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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