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Executive Leadership Management



The Executive Leadership Management  Program explores leadership skills for the complex and dynamic modern workplace. In today’s evolving business landscape, there’s a growing need for highly skilled leaders who can navigate through complex challenges and empower their teams to succeed. You’ll learn techniques to lead high-performance teams to add value and purpose to your organization through effective leadership strategies.

Investigate how to maximize your influence using practical tools and frameworks, and gain a deeper understanding of your leadership style to align it with your organization’s goals.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain the insights to devise and implement an effective strategy in your organization
  • Develop the confidence to operate outside your comfort zone
  • Increase your ability to engage, inspire and influence
  • Prepare for a more senior management role or professional challenge
  • Develop effective, motivated, and innovative leaders
  • Gain insights into the latest thinking on strategic business topics
  • Build a strong leadership framework
  • See a return on investment through Henley's collaboration with a learning partner in your organization. This person will understand and support the needs of the organization and the participant, benefitting both

Targeted Audience:

Directors and senior managers aspiring :

  • have mastered business fundamentals and now need to ‘lead leaders’;
  • are required to enhance their managing upwards capability;
  • need to develop broader responsibility across a number of teams.

The Executive Leadership Management  Program is for managers at all levels who want to enhance role performance and organizational success.

Course Outlines:

Unit 1: Effective leadership: Leading for high performance

  • Reflect on the relationship between effective leadership and performance in organizations.
  • Define performance in the context of an organization
  • Discuss the impact that leaders can have on performance
  • Outline the different traits, styles, and contexts of leadership
  • Describe the evolution of leadership
  • Interpret your own leadership style, or potential style, and that of those around you
  • Identify effective and ineffective leadership in your context
  • Review your strengths and weaknesses as a leader

Unit 2: The job of the leader: Envisioning and engaging

  • Learn about vision and engagement as two core activities of leaders.
  • Recall the primary activities of leaders in the Oxford Leadership Framework
  • Recognize the link between vision and strategy
  • Interpret the interplay between authentic behaviors and trust in leadership
  • Indicate how the relationship between leaders and followers acts as a key factor in engagement
  • Identify the different types of motivators for team members in your context
  • Articulate your vision as a leader

Unit 3: The job of the leader: Choosing and connecting

  • Recognize the impact of personal biases in making decisions
  • Interpret theoretical models and frameworks related to decision-making
  • Outline the different types of connections leaders use to lead effectively
  • Explain how leaders mobilize networks for effective leadership
  • Review how important decisions are made in organizations
  • Apply the power of doubt in making decisions

Unit 4: Leading with power and influence

  • Explore the significance of power and influence within leadership.
  • Articulate the relationship between leadership and power
  • Distinguish between different forms of power
  • Investigate influence as a form of soft power
  • Deduce how to exercise influence in your organization
  • Analyze the importance of difficult conversations

Unit 5: Leading teams for effective performance

  • Explore the functions and dynamics of high-performance leadership.
  • Describe the role of teams in organizations
  • Identify some of the challenges and limitations of building and harnessing teams
  • Articulate what leaders need in order to build a high-performance team
  • Deduce the role of the leader in high-performance teams
  • Analyze the challenges and opportunities of optimizing team performance in your context


Unit 6: Strategies and models for leading change

  • Consider the role of the leader in driving change.
  • Discuss how leaders can drive change in organizations through change management models
  • Articulate which change management model is most suitable for your organizational context
  • Compare different strategies for managing change
  • Deduce the challenges facing leaders tasked with driving change
  • Distinguish the role of the leader in managing change
  • Analyze the extent to which change is being effectively managed in your organization

Unit 7: Mastering complexity and a plurality

  • Explore strategies to manage the complexity inherent in leadership.
  • Differentiate between plurality and complexity within organizations
  • Assess the ways in which organizations manage multiple corporate and social goals
  • Analyze the challenges and tensions in leading for the present and the future
  • Evaluate how your organization plans for the future
  • Assess how alignment reinforces the purpose and strategy of organizations
  • Reflect on the role of alignment in your organization

Unit 8: Reflect on your purpose as a leader

  • Establish alignment between your personal purpose and the purpose of your organization.
  • Analyze the relationship between your personal purpose and your level of authenticity as a leader
  • Assess the tensions between authenticity and adaptability
  • Deconstruct the role of the leader today
  • Formulate your personal purpose as a leader
  • Create alignment between your personal purpose and your organization's purpose

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