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