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Preparing for Leadership: What It Takes to Take the Lead

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.  

Seminar Number: 02536

  • In a Classroom
  • Online
  • Your Company Location

Course Scheduling & Pricing

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.

  •   Classroom2 Day(s)
    1.2 CEU, 14 CPE, 12 PDCs, 12 PDU
  •   Online3 Lesson(s)
    0.9 CEU, 10 CPE, 9 PDU
 

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.

 

  • 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

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

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.

Is There a Leader in You?

  • Discuss Which Qualities Senior Management Looks for in Candidates for Leadership Positions
  • Explain What Followers Expect from Their Leaders
  • Identify Your Major Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Leader
  • Build Your Leadership Development Plan Using the Leadership Model

What Do Leaders Talk About?

  • Assess Your Own Leadership Style
  • Develop the Most Effective Leadership Style for Your Position
  • Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns
  • Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss
  • Create a Vision, Set Direction and Give Instructions That Are Understood and Followed
  • Explain the Benefits of Vision, Mission, and Values Statements That Are Thoroughly Implemented

What Is Your Leadership Image?

  • Project the Positive Professional Image of a Leader
  • Understand the Importance of Trust and Its Effects on Followers
  • Build Relationships of Trust with Those You Lead

How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?

  • Identify a Leader’s Sources of Power and Influence
  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence
  • Expand Your Power Network By Developing Key Relationships
  • Understand the Limitations on the Use of Your Power and Influence
  • List the Traps to Avoid in Using Power

How Should You Use Organizational Politics?

  • Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics
  • Describe How Leaders Develop and Advance Their Leadership Agenda
  • Explain Strategies for Getting Others to Support Your Agenda
  • Cope with and Survive the Agendas of Adversaries

How Can You Motivate People?

 

  • Explain the Things That Really Motivate People
  • List the Factors That Make People Act the Way They Do
  • Explain How to Handle Former Peers Who Resist Your Authority
  • Describe How to Handle Difficult People
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Position Yourself to Compete for Leadership Assignments
  • Deploy Your Strengths and Maximize Your Potential
  • Avoid Pitfalls and Overcome Obstacles
  • Build Your Power, Prestige, and Political Savvy
  • Survive Organizational Politics
  • Create a Plan to Transform Yourself into a Leader

LESSON ONE

Is There a Leader in You?

  • Describe the Qualities Senior Management Looks for in Candidates for Leadership Positions
  • Explain What Followers Expect from Leaders
  • Identify Your Major Strengths and Areas for Improvement as a Leader
  • Describe the Importance of Trust and Its Effects on Followers

LESSON TWO

Your Leadership Style

  • Identify the Four Leadership Styles
  • Assess Your Leadership Style
  • Develop the Most Effective Leadership Style for Your Position

What Do Leaders Talk About?

  • Identify and Use Effective Communication Patterns
  • Identify the Types of Subjects Leaders Discuss
  • Create a Vision, Set Direction, and Give Instructions That Are Understood and Followed
  • Explain the Benefits of Vision, Mission, and Values Statements That Are Thoroughly Implemented
  • Project the Image and Speak the Language of a Leader

 What Is Your Leadership Image?

  • Project the Image of a Leader

LESSON THREE

How Can You Build Your Influence and Power?

  • Describe Ways That Leaders Can Build Their Power and Influence
  • Expand Your Power Network By Developing Key Relationships
  • Understand Precautions to Take in Exercising Power and Influence

 How Should You Handle Organizational Politics?

  • Differentiate Between Good Politics and Bad Politics
  • Explain Why Leaders Must Understand and Participate in Organizational Politics
  • Describe How Leaders Develop and Advance Their Leadership Agenda
  • Explain Strategies for Getting Others to Support Your Agenda
  • Cope with and Survive the Agendas of Adversaries

How Can You Motivate People?

  • Explain the Things That Really Motivate People
  • List the Factors That Make People Act the Way They Do
  • Explain How to Handle Former Peers Who Resist Your Authority
  • Describe How to Handle Difficult People
Download Extended Seminar Outline PDF

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 12 classroom and 9 Live Online credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

AMA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

AMA has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Talent Triangle PDUs

Classroom [L] 12 / Live Online [L] 9

Project Management Institute (PMI) Talent Triangle, 2015.
Reproduced with the permission of PMI. Copyright and all rights reserved

American Management Association (AMA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AMA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AMA is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

 

AMA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org. For additional information or for more information regarding administrative policies such as complaints and refunds, please contact Martha Leon at 212-903-8173.

Recommended CPE Credit:
Classroom: 14 hours/Intermediate
Live Online: 10 hours/Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: Online pre- and post-seminar assessments
Delivery Method: Group Live/Group Internet-based
Field of Study:  Non-Technical – Personal Development

Classroom Schedule

35 Sessions Available

Online Schedule

4 Sessions Available

  • $2,445.00 Non Members
  • $2,195.00 AMA Members
  • $1,889.00 GSA
Date Duration State City Zip
  2019-04-29 2019-04-30 Apr 29, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-05-02 2019-05-03 May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019 2 Days TX Dallas 75001-3505 Dallas Register Now

  2019-05-20 2019-05-21 May 20, 2019 - May 21, 2019 2 Days WA Seattle 98101 Seattle Register Now

  2019-05-30 2019-05-31 May 30, 2019 - May 31, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-06-03 2019-06-04 Jun 3, 2019 - Jun 4, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-06-10 2019-06-11 Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 11, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-06-13 2019-06-14 Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-06-17 2019-06-18 Jun 17, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-06-24 2019-06-25 Jun 24, 2019 - Jun 25, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-07-15 2019-07-16 Jul 15, 2019 - Jul 16, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-07-22 2019-07-23 Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 23, 2019 2 Days FL Lake Buena Vista / Orlando 32830 Lake Buena Vista / Orlando Register Now

  2019-07-25 2019-07-26 Jul 25, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 2 Days TX Houston 77042-4559 Houston Register Now

  2019-07-29 2019-07-30 Jul 29, 2019 - Jul 30, 2019 2 Days CA Los Angeles 90045 Los Angeles Register Now

  2019-08-01 2019-08-02 Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-08-12 2019-08-13 Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 13, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-08-15 2019-08-16 Aug 15, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-08-26 2019-08-27 Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-09-05 2019-09-06 Sep 5, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019 2 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

  2019-09-12 2019-09-13 Sep 12, 2019 - Sep 13, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-09-26 2019-09-27 Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-09-30 2019-10-01 Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 1, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-10-10 2019-10-11 Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2019-10-24 2019-10-25 Oct 24, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 2 Days TX Austin 73301 Austin Register Now

  2019-10-28 2019-10-29 Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-10-28 2019-10-29 Oct 28, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 2 Days MA Boston 02110 Boston Register Now

  2019-11-14 2019-11-15 Nov 14, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019 2 Days AZ Scottsdale 85250 Scottsdale Register Now

  2019-11-18 2019-11-19 Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-11-18 2019-11-19 Nov 18, 2019 - Nov 19, 2019 2 Days GA Atlanta 30309-7705 Atlanta Register Now

  2019-12-02 2019-12-03 Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019 2 Days NY New York 10019 New York Register Now

  2019-12-05 2019-12-06 Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019 2 Days IL Chicago 60601 Chicago Register Now

  2019-12-12 2019-12-13 Dec 12, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019 2 Days TX Dallas 75001 Dallas Register Now

  2019-12-16 2019-12-17 Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 2 Days DC Arlington/Washington 22202-4807 Arlington/Washington Register Now

  2019-12-16 2019-12-17 Dec 16, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019 2 Days CA San Francisco 94103-3156 San Francisco Register Now

  2020-01-16 2020-01-17 Jan 16, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020 2 Days CA Anaheim 92801 Anaheim Register Now

  2020-01-27 2020-01-28 Jan 27, 2020 - Jan 28, 2020 2 Days TX Houston 77001 Houston Register Now

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