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The Senior Management Programme

SM11

Introduction

Business leaders and senior management have a collective responsibility to communicate the big picture, and advocate guiding principles while coping with operational challenges. This course will focus on helping participants to acquire crucial skills and knowledge to effectively lead an organisation, both strategically and ethically. It will also promote the professional, intellectual, and personal development required to lead across all levels of the organisation.

Who should attend

This challenging course is designed for managers, team leaders and executives who are required to demonstrate the ability to develop the cognitive, behavioural and role attributes necessary to steer an organisation to success.

COURSE PROFILE

Appreciating Executive Leadership Challenges

  • Developing self-awareness of your personal leadership style and its impact on others
  • Distinguishing between leadership and management
  • Emotional Intelligence 

Strategic Elements of Executive Leadership

  • 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 

Problem Solving and Decision Making

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

Leadership and Corporate Accountability

  • Assess the legal, ethical, and economic elements of leadership
  • Different corporate governance models
  • Approaches to social responsibility
  • Enhancing risk management 

Setting Competitive and Corporate Strategy

  • Scanning the environment
  • Assessing the industry for business profitability
  • Achieving competitive sustainability 

Planning and Managing Change

  • Defining change, causes, impact and risk management
  • Re-engineering business process
  • Linking strategic and operational change
  • Identifying difficulties and dealing with resistance and barriers to change 

Managing Innovation and Organisational Effectiveness

  • Methods and action-planning tools for identifying, analysing and solving organisational problems
  • Exploring the techniques for managing innovation
  • Maximising creativity
SKILLS

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

  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Understand and overcome the challenges of leadership
  • Understand and utilise the strategic elements of executive leadership
  • Improve staff performance through coaching and mentoring
  • Successfully communicate at all levels
  • Appreciate the importance of corporate accountability
  • Assess and manage risk
  • Plan and effectively manage the change process
  • Become a positive change agent
  • Create and foster innovative culture that maximises creativity
COMPETENCIES
  • Business Process Re-engineering (BPR)
  • Communication
  • Conducting Meetings
  • Creativity
  • Decision Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Influencing
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Individual Behaviour
  • Performance Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sustaining Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Thinking
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