Foundations of High-Performance Leadership & Management

Leaders and business owners always struggle with fitting their leadership and management responsibilities in with their non-management workload. They lack clarity on what it means to be a leader, how leadership differs from management, and how to leverage each of these roles to improve the performance of their team and better achieve their desired business results. This training course provides participants with an understanding of the two key roles of leader and manager and the competencies they need to perform more effectively in each role. It is great for anyone who wants a better understanding of what their priorities should be as leaders and managers, or wants more tools to fit their management responsibilities in with their non-management workload.

Instructional Objectives:

This training program provides participants with skills and knowledge in leading and managing their team. The following topics will be covered:
  • The definitions of leadership and management and the difference between them;
  • A review of typical roles in an organization, the percentage of leadership or management function they should have, and the reasons why different roles require more focus on leadership or management;
  • The five leadership roles;
  • The seven management functions and thirty-one management competencies;
  • Self-assessment survey of their leadership and management competencies to determine their development priorities;
  • Methods for addressing gaps in leadership and management competencies;
  • Creating a personal development plan for closing your leadership and management skill gaps.
(Note: full-day format provides more opportunity for participants to work with the concepts and identify strategies to apply their skills and knowledge effectively in the workplace.)

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the training participants will:
  • Understand the difference between the big-picture leadership and detail-oriented management functions of their role;
  • Have identified the leadership and management competencies they need to develop to perform more effectively in their role;
  • Have identified key strategies to allocate an appropriate amount of time to their roles as leader and manager, while also completing their other non-management work responsibilities; and
  • Create an action plan to develop their leadership and management competency strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

Assessement Methods:

Our instructors are continuously assessing the student’s comprehension and ability to apply their learning through assignments, case studies, and interactive classroom activities that check for understanding. This is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment as each new skill participants not only learn, but are able to apply in the workplace will have a huge positive impact on the business’s ability to thrive. Unlike structured public courses at colleges and universities that provide more general knowledge and must follow a rigid timeline, our on-site group training format allows our instructors to take the time to ensure that participants are able to take the skills and knowledge they gain in class and apply it to their unique situation to get the results they want in their work and business. We assess the student’s learning and progress using the following methods:

  • Application assignments for in between each training session to apply what was learned in their role in the business. (These assignments are sent in to the instructor in between each session so that the instructor can review them and provide further feedback if the student has not completed the assignment correctly.)
  • Interactive exercises, questions and discussion during the training sessions to ensure that the student understands how to apply the concepts in their role and/or business.
  • Student self-evaluation of their learning at the beginning and end of the program. (This is a brief 5 minute paper survey that the student takes at the beginning and end of each module to provide them with a measure of the knowledge they have gained from the training).
  • (Note: Our instructors are always available via phone and e-mail in-between training sessions should students need assistance with their assignments. This ensures that students are able to complete assignments and be fully prepared to build on their learning in the next session.)

This program builds competencies in the following areas:

Duration: 4 Hours, 8 Hours

Format: Entrepreneur Training, Group Training, One-on-One Training