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Effective Leadership

Effective Leadership

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Effective Leadership - 1 Day Course


Some points to consider:

  • Most people become leaders with limited or perhaps no training or advice - this is exactly what leadership is all about!
  • Leadership is not easy… though anyone might hold the helm when the sea is calm!
  • The final 20% of people’s effort at work is said to be discretionary
  • Some teams and organisations perform better than others
  • Levels of sickness or absence vary between teams and organisations
  • Change is constant: some leaders embrace change, others fight it
  • Obedience or commitment?  Success or failure?

Aims and Objective

Through exploring several practical leadership exercises, by the end of the workshop delegates will:

  • Have a clear idea of why we need leaders
  • Know what their primary duties as a leader are
  • Fully understand the roles and responsibilities of leaders
  • Have a very good understanding of their own leadership styles, its strengths and weaknesses
  • Have developed a programme to look at best ways to complete the task, improve and maintain their team and develop the individuals within their teams
  • Be thinking about their vision of their leadership
  • Have a clear idea of how to tackle essential matters such as motivation, discipline, communication etc.


Exploring the implications, responsibilities, challenges and opportunities for leaders. Based on ‘best practice examples’ from a variety of environments and built around a succession of practical exercises and relevant discussion points, the course looks at a range of ideas:

What is Leadership all about? 

  • A general overview of some of the crucial aspects of leadership. 
  • Why do we need leaders?

Does leadership make a difference?

  • Are leaders born or made?  Is it mainly the qualities of leadership or activities of leadership that are important?
  • What is the first task of a leader?  Setting directions and how to proceed.
  • S.P.O.T. - Strategy, Policy, Objectives, Tactics
  • Leadership and change

The Three Areas of Leadership:

  • Technical, Administrative, People
  • People responsibilities include?
  • Management versus leadership
  • Manage the people not the task

Leadership approaches:

  • Situational, qualities, functional.  What do good leaders do?
  • The task, the team, the individual – Action Centred leadership by John Adair
  • Leadership exercise to demonstrate

Personal preferred leadership style? 

  • Weaknesses and strengths of my preferred style. Personal action plan to minimise my weaknesses and maximise my potential


  • What does the research say? 
  • Giving a motivating purpose - pride in our work

Values and signals

  • What should be the values of leaders and how should we signal this?
  • Cabinet responsibility

See the programme for more details on workshop content.

Who Should Attend?

This programme is ideal for newly-appointed leaders; for those about to be appointed leaders; for those who want to ensure they’re 'doing it right'; and for those looking for ‘best practice’ of leadership activities and attitudes. Leadership is not primarily about charismatic characters but it is about what good leaders ‘DO’.

Delegate Feedback

"Excellent overview of leadership skills with practical tools and suggestions for implementation"
Chief Financial Officer - Bexley Care Trust

"Very well presented, good content"
Personnel Manager - Adviser Breakthrough

"Good trainer - liked the humour"
MD - NHS Bexley

"This is my second workshop with this trainer who is absolutely fantastic. He makes the workshop fun, interesting and is very knowledgeable"
Community Development Manager - London Borough of Camden

"Excellent, relevant and real."
Vice Principal, West Cheshire College

"Energetic, interesting, captivating, inspiring - very enjoyable day! Thank you."
Head of Design, Freelance Contact

"Good refresher on leadership, time to think with some excellent anecdotes."
Assistant Principal, BHASVIC

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This workshop is  Price Band C 

Workshop Style

This training course is delivered in a workshop style. It is highly participative with a blend of presentation, group exercises and debate.  A comprehensive delegate pack is included. .


To ensure effective levels of delegate participation, involvement and interaction, delegate numbers are restricted.  This workshop is suitable for groups of 2 to 20 delegates.


Formal CPD certificates are provided after the event in a form which is acceptable as CPD evidence to many professional bodies and institutions.


The facilitator for this workshop is a highly experienced trainer with in-depth subject knowledge.