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Project Leadership, Management and Communications is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies for a truly transformational leadership experience. Participants will complete a self-assessment of their leadership skills, before mastering the basics of the following leadership competencies: setting direction, aligning people, motivating and inspiring, leading teams, communicating, building relationships, facilitating ethical conduct, negotiating and leading change.
After assessing their skills, delegates will create and refine a personal leadership vision and work on strengthening their leadership competencies in order to develop a personal Leadership Development Plan. By learning how to empower themselves and other team members through more effective negotiation, based on an understanding of the differences between competitive and collaborative negotiation approaches, participants will gain an appreciation of the importance of a collaborative “win/win” negotiation process. They will also gain a clear understanding of why communication is so important—regardless of how a project is organised. And they will discover how business and personal ethics can influence leadership style and personality - as well as how their individual leadership style and personality can influence the course a project will take.
Project managers and business professionals who need to increase their leadership skills will find Project Leadership, Management and Communications to be extremely valuable as they master important skills to get the most from their most valuable project management resource - their people.
- Lead project teams through more effective communication
- Identify motivational value systems to improve productivity and cooperation
- Recognise the role of business and personal ethics in leadership
- Define predictable change stages and identify appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
- Utilise a powerful four-stage collaborative negotiation process
- Create a Leadership Development Plan to implement when you return to work
How individual differences affect your ability to lead
Identifying your motivational patterns using the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI®)
How to be more influential by understanding motivational patterns
Using an understanding of individual differences to help you manage conflict more effectively
Ethics and Leadership
The definition of ethics and the link between ethics and trust
The role of ethical behaviour and leadership
The difference between personal and organisational ethics
Discuss the effect of the triple constraint on ethics
Leadership and Management
What is leadership?
The difference between leadership and management
Assessing your leadership competencies and developmental needs
Articulate your leadership vision, in light of the assessment, and consider the best way(s) to realise it
Processes for establishing direction, aligning people, and motivating people to follow your vision
Identifying different leadership styles
Your role in a changing organisation
Predictable stages of adjusting to change
Appropriate leadership strategies for each stage
Developing a change management plan
Leading Effective Teams
What is a team?
The stages of team development
Leading and maintaining effective, productive teams
Evaluating team progress and coaching team members as necessary
Major sources of conflict on project teams
The five modes of handling conflict
The difference between competitive negotiation and collaborative negotiation
Conflict scenarios and strategies for initiating conflict resolution
Power bases used in typical organisations
How to plan and conduct collaborative negotiation