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Developing Your Leadership Voice for Presence and Impact

Consistently conveying an authentic leadership voice — one that truly represents who you are and what you stand for — is an important trait for effective leaders. In this training course, you leverage proven behaviours and techniques to establish your own communication style and authentic leadership voice for engaging, inspiring, and motivating others.

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Learning Objectives

You Will Learn How To

  • Adopt a strategic process and framework for leading change
  • Communicate effectively to successfully implement change
  • Apply a strategic approach to communication and planning
  • Inspire and motivate others to support change
  • Skillfully handle challenging situations

Pre-Requisites

Requirements:

  • Fundamental communication and presentation skills

Recommended Experience:

  • Experience at the level of:    
    • Course, Personal Skills for Professional Excellence, or
    • Course, Communication Skills: Results through Collaboration

Course Content

Course Outline

Introduction and Overview

  • Communicating as the key to leadership
  • Reviewing key communication skills
  • Inspiring change
  • Building a model for leadership communications

Uncovering the Leader in You

Looking in the mirror

  • Discovering your personal values
  • Mapping your roles and identity
  • Decoupling authority from power

The Persuasive Leader

  • Leading with logic, credibility and emotion
  • Selecting supporting tools
  • Building a strong opening

The Honest Leader

  • Integrating who you are with what you do
  • Ensuring clarity, consistency and integrity
  • Building your leadership voice
  • Preserving authenticity when adapting your style

Applying Leadership Objectives

Communicating to achieve results

  • Defining your leadership goals
  • Envisioning a new future
  • Mitigating the change impact on others
  • Applying a whole brain approach
  • Turning resistors into supporters

Developing communication outcomes

  • Planning winning outcomes
  • Translating objectives into communication outcomes
  • Evolving outcomes
  • Building your change champions
  • Delivering the right message at the right time

Improving your political game

  • Investing in reputation and credibility
  • Customising your communication strategy
  • Combining logic, emotion and credibility for the right mix
  • Connecting with your audience
  • Choosing a powerful network

Refining Your Personal Communication

Employing nonverbal skills for greater impact

  • Preparing and knowing when to stop
  • Communicating with more than words
  • Interpreting body language

Crafting compelling messages

  • Simplifying and strengthening the message
  • Packaging messages to achieve desired outcomes
  • Asking "What's the point?"

Exploring communication styles

  • Discovering your communication style
  • Identifying how others communicate
  • Flexing your style

Rallying your team

  • Storytelling to connect with others
  • Communicating with emotional intelligence
  • Working appropriately with reasoning and logic
  • Linking your message to core motivations
  • Drawing successfully on emotional appeal

Sustaining Your Change Initiative

Triggering change is just the beginning

  • Dealing with stages of change
  • Defining your team's needs
  • Planning for progression
  • Adapting to organic change

Dealing with difficult conversations

  • Coping with anxiety
  • Leveraging self awareness
  • Moving discussions forward
  • Managing conversational traps
  • Prioritising people before process

Progressing From Theory to Practice

  • Identifying your personal target
  • Building a campaign
  • Clarifying your short- and long-term priorities
  • Combining tactics to maximise presence and impact
  • Encouraging others to take action
  • Transferring your skills from class to workplace

Exams & Certification

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs).

  Technical : 1 PDUs
  Leadership : 12 PDUs
  Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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