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High Performance Leadership Skills – Driving Operational Effectiveness including Intro to Lean & Six Sigma

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  • Date: 1 Oct - 22 Oct 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: online

 Provide your emerging and newly appointed managers with a blueprint for success

 4 X two-hour online impactful, interactive & engaging learning sessions designed to develop and grow participants’ capabilities & impact the leadership, management and personal skills & behaviours of participants

Transformational Thought Leader
Simon Haigh

High Performance Leadership Skills
Emerging & Newly Appointed Managers

4 sessions 10am - 12noon
Tuesdays 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd October

Cost: €275 member; €350 non member
per person - places are limited - Skillnet funding applied

Reserve your place by clicking the CONTACT US button above or contact alison@icbe.ie


1: Emotions, Risk & Performance

  1. We explore core aspects of leadership ethics, values and emotional intelligence
  2. The importance of balancing risk, revenue and reputation
  3. Leadership risk-taking and management risk management
  4. Key performance management attributes & methods to ensure cohesive teamwork

2: Coaching and Developing as a Leader

  1. Key career progression dynamics - leaders require followers and managers as agents of their employers
  2. Coaching others as a leader - core elements of stakeholder centred coaching in terms of building a cohesive, inclusive and aligned team
  3. The key difference between management and leadership
  4. Key tools to optimise management and leadership capabilities
  5. Understanding the difference between vision setting and goal execution
  6. Leadership coaching and management direction

3: Culture, DEI & Communication

  1. Culture & key cultural awareness attributes, Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) + inclusive leadership decision-making
  2. Effective communication – verbal and non-verbal, plus empathetic listening & the main types of questioning

4: Influencing & Assertiveness plus Powerful Management Presentations

  1. The 7 key influencing traits - reasoning, friendliness, coalition, negotiation, assertiveness, higher authority and sanctions
  2. We explore the difference between passiveness, aggressiveness & assertiveness - getting your point across in a respectful way


In this increasingly demanding, hybrid-working, VUCA environment - emerging and newly appointed managers need all the practical, no-nonsense tips, hints and hacks to help them navigate the often challenging journey into leadership

Given the time constraints on managers time,
having practical training on key issues that are required to develop their growth trajectory has real value


Simon Haigh - MBA, BA (Hons) Law
Simon is a highly acclaimed business, leadership, brand & personal growth strategist & transformational thought leader.

Simon is a globally acknowledged expert in negotiation & dealmaking, a certified leadership, executive & life coach, mentor, consultant, advisor,  CPD Accredited trainer, facilitator, certified mediator, adjunct lecturer, keynote speaker, media host, board/business advisor, lawyer & 5-star Amazon author.


Feedback from previous programmes:

“Thank You for delivering the Start Your Leadership Journey program - you outlined some really practical key skills that staff need to think about developing for themselves.
You made the session so engaging and thought provoking.”

 Thanks once again for the great leadership sessions. A lot of amazing feedback has been received, even from areas that have been hard to crack.”