Improving Personal and Organisational Performance

Exemplary Leadership

Exemplary Leadership

“Realising your potential as a leader”

Developing leadership skills is more than learning to be a good manager. Great leadership is based on finding our own inner qualities and strengths and leading ourselves with conviction, before we can lead others with influence and confidence. Leadership from this perspective is a manifestation of our unique personal power, purpose and vision.

This programme emphasises how leaders can inspire people to achieve more, through helping individuals find meaning in their work, take new skilful actions, and build stronger work commitments.

Who should attend this programme:

This programme is for middle to senior managers with a number of years experience. It is for those who want to review and enhance their leadership presence – to have a more positive impact on the performance, motivation, sustainability,  job satisfaction and confidence of those they work with

Benefits to you and your organisation

Attending this programme will enable you to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of strategy, as well as strategic tools and techniques and how to apply them in your organisation
  • Understand the difference between management and leadership
  • Increase the flexibility of your leadership style, and how to adapt your style to different situations and individual needs
  • Understand the key elements of effective performance management, effective coaching and delegation, as well as undertaking skills practice
  • Understand your role in building a high performance culture and creating a climate of motivation
  • Explore how to effectively manage virtual teams
  • Become more self aware through personal exploration
  • Understand personal behaviour preferences and the impact of those preferences
  • Identify strengths and areas of development in relation to personal effectiveness, communication skills and your influencing style as a leader
  • Explore your current relationships and how they could be improved

Programme Content:

This programme consists of three modules:

  • Leading and developing the business
  • Leading and developing teams and others
  • Leading and developing the Self

Leaing & developing the businessStrategic Leadership (Leading and Developing the Business):

  • The difference between leadership and management
  • How do I currently distribute my time?
  • Leadership and personal style - What do I know about myself?
  • The difference between strategic and operational thinking
  • What does it mean to be a strategic leader and how effective am I?
  • Developing political competence
  • Planning what to do next - how to apply the learning


Leading & developing others and teamsIndividual Performance (Leading and Developing Teams and Others):

  • Why do people not do what they are supposed to?
  • What does good performance management look like?
  • Dealing with under-performance
  • Motivating others - the leader's role
  • Creating a motivational climate
  • Adapting your management leadership style to get results
  • The leader as coach
  • The art of delegation
  • Action planning the next steps - how to apply the learning

Leading & developing the SelfPersonal Effectiveness (Leading and Developing the Self):

  • Exploring the cornerstones of effective communication and skills practice
  • The importance of influencing - skills and behaviours
  • Assertiveness skills
  • Flexibility of influencing style - what choices to I have?
  • Relationship mapping
  • Influencing in a 1:1 setting - building rapport and showing empathy
  • Influencing in groups
  • Managing myself
  • Action planning the next steps - how to apply the learning
  • Business people working at deskPeer Coaching - Participants will be invited to select a partner for support and challenge conversations between modules with regards their action plans and application of learning
  • Executive Coaching - Labyrinth Coaching & Consulting tutors can offer additional 1:1 coaching, which is linked to a Personal Development Plan, and covers real-work issues.  Coaching sessions could include additional input, such as models, frameworks and materials
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