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Developing Executive Leadership Skills

Providing key skills and knowledge to leaders


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Success of an organisation largely depends on determined, focused and motivated leaders who are able to see the big picture and advocate guiding principles, while coping with operational challenges. Irrespective of changes in goals, strategies or types of work, leaders must be able to sustain surge and velocity in fast changing markets. This intensive course will focus on providing key skills and knowledge to leaders in order to steer an organisation in all circumstances.

Who should attend

This course is designed for managers, team leaders and executives with responsibility for leading others or those aspiring to those positions. It will benefit all those who require strong decision-making skills and the ability to lead and motivate their team.

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Appreciating Executive Leadership Challenges

  • Developing self-awareness of your personal leadership style and its impact on others
  • Creating a personal vision statement
  • Distinguishing between leadership and management
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading beyond authority – influential leadership

Strategic Elements of Executive Leadership

  • Defining mission, vision and values
  • Creating a culture of trust and ownership
  • Planning, prioritising and control of day-to-day activities
  • Understanding the organisation, its politics and networks

Understanding and Managing Individual Behaviour

  • Situational Leadership
  • Coaching and mentoring others
  • Giving positive and negative feedback
  • Managing performance

Leadership Communication

  • Conducting powerful meetings
  • Presenting with confidence
  • Communicating upwards, downwards and across the organisation
  • Achieving results through effective communication

Problem-solving and Decision-making

  • Tools and techniques for effective problem-solving
  • Collective decision making

Creating an Executive Leadership Plan

  • Developing a plan based on your goals and your organisation's strategy

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Understand and utilise the strategic elements of executive leadership
  • Improve staff performance through coaching and mentoring
  • Successfully communicate at all levels
  • Effectively solve problems and make executive decisions
  • Create an executive leadership development plan
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Managing Individual Behaviour
  • Presentation Skills
  • Problem Solving

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