Leadership Moments

Leadership is the art of influencing people and situations through well-times and effective interventions. 

Vondel has developed a range of short modules and online materials to help people identify and exploit moments of influence. They can either be delivered separately in short bursts for experienced managers to refresh specific skills when needed or combined into a two or three day workshop ideal for those taking their first steps in management.

Topics currently covered are:

First 100 Days Pointers for what to focus on in your first 100 days in a new role to set direction and generate momentum. How to identify your stakeholders, create a power base and manage change, deciding on immediate and longer-term priorities.

The Team Meeting Meetings are important in any job and are therefore a key moment of influence for any leader.  This module covers the practical things you can do to prepare for, participate in and follow up after meetings so that people arrive expectant, contribute fully and leave energised to complete their action commitments in full and on time.

The Performance Appraisal – Although there is no legal requirement for staff to have annual appraisals, few would argue against them as a key leadership moment in every year. This module will help them prepare for performance reviews so that they can give quality feedback and set clear, aligned goals. This is an ideal module to run as a drop-in session just before the start of the appraisal round or as part of a longer leadership programme.

Time to Think – Leaders have to be able to look ahead, anticipate the future and make plans that will address problems or exploit opportunities. This is not always easy when being bombarded with day-to-day crises and distractions. ‘Time to Think’ practical explains ways in which successful leaders find time to focus on the future and deliver quality results.

Starting Projects – People progress in their careers mainly because of the ‘extra’ they bring to every job., normally in the form of projects This module covers ways in which you can get any initiative off to the best possible start, teaching you how to engage your team in building an accurate and engaging project plan.

Cost/Benefit/Risk AnalysisSuccessful leaders invest time, resources and money wisely by conducting a robust financial appraisal of expected costs and benefits before taking any significant decision.  This module will allow you to assess the current approach taken in your organisation and offers practical advice on how to use it so that you have the best chance of having your proposals adopted.

Situational Leadership – Although the Hershey/Blanchard model has been around for many years there is no other which explains so succinctly the best way to engage and motivate different team members. This module will show delegates how to identify the best approach to use for each of their colleagues that ensures work is done efficiently and everyone is at peak motivation.

Motivating for Results – The millennial workforce is forcing radical change in how leaders relate to and motivate their people. This module explains the attributes of Millennials and how to super-charge their motivation so that you can attract and retain the top talent your organisation needs to deliver sustained success.

Dealing with Conflict Fear of conflict can stunt the career of many who would otherwise have the ability to reach the highest levels of organisational leadership.  Those who understand what conflict is, why it occurs and how they can resolve it experience reduced stress and significantly enhance the likelihood of achieving their full potential. This module, based on individual profiles, will help leaders understand and address points of friction within their teams.

The Coaching Conversation Coaching is one of the most valuable skills any leader has for attracting and developing talent. This module is based on the GROW model and enables delegates to develop their ability to ask great questions, listen, reflect, challenge and encourage.  Like all Vondel training there will be ample opportunity to practice through case studies and roleplay so that people return to work confident and eager to try out new skills in a live environment.

Delegation Delegation is such a fundamental skill that it is occasionally overlooked as a stand-alone topic. This module combines well with Situational Leadership and teaches people the three simple tricks used by all top delegators.

Celebrating Success – Psychologists tell us that all human beings have an inbuilt desire to be noticed – and that bad behaviour in children is most often a cry for attention.  By noticing and celebrating the behaviours you want to encourage, you can create a culture of success which is not hostage to results. This module will teach delegates how to read and reward different personality types so that they willingly go beyond what is acceptable to deliver outstanding results.

Leadership Moments are perfect for you if you:-

  • are new to team leadership or line management
  • would like to feel more confident in different leadership settings
  • are responsible for appraising the performance of others
  • want to influence your organisation to make financially sound business decisions
  • manage people with specific performance management issues that need to be addressed
  • want to expand your repertoire of interpersonal and management skills
  • find that day-to-day work pressures are preventing you from maximising future opportunities
  • have a role that requires you to scope and manage projects
  • find conflict difficult and want to be able to resolve it in a fair and balanced way
  • would like to coach members of your team or colleagues
  • need to delegate work efficiently in order to meet the demands of your role
  • want to develop a culture that encourages people to exceed expectations

What you will learn:-

How to:

  • set clear, motivational goals
  • give developmental feedback
  • ask great questions
  • listen empathetically
  • read and respond appropriately to different character types
  • make time for proactive tasks (e.g. Planning, performance management and quality control)
  • develop a robust business case for any initiative you are thinking of undertaking
  • Create accurate schedules for your projects
  • delegate effectively to your team, your peers and your managers
  • understand and resolve interpersonal conflict
  • use the GROW model to develop the skill and motivation of your colleagues
  • Delegate effectively so that everyone benefits
  • Reward people for the behaviours you want

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