It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator. Great leaders might talk about their ideas, but they do so in a way which also speaks to your emotions and your aspirations. Research findings by Ken Blanchard did show that, inappropriate communication was cited as the number one mistake leaders make. Too often women leaders either don’t communicate, over-communicate, communicate inappropriately through outbursts, anger, or blaming, or simply don’t communicate clearly. This comprehensive course, is dealing with the unique communication challenges women confront in the organizational environment as well as in politics.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Women in management aspiring for leadership positions in government, political arena or in the private sector. The course is equally useful for women members of parliament and women newly appointed to executive positions.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Acquire confidence and skills to convey your ideas;
• Attain communication style that conveys vision, direction and accountability;
• Increase ability to gain commitment and buy-in;
• Have heightened awareness of gender-specific ways of thinking, own thinking style and how to lead others in order to achieve successful outcomes.
• Women in management: Where did they come from? Where are they going? Re-socialization of the woman manager;
• Women as managers - stereotypes and realities;
• Leadership skills;
• Differences between male and female leadership styles;
• How men and women use power differently;
• How to use power effectively;
• Leveraging yourself in the organization;
• Communication - as a key leadership competence; ‘It’s not so much what you say;’
• Sexual-based barriers to communication;
• Body language;
• How to create the right image;
• Dealing with media; and communication secrets of great leaders.