Have you ever worked for a truly great leader? The reality is that most of us probably have a lot more experience with mediocre leaders than great leaders. In this training module, we focus on what it takes to be a great leader, which also highlights why so much of our experience is with mediocre leaders. This module is excellent for upcoming leaders in the organization as well as seasoned leaders that have let the daily pressure derail them from a leadership mindset to a management mindset.
This training module will cover the following sessions
Lesson One – The Foundation of Leadership
This lesson focuses on laying the foundation for effective leadership. In this chapter we will identify the different types of leadership styles and benefits and drawbacks of each.
- What is a leader
- Core leadership theories
- Leadership styles
- Developing your style
- Difference between leadership and management
Lesson Two – Leadership Qualities
In our second lesson, we focus on qualities that top leaders possess that include emotional intelligence, charisma, and empathy that allow for real connection with team members.
- Emotional intelligence
- Self awareness
- A leaders mood
- Leading by example
- Being charismatic
- Understanding empathy
Lesson Three – Communication Skills for Leaders
In Lesson Three, we pay particular attention to good listening skills. It is so important for good leaders to really hear what their people are saying so that appropriate actions can be taken for positive change. We also evaluate effective means for constructive conflict resolution and mediation.
- Listening for understanding
- Building rapport
- Conflict resolution
- Communicating in difficult situations
- Mediation skills
- How to write a report
Lesson Four – Leading People
Good leaders know they cannot and should not being doing it all, so in Lesson Four, we focus on creating a motivational environment that is ripe for delegation to employees that want to learn, grow and do more in the organization.
- Delegation skills
- Motivating others
- Creating a motivational environment
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Coaching Skills
Lesson Five – Managing Change
Change is part of our every day lives be it at home or the office. Lesson Five zeroes in on understanding, managing, and implementing change for positive growth. Here we also evaluate the best way to communicate and work with employees to ensure they not only understand but have buy in to the change.
- Introduction to change management
- Understanding change
- Implementing change
- Managing resistance to change
- Personal change management
- Dealing with difficult situations
Lesson Six – Becoming a Leader
Finally, we wrap up this training module with key elements every good up and coming leader should know from based on past lessons learned. It is just as important if not more important to know what to avoid doing as it is to know what to focus on doing.
- 10 common leadership mistakes
- Servant leadership
- Leading equals
- What a real leader knows
- Strategic thinking