Leadership Fundamentals

This Leadership Fundamentals training gives a solid foundation in leadership development. The course focuses on self-awareness, leadership styles, and tools and practices – delivered in a challenging yet supportive environment.

What will I learn?

  • To understand what outstanding leadership means in practice.
  • To appreciate the individual’s effect on self and others.
  • To build capability in developing constructive relationships.
  • To create flexibility in leadership styles in different circumstances.
  • To develop confidence through practical exercises and simulations.

Who should take this course?

This Leadership Fundamentals training is perfect for anyone wanting to develop their leadership skills – especially managers and team leaders. No previous training is required.

Course Content

  • Understanding leadership
  • Feedback and discussion
  • Map themes on mind-map
  • Effect of me on me
  • Effect of me on others
  • Effect of others on me
  • Definitions of leadership
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Leaders building leaders
  • Self-awareness in leadership
  • Johari’s Window
  • Learning cycle
  • Comfort zones, habit, autopilot, conscious choice, conscious competence
  • Set up buddy partners for feedback
  • Understanding styles and preferences
  • Activist, reflector, theorist and pragmatist (Honey & Mumford)
  • Self-assess style
  • Impact of style on self and others
  • Flexing and matching
  • Influencing other styles
  • Awareness of personal drivers
  • 5 TA drivers
  • Self-assessment
  • Implications
  • Understanding emotional intelligence
  • Mean by an emotion
  • Effect of emotions on self and others
  • Awareness of emotional states
  • Competencies in emotional intelligence
  • Managing self and others
  • Relationships as context for leadership
  • Transactional Analysis (TA) –parent, adult, child
  • Building trust / credibility
  • Emotional climate
  • Psychometric
  • Introversion vs. extroversion
  • Confidence vs. caution
  • Thinking vs. feeling
  • Structured vs. unstructured
  • Self-assessment
  • Effect of style on self and others
  • Flexing style
  • Kouzes & Posner research
  • 5 leadership practices
  • Application in practice
  • Importance of trust and credibility
  • Kouzes & Posner
  • Building/undermining credibility
  • Most sought-after leadership qualities
  • Appreciate different styles/preferences in leadership
  • Six styles of leadership
  • Self-assess personal styles
  • Implications
  • Resonant and dissonant styles
  • Appropriateness of style by time/place
  • Communication 3Vs – verbal, vocal, visual
  • Advocacy vs. enquiry
  • Listening and questioning
  • Summarising
  • Rapport, empathy and feedback
  • Influencing strategies
  • Power and politics
  • Interactive exercises and simulations