What Do Leaders Really Do?
Eschewing management models and leadership theory Jeff Grout will examine the practical realities of leadership. How do leaders really spend their time? Are they preoccupied with strategy? Are they focused on the present or the future? How do they motivate their people and get ‘buy in’?
Jeff will discuss both his own leadership experiences and those of well-known and respected leaders in a variety of fields – business, sport and the military – in order to identify the elements that encourage people to follow where they lead. Jeff will identify the core skills and behaviour displayed by those leaders. He will examine how they deal with people – the steps they take to establish trust and understanding, the importance of communication and the approaches used to inspire top performance. Jeff will also discuss how leaders create and articulate a clear vision for their organisation and how they effectively lead change.
Jeff’s presentation style is straight-forward, accessible and rich with vivid anecdotes. The session is relevant to anyone who finds themselves thrown into a leadership role. It will also appeal to those who are allergic to management theory or frustrated by its apparent dissociation from real life.
- Provide insight into what leaders really do
- Give the opportunity for you to reflect on your own leadership approach
- Offer tools to add to you own leadership tool kit
The workshop will examine:
- Differences between management and leadership
- Providing clear direction
- Successfully managing change
- Effective communication
- Knowing your people
- Letting go
- Coaching for performance
- Defining your leadership brand