This course is designed to help leaders increase their impact and influence in order to inspire people at all levels and develop a competitive edge for their organisations.

You will start by dispelling some of the most enduring myths about leadership, to adopt a perspective that is relevant for the 21st century. The course then explores a number of models to help you develop a highly inclusive and ‘post-heroic’ approach to your leadership practice, including emotionally intelligent leadership styles, the attributes of an inspirational leader, and host leadership. You will also look at ways to become a more agile learner and promote a culture of lifelong learning for your teams, empowering and inspiring people to become accountable for their own success.

As well as learning a set of essential leadership strategies, you will leave the course with a heightened sense of self-awareness and a plan for how to develop your personal impact in the long-term.

This course is aimed at department heads and senior managers who work cross-functionally. It is also valuable for high-potential individuals on the fast track to promotion.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe your preferred leadership style and the implications this has for your leadership practice
  • List the key behaviours required from an inspirational leader and evaluate yourself against these
  • Articulate the importance of practicing inclusive leadership for individuals, teams and organisations
  • Take steps to cultivate learning agility in yourself and others
  • Share leadership with your teams by promoting individual accountability
  • Connect your personal values with the values of your organisation
  • Dispelling some of the common and prevailing myths about leadership
  • Leadership styles – what kind of leader are you?
  • The leader as a learner – cultivating your own learning agility
  • Defining your personal values and making the connection to the values of your organisation
  • The leader as a host, not a hero
  • How to practice inclusive leadership and promote a sense of belonging across your organisation
  • Sharing leadership through accountability and empowering your teams to empower themselves
  • Inspiring and motivating others to be their best
  • The Bain Inspirational Leadership Model – key qualities of an inspirational leader for the 21st century
  • Developing inner resources
  • Setting the tone
  • Connecting with others
  • Leading the team