Essentials of Leadership: Theory and Practice integrates two of the most practical concepts available today into a powerful two- or three-day learning experience addressed to managers, supervisors, administrative assistants, project and team leaders, and members of self-directed teams – to anyone who is responsible for influencing the work of others.

Situational Leadership. Current research has made it clear that there is no one “best” leadership style. Instead, the effective leader must possess a variety of different styles which he or she can change as the situation changes. The concept of Situational Leadership as developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard helps participants identify their own leadership styles, understand the four preferred styles available to them and to match leadership styles to the needs of their followers.

Domain Preference Theory. Most models of personality used in training today simply categorize people based on a person’s typical way of behaving. Domain Preference Theory, in contrast, identifies and describes the ways a person needs to behave so as to create for that individual the greatest sense of meaning, significance and personal satisfaction.

Through the use of “The Personality Preference Profile,” participants describe their preferred interpersonal and conflict management styles, then learn to use that information to more successful influence and motivate others.

The Program

An Introduction to Situational Leadership. Participants are introduced to the Situational Leadership model as developed by Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard. Each of the model’s four leadership styles are discussed in detail, the four levels of follower readiness are described and the connection between leadership style and follower readiness is established.

A Situational Leadership Simulation. Participants are engaged in an educational simulation that explores the use of the Situational Leadership model. In diagnosing level of follower readiness and selecting the appropriate leadership style, hands-on practice is provided in the use of these ideas.

An Introduction to Behavior Modification. The basic concepts of positive and negative reinforcement are introduced to provide participants with the specific leadership tools needed to reinforce desired behavior and correct inappropriate behavior.

Domain Preference Theory. Participants complete “The Personality Preference Profile” as a way of describing their own preferred modes of behavior and identifying how that behavior leads to productivity and a personal sense of meaning.

The Nature of Effective Organizations. Through a series of reflections, exercises and discussions, participants are provided with an opportunity to integrate their learnings from the course, using the concept of “linking” to create a more effective organization.

Essentials of Leadership: Theory and Practice consists of a series of brief theory presentations, class discussions, exercises and simulations through which participants learn how to:

• Describe the nature of effective leadership.
• Select an appropriate leadership style.
• Understand themselves and others.
• Create more successful teams and work groups.
• Delegate more successfully.

Essentials of Leadership: Theory and Practice provides the specific leadership skills needed to work with and influence others more effectively.

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