Leadership Training
The Essentials of Being a Leader

Training Overview and Course Description

A leadership training sessionLeadership training has never been more urgent. It is no longer enough for organizations to be well-managed. They must also be well-led.

And to be well-led, they need a robust leadership development program. Our course on The Essentials of Being a Leader is a vital and proven resource for any organization wanting to enhance leadership performance.

The training draws a clear distinction between leadership and management, highlights the essential contribution of both, and explores the hallmarks of great leadership wherever it is found.

Content and materials for The Essentials of Being a Leader is adapted from our proprietary LeaderTrack® Professional Development Series for Managers and Leaders.


We gladly tailor our leadership training to the unique leadership challenges and specific needs of your people. 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.


Based on the needs and scheduling requirements of your organization, we can conduct this training 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 leadership training programs and use Essentials of Being a Leader as the curriculum.


Extensive workbooks and handouts, PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, case studies, video clips, small-group breakouts, self-evaluation exercises, and application exercises

Standard Fee:

The standard fee is all-inclusive. It covers pre-event coordination, customization, post-event evaluations, handouts, workbooks, and 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 leadership training in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Full-day training format in North America

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

Half-day training format in North America

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

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


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 sessions

Related Services:

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

A one-hour keynote on The Art of Leadership is also available, highlighting key leadership principles developed in this training. You can schedule the keynote as a preliminary event in your organization to build interest in an upcoming training class on The Essentials of Being a Leader.

Additional Training Options:

Sample Outline

Here are themes typically covered in The Essentials of Being a Leader 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.

Historic qualities of great leaders

Traits which distinguish highly-admired leaders

  • Character and integrity
  • Commitment to and passion for the effort which they lead
  • Courage
  • Confidence in themselves and their people

Are you managing? Or leading?

  • Three key questions which distinguish leaders from managers
  • The mandate and roles of management
  • The mandate and definition of leadership
  • Eight functional contrasts between leadership and management
  • Pairing leadership and management in a synergistic partnership

Why leadership is more of an art than a science

The starting point for leadership: developing a sense of shared purpose

  • Three tiers of organizational values and how they relate to vision and mission statements
  • Creating clarity around vision and direction
  • Underscoring the ultimate "why" behind what the leader envisions
  • Finding compelling ways to explain the vision
  • Conveying an orchestrating ideology to your team

The people-centric nature of leadership

  • Basic insights into what "makes people tick"
  • Looking at the leader-follower relationship through the lens of neuro-science
  • How to bring out the best in people
  • How to foster an atmosphere where people can flourish
  • How to instill high levels of trust within the organization

Basic principles of motivation

Tapping into values to motivate

Seven avenues for inspiring your people

The management side of leadership

  • Translating vision and strategy into action plans
  • Delegation and empowerment
  • Maintaining a culture of accountability
  • Eleven management styles from which leaders can choose