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Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Lead

Discover the essential qualities and strategies needed to become an effective leader in the dynamic and evolving business world. Unlock your leadership potential with hands-on training and gain the confidence to take on new challenges. Elevate your skills and make a lasting impact with this comprehensive leadership course.

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What you'll learn in this leadership training:

Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead

This leadership training course is uniquely designed to help leaders-to-be get ready for their new challenges and responsibilities. You'll discover the heart, soul and mind of true leadership. Through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios, you'll explore leadership roles as strategist, change agent, coach, manager, communicator, mentor and team member. And you'll learn how to develop your unique leadership style for maximum impact.

Who Should Attend

  • Understand what a leader is…and is not
  • Project a more dynamic image
  • Discover your own unique leadership style
  • Determine which leadership attributes you already possess
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to take on your first leadership position with greater confidence
  • Get noticed by learning how to look and talk like a leader
  • Find out what people expect and respect in a leader
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to refine your skills in gaining and using power and influence positively
  • Learn how to motivate a team, including “difficult people”
  • Protect yourself against the pitfalls of intra-organizational politics
  • Discuss which qualities senior management looks for in candidates for leadership positions
  • Understand the challenges you will face as a leader
  • Discover your leadership style
  • Learn to adapt your style to the needs of others
  • Describe how to project the positive professional image of a leader
  • Illustrate ways that leaders can build their power and influence
  • Identify the strategic alliances you need to build
  • Explain strategies for getting others to support your agenda
  • Assess the things that really motivate
  • Design your strategies for being noticed and selected to be a leader
  • Position Yourself to Compete for Leadership Assignments
  • Deploy Your Strengths and Maximize Your Potential
  • Avoid Pitfalls and Overcome Obstacles
  • Build Your Power, Prestige, and Political Savvy
  • Survive Organizational Politics
  • Create a Plan to Transform Yourself into a Leader
  • Describe the Qualities Senior Management Looks for in Candidates for Leadership Positions
  • Explain What Followers Expect from Leaders
  • Identify Your Major Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Leader
  • Describe the Importance of Trust and Its Effects on Followers
  • Identify the Four Leadership Styles
  • Assess Your Leadership Style
  • Develop the Most Effective Leadership Style for Your Position
  • Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns
  • Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss
  • Create a Vision, Set Direction, and Give Instructions That Are Understood and Followed
  • Explain the Benefits of Vision, Mission, and Values Statements That Are Thoroughly Implemented
  • Project the Image and Speak the Language of a Leader
  • Project the Image of a Leader
  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence
  • Expand Your Power Network By Developing Key Relationships
  • Understand Precautions to Take in Exercising Power and Influence
  • Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics
  • Describe How Leaders Develop and Advance Their Leadership Agenda
  • Explain Strategies for Getting Others to Support Your Agenda
  • Cope with and Survive the Agendas of Adversaries
  • Explain the Things That Really Motivate People
  • List the Factors That Make People Act the Way They Do
  • Explain How to Handle Former Peers Who Resist Your Authority
  • Describe How to Handle Difficult People
  • Any manager who needs leadership training to step into a leadership role or who is about to take on a new leadership assignment..

How Will You Benefit

  • Understand what a leader is…and is not
  • Project a more dynamic image
  • Discover your own unique leadership style
  • Determine which leadership attributes you already possess
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to take on your first leadership position with greater confidence
  • Get noticed by learning how to look and talk like a leader
  • Find out what people expect and respect in a leader
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to refine your skills in gaining and using power and influence positively
  • Learn how to motivate a team, including “difficult people”
  • Protect yourself against the pitfalls of intra-organizational politics

What You Will Cover

  • Is There a Leader in You?

  • What Do Leaders Talk About?
  • What Is Your Leadership Image?
  • How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?
  • How Can You Develop Key Relationships?
  • How Should You Handle Organizational Politics?
  • How Can You Motivate People?
  • Methods to Approach the First Day, Week, Month and Year of Leadership

Outline

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

LESSON ONE

  • Is There a Leader in You?

LESSON TWO

  • Your Leadership Style
  • What Do Leaders Talk About?
  •  What Is Your Leadership Image?

LESSON THREE

  • How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?
  •  How Should You Handle Organizational Politics?
  • How Can You Motivate People?

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Refund Policy

For Classroom, Live Online, Express Skills Courses and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place, or cancel for a 5% fee up to 23 days prior to your program.

If you provide AMA with less than 23 days’ notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA On Demand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund. We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

Please email us at [email protected]

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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