While we may find it easy to recognise great leaders, the concept of leadership is something that is widely misunderstood. Rather than being commanders at the helm giving orders, modern leaders need to recognise the role they play in serving, enabling and supporting the team, group or business they operate in.
To do this effectively, they require a unique set of skills that are not covered by management training. They also need a deep understanding of the part that human elements such as attitudes, behaviours and qualities play in inspiring and developing the performance of a team.
At GP Strategies, we are passionate about delivering leadership training that translates into real-life results. We offer a high level of flexibility in the types of learning programmes we provide and tailor to requirements where required.
What is leadership training?
Leadership training refers to the practice of developing the performance capability of people in roles in which leadership skills and qualities are important. It aims to advance a range of vital competencies, including the ability to plan, organise, set objectives, delegate, motivate others, communicate effectively, solve problems, take initiative and make decisions. It also teaches the value of qualities such as honesty, integrity, passion, creativity, confidence, transparency, fairness, accountability and persistence.
Leadership courses provide you with an overview of a range of different leadership styles, the pros and cons of each, and help you to identify the leadership styles that suit you and your organisation. These courses also develop the skills required to; communicate your vision, empower, inspire and mentor colleagues, understand and control group dynamics and handle difficult people and situations.
What are the learning outcomes?
The exact learning outcomes of your training will depend on your business’ needs but you can expect your workers to learn practical skills and new perspectives on a range of topics, as well as improved confidence when it comes to leading a team.
By the end of the programme, delegates will be able to:
positively affect the quality of their teams’ productivity and communication
increase the rate of their teams’ development and performance
create an environment in which all members of the team feel they can contribute and reach their full potential
better manage and resolve conflict in the workplace
improve communication processes between remote or dispersed team members
understand the difference between management and leadership and be able to use leadership skills effectively in their day to day management
identify their own individual management style and maximise its benefits and limit its drawbacks
Why is it so important?
Good leaders are the driving forces of a business. Without them, an organisation can lose focus, become stagnate and start to lag behind when it comes to industry trends and developments. This can ultimately lead to business failure.
In order to become truly effective leaders, it’s important that personnel are provided with the opportunity to develop abilities that will allow them to inspire others and further their organisation. Read the reasons why leadership training is so important…
What are the risks of not investing in leadership training?
Some organisations view leadership training as a ‘nice to have’ rather than a ‘must have’. This attitude leaves them open to a variety of risks. Not investing in leadership training leads to a lack of strategic planning, meaning a business is constantly operating reactively rather than proactively. It also means that inappropriate management styles can go unchecked, which may result in a disgruntled, disengaged workforce and bad habits being passed down the chain of command.
Ineffective leadership will cause a lack of direction and focus, with employees not knowing what is expected of them and why. This results in a decline in output and a general sense of inertia. If leaders do not appreciate their role in shaping a company culture, negative behaviours such as aggression, procrastination, mudslinging and gossiping can become prevalent. As a consequence, a business may have trouble recruiting and retaining staff.
A lack of proper leadership training also leaves decision makers ill equipped to make sound judgments, especially when they are under pressure or faced with difficult choices - resulting in missed opportunities and important and necessary changes being put off indefinitely.
How can GP Strategies help you?
If you’re looking for leadership training that encapsulates your business’ specific needs, we can help. We offer off-the-shelf training which can be tailored to your unique requirements as well as completely customised packages. So whether you need to; upskill your personnel to improve staff participation, find out what leadership style best suits you and your workplace or you wish to improve your action planning strategies, we can create a training solution right for you.
We create a bespoke training solution from scratch or adapt leadership courses from our directory, either way delegates will leave with the tools to put their newly learned skills into practice.
On-the-job training, instructor led courses, e-learning or a blend of all these methods - which solution is right for you?
We offer outsourced training solutions in a variety of mediums from; educating your staff while they work, to developing your workers remotely through online learning programmes or learning through gamification.
If you’re not sure what type of training is right for your organisation, our learning advisors can guide you through your options.
To find out more about the leadership training we offer at GP Strategies, call us on +44(0)8085 734 734 or contact us.