Why train your company’s Leaders?
Because effective leaders are critical to the effective operation of any business. They need to have both the competence and the confidence to lead those working for them by example, communicating with and inspiring them to engage in the corporate vision and achieving the organisation’s business goals.
In many organisations leaders are promoted on the basis of their technical competence or success as a manager. There seems to be an assumption that this will be enough to make them an effective leader. Sadly, many people promoted into these positions do not fulfil their potential.
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An effective leader can have a huge impact on:
- Employee engagement
- Staff retention
- Decision making
- Communication…. and ultimately
- The bottom line!
Without the necessary leadership skills, the transition to being a leader can be a difficult one. Your staff members might excel above expectations in their current roles but, without leadership skills training, they might be less successful in leadership roles. This could be because of a lack of knowledge or experience. That’s why it is so important to provide leadership development training. Our leadership training course helps them to understand the role of a leader, the tasks involved, and what it takes to be a good leader.
A well structured leadership development program can help people to realise their potential and boost their confidence to take on a leadership role. Leadership training programmes can help teach the essential skills and techniques required to look at challenges from a different perspective.
What would our leadership training course include?
Our leadership skills training course usually starts by exploring what leadership is. The word “leadership” can bring to mind a variety of images, but it is often referred to as “the process of influence.” Consequently, a leadership training course requires a focus on the fundamental skills that help leaders influence others.
Whilst it might include many subjects found on a leadership and management training course, it should also explore:
The history of leadership
The characteristics of effective leaders, what makes them great and what they do to create highly successful teams
How to make the transition from being a manager to a leadership position
The difference between being a manager and being a leader
The myths of leadership
Key models of leadership
The levels of leadership
Different styles of leadership
The work of leaders
- Crafting a vision
- Building alignment
- Championing execution
How is our leadership training course structured?
Our leadership skills training course are designed to meet your specific requirements. They are built after meeting with you and your delegates to identify the subjects that need to be included if we are to ensure you get a positive return on your training investment. You can learn more about the Eagle Process here.
Once the design has been agreed with you, we begin the delivery of the leadership skills training course. Our delivery style is highly challenging and highly supportive. It uses a variety of learning methodologies because we know that delegates have different learning preferences. At the conclusion of the leadership training programme we recommend that the delegates complete a workplace project that demonstrates:
- What they have learned
- How they have applied their learning
- What benefit there has been for them, their team and your company from the training
Frequently Asked Questions
Leadership training can take two fundamental forms. Our programmes work with people who have been identified as ‘leaders of the future’ or who have just taken their first steps in the critical role of being a leader. We also work with experienced leaders who want to continue their development by exploring the latest thinking and models.
As with all of our training programmes, our leadership training is always designed to meet the specific requirements of the clients that we work with. That said, there are some ‘usual suspects’ that we focus on in most of our leadership training programmes. These include:
- Exploring the context of leadership
- Defining what leadership is
- Dispelling some of the myths of leadership
- Exploring the history of leadership
- The key models of leadership and how they can be applied
- Identifying examples of great leaders and the skills and characteristics that made them great
We begin by recognising that an effective leader can have a huge impact on an organisation in terms of the productivity of its people, employee engagement, staff retention and, ultimately, the bottom line. A well structured and integrated leadership training programme can assist a person’s transition into what is an incredibly challenging role.
One of the benefits of our leadership training programmes is that delegates develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader as well as providing them with the necessary skills to engage people. Developing leadership skills in this way also helps to build confidence in others and paves the way for future inspirational leaders.
In today’s dynamic business environment, challenges can arise at any time and an effective leader needs to be able to respond to those challenges with intelligence, strategy, and expertise. Our leadership training programmes allow the delegates to think deeply about what being a leader means to them.
Because they allow the delegates a chance to step away from their day to day activities, leadership training also offer the opportunity to clarify their vision as a leader and how they can communicate that vision and align their people to it in a way that engages and motivates them.
Finally, training leaders can offer delegates insights on how to pick a good team, how to build a team capable of delivering their vision for their team or the organisation.
This is an interesting question. For many years it was thought that some people were born leaders. They were usually the rich and titled or those born into great military families. We believe that while some people have a potential head start in their leadership development, it is possible to develop great leaders through leadership development and training programmes. For us the important thing is that delegates get an opportunity to understand what being a leader is all about and to explore their leadership style to identify its strengths and also areas that they need to work on.
This refers to a model that we use in many of our training programmes. It is called ‘logical levels’ and in the case of leadership training it examines:
- In what environment do you lead?
- What behaviours do you use to be a leader?
- What skills and capabilities do you draw upon when you are leading?
- What do you believe and value about being a leader?
- What is your identity as a leader?
- What is your purpose when you are being a leader?
The process that we take delegates through is often described as enlightening as it goes deeper than just looking at the skills of leadership and gets them thinking about where leadership starts. We often say that leadership is like charity in that it begins at home and this process helps them to understand themselves in order to lead themselves first and others second.
the Leadership training Programme?
When I heard I was on yet another training course, I had a negative view and thought it would be a waste of time like previous courses I have attended. How I was proved wrong! The course content was mind-blowing and made me realise things about myself that I had never considered before. The skills I have learned are truly helpful in work and my personal life and has made me look at things in a different light
I call it pure genius. The course was unlike any other I have experienced. What did it do? In short it opened everyone’s eyes to themselves and also to their interaction with others. The effect was remarkable – their behaviour changed, their work and private lives improved and stress levels decreased overnight.