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Leadership

Leading people in any way is one of the greatest honours and biggest challenges that anyone can take on. Leadership stands as a profession on its own regardless of the ares in which you work.

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How to change behaviour

- encouraging positive individual or team behaviour

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Why is this important?

Leaders need to develop skills to deal with inappropriate behaviour quickly so that it does not impact negatively on the performance and motivation of the team.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand the impact of inappropriate behaviour on the team and on performance
  • Understand the cycle of inappropriate behaviour and how to break the cycle
  • Learn the steps to address inappropriate behaviour
  • Be able to identify how to create a culture of positive behaviour

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching skills
  • Assertive communication
  • Giving Effective feedback
  • Building rapport
  • Leading with emotional intelligence

Leadership Styles

– learn to be flexible in your leadership style

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Why is this important?

The key to excellent leadership is learning to be flexible with your leadership skills, to be able to adapt your skills to suit the individual and the situation. This is a straightforward, common sense approach which will give you structure and confidence to manage.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Learn about leadership styles and how it can help you get the best out of your team
  • Identify which approaches work best in which situations
  • Understand and feel confident to use situational leadership with your team
  • Identify any further development that is needed to use situational leadership fully

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching
  • Successful delegation
  • Setting direction and engaging the team
  • Giving effective feedback

Successful delegation

– develop your team and achieve more

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Why is this important?

Leaders often find it difficult to delegate effectively.  Leaders need to delegate work to free up time to complete their tasks.  Delegation is also important in the development and motivation of a team.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Identify what stops you from delegating
  • Understand and feel confident to follow the delegation cycle
  • Complete a delegation plan
  • Develop the skills that will assist you in successful delegation

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching
  • Highly effective time management
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Situational leadership
  • Building rapport
  • Assertive communication

Creating Superteams

– develop skills to build a high performing team

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Why is this important?

All leaders need to plan and take action to ensure their teams achieve high performance.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Identify the stages of team development as defined by Tuckman
  • Understand the leader’s role in ensuring the team achieve high performance
  • Identify where your team is currently
  • Recognise the activities that will enable your team to achieve high performance

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching
  • Motivating your team
  • Building rapport
  • How to change behaviour
  • Leadership through change

Motivating your team

– motivating people to do their best

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Why is this important?

Motivation is an important part of a leader’s role.  This HIT will help leaders to consider what action they can take to improve the motivation of each team member.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand the theory behind motivation and how it applies to your team
  • Understand and feel confident to take steps to improve the motivation within your team

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching skills
  • Successful delegation
  • How to change behaviour
  • Situational leadership
  • Building rapport
  • Giving effective feedback

Effective 1-1s

– boost motivation and performance within your team

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Why is this important?

Effective 1-1s are a key tool for a leader to review team progress, motivate individuals, focus on development and agree future goals

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Identify and understand the core elements of an effective session
  • Understand what can be achieved through 1-1s
  • Prepare and practice for future 1-1 sessions with your team
  • Feel confident to hold effective 1-1s with your team and deal with difficult team members

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching skills
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Personal development planning process
  • Situational leadership
  • Leading with emotional intelligence
  • Building rapport
  • Setting direction and engaging the team

Leading with emotional intelligence

– develop your emotional intelligence to become a more successful leader

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Why is this important?

Due to the many challenges and opportunities that leaders face when working with others, they must have a solid understanding of how their emotions and actions affect the people around them. The better a leader relates to and works with others, the more successful he or she will be.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand what emotional intelligence is
  • Understand the link between emotional intelligence and successful leadership
  • Identify how emotionally intelligent you are
  • Consider methods to develop emotional intelligence
  • Write an action plan with the goal of becoming more emotionally intelligent

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Coaching skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Creating superteams
  • Building rapport
  • How to change behaviour
  • Presenting with impact

Handling conflict

– how to resolve conflict effectively

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Why is this important?

Conflict occurs wherever people’s concerns appear to be incompatible – making it a common and inevitable part of working life. But contrary to popular opinion, conflict is not always a bad thing: without conflict and challenge an organisation stagnates and becomes ineffective. This HIT will help you to resolve conflict in a constructive way.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Review the definitions of conflict
  • Be introduced to the Thomas-Kilman conflict instrument (TKI) as a conflict management tool.
  • Explore your preferred conflict handling modes.
  • Identify ways in which you could approach conflict resolution more effectively.

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Assertive communication
  • Building rapport
  • How to change behaviour
  • Enhancing your communication
  • What’s missing in your decision making
  • Giving effective feedback
  • Leadership through change
  • Understanding individual responses to change

Understanding individual responses to change

- responding to change effectively

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Why is this important?

Organisations are facing increasing change as they adapt and become more agile. Each of us responds to change differently and through understanding our own responses to change we can become more resilient when facing new changes. This module explores the psychology of change leading to an understanding of the natural processes that individuals go through when faced with change situations

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Explore how you typically respond to change and the impact of your MBTI type
  • Develop an understand of what you need in times of change
  • Learn what others need in times of change
  • Understand how to work with others more effectively in times of change

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Setting direction and engaging the team
  • What’s missing in your decision making
  • Handling conflict
  • Leading with emotional intelligence
  • Enhancing your decision making

Stakeholder Management

– take a structured approach to identifying and managing stakeholders

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Why is this important?

Stakeholder management is critical in getting things done in every organisation. By engaging the right people in the right way in your deliverables, you can make a big difference to your success.  These people can be strong supporters or blockers.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand why stakeholder management is so important.
  • Perform a stakeholder analysis.
  • Complete a stakeholder communication plan

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Leading with emotional intelligence
  • Assertive communication
  • Written communication
  • Networking
  • Building rapport

Setting direction and engaging the team

– set and communicate a clear team strategy

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Why is this important?

To achieve focused, engaged team leaders need to have a clear, aligned team strategy which they can communicate clearly.  This HIT will give you a structure to follow to achieve this.

What will I get from this HIT?

You will…

  • Understand the 7S framework
  • Feel confident to use the 7S framework with your team
  • Identify where you may have gaps/misalignments within the 7S framework
  • Consider what action you need to take to align the 7S’s within your team

Other HITs that may be beneficial

  • Managing and cascading information
  • Assertive communication
  • Building rapport
  • Creating superteams
  • Stakeholder management
  • Leadership through change

Core requirement – Managing performance to deliver organisational goals

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