A Simple and Proven Test For Leadership Skills
This product is part of the ‘Bite Sized' training programme; fully designed, ready to deliver course material for anyone in a training role. A copyright waiver licence is included to allow you to amend/adapt materials and use your own branding.
The product consists of a set of trainer notes; a leadership diagnostic tool and a debriefing process designed to introduce the main aspects of behaviour that contributes to excellence in leadership.
The workshop gives visibility to the main skills and qualities required of someone who is going into a leadership role, to managers and supervisors at all levels. It also helps existing managers and supervisors analyse own skill sets.
The product is based on many years of observing managers and supervisors at work and incorporates approaches from leadership experts Professor John Adair (Action Centred Leadership) and Jack Welch (ex-C.E.O. General Electric).
Courseware consists of comprehensive course notes and an 18-point diagnostic questionnaire.
The training starts with a discussion around the meaning of the words 'leader' and 'manager', using world leaders as models to discuss their approaches.
The course discusses how the actions and behaviours of famous leaders translates into supervisors and managers within organisations.
The leadership diagnostic questionnaire is then introduced and delegates self-rate on a 1-6 rating scale over 18 different aspects of their leadership qualities and behaviours. This ranges from their level of emotional resilience to ride the 'stresses and strains' of daily managerial life to their ability to build rapport with every member of the team, irrespective of age, background or motivation.
The course then asks delegates to share their results with training group members who know them best to reflect on their skill sets. Finally delegates are encouraged to formalise what they have learnt and capture thoughts on the supplied action planning form.
Duration - Allow up to one and a half hours if used as a succinct training session. Alternatively, the questionnaire can be used as a ‘stand alone' assessment and performance management tool (e.g. in a performance review meeting).
About the Designers
ABC Training Solutions is run by Bryan and Mandy Edwards. Bryan is an Institute of Personnel & Development (C.I.P.D.) qualified Trainer, with over 20 years training and personnel experience.
After 5 years as a comprehensive School Teacher, Bryan started his personnel career at Safeways, managing the Human Resource function of a £8m turnover store. Specialising in training in 1989, Bryan joined House of Fraser as Training Manager in a £15m turnover store. After 2 years, he was promoted to Head Office Training Manager, where for 8 years he managed the training and development for over 500 office employees, managing a budget in excess of £130,000, and delivering an extensive range of management and interpersonal skill courses.
Bryan's most recent corporate commercial experience has been as Training Manager at Tiny Computers, a p.c. manufacturer/retailer, with annual sales in excess of £500m. He managed a team of 6 trainers as well as being responsible to design, deliver and evaluate management training programmes for 170 Head Office Team Leaders and Store Managers.