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Training and Development: New Leadership

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Congratulations! Your boss has just given you the task of helping organize a training for new leaders entering
your organization. She mentioned that you will be expecting 10 new employees for the training, and she wants you to be in charge of preparing them for their new roles in leadership. She also added that she hopes you can show them that leadership is more than just management.

Create a training that will help the new leaders understand the difference between leadership and management. Additionally, you will help develop their leadership skills and explain why leadership is important in the organization.

Describe at least two exercises you could implement that could help the new leaders develop leadership competencies.

Include in your description each training method that you will use (computer-based, traditional, and/or e-learning) and the reason why you chose this method. Also, include what you hope the new leaders will learn from this training.

Remember, these new employees are part of the future of your company. Getting them excited from the start about
their new leadership roles will have positive effects.

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Two exercises I can implement that could help new leaders develop leadership competencies.

First exercise:
Two types of leadership quotes will be festooned on the walls of the room. There will be ten leadership quotes. The quotes will be organizing & coordinating, trusting, controlling, inspiring, managing activities, influencing, compliance with rules, encouraging change, foresight, and policies/procedures.

Each of the alternative quotes represents leadership quality and managerial quality. For example, organizing & coordinating is a managerial quality whereas trusting is a leadership quality.

One participant at a time will be required to walk to place where one quality is festooned and explain why the quotes represents their personal view on leadership. The other leaders can ask questions to the leader and can given their own assessment on the particular 'leadership' quality. After each of the ten participants has given his views about his choice of quotes, the trainer will disclose to them that each quote is either what a manager does or what a leader does. The trainer will next focus the discussion on the qualities that set a leader apart from a manager. He will explain how a leader innovates, is original, and develops. He will explain how the leader focuses on people, inspires trust, and has a long-term point of view. There will be a discussion on how the leader differs from a manager. The ...

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