Leadership Essentials: Mastering the Fundamentals

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Course Overview

This 2 days Leadership Essentials course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and skills necessary for effective leadership. Through a blend of theoretical insights, practical exercises, and case studies, participants will explore key topics such as leadership styles, communication, decision-making, motivation, and team building. This course aims to equip aspiring leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to inspire, motivate, and guide teams towards achieving organizational goals

Key Takeaways

Understanding Leadership: Gain insight into different leadership styles, theories, and models.
Effective Communication: Develop skills in active listening, clear articulation, and persuasive communication.
Decision-Making: Learn techniques for making informed and timely decisions while considering various factors and stakeholders.
Motivation and Inspiration: Explore strategies for motivating and inspiring individuals and teams to achieve their full potential
Team Building and Collaboration: Understand the dynamics of team building, fostering collaboration, and managing conflicts.

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LEORON is the leading corporate training and EdTech company in the EMEA region, with the most comprehensive learning and development solutions in all strategic corporate functions, including Corporate Finance, HR, Procurement and SCM, Technology, Quality, Operations and Engineering. Through instructor-led sessions, in-company training, and coaching, our faculty of experts deliver over 1200+ programs annually, while 25,000+ professionals are equipped with up-to-date relevant education and the latest tech solutions across the EMEA region.We help our valued clients with a wide range of services, including Training Needs Analysis, Competency Development and Assessment, and custom-built e-Learning solutions that cater to specific industries and knowledge areas.LEORON mission remains boosting competitiveness of our clients worldwide through continuous learning, while we strive to achieve our vision of becoming the best quality corporate training and EdTech Company in the EMEA and the world.Whether our clients are facing difficulties re-organising their brand, equipping their workforce with an extra set of skills or aiming to assess competencies within an existing structure, our development planning is a great solution.LEORON’s mission is to help our worldwide clients boost their competitiveness by improving the competency levels of their employees, through top quality training and development solutions delivered by unrivaled global experts and facilitated by the best training managers in the industry.

Course Outline

Day 1
Different qualities of leadership and the role of the leader in team's development

Leadership Vs Management and the need for both 

Leadership models and their significance to task performance, culture and relationships

 Leadership behaviors and source of power 

Identification and development of leadership styles and behaviors.

 The role of trust and respect in effective team leadership

Strategic Thinking and Planning

The mission, vision and strategy and the importance and the importance of the same to the 1st line of Leaders.

 Developing team objectives that are aligned with the overall organization strategy 

Learn how to communicate the vision, mission and strategy in order to align it with the organizations' objectives

Team Motivation as a crucial factor for commitment and engagement to individual and teams' objectives

Alternative theories for motivation

 Maslow’s hierarchy 


 Theory X and Y 

Herzberg’s 2 factor theory 

Vroom’s expectancy theory

 McClelland’s 3-need theory 


Other Motivational Factors available to leadership 

Safety and security

 Sense of belonging and common purpose 



Recognition of achievement 

Delegating and involvement in decision making 

Sense of fulfillment 


Material rewards 

Sanctions and penalties

Providing Feedback on performance
The importance for continuous development of the team and the individual Assessment on Team Development and Leadership
Day 2
What are the characteristic of an effective Team and building high performance teams

The difference between a group and a Team in the workplace and its features

 From a Working Group to a High Performing Team 

Tuckman’s Team Maturity Model and how it helps Leaders evaluate the team’s preparedness : Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing Team Development 

What makes high performance team

 Building a balanced team using Belbin’s 9 Roles

Setting Team objectives aligned with organizational strategy 

SMART Objectives 

Communicating the Strategy with your team

 How the organization and individuals can benefit from Team Working 

How to build and develop an effective team and what factors to consider

 Individual Differences: Personality and Behavior Exercise

Conflict Resolutions and Negotiations

Different types of conflict 

The stages of conflict development

 Identify and manage interpersonal friction at work, including bullying and harassment

 How conflicts affect performance in the workplace 

The Thomas –Kilmann Conflict Management Mode 

How to constructively manage conflicts

 Learn recognized managerial techniques and skills in minimizing and resolving conflicts 

Assertiveness, Active Listening and Questioning Techniques 

Promoting a positive atmosphere and harmony at work in order to minimize the adverse effects of conflicts 

The effect of trust in conflict management 

Goals and objectives alignment in conflict management 

Minimizing workplace conflict through Teambuilding 

Continuous improvement as a teambuilding activity

 Action Planning

 Active Listening for efficient working relationships Trust, Confidentiality and Open Communication 

Confidentiality and its effect on the team communication and manager-employee relationships 

Creating a climate for an open workplace communication
 Delegating for higher motivation and performance 
Connecting value to motivation
 Creating the right working environment for trust and collaboration

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for Intermediate Level Managers and Leaders to gain the knowledge as required by First Line Mangers.

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Instructor led lectures, real life exercises, case study reviews, role playing, scenarios, group readings and discussions using an integrated learning approach.  This course incorporates Kahoot Gamification.