LEADERSHIP-NAVIGATING FOR EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE

Training Reference: MDP/LNEP

 

Leadership as such is a hotly debated area of study. This is perhaps reflected in the numerous definitions of leadership that exist and have found favor from critics over time. Perhaps, a central point to leadership arises from this fact that leaders are seen as agents who are capable of defining the directions that a society should go through. The second point that arises side by side is that they can do this through the power vested in them.  The power must be understood in terms of collective good and responsibility. This will then be a limiting factor for many leaders because of their truncated vision of a society in which egalitarianism has no role to play. The third dimension is the follower base that they depend upon without which much of what they want to do would remain unachieved. The followers, therefore, have to be a highly unified and motivated group of people. A fourth dimension relates to situation which also tells us that leadership cannot be a static concept as such. An interaction of all these facets is essential for the evolution of effective leadership. 

 

Irrespective of whether it is a private sector organization or a public sector, this complex phenomenon is common to both and its application by the leadership is crucial to bring out the potential that organizations may have. Taking “legislative leadership”, as an example, we can intuitively gauge as to why we do not have “leaders” ad infinitum in the public domain. Here, the central focus for legislative processes will be the concern as to how to achieve maximum societal good with the limited resources that legislators will have in their ambit. Balancing equity and efficiency, pragmatism and ethics - all require great persuasive capabilities in legislative leaders. These are difficult propositions even in countries which have excelled in political finesse over hundreds of years. For developing countries, the task to bring all sections of the society together is that much more arduous because leadership in the political arena remains a scarce commodity.

It is but natural to suggest that leaders have to define very seriously as to what their business is and what strategy they must develop, individually and collectively, to achieve their mission. And all this, to build a cohesive society and not a fragmented one.
The programme’s primary objective is, then, to equip the participants with an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership. The focus essentially will be to highlight the complexities that surround leadership and possible ways and means to overcome them.  With the inputs provided, it is expected that the participants would be in a position to address organizational problems from differing perspectives not tried out before.

Learning Outcome

On completion, the participants will be better able to:
          ::  appreciate the intricacies that leadership as a concept is saddled with
          ::  understand the importance that needs to be given to the question of followers  - how does a leader gel
              with ‘the led’ 
          ::  judge the significance of the variable ‘situation’ in relation to leadership behavior - that leadership style
              has to adjust itself to the dictates and demand of the situation
          ::  critically examine the view that leaders are not born , that they are made - the relevance of education
              and experience in leadership development
           ::  judge for themselves as to whether there is any , indeed whether there could be any universal model
               of leadership
          ::  understand the necessity, indeed the urgency that leaders take special note of cultural issues while
              developing strategies
          ::  reflect on the power and influence that leaders have on their followers and the consequences thereof
          ::  place in the right perspective the infinitesimal value that is associated with transformational and
              charismatic leadership in executing ‘change’ in a society
           ::  assess the most fundamental  skills that leaders must have to see that their cherished visions get
               fulfilled and
          ::  See the ways and means that leaders adopt to bring motivation, satisfaction and performance to
               the workplace. 

Who should attend?

          ::  This course is suitable for anyone is a role that leadership and management
          ::  Professionals who are heading or leading the department and teams
          ::  Individuals who wish to enhance their leadership skills.
          ::  Senior management
          ::  Corporate leaders
          ::  Assistant Managers and Team Leader

Programme Contents

          ::  What is leadership
            – It is both a science and an art
            – IIt is both rational and emotional
            – ILeadership and management
            – ILeadership and follower ship
            – IMini case study

          ::  The interaction process- leader, followers and the situation
            – IThe interactional framework
            – IChanging role for followers
            – ILeader-follower-situation interactions
            – IManager-follower-situation interactions
            – INo simple remedy for effective leadership
            – IMini case study

          ::  Developing leadership through education and experience
            – IAction-observation-reflection model
            – IThe key role of perception
            – ISingle and double loop learning
            – IEducation, training and leadership development
            – IMini case study

          ::  Leader, power and influence
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            – ISources of leader power
            – ILeader motives
            – IInfluence tactics and power
            – IMini case study

          ::  Leadership and values
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            – Leaders – doing the right things
            – IValues and leadership
            – IFramework to understand cultural differences
            – IImplications for leadership practitioners

          ::  Leadership and personality traits
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            – IPersonality, its bright side, its dark side and cases of leadership successes and failures
            – ICreative intelligence and leadership
            – IEmotional intelligence and leadership
            – IMini case study

          ::  Leadership, motivation, satisfaction and performance
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            – IMotivation theories
            – IJob satisfaction theories
            – ILeadership’s contribution to performance
            – IMini case study

          ::  Situation and leadership
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            – ISituational engineering
            – ISituational leadership model- follower readiness and leader behaviours
            – IThe contingency model and its prescriptions
            – IPath –Goal theory and its prescriptions
            – IMini case study

          ::  Leadership and change
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            – IOrganizational change- a rational approach
            – IResistance to change
            – IEmotional approach to change management – emergence of EQ and its application in the work place.
            – ITransformational and charismatic leadership
​​​​​​​             – IMini case study

          ::  Critical leadership skills
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            – ILearning from experience
            – ICommunication
            – IFeedback mechanism
            – IStress management
            – IDelegation
            – IConflict management
            – IBuilding high performance teams
            – IEmpowerment
            – ICreating a learning organizati

Costs:

£600 for each person which covers training, materials, and attendance certificate, lunch for two days and concluding dinner and networking event.

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