Inspirational Leadership Training

Training Objectives

This workshop on Inspirational Leadership Training in Dubai is designed to heighten participant’s positive impact as leaders. Senior level executives are highly influential, as well as conspicuous role models for their people, so they need to model positive, proactive behaviour.

During the first 2 days we shall focus on the priorities and skills within a leader’s specific role. We shall distinguish leadership from management, enable participants to match their styles to any given situation, and guide them through three vital leadership behaviours:

  1. Communicating your vision
  2. Empowering others to act
  3. Encouraging the ‘heart’ (inspiring and motivating people)

We shall also emphasise the leader’s role as a coach; someone who creates goals with individual team members and then helps them to develop and grow through challenge, education and feedback.  We’ll also take a fresh look at motivation, exploding some cliches about the subject and asserting what really drives people towards excellence.

On the third day we shall examine the role played by ‘emotional intelligence’ in a leader’s success (EQ). Someone with high EQ is able to manage their own feelings and those of others. They are perceptive, notice mood/atmospheres, are socially adept, adapt to personal styles and overcome personal stress.

They also raise optimism wherever they go. Using theory, practical exercises, discussion and role play, we shall enable participants to build better, more long lasting EQ. Every leader needs a healthy emotional life.

Leader the Pacemaker

  • The role of the leader – uniting people to achieve a common purpose
  • Leadership vs. Managing – future or present/movement or maintenance?
  • Team–Task-Individual (John Adair’s classic concept)
  • Exercise: “How well do you balance Team/Task/Individual?”
  • Pair work: real plans to improve underdeveloped areas
  • 6 leadership styles
  • Coercive (‘Do what I say’)
  • Visionary (‘Follow me’)
  • Affiliative (‘You and I’)
  • Affirming (‘You’re great’)
  • Pacemaker (‘I’m fast – keep up’)
  • Coach   (‘What do you think?’)
  • Questionnaire – establishing preferences and underdeveloped styles
  • Syndicate work – “How can I/we develop a broader range? (plus action points)
  • Inspiration – ‘personal best’ leadership stories (group sharing, leading to….)
  • 3 core actions
  • Inspire a shared vision
  • Empower others to act
  • Encourage the ‘heart’

Leader who Communicates

  • Finding your vision – exercise (delegates write and share their ideal future)
  • Sharing the vision
  • Including others’ values
  • Making it visual and emotive
  • Practising communicating the vision (role play and feedback)
  • Empowering others to act (creating ‘owned’ goals)
  • The G.R.O.W. model (Goal/Reality/Options/Way Forward)
  • R.O.W. role plays and feedback
  • Commitments – deciding on who you GROW, and when?
  • Giving feedback
  • Effective praise (the 3 Ps) plus practice
  • Constructive criticism (Do’s not don’ts, using proof, agreeing action)
  • Brief role play and comment
  • Delegation Skills
  • Personal stories: “Worst and best experiences of delegation”
  • Discuss themes (what happened when it went well?)
  • Theme: offer tasks to develop people, not dump on them
  • Using tasks to inspire others (matching emotional needs)
  • Analysis of team members (“What’s their main emotional need?”)
  • Exercise: suiting the delegation to the receiver (genuine action points)
  • Encouraging the heart – how to motivate with integrity
  • The limitations of ‘extrinsic’ reward (dangling too many carrots)
  • Using ‘intrinsic’ reward – making the work itself rewarding
  • Syndicate work – sub teams create strategies to motivate intrinsically
  • Action plans (“What will I start/stop/continue as a leader?”)

Balanced Leader 

  • What is EQ? (Group discussion and definitions)
  • Intrapersonal and interpersonal skill (exercises and feedback)
  • Managing mood
  • Reading others’ non verbal signals
  • Interpreting tone
  • Noticing language patterns
  • Role play and feedback
  • Anchoring – maintaining a positive state
  • Controlling focus
  • Physical ritual
  • Positive self talk
  • Exercise – individuals use ‘anchoring’ to strengthen their personal positivity
  • STAR goals – specific/true/adventurous/rooted
  • Star goal setting exercise – “What do I really want to achieve?”
  • Personal reflection – “How can I reach my goals?” (Building the timeline)
  • Assertiveness: 3 key areas (requesting, refusing and dissolving conflict)
  • Adapting to personal styles
  • Jung’s 4 personality types
  • Driver/Expressive/Amiable/Analytic
  • Questionnaire (‘What type am I?’)
  • Reading others’ type quickly
  • Adjusting our approach
  • Individual role play and feedback
  • 10 tips for managing stress
  • Action planning – “How can I integrate the learning in my work and life?”