Stop Managing, Start Leading

We can all name at least one great leader. It may be a world leader, a military person or even an old boss or teacher. What were the specific qualities that made them inspiring and engaged us?

In this one day course, we explore the differences between managing and leading. It is one thing to manage people but quite another to lead them. A great manager produces great results but a great leader produces exceptional people that produce exceptional results.

We look the traits of great leaders and what gives them the ‘x’ factor. How do they create followers? How do they project authenticity and authority?

This is a highly popular thought provoking day that will challenge your concepts and practices. You will go back to your team fired up with lots of new ideas to inspire your people and create a unified vision for sustainable results. Some say that great leaders are born not made but we will show how genuine leadership can be nurtured. Stop managing and start leading!

Stop Managing, Start Leading FAQs

How much is this course?

Our courses are designed for you the client, which means that the pricing structure is also specific for you the client. We work with huge and tiny companies, always finding appropriate pricing models for each of them.

Do you use powerpoint for your courses?

Our training courses are highly engaging and designed to challenge you to think and act. We don’t believe a powerpoint presentation delivers this, so we never use it for any of our courses.

What resources will I receive on your courses?

All attendees will receive professionally printed A5 workbooks covering every aspect of the training delivered. These make a great reference resource for the future and can be supplied in electronic format too.

How experienced are your trainers?

All of our trainers come with many years of real world operational experience. They are able to bring maturity of thinking and the experience of real life situations into the training room.

Who Is This Course For?

  • Any manager tasked with leading a team of people.
  • Entrepreneurs that want to build an engaged team with unified vision.
  • Senior managers and directors who want to create an inspired culture.
  • New managers who are tasked with leading a team.

What Will You Learn?

  • What is leadership and how do you create followers?
  • The power of influence
  • Discovering leadership authenticity and how to measure it
  • Situational leadership
  • How to behave and when
  • Leadership models
  • Dictatorship and democracy – why they matter

Latest Stop Managing, Start Leading Resources and Guidance

Why developing competence is the managers responsibility  

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the advent of self directed learning - in other words creating the environment where staff take control of their own learning, often supported by the organisation.  I’ve nothing against this approach, it’s great if people take charge of their own development, however my word of caution is concerned with this becoming the only approach.

Managers, stop trying to motivate your staff!

For much of my management career I was under the impression that one of the requirements of a good manager was to motivate their team members.  In recent years I’ve begun to wonder if that’s altogether the wrong thing!  My doubt first manifested itself when reading Prof Steve Peters suggesting that motivation was worthless - WORTHLESS!  Yes, really, the British olympic cycling teams psychologist tells his athletes to forget it, it’s a waste of time.