Course Objectives

Course Content:

At the end of this course you will:

  • understand the unusual combination of attributes for effective leadership.
  • know what defines you as a leader, what you believe about leadership, and how you lead as a leader.
  • understand that success in leadership is about “growing others” to be leaders.
  • be aware of the importance of having a strategic vision; know how to build rapport and show empathy in order to sell your vision and get buy-in.
  • know how to give and receive feedback and be aware of the power of affirmation.
  • have teased out the critical conversations every highly effective leader needs to have regularly with their team/s.
  • know how to coach to build a high performance culture.
  • be able to deal with difficult people and situations and learn a technique to differ decisively.
  • be aware of the lessons every leader can learn from the leadership style of Barack Obama.

Day 1 Session One
The Paradox of Leadership

  • A belief in oneself V a decent doubt.
  • A passion for the job V an awareness of others’ worlds.
  • A love of people V a capacity for aloneness.

Day 1 Session Two
What Defines You As A Leader

  • Identifying your core leadership values.
  • Your preferred leadership style.
  • What you believe about leadership – your leadership point of view.

Day 1 Session Three
How You Communicate As A Leader – Influencing, Persuading and Negotiating 

  • Creating and communicating a strategic vision.
  • How to build rapport and empathy – the 10 key principles.
  • How to give and receive feedback – the power of affirmation.

Day 2 Session Four
The Critical Conversations Every Leader Needs To Have

  • The 4 questions every highly effective leader asks.
  • Why highly effective leaders “start with why?”.
  • How to coach to build a high performance culture.

Day 2 Session Five
Dealing With Difficult People and Situations

  • Handling people who are aggressive/complainers/always negative/know-it-all/super-agreeable/the quiet one/indecisive.
  • How to differ decisively without being aggressive.
  • Your preferred conflict handling style – a self-evaluation.

Day 2 Session Six
Building and Leading a High Performing Team

  • The different stages involved in recruiting, building and leading a high performing team.
  • A step-by-step process for dealing with under performance.
  • The lessons we can learn from the leadership style of Barack Obama.

Leadership is simple, but not easy. We make leadership easy – by keeping it simple.