This dynamic leadership programme for all managers, team leaders, executives, plus business and technical professionals. It is ideal for those that which to further develop their management and leadership capabilities
Team leaders, especially those with people responsibility and direct reports
Technical staff making the transition to the next in their career and seeking to improve their competence in leadership
Supervisors who wish to increase their effectiveness and results
Team leaders interested in further management development
Managers who wish to evaluate and improve their performance with regard to leadership

Continuing Professional Development

35 HOURS CPD