The Captain’s Experience: Leadership & Team Development
What you'll learn
- Attain the attitude of a leader – develop confidence and strength of character; how to focus on the outcome and gain the reputation of an achiever.
- You’ll be given an overview of the different leadership styles and their utilization-how to mentor, when to delegate.
- Understanding and developing the individual, what factors motivate and how to communicate effectively to create synergy.
- The dynamics of an effective team and how to keep them on track.
- Building teams and inspiring staff to get the maximum results for you by facilitating action.
- The objective and task of the team, planning, checklists, briefing, implementation and evaluation.
- Aligning people to a vision, setting an example, training, resolving conflicts and maintaining discipline within the group.
- In the final section we’ll look at some extra pointers to give you an edge over others and hone you into the greatest leader you can be.
- None, you'll be methodically taken through the whole process
So what’s unique about this course?
Down to earth, practical, highly entertaining and above all Ian Scott has had the experience of everything he teaches from a Special Forces Commander on the battlefield to a Corporate National Director in the boardroom –he’s actually done it, he’s lived it.
Principles haven’t actually changed much. Over time, a host of authors have added new versions to reinforce, but not change, the original basic concepts. The secret is to transmit the message in a novel approach so that people remember and take action to succeed. That’s why Scott has been asked to develop this course – to tell it in the way he does on seminars.
Leadership is considered to be the premier skill – it’s about getting results through people and the ability to develop and extend people to reach their full potential. Given the knowledge and shown the skills, learning from your own experiences and those of other’s, then you too can become a great leader irrespective of your background. It merely requires application and having mastered this, leads to immense personal satisfaction and the acknowledgement of your associates.
This program will give you that insight into the motivation of your team to achieve the greatest results, respect and follow you.
Who this course is for:
- Anybody with a desire to become a leader that people follow, respect and acknowledge.
Ian Scott studied Psychology and Economics at University, then joined the military, becoming a commander in a Parachute Battalion and thereafter Special Forces. Operational in Central and Southern Africa, he gained invaluable insight into the motivation, leadership and survival of soldiers of all races in the harshest of environments – bush warfare – earning the respect and trust of those in various Special Forces units.
This is where his leadership journey started, as a young Officer in his early 20’s, he quickly discovered that in a war you've got very little room for error and you learn to pay meticulous attention to detail or you just don’t survive. Furthermore in the military you’re living with your troops 24 hours a day and in his case up to 6 weeks at a time. With that, you are exposed to a far wider spectrum of challenges, problems and experiences owing to the complexities of war such as the management of the ongoing, severe trauma that’s endemic in any conflict, maintenance of morale under vulnerable circumstances and motivating troops to follow you forward into the heat of the battle,
Besides that the duties of Officers included the management of the administration, logistics, planning, communication and team dynamics. All of these aspects also gave them a greater understanding of how to manage people and themselves and, above all taught them how to really lead.
Harvard Business Review spotlighting ‘Leadership Lessons from the Military’ had similar sentiments, culminating their treatise, “These are the same skills that companies need today to prevail in a climate of intense economic uncertainty.”
Following on from there Scott put these skills into practice when he joined a large Corporate organization, was promoted to National Director and headed up one of their provincial divisions.
Thereafter, he took over an Outdoor Adventure Group, founded a Leadership School and for the past 25 years has been teaching leadership and team development both locally and internationally covering his experiences as a military Commander and Corporate National Director with a special emphasis on the ‘real life’ stories - events that actually happened, which had a profound and very positive effect on his leadership.
Further, he is the author of ‘The Captain’s Journey’ which was initiated by clients asking him to record his experiences and the lessons learnt in leadership. Peta Lee from Media 24 writes, “A captivating, inspirational guide with some hilarious accounts of Scott’s days of bush warfare”
A respected, dynamic and highly entertaining speaker, this course has the same message-with much more.