Leadership Fundamentals

Leadership Fundamentals


All too often individuals are placed in leadership roles because of their technical ability or their individual contributions to an organization as opposed to their ability to lead. This course provides an introduction to the skills necessary to effectively lead and manage individuals, groups, processes or functions.

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  • Defining Leadership versus Management
  • Characteristics of effective leaders and managers
  • Determining when to lead and when to manage
  • How to get the best from the team you lead
  • Understanding a range of leadership approaches
  • Determining your own leadership style
  • Effective Listening
  • Motivating and Inspiring others
  • Learning Outcomes


  • Understand the difference between leadership and management
  • Understand when and how to effectively apply the skills of management and leadership
  • Recreate a range of leadership approaches and the situations each could be used in
  • Understand how to create a high performance team
  • Build a development plan for ongoing leadership skill development

    Assessment Criteria

  • Ability to explain Leadership concepts and enlist the difference between Leadership and Management
  • Ability to distinguish between Management styles and Leadership requirements
  • Ability to apply various leadership styles
  • Able to describe cause-and-effect of applying different leadership styles to different situations
  • Explain the role played by motivation, staff recognition and positive approaches
  • Ability to develop a plan for identifying and recognising skill development requirements


  • Entry-level Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Line Managers
  • Asst Managers
  • Consultants
  • Program Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Business Executives
  • General Employees
  • Any one aspiring to take on the role of a leader