Learn how to lead engaged, focused and high-performance teams

A Google search produces nearly six billion results for the word ‘leadership’. It’s arguably the biggest challenge and hottest topic in business today – and crucial in the research and insight world, where change is a constant and our sole source of any product or profit are our people.

But what is ‘leadership’ and who are ‘leaders’?  This interactive, highly practical workshop gives you an opportunity to improve your leadership ability by finding your own definition of ‘leadership’, given your specific role and organisation.  It will enable you to drive the implementation of your organisation’s strategy through learning how to lead your own engaged, focused and high-performance teams.

Learning outcomes

  • Critique your own leadership style and skills, understanding and defining ‘why should anyone be led by you?’
  • Appreciate the range of leadership styles and skills within your personal armoury
  • Consider the differences and similarities between leaders and managers
  • Appreciate the importance of emotional intelligence, two-way communication, trust and influencing skills to effective leadership
  • Develop a clear, focused and articulated personal vision that you can communicate effectively to your people
  • Translate the team vision into individual people’s objectives and motivate them to achieve those regardless of personality or role
  • Know how to harness team energy so as to drive optimum performance towards a common cause
  • Develop greater confidence so as to display bold and agile leadership, particularly during times of change
  • Identify your own strengths and areas for improvement as leaders, leaving with a concrete action plan that will have a tangible, positive impact on your own performance and that of your team

Who would benefit

 Anyone who needs to deliver concrete people-focused business results through confident, courageous leadership – whether you are new to senior management or more experienced and wanting to MOT your leadership performance to date.

Trainer bio

Danny Wain

Danny Wain specialises in learning and development / HR consultancy, and trains & coaches in a range of business and relationship skills. Prior to founding Daniel Wain Consulting Limited in 2007, he was a researcher for nearly 20 years. After working for IMR (now part of the WPP Group), he joined Research International (RI) in 1992. Danny spent his first decade with RI as a researcher then business developer, focusing upon customer relationship research, service measurement and mystery shopping. His clients included Royal Mail, Audi, Boots, Virgin, Chanel, Next and BT. His last role at RI was as Worldwide Director of Learning & Development (L&D), responsible for developing and driving RI’s L&D strategy across its global network.

"A great opportunity to get shared learnings and new ideas to improve your leadership skills!"

Claire - Virgin Media O2, June 2021

"Jam-packed with tangible takeaways!"

Rebecca Cole - Cobalt Sky, June 2021

"Really engaging, reflective session that has given me a lot of food for thought, which I will no doubt be thinking about for days."

Mel Clarke - John Lewis Partnership, June 2021

"A great introduction to leadership principles with sound guidance for their practical application."

Martin Bryant - InSites Consulting, December 2021

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