Leadership Development

Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the "things" that truly merit attention. Peter Drucker famously stated that "management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

The ability to lead effectively is based on a number of key skills. These skills are highly sought after by employers as they involve dealing with people in such a way as to motivate, enthuse and build respect. Ideally a leader wants people to follow them because of the trust and respect they have earned – not because they have been told to.

Leadership roles are all around us, not just in a work environment, and although these pages focus on leadership skills from the perspective of working in an organisation, the skills can be applied to any situation where you are required to take the lead.

Developing Yourself Developing your Team Managing your Business
  • Career Development
  • Accountability
  • Competitive Awareness and Strategy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent
  • Customer Focus
  • Critical Thinking
  • Building and Leading Teams
  • Finance for non-Financial Managers
  • Decisiveness
  • Coaching
  • Globalization
  • Ethics, Integrity and Trust
  • Communicating Bad News
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Goal Setting
  • Delegation
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Developing a Business Execution Culture
  • Listening
  • Developing People
  • Managing Upward Relationships
  • Dismissing and Employee
  • Negotiating
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • New Manager Transitions
  • Hiring New Employees
  • Perseverance and Flexibility
  • Leader as Motivator
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Leading Change
  • Setting and Managing Priorities
  • Leading Effective Meetings
  • The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
  • Leading Innovation
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Leading Organizational Vision
  • Managing Conflict
  • Managing Diversity
  • Managing Performance
  • Project Management