• Defining leadership and the practical effects of manager intervention on staff motivation.
• Understanding that managers lead and that leadership is a management role.
• Setting out the difference between leadership approaches and leadership styles.
• Introducing some practical leadership interventions for managers.
• Introducing leadership approaches and how to select the right approach.
• Discussing how to do leadership day to day.
- Basic ideas about human competencies and behaviours
- Introducing competency frameworks
- Basic ideas about what enables people to learn
- Re-visiting the link between personal characteristics and performance
- Interdependency of technology and people
- Strategies supporting investment in technology over people
- Key drivers in favour of developing people
- Consequences of not developing staff and alternative strategies
Sheryl Sandberg is Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook. Her book considers why women are rarely found in high-powered leadership roles. Writing from her view point, and drawing on examples of other high-profile women, she addresses women offering suggestions to help empower them to reach their potential.
- Translating job description accountabilities to personal characteristics
- Determining the changes in competencies and behaviours needed
- Identifying critical development to yield required future performance
- Discussing why some people are developable (and others not)
If you’re someone who believes that men and women are fundamentally different and that men are naturally better at some things while women are better at others, buckle up and get ready to have your assumptions and understanding challenged. Cordelia Fine does an excellent job in arguing that cognitive and behavioural differences between men and women are not innate but are socially constructed.