Leadership skills course


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Develop key leadership skills to get the best from your team.

Gain an understanding of the impact of different leadership styles in this practical one-day leadership skills course.

Target Audience

Our leadership courses are for managers new to leadership positions or needing to understand more about the impact of different leadership styles.

Course Aim

This interactive training will enable participants to review their own management leadership styles, identify what works well for them and the people they lead and what they want to continue, change and develop.

Course Objectives

By the end of the day’s leadership skills training, managers will have:

  • Defined the role of the leader and appreciated the likely expectations of the people they will manage
  • Gained an understanding of the impact of different leadership styles on individuals, teams and the organisation as a whole.
  • Identified how to adapt their style of leadership to each team member and the context of the situation
  • Reviewed their own current style of leadership and considered potential areas for future leadership development
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Course Overview

  • Leading a high performing team
  • Defining the role of a leader
    • Defining leadership
    • Getting the balance right between leadership and management
    • Role, behaviours, qualities and expectations of a leader
    • Personal perceptions and authenticity
    • Individual exercise, revolving flipchart exercise, group review, presentation 
  • Leadership styles
    • Leadership models
    • Leadership styles using Bass (1981) five broad leadership styles.
    • Identifying when to use each leadership style
    • Adapting your leadership style to the person and situation
    • Presentation, individual exercise, group practise activity switching pairs and group learning review
  • Leadership impact
    • Reviewing the impact of different styles of leadership within an organisation
    • Acquiring leadership balance
    • Case study with group learning review and discussion
  • Leadership behaviours in action
    • Reviewing the impact of leadership styles on a team
    • Communicating within teams
    • Rotating group activities with a different leader, group review
  • Personal Leadership
    • Describing your style of leadership
    • Identifying the leadership styles you use most / least
    • Identifying leadership behaviours to continue, change and develop
    • Individual exercise, co-coaching with facilitated group review
  • Review and next steps
    • Review of learning and actions
    • Course feedback

The leadership development training will be supported with:

  • An optional participant pre-course questionnaire and/or pre-course reading/activity on leadership
  • A colour printed workbook with tips, techniques and space for personal notes

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An excellent session, well organized, stimulating. Group exercises very instructive. Thanks.


Very effective. Presenter very knowledgeable and able to adapt the session to meet the needs of the participants.


A useful update to re-motivate me on leadership styles.


Allowed broad discussion and contributions from all. This was particularly appreciated recognising the levels of knowledge present in the room.


Excellent facilitator. Excellent day providing lots of discussion and reflection. Very useful practical pointers for use as appraisee in GP role. Good use of scenarios and mixing up participants. Everyone involved and engaged.

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We run leadership courses in the London area, as well as elsewhere in the UK, through our network of professionally qualified trainers. The training is normally delivered at the business premises of our client, or at a client arranged external venue. Contact us for pricing or to discuss your needs.

Training Dates

Flexible to suit client needs.

In-House Training Locations

We deliver leadership training courses for companies across the UK, with local trainers in the following locations:

  • London and the South East
  • The Thames Valley – including Reading, Slough, Maidenhead, Oxford and Swindon
  • Cambridge
  • Exeter
  • Norwich and East Anglia
  • Leeds and Bradford
  • Manchester and the North West
  • Southampton and Bournemouth
  • Birmingham and the Midlands
  • Nottingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff and South Wales
  • Devon, Cornwall and the South West
  • Newcastle
  • Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland
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