Inside Leadership 7 Steps Programme

The Seven Steps programme is a modular system ideal for first line managers/team leaders who have some management responsibilities but no formal training.

It is a short, intensive, personal and professional development programme for individuals who want to become effective managers and leaders.  It is designed to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and awareness they require to achieve outstanding results.  This programme makes the distinction between the management of things and the leadership of people.

The programme is made up of seven modules from which the individual can choose all or some.

Seven Steps Programme

Benefits for Individuals

  • Increased learning and personal development
  • Better understanding of the competencies they need as individuals to grow themselves, their team and their organisation
  • Participants can benchmark themselves against others from similar and dissimilar organisations
  • A risk free environment in which to practice.  Mistakes are encouraged and every support is given
  • Each programme increases participant’s self confidence
  • Delegates gain from open and honest feedback
  • Participants develop ‘voice’ – the opportunity to contribute and to be heard

Benefits for Employers

  • Delegates feeling respected and valued by their employer and therefore more willing to give of their best
  • Trained individuals released to focus on clearly identified initiatives
  • Investing time before promotion means fewer management mistakes after promotion
  • Higher performance, creativity, learning with greater flexibility and quicker adjustment to change
  • The workshops are short and intensive and participants will only be away from work on one day per month
  • The programme improves the effectiveness & efficiency of the participants

The Modules;

Becoming an Authentic Leader

Sample Workshop Content

  • Understanding Psychological Type
  • What makes great leaders?
  • Discussion
  • Learning Styles and Behaviours
  • Feedback & how to deliver it constructively
  • How do you receive it positively? 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the implications of own leadership styles for self and for leadership within own organisation.
  • Understand the different leadership models and the context in which they can be used.
  • Develop the ability to assess and understand the different psychological types.

The Leader as a Coach

Sample Workshop Content

  • What is Coaching?
  • Introduction to the GROW Model
  • Learning about the tools & behaviours of a coach
  • Dealing with Interferences
  • Triad Coaching Practice and Feedback

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the context for effective workplace coaching.
  • Develop coaching skills.
  • Gain an understanding of the different coaching models and when to use them.

Managing & Leading your Team

Sample Workshop Content

  • When to be a Manager & when to be a Leader
  • The Difference Between Teams & Groups
  • Stages of Team Formation
  • Some Team Building Tools
  • Identifying Strengths & Where Energy Lies

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of leading teams to achieve organisational goals & objectives.
  • Know how to motivate & develop the team.
  • Use positive psychology to create high performance. 

Negotiating Fierce Conversations

Sample Workshop Content

  • The Psychology of Conflict
  • Tools & Exercises for use
  • Completing a Psychometric Analysis on Own Conflict Style
  • Identifying Dysfunction in Individuals & Teams

Learning Outcomes

  • Know how to manage difficult conversations.
  • Use a simple model to identify the five conflict styles in self & others.
  • Identify the ‘triggers’ that can create conflict & develop methods to deal with them. 

Understanding the Psychology of Change

Sample Workshop Content

  • What is Change?
  • Creating a Compelling Future Vision
  • Effective Change Models
  • Putting Learning into Practice
  • Identify Barriers to Change & Innovation
  • Develop the Essence of Inspiration 

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to propose innovative solutions to improve organisational performance.
  • Be able to lead and manage change within an organisation.
  • Know how to support the implementation of change in the workplace. 

How to Present Effectively

Sample Workshop Content

  • Assessing your Audience
  • Presentation Tips
  • Producing the Plan (6 steps)
  • Pushing the Point Home
  • Using Visual Aids
  • Setting SMART Objectives
  • Managing Own Stress

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to plan and deliver a professional presentation.
  • Know how to recognise and manage own stress

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

Sample Workshop Content

  • The Difference between Management & Leadership
  • The 18 Competencies of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • How To Put EQ into Practice

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of effective communication.
  • Learn how to manage emotions effectively in ourselves and others.
  • Review the 18 competencies of Emotional Intelligence.