Leadership Training
Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles

Training Overview and Course Description

Leadership training for managersOur leadership training courses build on the simple principle that leadership is always people-centric. Leadership is the art of rallying people around a shared purpose, then motivating them and mobilizing them to achieve it.

And because people are such complex creatures, leaders never reach a point where they have finished learning their craft.

Based on that reality, this course on Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles lays the foundation for life-long learning and improvement as a leader.

It examines the role of a leader as a:

  • team-builder
  • motivator
  • strategic thinker
  • cultural change agent
  • and communicator

The course assumes that participants already possess a general grasp of basic leadership principles, similar to what we cover in our training course on The Essentials of Being a Leader.

Content and materials for Advanced Leadership Skills is adapted from our proprietary LeaderTrack® Professional Development Series for Managers and Leaders.

Customizable:

We gladly tailor any of our leadership training to the unique challenges and specific needs of your organization. Customization is included in the standard fee.

Training Location:

Delivered worldwide as an in-house, off-site, or conference program. Presentations offered in English only.

Length:

Based on your needs and scheduling requirements, we can deliver this course in a condensed version as a one-day program, or in a two-day or three-day format which expands on the themes of the training. If full-day trainings are not convenient for you, we can break the course into multiple half-day segments.

In North America multi-day trainings can be scheduled on non-consecutive days and may even be weeks apart. This permits you to provide monthly or quarterly training programs and use Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles as the curriculum.

Methodology:

PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, case studies, video clips, small-group breakouts, application exercises

Standard Fee:

The standard fee is all-inclusive. It covers pre-event coordination, customization, post-event evaluations, handouts, workbooks and other participant materials, along with incidental expenses. (A slight additional charge may be incurred for more than 15 participant notebooks.) There is generally no travel fee for training in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Full-day format in North America

  • One-day: $2750
  • Two-day: $4750
  • Three-day: $6250

Half-day format in North America

  • One-day: $1450
  • Subsequent days: $1200 each

Outside of North America: $600 surcharge per day on standard fee

Discounts:

We provide discounted fees for

  • non-profits and NGOs
  • trainings for multiple groups within a single organization, even at different locations
  • combining several LeaderTrack® training courses into a multi-day or multi-location leadership education program

We also have special pricing for convention or conference breakout presentations.

Related Services:

Our clients commonly combine leadership training with one-on-one leadership coaching for some or all of the participants.

We also provide keynotes on leadership for organizational events. A variety of keynote topics are available.

Additional Training Options:

Sample Outline

Here are themes typically covered in Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles when taught in a multi-day format. Shorter-duration trainings build around a sub-set of these subjects. The final outline is always developed in collaboration with the client. And at the client's request, the course may include topics not listed below.

A broad review of leadership fundamentals

  • The mandate which all leaders must fulfill
  • The definition of leadership
  • Three essential roles for every leader
  • Distinctions between leading and managing
  • The people-centric nature of leadership

Leaders as team-builders

  • Structuring teams for peak performance
  • Aligning teams around values, beliefs, and principles
  • Seven keys to embedding values in a team
  • Maintaining team unity

Leaders as motivators

  • Energizing teams by drawing on four innate human drives
  • The two basic types of motivation
  • The two basic patterns of motivation
  • The deeper dynamics of motivation
  • What neuro-science is teaching us about motivation

Leaders as strategic thinkers

  • Developing a strategic mindset
  • Finding sustainable solutions
  • Recognizing the trade-offs inherent in any solution
  • Proven techniques for finding imaginative and innovative solutions
    • Toyota's "five whys" methodology
    • Catalytic questions
    • Disney's creative pattern
    • de Bono's "thinking hats"
  • Practicing "problem-after-next" thinking

Leaders as cultural change agents

  • Leading change initiatives
  • Eight levels of personal and organizational change
  • Why people resist change
  • How to minimize resistance to change
  • How to create a "learning organization"

Leaders as communicators

  • Articulating an orchestrating ideology
    • Orchestrating values
    • Orchestrating beliefs
    • Orchestrating principles
  • Leading with questions rather than answers
  • Artful use of stories as leadership tools