Leadership and Influence Outline – Full Day

Course Duration 1 Day 

They say that leaders are born, not made. While it is true that some people are born leaders,
some leaders are born in the midst of adversity. Often, simple people who have never had a leadership role will stand up and take the lead when a situation they care about requires it. A simple example is parenting. When a child arrives, many parents discover leadership abilities
they never knew existed in order to guide and protect their offspring.

Once you learn the techniques of true Leadership and Influence, you will be able to build the
confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to :

  • Define “leadership”
  • Explain the Great Man Theory
  • Explain the Trait Theory
  • Understand Transformational Leadership
  • Understand the people you lead and how to adapt your leadership styles
  • Explain leading by Directing
  • Explain leading by Participating
  • Explain leading by Delegating
  • Kouzes and Posner
  • Conduct a personal inventory
  • Create an action plan
  • Establish personal goals

Course Outline

The Evolution of Leadership

Defining Leadership

Characteristics of a Leader

Leadership Principles

A Brief History of Leadership

Three Theories of Leadership

Situational Leadership

Situational Leadership: Telling

Situational Leadership: Selling

Situational Leadership: Participating

Situational Leadership: Delegating

A Personal Inventory

An Introduction to Kouzes and Posner

A Personal Inventory

Creating an Action Plan

Modelling the Way

Determining Your Way

Being an Inspirational Role Model

Influencing Others’ Perspectives

Inspiring a Shared Vision

Choosing Your Vision

Communicating Your Vision

Identifying the Benefit for Others

Challenging the Process

Think Outside the Box

Developing Your Inner Innovator

Seeing Room for Improvement

Lobbying for Change

Enabling Others to Act

Encouraging Growth in Others

Creating Mutual Respect

The Importance of Trust

Encouraging the Heart

Sharing Rewards

Celebrating Accomplishments

Making Celebration Part of Your Culture

Basic Influencing Skills

The Art of Persuasion

The Principles of Influence

Creating an Impact

Setting Goals

Setting SMART Goals

Creating a Long-Term Plan

Creating a Support System

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Leadership and Influence Outline – Full Day