Why do we offer a Leadership Development course and a Management Training course?
There is a big difference between a leader and a manager. Not all leaders are managers and not all managers are leaders.
The following is an excerpt from an article from Harvard Business School that best sums up the difference between both.
We have a developed a program of Leadership Development which is a multi-day session for up to 15 participants that allows each individual to assess their current status and create a plan for future development. It is highly recommended that the session be three days at a minimum.
We have a number of assessments, which are developed and determined through discussion with the client, to evaluate each individual's capability. There are at least three to four assessments that allow feedback for use in the session.
1. In order for individuals to prepare for each session, there are a number of items required for pre-work that allows a considerable time savings for the class.
2. The sessions are highly interactive. A number of learning methods are used, including small and large group discussions, interactive exercises, case studies, video scenarios, briefings, etc.
3. The Leadership/Management Model developed by Robert Quinn is at the heart of the session. It introduces eight roles that leaders must embrace to be effective. This model relates to some of the assessments and provides the individual significant feedback on their style and what they need to do to be more effective.
4. A Work Environment Profile allows the participant to "let their job talk" and then provides opportunities to match this job to the Quinn model.
** Optional: Follow-up coaching is an option that can further enhance the development process. If used, the plan is introduced during the session.
"Management consists of controlling a group or a set of entities to accomplish
a goal. Leadership refers to an individual's ability to influence, motivate, and
enable others to contribute toward organizational success. Influence and
inspiration separate leaders from managers, not power and control."
Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders
by Vineet Nayar, August 02, 2013