Leadership Skills

Enhance your leadership capabilities with our dynamic 6-hour Leadership Skills workshop. Designed for individuals seeking to develop essential attributes and knowledge required for effective leadership in the workplace, this course covers key concepts such as defining leadership, exploring...

  • Audience

    To provide delegates with an opportunity to review what is required of leaders in the workplace and develop the required knowledge, attributes and skills.


    No pre-requisites required


    6 hours

    Delivery Method

    Face to face or Virtual
  • Course Objectives

    The course will enable delegates to:

    • Define leadership
    • Understand the differences between transformational and transactional leadership
    • Understand three leadership styles and consider their impact
    • Consider three key dimensions of leadership and how to address them effectively
    • Understand the principles of Situational leadership and the importance of flexibility in leadership style
    • Understand what is involved in emotionally intelligent leadership
    • Consider the relationship between effective leadership and motivation
    • Identify how to effectively lead people through change

    Course Content

    What is a leader?

    What are the differences between a leader and a manger?

    Transformational leadership and transactional leadership (James McGregor Burns)

    Identifying the attributes of an effective leader

    Leadership styles

    Lewin’s three leadership styles:

    • Authoritarian
    • Participative
    • Laissez-Faire

    Activity to identify the impact of each of these three styles.

    Three key dimensions of leadership

    Adair’s model of action-centred leadership:

    • Task
    • Team
    • Individual

    What are the leader’s key responsibilities in each of these areas?

    What skills and attributes does the leader need to address these effectively?

    Situational Leadership

    Introduce Hersey and Blanchard’s dimensions of Situational Leadership:

    • Supporting
    • Coaching
    • Delegating
    • Directing

    Discussion/activity to identify situations when it is appropriate for the leader to apply each of the four styles.

    Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

    Why is this important?

    Five dimensions of emotionally intelligent leadership:

    • Self-awareness
    • Self-regulation
    • Empathy and compassion
    • Relationship management
    • Effective communication

    How to develop emotional intelligence as a leader.

    Leading people through change

    Given that ‘change is the only constant’ (Heraclitus):

    • What are the effects of workplace change of people?
    • What can the leader do to implement change effectively?

    Overview of three key models of change:

    • AKDAR
    • Kotter’s 8 steps
    • The Kubler-Ross change curve

    Discussion/activity – apply these models to leading change in your workplace.