The Manager as Leader


“True genius is a mind of large general powers,
........determined to some particular direction”
Samuel Johnson
True of teams, as well as individuals – and that’s why leadership gives an edge - the leader focuses team energy and resources, motivates people in the right direction, gets best efforts and best results from the team… a focused team with an effective leader is the unbeatable formula for a winning business......

What Benefits?

1) Capabilities

The programme develops managers’ skills in:
  • Setting direction
  • Gaining commitment
  • Managing change
  • Focusing team effort

These are key leadership meta-skills.

2) Specific benefits
  • Broadening and deepening practical leadership and management skills
  • Understanding the difference between leadership and management
  • Understanding key organisational success factors
  • Customer and output-focus
  • Motivating and aligning team members
  • Getting high-quality performance
  • A proactive approach to change
  • Understanding individual leadership styles

Although each programme is designed to meet the needs of each client organisation, a typical programme:

Establishes the organisational context:

  • What are the key business issues?
  • What are the key leadership skills needed for success?

Phase One: Individual Interviews/Analysis:

  • In-depth interview on leadership experiences, successes, developmental objectives.
  • Feedback of key leadership questionnaires including 360 feedback on leadership practices

Phase Two: Workshop:

Setting the agenda for organisational change, this is an intensive three-day workshop focusing on key leadership competencies. Areas covered include (depending on organisational need):

  • Core leadership skills
  • Organisational diagnosis and mapping
  • Leading an Organisation – Simulation
  • Setting the performance mission
  • Organisational culture and change – the leader’s role
  • Planning and implementing projects
  • Managing diversity
  • The manager as coach
  • Power and politics in organisations
  • In depth feedback from tutors and participants
  • Setting change goals and individual leadership development

Phase Three: Action Learning Sets and Implementation Reviews

  • Follow-up to consolidate and implement new skills and practices
  • Mentoring and coaching on individual issues