The Foundation of Leadership

Leadership is not a position, it is a responsibility. All too often, employees are promoted into leadership based on their technical skills, not because they possess the knowledge, competencies and experience that are vital to leadership success. The consequences are often detrimental to an organization’s bottom line; decreased engagement, retention, productivity, and profitability.

In this highly interactive and engaging session, participants will gain the knowledge and ability to serve as a catalyst of success. They will have a clearer understanding of the foundation of leadership, as well as a deeper appreciation for the responsibility that is paramount to leading others. They will recognize the difference between leadership and management and why both are necessary, understand the competencies necessary for leadership effectiveness, be able to select the appropriate leadership style for a variety of situations and create a personal leadership identity and action plan to use moving forward.

Workshop Summary:

A leader’s emotions are contagious in an organization; as a result, he/she has the ability to persuade, motivate, and inspire others to create a positive, energized and collaborative working environment. An emotionally intelligent leader is in tune with him or herself and the people they work with, creating a high level of significance in the workplace that leads to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

This highly engaged workshop is comprised of experimental learning, proven techniques, and application exercises that take leadership development beyond the bounds of theory and into “real time” interaction and training. Participants are introduced to new concepts and tools, and then spend a majority of their time experientially applying the learning, practicing the new skills, and trying new behaviors, all with the support and coaching of a highly experienced facilitator.
5Workshop Objectives:

  • To recognize the importance of developing leadership competencies and mindset.
  • To understand the difference between management and leadership.
  • To become aware of the top characteristics and traits desired by employees in their leaders.
  • To understand the difference between fixed mindset vs. growth mindset and how it impacts leadership.
  • To become aware of the obstacles to leadership effectiveness and the impact each has on success.
  • To recognize the different facets of leadership responsibility.
  • To understand the different styles of leadership and the guidelines for utilizing them.
  • To create a personal leadership identity and action plan for future success.
Workshop Outcomes:
  • The ability to determine when it is necessary to lead or manage.
  • Identified strategies to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.
  • An understanding of the various facets of leadership responsibility and an awareness of which are areas in need of personal improvement.
  • An awareness of what serves as personal obstacles to leadership effectiveness.
  • The ability to set clear expectations for employees.
  • The ability to effectively praise and acknowledge others.
  • An understanding of the what, when and how of leadership styles.
  • A personal leadership identity and actions steps for development.

This highly engaging session is facilitated by a Leadership Coach and Facilitator that incorporates thought provoking discussion, interactive activities, and both individual and group exercises. Each participant receives a workbook containing PowerPoint slides, handouts and templates for use post training.


Cancellation Policy: 5 working days for full refund. Cancellations after that time are charged full tuition for the course.

For more information regarding refund, concerns, and/or program cancellation policies please contact our offices at 919-878-7100 ext. 22

Course Information
  • Course ID:Introductory

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