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2536 - Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead

Overview

Duration: 3 days
This leadership training course is uniquely designed to help leaders-to-be get ready for their new challenges and responsibilities. You’ll discover the heart, soul and mind of true leadership. Through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios, you’ll explore leadership roles as strategist, change agent, coach, manager, communicator, mentor and team member. And you’ll learn how to develop your unique leadership style for maximum impact

Objectives

  •  Position Yourself to Compete for Leadership Assignments
  •  Deploy Your Strengths and Maximize Your Potential
  •  Avoid Pitfalls and Overcome Obstacles
  •  Build Your Power, Prestige, and Political Savvy
  •  Survive Organizational Politics
  •  Create a Plan to Transform Yourself into a Leader

Audience

Any manager who needs leadership training to step into a leadership role or who is about to take on a new leadership assignment

Content

LESSON ONE
Is There a Leader in You?

 Describe the Qualities Senior Management Looks for in Candidates for Leadership Positions
 Explain What Followers Expect from Leaders
 Identify Your Major Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Leader
 Describe the Importance of Trust and Its Effects on Followers

LESSON TWO
Your Leadership Style

 Identify the Four Leadership Styles
 Assess Your Leadership Style
 Develop the Most Effective Leadership Style for Your Position

What Do Leaders Talk About?

 Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns
 Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss
 Create a Vision, Set Direction, and Give Instructions That Are Understood and Followed
 Explain the Benefits of Vision, Mission, and Values Statements That Are Thoroughly Implemented
 Project the Image and Speak the Language of a Leader

 What Is Your Leadership Image?

 Project the Image of a Leader

LESSON THREE
How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?

 Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence
 Expand Your Power Network By Developing Key Relationships
 Understand Precautions to Take in Exercising Power and Influence

 How Should You Handle Organizational Politics?

 Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics
 Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics
 Describe How Leaders Develop and Advance Their Leadership Agenda
 Explain Strategies for Getting Others to Support Your Agenda
 Cope with and Survive the Agendas of Adversaries

How Can You Motivate People?

 Explain the Things That Really Motivate People
 List the Factors That Make People Act the Way They Do
 Explain How to Handle Former Peers Who Resist Your Authority

Describe How to Handle Difficult People

Prerequisites

None

Certification

None

Schedule

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