Preparing for Leadership: What it Takes to Take the Lead

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Do you need leadership training to prepare you to take that next step? Learn how to get noticed and selected for a leadership position and develop effective leadership skills required of confident leaders.

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

What You Will Cover

Is There a Leader in You?

  • Discuss which qualities senior management looks for in candidates for leadership positions
  • Understand the challenges you will face as a leader

What Do Leaders Talk About?

  • Discover your leadership style
  • Learn to adapt your style to the needs of others

What Is Your Leadership Image?

  • Describe how to project the positive professional image of a leader

How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?

  • Illustrate ways that leaders can build their power and influence

How Can You Develop Key Relationships?

  • Identify the strategic alliances you need to build

How Should You Handle Organizational Politics?

  • Explain strategies for getting others to support your agenda

How Can You Motivate People?

  • Assess the things that really motivate

Methods to Approach the First Day, Week, Month and Year of Leadership

  • Design your strategies for being noticed and selected to be a leader

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.

Special Feature

AMA Blended Learning combines instructor-led training with online pre- and post-seminar assessments, tune-up courses and other resources to maximize your training goals. Through a blend of proven instructor-led seminars and powerful online technology, AMA Blended Learning provides a compelling and more comprehensive experience for the learner—producing a greater return-on-investment for the employer and the seminar participant.

For Classroom, Live Online, and Webinar programs, you may transfer to a future session, send someone to take your place or cancel without penalty at any time up to three weeks prior to your program. If you provide AMA with less than three weeks notice, or fail to attend, you will be liable for the entire program fee.

Programs included in AMA OnDemand offerings are not eligible for substitution, transfer, cancellation, return, or refund.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed—At AMA, we guarantee the quality of our seminars. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the course they have taken to their colleagues. If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with a seminar for which you have paid, AMA will give you credit toward another seminar of comparable price or will refund your fee.

We appreciate that this is an important investment for you and your company and would like to accommodate your needs the best we can.

American Management Association

American Management Association is a world leader in professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Challenging situations require a trusted partner.AMA’s mission and approach to improving performance combines experiential learning—“learning through doing”—with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one’s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books and research.

Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities and knowledge with noticeable results from day one.

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