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Successful Leadership Training Course

Gain key leadership skills needed to fulfil your career with this 10 module on-line course, allowing 3 to 4 hours each module to be completed in your own time.

Full course

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GBP 250
EUR 350
USD 390

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1st Place – £850 + VAT
Second and subsequent enrolments at 15% discount

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Course contents

Successful Leadership
MODULE 1 - Leadership Questionnaire
Mastering the Art of Leadership
The Questions
MODULE 2 - What you need to know
Close-quarter leadership
Leadership theories, role models – and commonsense
Leadership and the achievement ethic
Leadership: the most valuable attributes of a leader
MODULE 3 - What you need to do
‘Buy-in’, not by-pass: the rules of engagement
Performance management
Dealing with poor performers
Managing meetings
MODULE 4 - Getting the best from individuals
Great leaders develop more great leaders
Motivation and leadership
MODULE 5 - Getting the best from teams
Taking the business forward – leading the innovative team
Team management
MODULE 6 - Decision-making and problem-solving
Decision-making and problem-solving skills
Decisions – that’s what leaders are paid for…
Keeping things moving
MODULE 7 - Creativity and innovation
Leading innovation – taking the organization forward
Creativity and innovation
Planning and managing your projects
MODULE 8 - Communication skills
Communication and presentation skills
Listening and communicating to others – some basic rules
Thinking about internal communications
Channels of communication
MODULE 9 - Leadership gurus on leadership
John Adair – Action Centred Leadership (ACL)
Warren Bennis – ‘The Dean of leadership gurus’
Robert Blake and Jane Mouton – The grid people
Ken Blanchard – The one minute manager
Peter Drucker – Management by objectives
Fred Fiedler – The contingency theory man
Daniel Goleman – The emotional intelligence (EQ) man
Paul Hersey – the Situational approach
Manfred Kets de Vries – The psychology of leadership
John Kotter – The leader and change
James M Kouzes and Barry Posner – Leadership and followership
Nicolo Machiavelli – The Prince
Abraham Maslow – The motivation man
Douglas McGregor – The theory X and theory Y man (or carrot and stick approach)
David McClelland – Achievement, affiliation and power motivation
Tom Peters – The revolutionary leadership guru
WJ Reddin – Three Dimensional Leadership Grid
Tannenbaum and Schmidt – The leadership continuum
Abraham Zaleznik – Leadership versus management
MODULE 10 - Leadership questionnaire
Mastering the Art of Leadership
The Questions

Course overview

It is now accepted that leaders are made not born and this course can prove it, and improve your leadership skills.

If you have the potential to lead you can benefit from a combined total of almost 100 years experience of advising leaders around the world and take an important step ahead in your career with Falconbury’s ten module on-line leadership course.

You’ll gain a valuable overview of leadership theory, both classic and cutting-edge, practical advice and proven techniques on translating theory into practice – winning trust, inspiring and motivating your team, overcoming problems and tapping into creativity. Above all, you’ll learn more about yourself, your own leadership style and how to turn it to your advantage.

How does this on-line programme work and what do you get?

  • Course access from anywhere through your own personal login and administration suite
  • Keep track of your progress as you go
  • Easy to use note taking and bookmarking facility to return to areas of interest and re-study
  • Individual modules or the full course can be downloaded as PDF files to print or file as you decided
  • At your convenience: at your desk, from your tablet or from your home computer
  • An optional on-line multiple choice assessment at the end of the course for you to ensure you are satisfied with the completion of your training
  • Certificate of completion awarded for your training records

Course benefits include:

Boost your confidence through newly-acquired knowledge and techniques
  • Increase your value as a strategic contributor to the organisation
  • Empower yourself to deal with colleagues from a position of strength
  • Make a quantum leap in your career development

Who should enrol

  • Newly-appointed team leaders seeking the best available advice at the start of their leadership career
  • Senior executives who believe they can learn from acknowledged experts and who wish to review their leadership style
  • Those with ambitions to lead in the future and the wish to give themselves the best-possible chance of success
  • Anyone who aspires to be a truly inspiring and effective leader

Certificate of excellence

Participants are invited to undertake a final assessment in the form of an online multiple-choice paper. A pass rate of 80% and above is required to ensure that a high level of competency has been achieved within the subject area, where upon you will receive a ‘Certificate of Excellence’.

Course contributors

Michael Williams has specialised in leadership, team and organisational development and has worked extensively with major corporations in the USA and both western and eastern Europe, including IBM, ICI, ABN AMRO, British Alcan, AT&T/ISTEL, GUS, McCain’s and Shroders. He teaches at IMD, Lausanne.

Mark Thomas is an international business consultant, author and speaker specialising in business planning, managing change, human resource management and executive development.

John Adair is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant influences on management and leadership development in both business and military spheres. Sir John-Harvey Jones has described him as “without a doubt one of the foremost thinkers on the subject in the world.”

International Association of Distance Learning

The International Association for Distance Learning (IADL) promotes excellence in open, distance, and online learning worldwide, and provides a benchmark through which global consumers can gauge the quality of courses offered by their members.

The IADL is an independent, non-profit organisation with its principal administrative offices in London in the United Kingdom. Find out more.

Falconbury are an Approved Member of the International Association for Distance Learning. Please see our

Continuing professional development

This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes:

  • Certificate

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