What you'll learn
- More fully understand the relationship between management and leadership
- Appreciate the importance of effective leadership for organizational success
- Explore ways of developing leadership skills
- Be more confident in carrying out leadership activities
- All that is needed is an interest in developing your leadership capabilities.
Leadership is a topic that attracts a great deal of attention, with much of it being over-hyped. In this course, internationally renowned author Dr Neil Thompson presents a clear and down-to-earth introduction to what leadership is all about.
Neil has decades of experience of running effective workshops around leadership and related matters and has also provided consultancy services to a range of organizations to enable leaders at all levels to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in making a positive difference to the people they lead.
Unfortunately, leadership is a topic that has been dealt with in highly oversimplified ways in many instances, thereby leaving leaders ill-equipped to rise to the challenges involved. This course shows an appreciation of the complexities involved and provides an important foundation of understanding for current and aspiring leaders to build on as they grow and develop over time.
If you are new to leadership or you are struggling to establish yourself as an effective leader, this course is for you. It will give you a clear picture of what leadership is all about and point you in the right direction in terms of developing your own leadership style and approach with a view to making you as effective and influential as possible.
Who this course is for:
- Current and aspiring leaders across all sectors
Dr Neil Thompson is a highly experienced tutor and trainer. He is highly respected for his ability to explain complex ideas clearly and effectively. His gentle voice and unhurried approach are widely appreciated by online learners as will as attendees at his conferences and workshops.
He is an independent writer, educator and adviser based in Wales. He is also a visiting professor at the Open University in the UK.. He is a well-published author with over 200 publications to his name, including over 40 books, several of which are bestsellers. He has been a speaker at conferences in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Hong Kong, India, the United States, Canada and Australia.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. He was formerly the editor of the US-based international journal, Illness, Crisis & Loss and now edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His main interests are in the field of well-being: equality and diversity; conflict management; stress; loss, grief and trauma; and reflective practice. He is a sought-after conference speaker, consultant and facilitator.
He also works with Vigoroom UK, a sophisticated employee wellness platform geared towards promoting healthier, happier and more productive workplaces.