Advanced Leadership Skills

A learned skill like leadership is often overlooked in the creative business and people are thrust into leadership positions with no guidance on how to lead. This very practical workshop describes the different styles of leadership and the essential training you need to put them into practice.

Advanced Leadership Skills

Who is this course for?

Anyone who has been told to ‘demonstrate leadership’ and who would really like to do it effectively. Prior to the course you will have read Shackleton’s Way, offering excellent lessons in leadership, and completed a questionnaire.


The workshop is all about providing “agency leaders” with a proper understanding of day-to-day leadership skills. So it starts by explaining the difference between “management” and “leadership” which leads into the skills you need to lead your agency:

  • Situational leadership: different styles of leadership and when to use them 
  • Leadership qualities and themes: lessons to be learned from the experiences of others
  • Expectations of your leadership: internally and externally
  • Motivating your team: goal setting, delegation, everyday inspiration, meetings with purpose, feeding  back
  • Developing your skill set: use of emotional intelligence, better influencing & listening skills, concentration techniques
  • Directing not drowning: long term priorities for the team, being gracious with people while ruthless with time, dealing with team stress
  • Leading without losing it: conflict, dealing with awkward feedback, delegating upwards, handling difficult people, conflict resolution

The workshop concludes with a case study so you can test new skills in likely scenarios. 

Course tutor

Gwyn March

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