Leadership – turning values into action

A three-day workshop

Leadership implies followership. And that means trust. Because who’s going to follow a leader they don’t trust?

This programme takes a values-driven approach to leadership. It gets current and aspiring leaders to hold up the mirror to themselves and to see their reflections as leaders of people. It asks them whether what they see justifies their view of themselves as leaders. It helps them understand just what it takes to be an effective leader.

And it does so in a highly practical, constructive manner. It helps the participants to truly understand the core skills of effective leadership. It focuses on the difference between leadership and management, defining what high performing teams do and how they do it. It helps people to see their teams from different perspectives, allowing them to adapt their styles to maximise team outputs. And it explores concepts such as emotional intelligence, authentic leadership and the RAIV approach (relationships-achievement-independence-vocation) to help explore underlying values and use them to drive effective leadership. Because what worth do our values have unless we put them into practice?

Learning objectives

This workshop will help you:

  • Appreciate the key skills a leader needs to be effective
  • Understand what the organisation expects of you as a leader
  • Recognise your leadership style and the impact it has on others
  • Consider your role models – who inspires you?
  • See leadership from the ‘followers’ perspective – how do you like to be led?
  • Discover what holds you back – limiting beliefs
  • Examine your core values – do they support your ambition?
  • Explore the concept of Emotional Intelligence – how do we manage ourselves?
  • Discover how to lead through change
  • Explore the concept of ‘Authentic Leadership’ – consider how it can work for you
  • Practice some of the skills essential to motivating and influencing for success
  • Use the RAIV approach to generating enthusiasm and commitment
  • Plan how best to ‘walk the leadership talk’ – in your role, in your organisation

Above all, this workshop will help you put theory into practice, values into actions, in a mature, considered, effective way.


This programme can be adapted to suit the needs of all those in a leadership role in relation to others – from board members to team supervisors.


This programme is based on a mix of theory and practical exercises. Group discussions are frequently used to identify personal positive and negative experiences. Expert trainer feedback enables participants to develop workable personal action plans for improved confidence and performance. Participants will work in large and small groups and receive feedback from their colleagues. The programme helps participants to absorb and reflect on the concepts discussed. It looks at theory but also uses numerous practical exercises. It allows time to develop workable personal action plans for improved confidence and performance. The course is usually delivered in a three-day format but can be adapted to suit your organisation’s specific requirements.

Special feature

For added value, participants should bring their own targets and role description (and/or those of the people who report to them) for use in the exercises.

Workshop outline

Day one

1 Welcome and introduction

  • Participants are welcomed to the programme and invited to share their personal objectives and people challenges
  • Participants given an action plan template to complete throughout the workshop
  • Participants required to bring an inspirational quote to share with the group

2 What is leadership?

  • The concept of ‘leadership’
  • The role of a leader
  • Skills assessment for all participant
  • Leadership v Management
  • Assess your team effectiveness

3 Your leadership style

  • Leadership questionnaire
  • You and your role models
  • Push v Pull styles of leadership
  • Empowerment v Control
  • Team goals and role profiling

Day two

4 You, the leader

  • Your core values
  • Your communication style
  • Situational leadership
  • The Emotional Bank Account
  • Buy Me Today

5 Are you emotionally intelligent?

  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Self-assessment exercise
  • Manage your emotions
  • Nine strategies for promoting EI

6 Leading through change

  • Identify the major changes affecting you / your team
  • Types of change
  • The roles of resistance
  • How safe are you to talk to?
  • Forcefield Analysis

Day three

7 Authentic Leadership (AL)

  • What is AL?
  • Managing perceptions is managing their truth
  • A leadership challenge

8 Motivating and influencing for success

  • What motivates you?
  • Motivational theory
  • Leading by example
  • Influencing skills required
  • Influencing styles
  • The influence challenge!

9 Creating enthusiasm and commitment

  • The RAIV approach (relationships-achievement-independence-vocation)
  • Building self-worth
  • What drives your team?
  • Your leadership legacy
  • Your commitment to leadership

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.