Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Lead

AMA - American Management Association
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
2 days
From 2,695 USD
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New York City
2,695 USD

2,695 USD

San Francisco
2,695 USD

2,695 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Lead

This leadership training course is uniquely designed to help leaders-to-be get ready for their new challenges and responsibilities. You'll discover the heart, soul and mind of TRUE leadership. Through role-playing, self-assessment tests and other leadership training scenarios, you'll explore leadership roles as strategist, change agent, coach, manager, communicator, mentor and team member. And you'll learn how to develop your unique leadership style for maximum impact.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand what a leader is…and is not
  • Project a more dynamic image
  • Discover your own unique leadership style
  • Determine which leadership attributes you already possess
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to take on your first leadership position with greater confidence
  • Get noticed by learning how to look and talk like a leader
  • Find out what people expect and respect in a leader
  • Apply lessons learned through leadership training to refine your skills in gaining and using power and influence positively
  • Learn how to motivate a team, including “difficult people”
  • Protect yourself against the pitfalls of intra-organizational politics

Who should attend?

Any manager who needs leadership training to step into a leadership role or who is about to take on a new leadership assignment.

Training content

Learning Objectives

  • Identify Respected Leadership Qualities and Begin to Build Your Authentic Leadership Voice.
  • Gain Insights Into How to Develop and Pursue Your Own Leadership Style.
  • Project a Positive Trusted Professional Image.
  • Identify and Use Your Sources of Power and Influence.
  • Expand Your Networks by Developing Key Relationships.
  • Effectively Participate in Organizational Politics.
  • Motivate Others and Avoid Demoralizing Behaviors with All Types of Team Members.

Who Is the Leader in You?

  • Identify the Qualities and Skills of Effective Leaders.
  • Assess Your Own Proficiency with the Qualities and Skills of Effective Leaders

Leadership Styles and Communication

  • Identify Different Leadership Styles.
  • Assess Your Own Leadership Style.
  • Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns.
  • Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss.
  • Explain the Benefits of Vision, Mission, and Value Statements That Are Followed Throughout the Organization.
  • Create Vision, Mission, and Value Statements.

What Is Your Image as a Leader?

  • Project Executive Presence–A Positive Professional Image of a Leader.
  • List the Factors That Impact Trust.
  • Establish Credibility and Authenticity With Others.
  • Apply Knowledge of Your Own Leadership Skills and Presence to Better Lead Your Own Teams.

Relationships and Networking–How to Build Power and Influence and Handle Organizational Politics

  • Identify a Leader’s Sources of Power and Influence.
  • Assess Their Own Power and Influence.
  • Expand Their Power Networks by Developing Key Relationships.
  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence.
  • Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics.
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics.
  • Identify the different Political Organizational Structures That Exist.
  • Identify Strategies for Getting Others to Support Their Agenda.
  • Effectively Engage with Adversaries.

How You Can Motivate and Mentor Others

  • Identify Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Team.
  • Manage a Coaching Discussion.
  • Differentiate Mentoring from Coaching.
  • Identify What Makes for a Good Mentor and a Positive Mentor-Mentee Relationship


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2695
  • AMA Members: $2395

Certification / Credits

CEU: 1.2, PDU: 12, CPE: 14

About AMA

American Management Association Company Info

The American Management Association, International (AMA) is the global leader in talent development. Founded in 1923, AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of educational products and services, including instructor-led classroom and virtual seminars, webinars,...

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Average rating 4.7

Based on 42 reviews.

Bill T.

Bev was an excellent instructor, and covered the material on leadership in depth. She took time to personalize the content, and taught very helpful tools. Highly recommend the class.

Eden W.

Excellent content paired with a great instructor. Information was clear and a good mix of activities and lessons.

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