An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Essentials of Leadership

Creating a solid foundation for leadership success

Course Introduction

This Oxford Management Centre training course provides both new and established leaders with a strong, solid foundation from which to lead and manage other people, and from which to achieve outstanding business results for their organizations. In today’s challenging world, a manager’s ability to lead both teams and individuals with skill, confidence and conviction is not merely a ‘nice-to-have’ – it is an essential pillar on which the growth, success and often the survival of organizations rest. Solid leadership skills, therefore, are of fundamental, pivotal importance.

In this intensive, 5-day training course, delegates get to engage with the essential skills every leader should possess. They will explore their very own leadership psychology and style preferences, and uncover the blind spots that keep them from reaching their full potential. Course participants will also learn what it takes to lead others in turbulent times, and discover techniques and approaches for dealing with change and transformation. Furthermore, delegates will sharpen their emotional intelligence skills, especially in relation to communication, conflict handling, team building and performance management.

This training course will highlight:

  • The DNA of the modern leader
  • Leveraging the remarkable potential of your team
  • Leading others through change and transformation
  • Communicating and influencing for success
  • Applying Emotional Intelligence


At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Achieve outstanding results from your team
  • Grow your ability to lead others in challenging situations
  • Build a team that delivers remarkable performance
  • Coach and develop your direct reports
  • Shape and refine your personal leadership vision

Training Methodology

This innovative and dynamic training course will utilize a variety of adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.  This will include highly interactive and engaging group- as well as individual activities, relevant leadership case studies worked examples and specifically targeted content videos.  In addition, a Leadership Profile assessment will be utilized to ensure development of individual leadership self-awareness.

Organisational Impact

Organizations who invest in their executives’ development stand to gain a range of benefits from this course, including:

  • Raise the caliber and competence of your managers and leaders
  • Build impressive leadership bench-strength
  • Increase performance as a result of upskilled leaders and managers
  • Retain key talent by creating a favorable work climate
  • Grow your employer brand and reputation
  • Gain advantage over the competition through top-level management talent

Personal Impact

Delegates will benefit from participating in this course in multiple ways, including:

  • Drastically improve your chances of leadership success
  • Maneuver yourself into position for career advancement
  • Accelerate your own growth and development
  • Become a go-to manager that the organization relies upon
  • Shape your career path through upskilling yourself
  • Enjoy achieving results with your team with more ease and confidence

Who Should Attend?

This Oxford Management Centre training course is aimed newly promoted and established managers, as well as senior leaders who might benefit from refreshing and adding to their existing skill base.

This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Newly promoted managers
  • First-Level Leaders
  • Team Leaders
  • Mid-Level Managers / Established Managers keen to raise their effectiveness
  • Senior Managers keen to refresh / add to their skillset
  • Individuals who want to lift their leadership abilities to the next level



Course Outline

Day 1

The DNA of the Modern Leader

  • The pivotal impact of leaders: engagement, attrition and mental well-being
  • The art of leading versus the science of managing
  • Understanding situational leadership: the key to maximizing effectiveness
  • The psychology of inspirational leadership
  • Essentials of self-leadership

Day 2

Leveraging the remarkable potential of your team 

  • Creating a high-performance team climate
  • The three essential motivating approaches for busy leaders
  • 21st Century Performance Development
  • Cutting edge model for developing performance
  • Enabling your team's innovation and creativity

Day 3

Managing in turbulent times: navigating change and resolving conflict

  • Leading through volatility, uncertainty
  • Dealing with complexity and ambiguity
  • The fundamentals of leading people through change
  • Effective conflict management skills
  • Resolving conflict: exploring a practical model

Day 4

The leader's essential communication tool kit

  • Deconstructing communication: what do we do when we talk and listen
  • Effective listening skills & the art of asking questions
  • Impactful presenting
  • Influencing fundamentals
  • Successful coaching for performance
  • Giving effective feedback

Day 5

Applying Emotional Intelligence 

  • Emotional Intelligence - a brief history
  • Managing stress and pressure
  • Daniel Goleman's model of Emotional Intelligence
  • Creating your personal leadership vision
  • From insight to action


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.

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GLOMACS Training & Consultancy

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