Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results

Harness the future and lead with vision and efficacy

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10 Days

Introduction to the course

Unlock the future of innovation with our "Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results" training course. In today's competitive landscape, innovation isn't a luxury—it's a necessity. Yet, many innovations fall short, often misaligned with business goals or poorly executed.

Over an immersive 10-day journey, leaders will gain the tools to not only foster creativity within their teams but also ensure innovations align with strategic objectives. Dive deep into the art of impactful leadership, blending the pragmatic skills of management with the visionary drive of leadership. By the end, participants will be adept at managing teams and leading them towards ground-breaking solutions and transformative results.

This Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results training course will highlight:

  • What innovation and creativity really is – and why it is essential to remain relevant
  • The innovation roadmap - from ideation to application
  • Methods for unlocking the creative power that lies within your organisation
  • How to tap into your own ‘Innovator’s DNA’
  • Introduction to leading for results: Theory and Practice
  • Management by Objectives (MBO) and Coaching and Feedback
  • Increasing Results by Developing People's Potential

Course details

At the end of this 10-day Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results training course, you will have learned how to:

  • Unlock Creative Power: Foster an environment where your team's imagination knows no bounds.
  • Lead to Innovate: Embrace leadership dynamics that usher in ground-breaking changes.
  • Sky's the Limit: Master techniques to brainstorm boundlessly and make decisions that count.
  • Customers at the Core: Champion a customer-driven innovation mindset.
  • Empower to Elevate: Harness the transformative power of delegation and empowerment in leadership.
  • Performance Mastery: Delve deep into performance management, nurturing talent, and driving unparalleled results
  • Recognize the tools and techniques for effective performance management.

Throughout this 10-day training, interactive activities such as group discussions, role-plays, case studies, and feedback sessions will be utilized to ensure participant engagement and practical learning. The resulting variety helps delegates to stay engaged throughout the training course, feel challenged and draw quick wins for their own development. It also ensures delegates will receive opportunities to link their learning to the real-world challenges they face back in the workplace.

Organisations of those who attend this Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results training course will benefit in a number of ways:

  • Elevate your career by bringing unparalleled value and innovation to your organization.
  • Dive deep into the art of ideation and transform challenges into ground-breaking solutions.
  • Master the art of problem-solving and steer decisions that shape success.
  • Be the driving force that propels your organization to uncharted heights.
  • Harness collective strength, set impactful goals, and amplify productivity across the board.
  • Fortify your unique positioning and become the go-to game-changer in your domain.

Attendees of this Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results training course will benefit in a variety of ways:

  • Supercharge your career trajectory by becoming an irreplaceable asset to your organization.
  • Ignite the spark of creativity and innovation, transforming your team into a powerhouse of ideas.
  • Dive into the realms of ideation, mastering the journey from challenge identification to effective solution-selling.
  • Hone the ability to navigate challenges with decisive problem-solving, laying the foundation for breakthrough outcomes.
  • Increase progress by being the beacon of leadership that drives both innovation and performance.
  • Craft a legendary reputation as a game-changing leader who consistently delivers results.

This Leadership Skills for Innovation and Results training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Managers and Leaders at all levels, including first-time managers who are new to their role can benefit greatly from this training course.
  • Project managers who are responsible for teams and resources.
  • Senior directors, managers and department heads.
  • Team leaders and heads of functional business areas.
  • Executives and professionals. Especially from procurement, planning, HR, finance and operations.

Daily Agenda

{heading_content}MODULE I - Innovation for Results:
DAY 1:
Creating the Foundation for a Culture of Innovation
  • What is innovation? What is creativity?
  • Innovation and the modern organisation
  • Leadership styles and their impact on innovation
  • The leader as innovation gatekeeper
  • Leveraging diversity and multiple perspectives
  • Managing creative people
  • Giving effective feedback
DAY 2:
Techniques for Unlocking Innovation and Creative Thinking
  • Fostering psychological safety
  • Ideation, experimentation and trial
  • Techniques for getting to the root of the challenge
  • Approaches for generating options and solutions
  • Innovation and decision making
  • Coaching as a tool to drive innovation
DAY 3:
Delivering Client-Centric Innovation
  • The role of innovation in solving client problems
  • Overcoming barriers to client-centric innovation
  • Game-changers: How innovation drives organisational success
  • Innovation management
  • Disruptive versus incremental innovation
  • Viability, practicality and scalability
DAY 4:
Agile Innovation
  • What is ‘agile’?
  • Linear and sequential innovation
  • Building agile innovation routines
  • Sprints and scrums
  • Bringing the ‘Fall Forward Fast’ mantra to life
  • The systemic loop
  • Agile innovation evaluation
DAY 5:
Championing Innovation and Creativity
  • Who needs to know?
  • Overcoming top-down bureaucratic barriers to innovation
  • Generating buy-in and selling your ideas
  • Building your coalition
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Breaking Down Silos
  • Course conclusion and next steps
{heading_content}MODULE II - Leading for Results:
DAY 6:
Introduction to Leading for Results
  • The role of leadership in achieving outcomes.
  • The difference between management and leadership.
  • Introduction to performance management principles
  • The importance of setting clear expectations of results and performance.
  • Linking individual, team, and organizational objectives.
  • How to work with your team to set an achievable, relevant goal.
  • How to create and use performance dashboards for monitoring and assessment.
DAY 7:
Performance Management Principles
  • Key components of performance management
  • Goal setting, monitoring, evaluation, feedback, and development plans.
  • Linking performance management to business strategy
  • Aligning team goals with organizational strategy.
  • The role of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators).
  • Case study on performance management in a project team.
DAY 8:
Management by Objectives (MBO) & Coaching and Feedback
  • Management by Objective (MBO) and improving results.
  • Introduction to setting key results, metrics and KPI;s.
  • Steps in the MBO process and linking to business strategy. .
  • Challenges and solutions in implementing MBO.
  • Results coaching and performance feedback best practice
  • Importance of regular feedback in a manager’s role.
  • Constructive vs. destructive feedback.
  • Real-life scenarios and role-playing for effective feedback.
DAY 9:
Developing People's Potential
  • The importance of people development
  • The business case for continuous learning and development.
  • Use a competence-based approach to building individual performance
  • Tools and techniques for identifying and nurturing potential
  • Training, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Real-life case studies of effective people development.
  • Using Self-Assessments for personal responsibility for one’s development.
  • How performance appraisals can help identify development and training needs.
DAY 10:
Delegation and Empowerment
  • The art and science of delegation
  • Why managers fail to delegate.
  • Steps in the delegation process.
  • Fostering empowerment within teams
  • The link between empowerment, motivation, and results.
  • Techniques to create an empowered work environment.
  • Wrapping up and action planning: Setting personal objectives post-training.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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