Practical Leadership

The essentials of leadership and team development.


This highly practical and effective program covers the essentials of leadership and team development. The training builds further on the proven model of situational leadership by Kenneth Blanchard and Paul Hersey through more in-depth skill training in key leadership areas. The course includes a personal leadership test and provides an insight into the leader's flexibility and effectiveness in applying the various styles. In line with the leadership pipeline by Charan, Drotter and Noel, this course proves that effective leadership can be learned and practiced with joy and without being the so-called natural born leader. This program is a must for key staff members who are in a leadership position and need to develop their interpersonal skills, leadership techniques and team development capabilities.


  • Leadership and classical management theories
  • Your leadership style: test
  • Situational leadership
  • Situational elements and analysis
  • Key communication skills
  • Instructive leadership
  • Organizing the delegation process
  • Delegation conversation
  • The leader as coach
  • The coaching conversation
  • Effective feedback
  • Motivation, principles, analyzing and increasing motivation levels
  • Motivating teams and individuals
  • Handling difficult situations: correction and bad news


The participants get an understanding of the most up to date developments in leadership. They become conscious about their personal preferred leadership style as well as their flexibility and effectiveness in applying their styles. During the program participants develop and learn the necessary skills and techniques which increase their impact and effectiveness as a leader. Participants learn how to maximize their individual potential in team development as well as in each key leadership area.


4 days ideally facilitated in 2 days (including an evening program).


An effective group size for this program is 12 participants. A training room suitable for 14 people (including trainer) and sufficient extra space for role plays and exercises. Minimum 2 flipcharts, paper, projector and monitor to show video role plays. Informal break out space for up to 3 groups.


A 2 hour preparation assignment to be completed before the program to include the following reading materials:

  • The Tao of Coaching by Max Landberg (given during the program)
  • The Leadership Pipeline Summary by Charam, Drotter, Noel