The Power of Leaders

The course addresses the perennial differences between management and leadership.

Programme Code
5 Days
Classroom - Virtual
Programme Overview

The course addresses the perennial differences between management and leadership. It aims at providing participants with an overview of emotional intelligence and examines some major leadership theories and approaches with emphasis on situational leadership.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between management and leadership
  • Identify their strengths and leadership styles through self-assessments
  • Examine various leadership theories with emphasis on situational leadership
  • Describe the major competencies of Emotional Intelligence (EI)
Target Audience

Individuals in middle and senior corporate positions who wish to better understand themselves in order to improve their leadership skills.

Target Competencies
  • Self-awareness
  • Leading and managing people
  • Influencing others
  • Emotional intelligence
Programme Outline

Leaders not managers

  • Definitions, similarities and differences
  1. Some classical differences
  2. Modern day differences
  • Myths about leadership
  • Practices of exemplary leaders
  1. Challenge the process
  2. Inspire a vision
  3. Model the way
  4. Enable others to act
  5. Encourage the heart
  • The perennial question: nature or nurture
  • The ten truths about leadership

Personal style and leadership qualities

  • Self-assessment
  1. Administration and scoring
  • Linking style with leadership qualities
  • Characteristics of admired leaders

The leadership journey and situational leadership

  • Review of major theories
  1. Trait theories
  2. Behavioral theories
  • The leadership grid
  • Situational leadership: theory and simulation
  1. Situation’s maturity level
  2. Levels of development
  • Maturity levels and leadership styles
  • Overview of the Meirc research (2010):
  1. Major findings about 300+ successful leaders from 120+ organizations in 12 Arab countries

The emotionally intelligent leader

  • An overview of EI
  • Intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ) versus Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • The EI competency framework
  • The 18 EI competencies in practice
  1. Brainstorming real life examples