Leadership skills

This CMBD workshop looks at a number of theories and models that have differing perspectives on the nature of leadership and personal development in this area. It also highlights the differences between management and leadership functions and discusses the implications of this. One of the leading writers (John P Kotter in his influential book: A Force for Change: How Leadership Differs from Management 1990) suggests that leadership establishes direction, aligns people, motivates and inspires and produces positive and sometimes dramatic change. Management, on the other hand, is concerned with planning and budgeting, organising and staffing, controlling and problem solving and produces order and consistency. Most commentators conclude that we need a mix of both attributes but that we may naturally tend towards one or the other.

The workshop will look at your own personal €˜preferred€™ style of leadership and look at whether you as an individual are more of a manager than a leader or vice versa. We will look at personal development and the concepts around adapting your style depending on the circumstances, the context and the people that you are leading. You will leave the course with clear ideas and actions to develop your own effectiveness as a leader.

What You Will Learn

About the six perspectives on leadership €“ Trait theory, style counselling, context or contingency theory, new leadership, distributed leadership and transformational versus transactional leadership.
What the difference is between management and leadership functions and you will consider the concepts of managers as effective leaders and leaders as effective managers.
How to lead effectively, using the leadership concepts of behavioural, functional, situational and integrated styles of leadership and the importance of communication to achieve your objectives.
How to delegate successfully, using personal development plans, appraisals and coaching to improve the skills, competencies and knowledge of individuals within a team.
What your preferred personal leadership style is and what your own personal strengths and €˜allowable weaknesses€™ are.

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The Centre For Management and Business's Offer

CMBD offer a range of Management, Leadership and Business skills training by video conference, offering the same level of interaction and learning experience that you would get in a training room environment.Our trainers are all experienced and practicing business professionals selected for their experience, depth of knowledge and track record of delivering high quality traing experiences.Online training is conducted in small groups allowing everyone to get involved and converse with each other normally. Delegates can all see each other, view training materials and videos, conduct break-out group discussions and use interactive whiteboards. Training from our programmes is usually in 2 hour sessions with regular breaks from the screen and is delivered from our offices which have state of the art video conferencing facilities.In addition to the range of subjects listed on the Skills Bank website we offer a bespoke learning option tailoring subjects to your specific needs or systems.Subjects include; Leadership & Management, Business Planning and Strategy, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Business Improvement & Operational Excellence

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