Leadership in a day!

A one-day workshop

As with most things in life, knowing the theory is one thing, but putting it into practice can be quite another. Much has been written about leadership and there are many theories and models out there.

This very practical one-day course will give you an overview of the theory but the main focus is on:

  • helping you understand your own natural leadership style
  • practical learning to help you to become a more effective leader

Learning objectives

You will leave the day able to:

  • Recognise the traits and characteristics of good leaders
  • Appreciate the differences between leadership and management
  • Understand your preferred leadership style and the impact it might have on others
  • Practice the core elements of good leadership
  • Understand what style of leadership is appropriate for different situations and people
  • Use your coaching and delegation skills to better effect
  • Initiate – and implement – a personal development action plan

Above all, the workshop will help you fulfil your desire and determination to inspire the people you lead to greater levels of achievement.


Anyone in a leadership role.


This one-day workshop focuses on creating awareness, developing attitudes and beliefs and embedding newly acquired skills and behaviours as habits. It is highly interactive, very powerful – and great fun!

Workshop outline

1 Introduction

  • Objectives
  • Exercise: Icebreaker

2 What is leadership?

  • Exercise: ‘Good leader / bad leader’
    • Thinking of leaders we have experienced, what made the good ones good (and the bad ones bad)?
  • The elements of leadership
    • Traits and characteristics
  • Brief review of key writers on leadership

3 Leadership in practice

  • Exercise: ‘Sorting the packs’
  • Exercise: ‘House of cards’
    • Being clear about what’s expected
  • Task / team / individual
    • Are you spending enough time on the right things?
  • Situational leadership
    • Different styles for different situations
    • Supporting
    • Coaching
    • Delegating
    • Directing
    • Maturity levels

4 Leadership and management

  • Exercise: The ball of recall
  • Leadership v management – what’s the difference?
  • Managing others
    • Getting the best out of people
    • Understanding motivation
  • Leading through coaching
    • Building rapport
    • Effective use of questions

5 Leadership and delegation

  • Letting go
    • Learning to delegate effectively
    • Understanding the key elements of effective delegation
  • Coaching and delegation skills
  • Exercise: Role plays

6 Conclusion

  • Summary
  • Personal development action planning
  • Key learning points to take away
  • What are you going to do differently?

To discuss which skills workshops would best suit you, just give us a call on 01582 463460 and we’ll be happy to talk you through the options.