The Foundations of Leadership

Achieving Extraordinary Results

Code : ML23
Date : 11 – 12 February 2013
Venue : Amsterdam

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The Course

The Foundations of Leadership Programme is designed to help delegates put effective, collaborative methods of leadership to work in their organizations and leverage the leadership potential of all members of their teams. Participants focus on developing their own leadership skills and personal influence, as well as explore strategies for building a team of strong individuals who will support each other, deal with tough problems in an efficient manner, and take accountability for results. Effective leaders are those who posses the inner compass that guides their daily actions and enables them to earn the trust of their colleagues. The next generation of business practices can guarantee success by developing outstanding leaders who empower leaders at all levels throughout their organization.

This programme will help you better be able to:

  • Strengthen your leadership collaboration within the company team Understand and help leaders navigate their own personal and interpersonal leader skills
  • Clarify a form of work-based learning that seeks to integrate theory with practice and knowledge with experience
  • Leverage the knowledge of learning in the organization at all levels
  • Develop strategies for using personal leadership power and building strong, mutual influence relationships within your organization

The Goals

  • Provide leaders with a series of strategies, activities, and cases at five levels of change: individual, interpersonal, team, organization, and network
  • Discover the core competencies required for exemplary leadership
  • Examine the ethical aspects of leadership and values which drive lasting results
  • Enhance others’ perception of you as a leader with integrity
  • Build the right culture for people and processes to support your strategy
  • Provides a comprehensive account of a set of applied activities and associated cases to promote the acquisition of leadership practices in most institutional settings

The Delegates

The content of this seminar is especially tailored to business leaders of today. This programme focuses on tactful leadership practices that are effective in any business environment. Participants that hold leadership positions and who have been identified by their organisation as a key part of the company’s succession plan are encouraged to attend. All candidates must have a good grasp of English as a large percentage of the time, the course will require interaction and activities.

An ideal candidate is:

  • A Supervisor
  • A member of the executive committee
  • A Manager
  • A Team Leader

The Process

The program is delivered in a highly interactive, hands-on learning style by senior consultants with corporate experience. Many activities will be presented to cause the delegate to engage in and reflect on the information. In addition to trainer-led group discussions, case studies, and learning group exercises, this programme includes experiential learning and other instructional modalities to accommodate a variety of learning styles to improve learning and retention.

The Benefits

  • Adapt your leadership style to different scenarios, while remaining true to your values and purpose
  • Be a more effective leader by developing greater confidence in your capabilities
  • Become an empowering leader that fosters effective teamwork
  • Lead an integrated life that enables you to balance your work and home life
  • Lead with integrity through difficult and pressure-filled challenges

The Results

  • Address the leadership strategic challenge in the company
  • Progress into new business initiatives by leveraging leadership opportunities
  • Tests and develops innovative leadership approaches
  • Results in an effective leadership impact that is deeper, faster and more sustainable
  • Develop a business leadership philosophy with greater knowledge, capabilities and confidence that will impact the organization

The Programme Content

Day 1

Transforming the Individual Leader

  • Personal Leadership Goals
  • Individual Leadership Development
  • Individual Leadership Behaviors
  • The Mindset of a Leader
  • Leadership Practice and Organizational Citizenship
  • The Leadership Hang Time

Interpersonal Leadership Principles

  • Dialogic Leadership Skills
  • Broadening Your Dialogue
  • Increasing the Leadership Inquiry
  • Engaging in Collaborative Behaviors
  • Consistency Between Espousal and Action
  • Peer Coaching

Team Level Leadership Essentials

  • Facilitative Leadership Skills
  • Concurrent Leadership
  • Situational Development of Leaders
  • The Various Roles of Leaders
  • Team Development in Leadership
  • Improving My Team

Day 2

Organizational Leadership Management

  • The Change Process of Leaders
  • How Leaders Impact Organizational Culture
  • Enhancing Leadership Values
  • Understanding the Leadership “Self” within the Organization
  • Developing Organizational Commitment and Meaning
  • Establishing Meaning in Leadership

The Leader’s Network

  • Stakeholder Relations
  • Network Citizen Behaviors
  • The Network Weaver Roles
  • Network Management
  • The Quality of Knowledge Relationships
  • The Principles of Public Engagement

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