Throughout the ages, much has been written about the traits of great leaders. It’s easy to feel intimidated. Or, to adopt a style that is not our own. Leadership amplifies our weaknesses and insecurities, as well as our strengths. Today, an authentic leadership style is crucial to inspire commitment and get results.
Available Virtually or In-Person
More About the Workshop
In this two-hour session, we will:
Discuss the overall nature of leadership and how it has changed through history.
Take a realistic look at some of the trials of leadership, and how to tackle them.
Develop a more compassionate approach to ourselves to improve our relationships with others.
Learn to communicate clear purpose to clients and colleagues.
Build a more productive workforce by demonstrating trust in employees or team members.
What characterises mastery of this skill?
Employees with good leadership skills possess good understanding about their own strengths and weaknesses. They are able to build a team that compensates for their blind spots and they seek out regular feedback, taking time to adapt their behaviour. At the same time, good leaders demonstrate trust in their team and are self-compassionate.
What characterises a lack of this skill?
Employees who are new to management or lack leadership skills may act impulsively, unpredictably or unreliably. They might be too nice or lenient and struggle with team members questioning their authority, or they might be prone to micromanage. Those who struggle to lead can also become irritable and pass on their feelings of pressure to others.
“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘There was a real focus on how to get the most out of feedback and about thinking ahead to get to a goal’
‘I learned to take the initiative and realise that my input is important and valued’
Frequently Asked Questions
Our specialist faculty has been selected not just on their professional and academic expertise, but also on their ability to engage audiences with their dynamism, charisma and warmth. You can see their profiles on our faculty page.
Each participant will receive exercises and supplementary reading to embed the learning before and after the workshop. In addition, an extensive and printable workbook will be provided for use during the session itself, and as a reference document afterwards.
We generally do not allow filming of any of our live events, as our workshops are a safe space and this would likely inhibit the feeling of safety and privacy required by attendees in order to participate fully. Our goal is always to create the very best experience for our participants, and for that we try to preserve the closed nature of the sessions.
Due to the nature of the material covered in our Workshops, we find that smaller group sizes help everyone to feel relaxed and get the most out of participating, so we have a maximum group size of 30 participants per workshop. If you are looking to engage a large number of people at once, our Talks can be delivered to audiences of any size; and as such they act as a great introduction to The School of Life for Business.
Yes. However, because certain Workshops, Talks and Conversations complement one another and work well in tandem, we often recommend booking them as part of longer programmes, according to your team or organisation’s needs.
These Workshops are designed for corporate training – where an organisation books private sessions for their internal teams, delivered at a time of their choosing.
Business Workshops are occasionally scheduled as public events where individual tickets can be purchased. To see what’s coming up, click here