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Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations.
  • Learn new Leadership and Management techniques
  • Get the best performance from yourself and others
  • Communicate your goals with greater clarity and confidence
  • Properly plan, prioritise, and delegate tasks: Effective time management skills
  • Handle difficult people and manage conflict situations
  • Improve your motivation, self-confidence and self-control
  • Create and sustain a Positive Work Atmosphere in the rest of the team
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations.

Leadership and Management Training - 2 day open course ILM CPD

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Also Available:- In House Training

This course is also available as a bespoke 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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We currently offer training courses in: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow, Central London, Oxford, Swindon, Bristol, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Leeds, Nottingham, Southampton, Glasgow, Scotland, 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.
12 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

About the Leadership Course

The CPD Certification Service have accredited the high quality of this course and that it conforms to the continuing professional development principles - read more.

Would you like some help to improve the leadership and management skills of either yourself or others? Do you see some of your leader-managers making mistakes in the way they relate to other members of the group?

It may well be beneficial to arrange a professional training course for the team leaders and managers, in your organisation.
The purpose of this training course would be to show your delegates exactly how they might get the very best performance from themselves and the rest of the team.

This informative and inspiring two day course is packed with new techniques and skills that will make you feel more confident, self-assured and motivated.
During this popular and informative course you will gain new insights relating to: Goal setting, the proper use of language, delegating, giving constructive criticism and how to motivate yourself and others.

Would like to develop your leadership and management skills to the next level?
Please, take a look at the content of this two day leadership and management training course, and then follow the links to book yourself on.

If you are looking for a practical 'success formula' that will help you develop your personal management and leadership skills - this is the course you've been looking for!

We will show you practical methods to help you become more effective and confident.

The purpose of the leadership training is to improve performance and create a friendly and productive working atmosphere.

Brief outline of the Leadership and Management training

Day One - Morning

  • How do you get the best from yourself and others?
  • Develop the six key leadership management skills
  • How to develop goal focus
  • The accurate use of language: clear, persuasive and friendly
  • Distinguish the positive critic from the negative cynic
  • Define your most important ideas

Day One - Afternoon

  • How to handle difficult people
  • Use factual, objective language
  • Prepare your message in advance
  • Distinguish Reasons from Excuses
  • When to compromise and when not to
  • Action plan

Day Two - Morning

  • Time management training
  • Understanding "deadline pressure" and "value"
  • Distinguish between being "busy" and being "productive"
  • Prioritise work according to its importance
  • Handling interruptions and distractions
  • Delegate the right tasks to the right person
  • The 80/20 principle and its application to time management

Day Two - Afternoon

  • How your mental attitude affects your results
  • Inspire more optimism and motivation in yourself and others
  • Eliminate fear and replace it with confidence
  • Learn the Continuous improvement formula
  • Make more rapid progress
  • Action plan, final summary close

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Leadership and Management Course Content

Leadership Training - Day One - AM


We are all here to answer this very important question.

The Six Primary Virtues

How do you get the best from yourself and others?

Answer: To get the best performance from yourself and others, we all need to develop these six leadership management abilities: The ability to:

  1. Set and achieve specific goals
  2. Communicate with clarity, confidence and persuasiveness
  3. Properly plan, prioritise and delegate your work
  4. Manage difficult conversations and conflict situations
  5. Motivate and inspire yourself so that you always feel strong and confident
  6. Motivate and inspire other people and create a productive work-atmosphere

Let us take each of these leadership management abilities in turn:

The first quality of leadership and management is to become a "Goal focused individual".

Having a “Clear Goal Focus” is the one thing that makes the biggest difference.

If we agree that Success means, “The achievement of your Goals”, then the quality of GOAL FOCUS is the most important quality of the successful leader manager.

How to set goals. Use the Eight-part SMART goal setting formula

Most people know the SMART target model, but most don’t use it because it is too abstract.
We need to make SMART more useable. Eight part SMART makes goals setting a learnable set of eight questions.

Exercise: Develop your skills by doing a real life, practical goal setting example.

Develop the art of asking the right questions:

Ask questions that relate to your goals and how you can achieve them. How to use the eight part SMART questions as a delegation tool.

Decide how you want to be perceived and then, act accordingly

Every day, you leave impressions in the minds of others. Question: What impression do you want to leave in their mind?

How do you want others in your organisation to perceive you? What qualities do you want to be known for?

Exercise: Develop your skills by doing a practical example of “Impression management”.

Notes on the proper use of humour

Humour is a double-edged sword. Humour can work for you and against you.

How can humour work to add value to yourself and the rest of the team?
How have you seen the MIS-USE of humour cause problems in a team?
What is the correct use of humour?
What do you think is the misuse of humour?

Exercise: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.

An important quality of leadership and management is to become a master communicator

How to communicate with clarity

Warning: Leader-managers must NOT give any ambiguous or vague instructions

Leader-managers must know how to communicate their message with clarity and accuracy. There must be no misunderstanding of the meaning of your message.

We will learn how to define your message, so you will always be able to explain exactly what you mean. Leadership requires accurate language.

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.

Affirmative or Negative language

Affirmative language is talking about what you CAN do and WILL do.
Negative language is talking about what you CANNOT do or WON'T do.

Non-leaders spend too much time talking about what they don’t want and won’t do.
Leaders spend most their time talking about what they DO want and WILL do.

Practice Exercises in turning the conversation from the negative to the positive.

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.
Speak about what you can do, not what you can not / won't do.

Positive v negative suggestions

We influence each other by the way we speak. Unfortunately, we sometimes accidently give negative suggestions in the form of negative commands.

Example: DON’T PANIC! is a suggestion to PANIC.

We will learn how to stop giving negative suggestions, and be much more conscious of the way we word your message, to suggest only positive images to the mind. Talk about what you want. Not what you don’t want.

Ensure that the last thing you say to them is WHAT YOU DO WANT.

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.

Leadership Training - Day One - PM

Conflict Management Training

Because other people don't share your views, occasional conflict is inevitable.

How you handle conflict is an all-important question.

As a manager, you need to know how to do the following

  • Use reason and logic to resolve conflict; not anger, tears or upset
  • How to nip the conflict “in the bud”, before it escalates into something more dangerous
  • Know when to compromise: And when to “hold the line” and NOT compromise

Proper conflict management requires that you:-

  1. Always protect their "self-concept". Never criticise their character. If you attack their character, you will make a bad situation worse. Be careful how you verbalise your message. We will learn how to verbalise conflict messages
  2. Be objective and specific, not emotional and opinionated. Learn the difference between objective language and subjective language. When in conflict, use objective language.
  3. Tell them precisely what is wrong, in non-emotional terms
  4. Suggest a way out of the conflict situation. Suggest a solution
  5. Distinguish between reasons and excuses for not doing something and have a different policy for each
  6. Know when to negotiate and when not to

Five common conflict situations for us to practice on

How would you manage these five real life situations?

Training by using practical examples

Role play practice

Specific tips for constructive conflict management

Leadership Training Summary

Practical exercises for the delegates to learn skills

Leadership Training - Day Two - AM

Productive Zone - Higher value, But not yet deadline driven, The key zone. Crisis Zone - Higher value, Higher deadline pressure, Crisis management. Fruitless Zone - Lower value, Gossip, Office politics, Pity parties. Busy Zone - Lower value, But deadline driven, Busy but non-productive.

Time management is the art of doing the most valuable things in the most efficient order

Time managers do not necessarily do the easiest things first.
Time managers do the most valuable thing first.

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

Leadership Time Management Training

What is the most valuable use of your time, right now?
Use the two principles of "deadline pressure" and "value" as key indicators.

  1. Q1 Crisis: High value, late work
  2. Q2 Productive: High value, Preparation, prevention and planning
  3. Q3 Busy: Low value busy-work
  4. Q4 Fruitless: Waste of time activity. Gossip

Distinguish between being "Busy" and being "Productive"

Handling the three time wasters: SOS - Self, Others, Systems

  1. Your own bad habits steal your time
  2. Other people who steal your time
  3. Poor systems

What can you do to minimise the damage done by your own bad habits, other people and poor systems?

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.

Time tips questionnaire

Questions designed to tease-out exactly how you could improve your time management skills.
You pick four of them and add them to your list.

Delegation- Delegate the right task, to the right people, in the right way.

Delegation is when you entrust a task to another person.

What are the four Good reasons to delegate?
What are the three Bad reasons to delegate?

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical thinking.

How to delegate

How to delegate tasks. Use the same formula we used yesterday to set goals.

Review of goal setting notes. 8 Part SMART.

Why many people who should delegate - sometimes don't.

Four reasons why some people are afraid to delegate.

Exercises: Develop your skills by doing practical examples.

Prioritisation- Impose order on chaos

Manage your priorities by means of a decision matrix.
Answer the question: What is the most valuable use of my time right now?

Five different types of decision matrix for you to master

  1. Priority decision matrix 1: What is the most valuable use of my time right now?
  2. Priority decision matrix 2: What is the most logical sequence?
  3. Yes or No decision. (Should I? Or should I not?)
  4. If yes, then which one, or what kind?
  5. Problem - cause – solution, mapping?

What are the advantages of using a structured approach to decision making?

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 effort.
  2. 80% of the value of the interruption will be in 20% or less of what they want to say
  3. Manage the interruption using the “Pareto question”.

You need to figure out a formula of words that will get 80-100% of the valuable information in only 20% of the time.

How to use Pareto 80-20 rule in conversations.

How are you going to get the maximum benefit from any interruption - in the minimum amount of time - without causing offence?

Leadership Training - Day Two - PM

Positive mental attitude training and how it affects tangible results

Your productivity is dependent on the quality of your actions.

The qualities of your actions are dependent, to a degree, on how you feel.

  • If you feel motivated and strong, then you work well and are more productive
  • If you feel demotivated and weak, and won't be very productive

If you can manage how you feel, then you can improve your productivity.
If you cannot manage your own feelings, then you won’t be able to improve your productivity.

Your feelings affect your results because your feelings affect your actions

  1. Positive mental attitude. How it works
  2. Positive mental attitude techniques
  3. Manage the content of your conversations. (Do not allow your thoughts or language to become destructive)

How to manage your stress, mood and energy levels.

How to manage the stress, mood and energy levels of the team.

The Edison Success Formula

The EDISON success formula

All successful action can be described by a simple five-part formula:

  1. Clear goal - Purpose
  2. Formulate your best plan in writing
  3. Take consistent action
  4. Gather and evaluate the feedback. Both positive and negative
  5. Make progress by continually adapting and evolving the plan

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 setbacks and disappointments
  5. Stand still. Do the same thing this year as you did last year

The value of “Critical Feedback”

  1. The role of failure in success
  2. Forms of feedback. Constructive and destructive

Leadership Training - Final Summary

How will this management training help you to get the best from yourself and others?

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Leadership Management Training Objectives Summary

In summary, our management training focuses on the six essential leadership management skills, namely:

  1. To set and achieve goals
  2. To communicate clearly
  3. To manage time and prioritise work
  4. To manage conflict and handle difficult people
  5. To create and sustain a positive mental attitude, especially during tough times
  6. To inspire others and create a positive, productive atmosphere

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!

The course was very detailed and the content was specific. Makes you think about your day to day activities and want to make change and readdress. The trainer was clear and ensured group participated willingly.

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Price for open training course

You are able to book this course online today.

The open training course costs only £850 +VAT per delegate . For this price we provide:

  • Two Full Days 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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Leadership and Management Training Course Quiz

All successful leader managers share the same six qualities. Namely:

  1. Goal Focus
  2. Clear confident communication
  3. Exceptional planning skills
  4. Advanced conflict management skills
  5. High degree of self-confidence and self-control
  6. The ability to inspire others

Every leadership and management skill can be subsumed into these six main categories. Please answer the following six questions to discover where you are strong, and where you are not so strong.

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Score yourself out of 10 for each of the following questions. With 10 representing excellence and 0 representing terrible.

1. Your Goal Focus Ability

To what degree would you consider yourself to be a “Goal focused individual”? Meaning: Do you set long range, ambitious goals for yourself and work to achieve them? Or is your philosophy more relaxed? Do you say to yourself, “I’ll take each day as it comes and just go with the flow”? (Score higher for goal focus and lower for “going with the flow”)

2. Accurate leadership communication

To what degree would you say that you are an accurate communicator? Do other people understand your exact meaning; or do you sometimes have problems expressing yourself, either verbally or in the written form? (Score higher for “accurate communicator”, and lower if you have “problems with verbal expression”)

3. Time management and planning

To what degree are you a good time manager? Do you always plan well-ahead? Are you guided by detailed, written plans; or are you more driven by external circumstances? Do you feel like you are driving the events; or do you feel that the events are driving you? (Score higher for good planner, and lower for being distracted by external events)

4. Your conflict management skills

To what degree do conflicts, character clashes and emotional upsets interfere with your productivity? (If interpersonal conflicts do interfere with productivity, then lower the score)

5. Self-confidence and self-control

To what degree are you able to manage your own emotions and decide how you will feel today? Are you able to direct your own emotions; or is your emotional state more determined by how things turn-out for you today or how others talk to you? (Score higher if you can manage your own emotions and lower if you feel your emotions are determined by external factors)

6. Inspirational abilities

To what degree do you believe you inspire feelings of optimism, confidence and positive motivation (i.e. a positive mental attitude) in the minds of others around you? Do you have a definite positive effect on the minds of others? Or is your effect on others more variable? (Score higher if you think you DO inspire people towards positive emotions, and score lower if you think that you do not)

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