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How to Become an Effective Leader

How to Become an Effective LeaderWhat is effective leadership? Why do some managers easily gain compliance whereas others have to rule by rank? Can you learn how to become an effective leader or are you simply born with innate abilities?

Most of us have worked with or know of certain individuals that personify leadership. In each effective leader, whether they are the senior executive, the floor manager or even the employee who has gained authority from their peers, they all use their interpersonal and social influence to achieve goals and outcomes. Leaders have learned that long term commitment, motivation, loyalty and performance are directly related to their power of influence and not necessarily their title.

What is the difference between leadership and management? Leadership is about knowing when to use certain leadership styles, when and how to communicate difficult messages, how to influence change and build culture, and how to prepare for the unknown through strategic thinking and planning. Management, by contrast, is about implementing policies, meeting budgets, and problem solving. In every successful organization, there are individuals who assume one or both of these roles.

In this program, you will learn what it takes to become an effective leader and to gain respect. You will learn that it all starts by developing certain interpersonal traits, then learning when to use them. Also, learn about strategic thinking and how to use it to lead your organization or department into the future.

Program Content

Critical Leadership Skills
  • Identifying key attributes of an effective leader
  • The 3 components of leadership
  • Knowing when to use a different leadership style
  • How to avoid 4 common leadership errors
  • What is the effect of time on your leadership style?
  • Aligning your leadership style to meet your specific objectives
Effective Communication Skills
  • Critical communication skills that every effective leader must master
  • Identifying communication barriers
  • What you don’t say may speak louder than what you say
  • Interpersonal behaviour traits that leaders practice
  • Effective communication strategies
  • The "Art of Persuasion" determines your effectiveness as a leader
Leadership & Organizational Culture
  • What is organizational culture
  • Understanding how organizational culture develops
  • Strategies leaders use to change culture
  • Can leaders unknowingly contribute to a negative environment
  • Why reinforcement is critical for sustained change
  • Understanding why some employees will never accept change
  • Planning for a strategy for change
  • How to reenergize and refocus your team
Strategic Thinking: What Every Leader Needs to Know
  • 7 steps to strategic thinking
  • Building an environment for success
  • How to develop buy-in, commitment and employee loyalty
  • Helping employees link their performance to overall organizational objectives
  • How to build shared vision

General Information

Why should you attend?
  • Small interactive hands-on programs
  • Role-playing and simulation of real workplace situations
  • Group activities, open discussions and case studies
  • Experienced program presenters who are leaders in their field
  • Practical content and information that you can use in your everyday work environment
  • You will not be pressured to purchase books or videos as all program materials are provided at no additional cost
  • Program satisfaction guaranteed!
Who Should Attend?
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Human resources and Labour relations specialists
  • Directors and board members
  • Administrators
  • Members of the negotiations team
  • Future managers, supervisors and those in leadership positions
General Program Information
  • Program materials will be provided
  • Certificates will be presented upon completion of the program
  • Program is in session from 9am to 4 pm