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Practical Leadership Training

Practical Leadership Training

Practical Leadership Training

Definition: Practical leadership training means teaching a behavioural approach to leadership, as opposed to talking about "leadership styles" or "innate personality types".

Practical leadership training proposes that Leadership is simply the natural consequence of practicing a set of learnable behaviours, which are open to anyone.

Your "leadership potential" is measured via two major factors:

  • Everything you do.
  • Everything you say.

If you learned how to do the right things, and say the right things, then you will get excellent leadership results, irrespective of your "intrinsic personality".

By the same token, if you were to always do and say the wrong things, then you would fail, irrespective of any "innate leadership potential".

Practical leadership training assumes the following; leadership is NOT a special endowment bestowed upon a lucky few. Nor is Leadership innate.

Instead, leadership is a set of well-defined behaviours, together with a set of well-defined speech habits, which have already been identified, codified and organised into a learnable set of leadership patterns.

Anyone who takes the time to learn and then practice these leadership patterns, then they will achieve improved results.

The trick is to know the patterns, memorise them, and them put them to practical use.

The skills of practical leadership

There are many skills, but they all are subsumed under six main headings:

  1. Clear purpose
  2. Clear communication.
  3. Rational planning and decision making.
  4. Rational conflict management.
  5. Self-inspiration.
  6. Inspire others.

Leadership and Management : Practical Leadership Training

To discover to what degree you already possess these leadership behaviours, and where you may have an opportunity to further develop your skills, we invite you to try our leadership quiz.

Leadership and Management : Practical Leadership Training

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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