What makes a Good Leader?
Are leaders born or made?
Can you use management leadership training to give leadership skills to someone who isn’t leadership material?
How is it done?
Any leadership development programme has to include at least a passing reference to the following:
- Introduction to the concept of leadership behaviours
- Discussion and debate about leadership
- A widening of the definition beyond traditional leadership stereotypes
- Personal understanding of individual leadership qualities and strengths
- The difference between leadership and management
- A look at how people perceive, their perception is their reality
- Assumptions and their effect on how people see the world
- What are your terms of reference and seeing the bigger picture
- Personal patterns and beliefs
- A look at the elements that have influenced and shaped the participants
- Establishing ownership of an individual’s leadership behaviours
What does a leader look like?
Seeing the Big Picture Vision
The ability to see
What you’ll see
What makes you tick?
Beliefs, rules and patterns
Moving things forward Innovative thinking
Leadership Development Training
Can training develop leadership skills?
There is a real difference between management and leadership. You don’t need to be a leader to be able to manage other people.
Earlier in this document, we outlined some of the things to look for in a Leadership Training Programme. Add to that list a few more essentials:
- How to initiate leadership behaviours
- Understanding how commitment works
- Leading by example
- Influencing skills
- Empowering and motivating others
- Thinking on your feet
- Handling yours and others’ stress