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Featured in the The Essentials of Management training manual

By Eddie Davies

Category: Management

Credit price: 4 download credits (Single user)

This training activity introduces participants to the concept of developing an effective leadership style.

You start the training activity with a brainstorming session which uses word association to identify characteristics associated with leaders from different walks of life. Having discussed what is meant by leadership, and how it differs from, but supports, management, you then introduce the concept of styles of leadership. The participants have the opportunity to rate their dominant style and discuss their rating with a partner. You then introduce the group to three of the main forces that affect the choice of a leadership style, and give them an opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses and then to review this rating with a partner. You now move on to look at steps a leader must take to ensure that the goals set for their team are achieved. The participants are divided into small groups and volunteers lead each group in a stimulating activity against a tight deadline. Following a review which highlights both the teamís and the leaderís performance, you close the training activity by giving the participants an opportunity to review their learning and to develop an action plan for applying the key points back at their workplace.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to encourage participants to develop effective leadership styles.

Resource Type:Activity
Min Group Size:4
Max Group Size:20
Typical Duration:03:45:00
No of Pages:33

Resources: View standard resources for Fenman training activities
Additional resources: Audio recording and playback equipment for each small group, Blank audio tapes.

Purpose: This training activity is intended for use by trainers on any training programme that aims at developing the skills of management. It is well suited to use as a foundation module at the beginning of a training programme aimed at developing management and leadership skills. The training activity covers many attributes that are common to all leaders, regardless of discipline, organisation or sector. It can therefore be applied to training events where the focus is on developing senior or middle managers, team leaders, organisational development, managing change or performance appraisal.

Download the training activity, Leadership as featured in the Fenman training manual; The Essentials of Management