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Knowing yourself - Leadership Training

Featured in the First-time Leadership training manual

By Clare Llewellyn West

Category: Leadership

Credit price: 3 download credits (Single user)

One of the major expectations of leaders is that they should behave consistently. This session allows participants to spend some time defining their own values and those of the organisation they represent, and considering any issues which may lead them to behave inconsistently.

After you have introduced the topic briefly, the participants carry out a series of short exercises working alone and then in pairs. The first exercises are designed to help them clarify their own key values and those of the organisation they work for. After discussing these you ask them to carry out a final exercise which challenges them to consider the value of messages they are giving their teams, and to consider any discrepancy between their real values and those they display.

Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to help participants examine their own and their organisations values; values which influence their own behaviour and have an impact on those they lead.

Resource Type:Activity
Min Group Size:4
Max Group Size:20
Typical Duration:01:45:00
No of Pages:16

Resources: View standard resources for Fenman training activities

Purpose: This training activity, intended for use by trainers with participants, is valuable to new leaders who need to recognise that their beliefs and behaviour will have a real impact on the way they do the job and the impression they make on other people. It leads very well into ‘Managing yourself’ and can also be linked with ‘Taking care of yourself’, a session on stress management, as a conflict of values often leads to leadership stress. It also contributes to sessions on communications and team building as it helps participants to start thinking about the kind of messages they are giving their colleagues and customers.

Download the training activity, Knowing yourself - Leadership Training as featured in the Fenman training manual; First-time Leadership