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From Management to Leadership Quite simply, this is the only structured programme that has been formulated specifically for the new leader or for those preparing to take on a leadership role within their work. You may already be a manager, but are you a leader? Do you have the qualities to become a leader? If not, this course will probably be the most important investment you make in your career so far. Employers are now looking people who can genuinely lead their staff, department, projects and organisation to success - leadership skills are an extremely valuable commodity and need to be learnt (rarely are they naturally acquired). The course is crammed with practical strategies and ideas that master leaders have utilised to take themselves and their companies to the top of the pile. You will receive intensive expert coaching in all the fundamentals secrets of leadership - all you need to get started on the right track, immediately. You will benefit from: The importance of developing vision and values Continuous improvement, Kaizen and six sigma How to tackle the tough decisions that you will experience as a leader Using the skills of influence to win commitment How to empower teams for top performance Why you need to become an innovator, and how you can develop this essential mind-set Using strategic thinking to define direction and strategy ..and many other essential topics. COURSE PROGRAMME UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP Management v leadership - constancy v change. Why has leadership become so important in recent times? What is required and expected of you as a leader? Your role and responsibilities The key qualities which make a great business leader in the 21st century. Transactional leadership Transformational leadership The four dimensions of leadership. Understanding the popular leadership models Covey Rosen Kouzes Posner Diagnostic questionnaire - how do you rate as a leader? What do you need to get better at? An objective skills audit Starting a programme for effective skills development ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR NEW LEADERS Understanding the bigger picture, and thinking longer term. Defining direction and strategy for you, your teams and your organisation Innovation in business - what it means and how it dramatically improves results. Examples of leadership innovation in action Tools for continuous improvement - six sigma and process mapping. Understanding the practicalities of the different tools Applying the tools in your organisation UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF VISION AND VALUES What does a vision look like? What are values in a business context? How to align vision and values: Personal Team Company Using vision and values to build an effective team. Effectively communicating your vision to the team The four characteristics of a great team: Shared goals Clear roles Clear communication Absolute trust How to achieve them. TAKING TOUGH DECISIONS Leaders are judged by their ability to take tough decisions - how do you currently measure up? Typical leadership dilemmas and how to resolve them. Managing difficult situations, conflict and people Six most common decision making errors and how to avoid them Four approaches to decision making - instant, rational, political and inspirational. How to choose the best decision making approach How to thrive on the wrong decision Facing up to ethical challenges. Why ethics didn't used to matter in business and why they matter now. WINNING COMMITMENT - UTILISING PROFESSIONAL INFLUENCING TECHNIQUES Five influencing strategies and top tips for each one. Telling: When it's right simply to tell people what they have to do - and how to do it with confidence and style. Five things to tell people when you delegate work to them. Selling: How to build rapport in order to be highly persuasive. Negotiating: What win-win really means How to get a win-win and what to do when you can't. Problem solving: How to be more creative. Facilita

From Management to Leadership Quite simply, this is the only structured programme that has been formulated specifically for the new leader or for those preparing to take on a leadership role within their work. You may already be a manager, but are you a leader? Do you have the qualities to become a leader? If not, this course will probably be the most important investment you make in your career...

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