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The Power of Leaders



The enduring distinctions between management and leadership are covered in the course. It seeks to give participants a general understanding of emotional intelligence and analyzes some important ideas and methods of leadership with a focus on situational leadership. The function of the leader as a delegator and change agent is also covered in the training.

Course Objectives

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

  • Differentiate between leadership and management
  • Through self-evaluations, they can pinpoint their leadership philosophies and strengths.
  • Analyze different leadership theories with a situational leadership focus.
  • List the core skills of emotional intelligence (EI)
  • Explain the delegator and change agent functions of a leader.

Targeted Audience

  • middle- and senior-level corporate employees who want to develop their self-awareness in order to become better leaders. This course will also be useful for any other employees whose jobs involve leading, delegating, and managing change.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Leaders, not managers

  • Definitions, similarities, and differences
    • Some classical differences
    • Modern-day differences
  • Myths about leadership
  • Practices of exemplary leaders
    • Challenge the process
    • Inspire a vision
    • Model the way
    • Enable others to act
    • Encourage the heart
  • The perennial question: nature or nurture
  • The ten truths about leadership

Unit 2: Personal style and leadership qualities

  • Self-assessment
    • Administration and scoring
  • Linking style with leadership qualities
  • Characteristics of admired leaders

Unit 3: The leadership journey and situational leadership

  • Review of major theories
    • Trait theories
    • Behavioral theories
  • The leadership grid
  • Situational leadership: theory and simulation
    • Situation’s maturity level
    • Levels of development
  • Maturity levels and leadership styles

Unit 4: The emotionally intelligent leader

  • An overview of EI
  • Intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) versus Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • The EI competency framework
  • The 18 EI competencies in practice
    • Brainstorming real-life examples

Unit 5: Leadership, delegation, and empowerment

  • Delegation: definition, objectives, and rules
  • Delegation levels
  • Why delegation is not popular
  • Guidelines for delegation
  • Decision making styles in the Gulf
  • Empowerment: Definition
  • Ten ways to empower employees
  • Is your organization ready for empowerment?

Unit 5: The leader as a change catalyst

  • The nature of change
  • Kotter’s eight step change process model
  • Understanding and dealing with resistance to change

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