“Exemplary leaders know that if they want to gain commitment and achieve the highest standards, they must be models of the behaviour they expect of others.”
James M. Kouzes, The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

Leadership is a complex topic. What does it mean to be a good leader? How to good leaders know when to lead and when to step back? What is the difference between seeking power and being an effective leader?

This one day leadership course will give participants an opportunity to reassess:

The course will focus on the five key leadership behaviours outlined in the comprehensive research conducted by Kouzes and Posner

  1. Leading by Example

“Attitudes are caught not taught” - Setting the tone through personal behaviour which demonstrates the importance and impact of pride, image, standards, behaviour, integrity etc.

Differentiating between management and leadership

Examining the relationship between individual and organisational values and why it is necessary for successful teams to understand and deal effectively with the tensions between these two elements

Making the link between effective leadership and improved performance and enhanced service delivery

Recognising the importance of understanding and applying emotional intelligence

  1. Developing a shared purpose

Ensuring that the vision is clear to all people and that there is an understanding of the “whys” before we start doing the “whats”

Identifying blockers and inhibitors to the achievement of core business and how they can be removed

Developing personal and team coping strategies for dealing with conflict situations

Striking the balance between short term quick wins and long term sustainable development

  1. Innovation and Improvement

Demonstrating an ability to search outside the formal boundaries of the organisation for innovative ways to improve what we do

Recognising the inevitability and complexity of change in the workplace.

Managing the mechanics of change without forgetting the people and their needs, concerns and expectations

Recognising that the role of leaders is to challenge the status quo, be active reformers and take the organisation in a different direction       

  1. Helping others achieve

Exploring the value of coaching and mentoring as a means to encourage self-directed learning and development

Helping the development of effective negotiating and influencing skills 

Promoting and facilitating a culture of self-directed learning and development

  1. Care and Motivation

Distinguish between differing types and styles of recognition and reward

Applying the Emotional Intelligence model to real events

Exploring motivation theory

During the course each of these five behaviours will be explored and assessed through practical exercises and activities designed to ensure the learning is impactive, memorable and transferable into the workplace

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

Programme Delivery and Costs

This course is delivered over 1 day – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Individual cost: £99.00

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Further Information and Booking

If you're interested in this course then please contact us on:

Business Development Unit, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
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Tel: 01904 770368 Option 1