The Essentials of Being a Leader

Strategic Leadership Development International
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Corporate / Group Training
1, 2, or 3 Days
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Course description

The Essentials of Being a Leader - Customized In-house Training

In today’s business environment, every manager and executive needs solid leadership skills.  Develop effective leadership at every level of your organization with this proven and intensive training program from Strategic Leadership Development International (SLDI).

The program permits you to bring robust leadership training in house in a highly flexible format. The content of the course has been adapted from SLDI’s proprietary LeaderTrack Professional Development Series for Managers and Leaders, which has been used by Fortune 100 companies.

Because this training program is offered in house, it can be tailored to the specific needs of your organization. Both the range of topics and the length of the program are variable. Organizations can choose a one, two, or three day session and, in North America, the training can be broken up into non-consecutive days. Request information to learn more about the many options for this course.

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Supervisors

Training content

Topics included in this training course will vary based on the needs of the client. However, below is an outline of topics commonly covered:

Distinguishing traits of great leaders

  • Character and integrity
  • Commitment to the effort they lead
  • Courage
  • Confidence in themselves and their people

Are you a manager, or leader?

  • The mandate and roles of management
  • The mandate and definition of leadership
  • Eight functional differences between leadership and management
  • Pairing leadership and management into a partnership

A starting point for leadership: develop a sense of shared purpose

  • Creating clarity around vision and direction
  • Underscoring the ultimate "why" behind a leader's vision
  • Explaining the vision compellingly

Leadership and its people-centric nature

  • Three key questions which distinguish leaders from managers
  • What makes people tick - Basic insights
  • Looking at the leader-follower relationship with the help of neuro-science
  • How to bring out the best in people
  • How to foster an atmosphere that allows people to flourish
  • How to improve trust within the organization

The management side of leadership

  • How to translating vision and strategy into a plan for action
  • Delegation and empowerment
  • How to maintain a culture of accountability
  • Eleven management styles for leaders


This course can be taught in 1, 2, or 3 day versions.

The standard fee in North America is:

  • $2750 for 1-day version
  • $4750 for 2-day version
  • $6250 for 3-day version.

For locations outside North America, there is a $600 per day surcharge on the standard fee

The course can also be taught in multiple half-day formats. In this case, the standard fee in North America is:

  • $1450 for the first day
  • $1200 per day for all subsequent days

Outside North America:

  • $2050 for the first day
  • $1800 per day for subsequent days

About SLDI

Strategic Leadership Development International

Strategic Leadership Development International

SLDI specializes in leadership development programs for executives, top-level and emerging managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and institutional boards. SLDI's services include: Training and workshops customized for specific leadership, management, and communication skills Executive coaching and mentoring Team-Building and strategy facilitation Consulting...

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Strategic Leadership Development International

12700 Preston Road Suite 285
75230 Dallas Texas

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