High-Impact Leadership: Train Managers to Effectively Use Leadership Styles

Build a leadership toolkit to encompass many styles and create high-impact results.

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When leaders are not aware of their leadership style’s effect on the organization and team, the following occurs:

  • Damaged organizational culture
  • Lack of cooperation
  • Use of the wrong leadership style at the wrong time
  • Wasted time, money, and resources
  • Lack of high business impact

When managers have the skills to diagnose a situation and implement the right leadership style, both the organization and teams benefit:

  • Relationships and teams are strengthened
  • Collaborative problem solving improves innovation and strategic decision making
  • Organizational objectives are delivered in a timely and seamless manner
  • A positive organizational culture is created

Module 1: The importance of mastering leadership styles

The Purpose

  • Learn the basics of leadership styles.
  • Understand the value of mastering many leadership styles.  

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understand how the use of effective leadership styles impacts the bottom line.
  • Appreciate how self-awareness aids in leadership development. 

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Group exercise: brainstorm leadership styles you have preferred in the past
  • Understanding that there is no right or wrong leadership style but there is a right leadership style for a given situation
1.2 Self-reflection: review of 360 degree feedback and conduct leadership self-assessment
  • Reflection on your own leadership feedback
  • Determined alignment with your self-assessment and identified strengths and weaknesses

Module 2: How to use effective leadership styles

The Purpose

  • Learn the six leadership styles.
  • Review the McLean & Company process model for diagnosing the situation in order to select an appropriate style.
  • Find out which two styles should be used only when needed due to their negative effective on the climate. 

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Understanding of the leadership styles.
  • Grasp of what the styles look like in action, including when to use each style and when not to.
  • A decision tree to use when unsure what leadership style to proceed with. 

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Review leadership self-assessment
  • Preferred and least preferred leadership styles
2.2 Exercise: examples of leadership styles in a work environment
  • Application of the leadership style assessment to your organization

Module 3: Practical application of leadership styles in the work world

The Purpose

  • Gain practice assessing effectiveness or ineffectiveness of leadership styles in various situations.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Skills for successfully diagnosing and selecting styles depending on the situation.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Exercise: group activity – two case studies
  • Identify effective or ineffective styles in the work world

Module 4: Next steps and training wrap-up

The Purpose

  • Review of training material and how self-awareness is key for leadership development.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Managers are able to ask further questions about content training.

Activities: Outputs:
4.1 Document behavioral changes and future goals for handling conflict constructively
  • Individual development plans for the competency of conflict resolution

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