A two day intensive programme to provide a unique opportunity to develop your impact as a highly effective strategic leader.
The leader of today has greater challenges than ever before in terms of unlocking human potential in their organisation and delivering results. This programme will help you achieve those aims and help you initiate and manage change more effectively. In particular, it will help you to:
In today’s world, one of the main aims of the leader is to develop the capability of the organisation to handle change and the challenges of the future even if those challenges have yet to be discovered. Leading in the organisational setting is becoming increasingly difficult because of the increase in regulation in all sectors and the risk of litigation. All organisations need leaders who can handle these challenges effectively, in particular the complexities of organisational life. At the same time, people who feel they are led effectively from the top find it easier to cope with and perform under higher pressure levels and therefore achieve the ultimate business goals
This programme has been specifically designed for senior managers and those middle managers who are on the fast track to senior positions. It is suitable for both public and private sector individuals and all senior managers, executives and directors who understand the benefits both personally and professionally of developing strategic leadership skills.
The course leader uses a broad range of learning techniques including short input sessions, individual development exercises, group work and case studies to provide a strong mix between practical training and giving a sound foundation of strategic leadership theory. The course provides you with a unique opportunity to put into practice what you have learnt and benefit from the observations and perceptions of the other course members.
Introduction and objectives
The need for strategic leadership
The leadership/management debate
Levels of leadership
Qualities and capabilities of strategic leaders
Developing specific leadership qualities
CASE STUDY 1: Developing a leadership strategy
Understanding leadership processes at all levels
Demonstrating the theory of leadership processes in practice
Leadership and emotional intelligence
Participants will work on an exercise to illustrate the theory of emotional intelligence in practice
A strategic leadership toolkit
Review of day one
Understanding strategic creativity
CASE STUDY 2: A strategic leadership challenge
Developing a new vision and plan to transform an organisation to face future challenges based on a real-life scenario
Developing strategic leadership capability
Understanding corporate culture
How leaders can change corporate culture
CASE STUDY 3: Analysing leadership techniques
This practical case study illustrates how the strategic approach and the application of appropriate leadership techniques including ‘split screen ability’ work in a real-life scenario
Performace aspects at the strategic level
Effective strategic influencing skills
Building the top team
The key functions of strategic leadership
Identifying tomorrow’s leaders
John Potter helps client organisations worldwide turn their business strategy into reality. He is an international consultant and business psychologist who works globally with a range of blue-chip clients. He operates in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA and has a wealth of expertise upon which he can draw.
For eight years he was on the staff of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he became deeply involved in the leadership development programme both teaching and undertaking research that resulted in his gaining a PhD in Leadership in 1985. John now works with a variety of public and private sector organisations as well as personally mentoring senior managers and acting as psychological adviser to a number of TV and media companies.
It can be difficult for those in management roles to take time out of their busy schedules for training. Our In-House training brings our leadership experts to you, at a time and place of your choosing. We have helped train and develop many management teams and have a measurable and proven track record in leadership development.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: