Successful leaders come in all shapes, sizes and styles. There is no single ‘best way’ to lead. Two of the UK’s most successful business leaders, Sir Alan Sugar and Sir Richard Branson highlight this perfectly: They couldn’t be more different, yet both are hugely successful.
The fact is, they are true to themselves. Like them or loathe them, they are consistent in their manner and method. People know where they stand in relation to them, and this makes them easy to follow (if you respond to their particular brand of leadership).
This workshop is all about recognising YOUR brand of leadership: Knowing how to use the talents you already have and being credible as a leader. By completing this Workshop you will be able to:
- Describe five practices of credible leadership.
- Explain why each matters.
- Identify what makes you ‘credible’, and know how to make the most of this.
Credible Leadership - PDF Version
This 60 minute training session can be extended to half a day by using the additional, optional material. It is based around the work of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner on Authentic Leadership. The session covers:
- Introduction and Objectives
- Characteristics of 'credible' leaders - Post-it note exercise folowed by discussion and trainer input
- Modelling the Way - Trainer input and group discussion
- Personal strengths and weaknesses - OPTIONAL exercise where delegates examine theri own natural strengths and the extent to which they maximise them
- Encourage the heart - Trainer input and discussion
- OPTIONAL group exercise to explore this in more detail
- Challenge the Process - Individual activity folowed by discussion and trainer input
- I see an Opportunity - OPTIONAL pairs exercise to examine potential opportunities to change at work
- Enable others to Act - reverse brainstorm activity followed by trainer input
- Blocks into stepping stones - OPTIONAL exercise to agree how to overcome barriers
- The Circle of Concern - OPTIONAL input and discussion
- Inspire a Shared Vision - Trainer input and discussion
- Inspiration V a 'safe pair of hands' - OPTIONAL group exercise to compare different styles of leadership
- Make it work at work - Putting learning into practice