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From Good Manager To Great Leader … Yes, You Can!

Key Skills


Critical Thinking


Problem Solving Skills

Performance Management

Course Summary

  • A clear understanding of how to transition from manager to true leader
  • Practical knowledge and skills to enable you to drive organisational innovation and change
  • An enhanced capacity to think clearly and critically
  • Greater problem-solving abilities
  • Deep insights into how to motivate team members and drive enhanced performance
  • A greater ability to communicate clearly and with impact
  • Those holding middle to senior level roles in organisations
  • Experienced leaders who want to become even more effective
  • Managers who want to make the transition to true leader
  • People who are struggling in their leadership roles

Making the transition from manager to leader

  • Identify the key differences between management and leadership
  • Examine the seven seismic shifts to move you from manager to leader
  • Understand the five core characteristics of highly effective leaders
  • Learn what achievement-oriented leaders focus on
  • Look at some transition challenges… and how to overcome them


Leading change and innovation… The eight critical stages

  • How significant organisational change can be implemented (or ‘Who says elephants can’t dance?’)
  • Why change has a bad reputation, and why it is resisted
  • Change management models
  • The ten must do’s when implementing change
  • How to deal with and overcome resistance


Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Understand the logical connections between ideas
  • Identify, construct, and evaluate arguments
  • Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
  • Solve problems systematically


Motivating people and promoting high performance

  • The four basic types of employee motivation
  • The seven elements of employee motivation
  • What measures can your organisation implement to enhance employee motivation
  • 14 best kept secrets to enhance employee motivation immediately
  • Ways to accurately measure motivation, satisfaction, and engagement


Communicating with influence and impact

  • Your ‘natural’ communication style and how it works well… and not-so-well
  • The impact of emotional intelligence and how to develop more of it
  • The ten communication ‘secrets’ of great leaders
  • How to actively listen
  • How to be heard, noticed, and taken seriously


This course is conducted with an interactive and engaging style that incorporates a variety of teaching methods, including:

  • Content presentation
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer sessions
  • Learning activities
  • Self-assessments

Peter Holdsworth - Pathways Australia

Peter Holdsworth – Facilitator

Peter Holdsworth has spent most of his professional career leading, managing, and advising community services organisations, so he has unique insights into what works and what doesn’t… particularly in the art of management. He has post-graduate qualifications in management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Churchill Fellow. He also sits on the boards of four community service organisations. His presentations are practical, engaging, and memorable!

Post-Course Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Participants will have opportunities to undertake confidential self-assessments within the course. These assessments are designed to help you gain insights into your leadership style, strengths, areas for development, and how to leverage your unique qualities to become a highly effective leader.
Yes, the course includes interactive sessions and discussions where you can engage with fellow participants, share experiences, discuss leadership challenges, and collaborate on solutions. This interactive learning environment fosters a deeper understanding of leadership concepts and encourages practical application in real-world scenarios.
Absolutely, this course is designed for in-house training to address the unique leadership challenges and goals of your organisation. Tailoring the content ensures relevance to your industry, culture, and strategic objectives.
In-house training offers the advantage of a focused and immersive learning experience for your team. It allows for deeper exploration of leadership concepts within your organisational context, encourages team collaboration and cohesion, and facilitates the application of learned skills directly to your work environment.
This course helps individuals identify the key differences between management and leadership, understand the core characteristics of effective leaders, and provides strategies to overcome transition challenges. Participants will gain insights into achievement-oriented leadership and develop the skills needed to lead teams effectively.
This course provides practical guidance on implementing significant organisational changes, including strategies for overcoming resistance and promoting innovation. By learning about change management models, critical stages, and best practices, participants can lead change initiatives with confidence and achieve desired outcomes.

eLearning Course Option

To register for this course as an individual, check out the online options available.

In-House Course Quote

We can conduct any of courses specifically for a group of staff at your premises. This may prove to be cost-effective and, of course, we can tailor our programs to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants. 

eLearning Courses

This eLearning course is offered in a course bundle

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