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Achieving Leadership Excellence

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An intensive five day development course that assists you in becoming the best leader that you can be.

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This short course provides leadership training in the skills required to manage yourself and other people, and demonstrates how excellent leadership transforms organisations.

There are major challenges facing the leaders of today who seek to shape organisations for tomorrow. New models of leadership are emerging to address these challenges, and these developments require a different approach to thinking about effective leadership. There is also an increasing demand for ethical and engaging leadership that enhances the performance and well-being of employees, as well as the performance of the organisation.

This executive course is suitable for:

  • Executives and senior managers seeking to reflect on, and further develop, their own leadership style
  • Those aspiring to take on leading roles in their organisation
  • Professionals that wish to nurture an organisational environment that enables effective leadership and high performance.

Programme benefits:

  • Gain a clear and confident grasp of your leadership style through achieving enhanced self-awareness of your strengths and how you can build on them
  • Increase your understanding of the current paradigm for leadership, and its implications for individual development and organisational change
  • Take away a tailored personal development plan to ensure you continue to grow as you lead
  • Apply the knowledge and skills you learn, to develop your own employee’s performance and wellbeing, as well as the growth of your organisation


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Sessions will challenge you to consider your own leadership characteristics and techniques in the context of robust analytic frameworks.

Course objectives:

• To emphasise the critical study of leadership and its implications for global leadership

• To introduce selected theoretical frameworks

• To apply leadership theories to practice

• To develop personal leadership skills and style

We motivate you to think about:

• The nature of leadership and the importance of understanding how individual differences influence personal leadership style

• How to build behavioural styles and skillsets that complement your leadership preferences

• How to make effective decisions, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that decision makers face

• What it means to “look like” a leader, and why it is important.

• How an engaging leadership style can increase employee performance, innovation and commitment

• Ways in which an organisation’s culture shapes our behaviour and attitudes, and its significance for leadership and leadership effectiveness.

Our approach is interactive and personal

You will be encouraged to conduct one in-depth personal styles assessment, and one 360-degree leadership skills assessment as pre-assignments that act as a springboard to truly uncovering your leadership strengths. Highly interactive lectures, discussions and exercises will combine to build a comprehensive picture of your individual potential as a leader.

In addition, our instructors will use their extensive experience to review your particular development issues and challenges during the designated coaching sessions. At the end of the week, you will gain a clear and confident grasp of your leadership style along with a tailored development plan to ensure you continue to grow as you lead.

"Participating in the Achieving Leadership Excellence executive summer course at LSE is strongly recommended."

Nasser Jaralla, Director of Business Development, Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade

"An unforgettable experience...I enjoyed every moment of the course which is not only interesting but also important in advancement of my leadership role within my organisation."

Peter Mundinia, Executive Engineer, Kenya Urban Roads Authority

"I was happy with the range of tools presented, readings, case studies (in particular) and follow up readings after the course. I also found the presenters very friendly and skilful.

Senior Manager, Department for International Development, UK

Our previous client list includes:

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  • Administration of the President of Georgia
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • BAE Systems
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Bureau of Minerals & Petroleum, Greenland Government
  • Citigroup
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • European Central Bank
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Imperial College London
  • Indesit
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • International Labour Organization
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kenya Urban Roads Authority
  • Lagos State House of Assembly
  • Lukoil Turkey
  • Microsoft
  • Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets
  • Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Prudential
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Royal College of Pathologists
  • RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
  • Swiss Government
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • UAE Exchange Financial Services
  • United Nations
  • Verizon Business
  • World Health Organisation
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd



 Course details:

Dates: 22 June - 26 June 2015

Format: Five day intensive executive programme

Location: LSE's Central London Campus, New Academic Building, WC2A 2AE

Teaching faculty:

Dr Connson Locke|

Dr Emma Soane|

Tuition fee:  £4,995  (includes all course materials)

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