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8 Roles Real Leaders Play


“'Learning to Lead' was very valuable – time well spent. It gave me a better appreciation of leading, provided good tools and many new skills and insights.” David Kiehne, Queensland Health


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Learning to Lead: Laying Foundations for Leadership



Learning to Lead -- What this Program is About...

Clever organisations realise that looking after their emerging leaders is an essential investment in the future. Leaders have an immense impact on the people around them and while many people think that leadership talent is something you’ve either got or not – research shows, in fact, that good leaders aren’t born knowing how to lead – they learn how. Indeed, learning is central to being an effective leader.

Most of us know what leaders are supposed to do: they come up with strategies, co-ordinate resources, plan actions and monitor performance. Fewer of us really know how to lead: how to inspire commitment, mobilise energy and infuse enthusiasm though shared vision, approachability, connectivity, compassion and constructive conversation and dialogue.

You have to start somewhere on your leadership learning journey – and that’s what Learning to Lead: Laying Foundations for Leadership is all about.  Adapted from our more extended in-house program, this 2-day fast-track clinic provides an opportunity for new and emerging leaders to gain a practical understanding of the new roles contemporary leaders play. 

It isn’t about the basics like coordinating, planning, monitoring and organising – leaders in today's more collaborative, team-oriented environment need to be ‘energizers’, ‘mobilisers’, ‘meaning-makers’, ‘vision-setters’, ‘facilitators’ and ‘coaches’.

Great leaders didn’t develop these roles overnight. Laying Foundations for Leadership introduces you to the different, yet equally fundamental set of roles, principles and frameworks leaders need to learn to build and sustain dynamic and productive team cultures and a series of fundamental problem-solving, team-building, facilitation and communication tools for successful learning leadership.

Ü For some insights into these roles, see our Article on the 8 Roles Real Leaders Play.


“A good experience – thought provoking, with a focus on valuable tools to help improve the way we manage. I liked your approach and the non-threatening interactions. It was a very productive session for us all. Staff are finding it very useful in their day to day work.” Mike Charles, Queensland Health

Topics we will cover...

Over 2-days, Learning to Lead: Laying Foundations for Leadership  provides new and emerging leaders with:


A solid base to build leadership skills guided by our dynamic model of the 8 Roles Real Leaders Play


Practical understanding of what leadership is really about and the critical roles and capabilities you need to lead with purpose, clarity and confidence


Insights into why leading starts with YOU -- why personal mastery and self-awareness matter for great leadership


Become more attuned to the conversational nature of leadership and how to connect better with others


See leadership in the context of culture, coaching & change


Try out some useful tools to tackle typical leadership challenges you’ll encounter in your role


Put together a personal learning plan to sustain your leadership journey



Is this Clinic right for me?

Whether you’re a new leader, aspiring to be, or a current leader with more technical knowledge than leadership know-how – you can benefit enormously from learning crucial concepts, versatile tools and critical roles all evolving leaders need to develop to handle the responsibilities of leading with mastery, mindfulness and maturity.


8 Download the full program Brochure for more information and a course outline.   PDF

8 See our current Schedule of Public Programs for dates and locations of upcoming clinics near you.  Scheduled Dates

8 Register On-Line   or Enquire about an In-House clinic for your future leaders 


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