Leadership Skills

Leadership is a vital management function that helps to direct an organization’s resources for improved efficiency and the achievement of goals. Effective leaders provide clarity of purpose, motivate and guide the organization to realize its mission.

The proposed course provides delegates with the essential skills required to lead any team in an organisation successfully and enhance their career opportunities. Attending this course will help delegates acquire key characteristics that are important for any outstanding leader: maintaining effective communication, motivating team members, adapting to changing environments, properly delegating tasks, transparency and honesty, confidence, and a positive attitude.

Course Objectives

Students will be better at understanding:

  • the link between Management and Leadership
  • the key skills and styles of modern management and leadership
  • the basics of Financial Management for Decision Making
  • planning for the further development of Leadership and Management skills


  • Performance Management
  • Organisational analysis
  • Leadership styles and skills
  • Setting a future direction

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Differentiate management from leadership
  • Define the role of a leader
  • Describe leadership traits and different styles of leadership
  • Describe the context and nature of management within various organisational contexts and at different organisational levels
  • Define Strategic planning and describe its importance within a business
  • Describe SWOT Analysis and its importance within Business Strategy
  • Describe the context and nature of leadership within various organisations and at different organisational levels
  • Appreciate current issues in business, management and leadership, which is informed by leading edge research and practice in the field
  • Appreciate the concept and importance of change management
  • Appreciate the importance of clearly defined values within an organization
  • Appreciate the concept of time management in today’s fast business world
  • List the 5 Cs of decision making
  • Appreciate the concept of positive and creative thinking for effective problem solving and decision making
  • List the most popular creative techniques tools which can be applied to business

Course Duration

4 sessions (2 hours each)