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Five Day Leadership Management Skills Training

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This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).
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Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.
  • Lead the team to greater success by improving its performance
  • Set and achieve specific, valuable and worthwhile goals
  • Communicate powerfully by using the Language of Leadership
  • Plan ahead, prevent problems and make more accurate decisions
  • Handle conflict; both inside and outside the team’s boundaries
  • Create unstoppable self-confidence, courage and determination
  • Inspire others to give you their very best performance
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations.

Leadership training for team leaders and managers - 5 day in-house course

Course Pricing and Availability

This course is available as an in house group training course in the UK and worldwide. We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs.
Group training costs from £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

Please view our other popular open courses at venues in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham and Dubai, UAE.

Please note all our training courses include three months additional FREE telephone coaching.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00, giving you an opportunity to check emails and make calls.
30 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

About the Course

There are six major Leadership skill-sets that every manager must master.

Failure to master any one of the leadership skill-sets results in less than the best team performance.

This course sets out the six fundamental leadership skill-sets and then show you how to succeed at all six.

The six skills sets are:

  • Goals setting and achievement
  • Leadership language skills
  • Planning /prioritisation skills
  • Handling conflict situations
  • Self-confidence (Self-control, self-discipline etc.)
  • Inspirational leadership and motivation skills

This course covers all six aspects

Five Day Management Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • Introductions
  • The six major skills of a leader
  • How to you measure up to the six skills?
  • What do you need to focus on improving?
  • The leader’s attitude affects the team

Day One - Afternoon

  • The Five-part continuous improvement formula
  • Purpose, Plan, Action, Feedback, Change
  • The importance of FEEDBACK
  • Positive feedback is praise and appreciation
  • Negative feedback is criticism, setback and defeat
  • How to transform negative feedback into positive change

Day Two - Morning

  • Clear communication
  • 8 Part Smart
  • The Master Communicator
  • Practical communication skills tips

Day Two - Afternoon

  • Body language
  • Voice tones
  • Presentation skills
  • Meetings skills

Day Three - Morning

  • Conflict Management
  • Method one: Nip conflict in the bud
  • Method two: 6 steps discovery method

Day Three - Afternoon

  • Method three: Implication questions method
  • Method four: Negotiation skills

Day Four - Morning

  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Preparation
  • Prevention
  • Prediction

Day Four - Afternoon

  • Delegation
  • Decision making
  • Problem-cause-solution analysis
  • Problem-implication-countermeasure analysis

Day Five - Morning

  • Team working
  • Creating a positive team culture
  • Fairness

Day Five - Afternoon

  • Belbins team roles
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Summary and action planning

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Fundamental Management Skills Training Course Content

Fundamental Management Skills - Day One

Introduction to themes and making a start on the material

Forms of power

You should use your "power" over others properly. Make "Reason" the source of your power:

  • Success comes from the application of definite principles
  • We call these principles "the primary virtues".

Primary virtues

Six key attributes for 'leader-managers' to develop

  1. Clarity of purpose: Clear purpose, goals and standards.
  2. Clarity of communication Verbal clarity with no ambiguity.
  3. Planning ahead: working intelligently to avoid future problems.
  4. Conflict resolution: conflicts resolved properly and quickly.
  5. The ability to inspire self: How to create and sustain a positive, strong and confidence attitude.
  6. The ability to inspire others: How to inspire a positive atmosphere.

Positive attitude and how it affects tangible results

  1. Positive mental attitude. How it works
  2. Positive mental attitude techniques
  3. Manage your own mind. (Do not allow your thoughts or language to be become destructive)
  4. The language of a leader

The Thomas Edison success formula

  1. Know your outcome
  2. Formulate your best plan in writing
  3. Take decisive action
  4. Gather and evaluate the feedback. Both positive and negative
  5. Make progress by continually adapting and evolving
  6. Recognise that the success formula is a continuous process

Failure formula

  1. Indecision or unclear targets
  2. No written plan - wing it
  3. Procrastination – put it off
  4. Become disheartened in the face of set backs and disappointments
  5. Stand still. Do the same thing this year as you did last year

The value of 'Critical Feedback'

Forms of feedback - constructive and destructive

Turning negative people into positive

  1. Four steps to an emotion
  2. Beware asking 'killer questions'
  3. Instead; ask intelligent 'problem solving questions'

Summary and Action plans

Fundamental Management Skills - Day Two

Clear Communication

In business clear communication is an absolute requirement. Ambiguous or overemotional communication will cost you too much. Communication as a transfer of information and emotion.

The Master Communication

  • Examples and the attributes of master communicators.
  • Two video examples
  • Two examples to learn from

Communications model

How to vary your communication style

Practical tips

  1. State the affirmative: Say what you want, not only what you do not want.
  2. Clear definitions: How to be certain of meaning, and avoid ambiguity.
  3. Structure your message; Don’t ramble. Be more organised.
  4. Language of a leader The Full Monty speech. For the purpose of understanding leadership principles: we will make an analysis of Field Marshal Montgomery’s speech.

Body language notes

Notes on posture, touch, gestures, eye contact, expression, orientation, congruency

Presenting yourself at meetings

  1. Chairing a meeting
  2. Taking good notes
  3. Handling the delegates
  • Voice quality
  • Pitch, rate, volume, emphasis
  • The written word
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the written word over the spoken word

Summary and Action Plans

The course content was excellent. An enjoyable course, very thought-provoking and informative. Lots of information compacted into a short time, with good notes to refer back to. The trainer's presentation was excellent. Well presented and kept everyone focused. One of the best courses I have attended.

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Fundamental Management Skills - Day Three

Manging Conflict

Conflict is inevitable. So, managers had better learn to deal with conflict according to the proper principles. If intellectual conflict degenerates into emotional conflict, everyone loses. This course gives three ways to sort things out properly.

Four ways to approach conflict situations

  1. By using the principles of “Reason”- YES
  2. By getting angry and frustrated- no
  3. By getting upset and tearful- no
  4. By ignoring the situation and just hoping that it goes away -no

Method One - The quick method

  1. "Nip it in the bud" technique
  2. Use objective language
  3. Protect their self image
  4. Give them a way out
  5. Distinguish reasons from excuses
  6. Ten practice scenarios

Method Two - Discovery Method

Looking for the underlying cause of behaviour

Five categories to take into account when looking for reasons:

  1. Communication breakdown
  2. Factual reasons
  3. Skill/ability reasons
  4. Emotional reasons
  5. Home life reasons

Example exercise

Method Three - Implication questions

Use “Long term consequence - Implication questions” to stimulate a change behaviour.

  • Set the scene
  • Pain consequence questions
  • Pleasure questions
  • Ask for commitment

Notes on handling your own emotions

  1. Monitor your 'self talk'
  2. Watch your own body language
  3. Be aware of your voice tone

Summary and action planning

Fundamental Management Skills - Day Four

Time mangement, planning ahead, prioritisation, delegation

Time management training

What is the most valuable use of your time right now?

Use the two principles of dealine pressure and value as key indicators

Four types of activity

  • Q1 - Crisis Zone
  • Q2 - Productive Zone
  • Q3 - Busy Zone
  • Q4 - Fruitless Zone

Distinguish between being 'Busy' and being 'Productive'

Your most hated enemy: The busy but non-productive day (ever had one?)

Time Management Goal

To maximise your time in Q2 productive time, by managing your Q3 busy work, and minimize your time on Q4 fruitless tasks.

How to win: Handle the big three time wasters

  1. Other people - who waste your time
  2. Your own bad habits - where you waste your own time
  3. Poor or nonexistent management systems - that waste everyone’s time!

Win through delegation

How to delegate

Why people who should delegate, don't

Win through better prioritisation

Manage your priorities by means of a decision matrix

Answer the question: What is the most valuable use of my time right now?

Decision matrix

  1. Which one/what kind decisions
  2. Yes/no decisions - should we/should we not?
  3. What order decisions?

Manage interruptions by means of the 80/20 principle

  1. The Pareto time management principle states that 80% of the value comes from 20% of the causes
  2. 80% of the value of the interruption will be in 20% or less of what they say
  3. Manage the interruption using the “Pareto question”

The law of diminishing returns

More is not better

Mental mapping

To find problem, list the causes, identify the solution

Time management tips

Fifty one-line pieces of time management advice in the form of a questionnaire

Example: Do you tidy up as you go, or do you leave a trail of destruction?

Action planning

Fundamental Management Skills - Day Five

Joint team working and problem solving

How to use the groups' combined brain power to solve problems

  1. Mapping the problems
  2. Identifying the cause and interrupting them
  3. Identifying the implications of a problem and creating countermeasures
  4. Identifying any unexpected up side to the problem
  5. Creating definite plans of action


Compromise is the mutual giving of concessions to arrive at the middle ground. Compromise can also be a betrayal of your standards. This session covers “When you should compromise and when you should not”.

Team work

You cannot achieve goals of great magnitude on your own. Because no single mind has sufficient knowledge.

No single individual has sufficient brains, motivation, energy, time, talent or education. To achieve anything really significant, you will need the talents, experience, enthusiasm and natural ability of other, additional minds.

Team roles

What are the eight team roles?

Is your profile static or changable?

Application of team roles

Summary of the day

Mapping out the whole course

Review of key action points

The Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

I found the course content to be varied and covered a good range of materials. The mix of tool-kits, activities and contextual material was well-balanced. I enjoyed the trainer's manner and delivery. He balanced the course content and personal anecdotes, so the course was engaging as well as useful. He was positive, constructive and knowledgeable.

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Price for open training course

Contact us for open course training availability. Open Course cost includes:

  • Full day(s) of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

After the course, how can you to keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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In House Course: from £1,850 +VAT per day (international training price varies) for up to 20 delegates (download in-house prospectus)

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