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


Duration: 3.0 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


  • 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


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



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


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

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






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