Leadership styles training

Leadership styles training helps leaders and managers to clarify and reflect on their natural leadership style and compare this to the options available.

“Be a Leader every day, and use words if you have to.”

A quote based on the words of St Francis of Assissi. This workshop helps leaders to explore the impact of leadership and that leadership is about what we say, but even more about what we do.

Leadership behaviours are those which demonstrate that we are a leader. It is all too easy for any leader to describe what they want to happen, but not to demonstrate that desire in their own actions.

Leadership styles training in 2015

Leadership styles training looks at the definitions of leadership such as; ‘walking the walk not just talking the talking’, or ‘Don’t do as I say do as I do’.
The simple idea is that we show leadership by demonstrating the skills, behaviours and attitudes to inform others of what we expect in them. So for example, if a partner or director wants the firm to be as efficient as possible, they demonstrate efficiency in the way they run their practice area or office. If a partner, or director wants the firm to be effective in managing large pieces of work, then they must do so first in how they manage their projects.
If the partner, or director wants the firm to be an innovative and creative work environment, then they must reward and encourage such thinking from everyone.

Participant challenges on our Leadership styles training

  • “I am  new to leadership and want to explore the typical styles people use.”
  • “I want to know more about my natural leadership style and what I want it to be in the future.”
  • “The impact of leadership fascinates me so I want to reflect on leadership styles and learn more about my style.”

How do we tailor our Leadership styles training to your organisation?

  • We will adapt the training to suit the needs of your organisation and of the participants.
  • The leadership styles training will be put in a context of your organisation and market.



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Leadership styles training – overview

The following gives details of our leadership styles training and along with the case study below should give a flavour for the workshop. Even better to call us to discuss your needs and how we may be able to fulfil them.

Pre workshop activity

  • Meeting to discuss the participant’s needs and those of the organisation.
  • Draft workshop outline tailored to your needs.
  • Agreement of agenda.
  • Participants complete a short questionnaire and read the ITD Work Style Model in preparation for the workshop.
  • Alternatively participants complete a short on line psychometric questionnaire which gives a personal report. See more at www.thomasinternational.net


  • Half a day to a full day, or two half days.


Typical Agenda

  • Introductions and objectives.
  • Personal challenges with leadership.
  • Work Style Model – understanding our approach to work.
  • Our natural leadership style based on our personality.
  • Understanding our strengths and weaknesses in leadership.
  • Exploring the needs of the role and of the team being lead.
  • Exploring the personalities of the team.
  • The impact of different leadership styles.
  • How we can use our natural style of leadership to build and develop leadership impact.
  • Scenarios from the workplace.
  • Practice sessions.
  • Personal action plans.

Post workshop activity

  • Participants leave with individual actions
  • Email follow up of personal action plans
  • Suggested conversation with their line manager on their actions
  • Optional WebEx conference call follow up on these actions
  • Optional 121 coaching
  • ITD blog with further tips and suggestions





leadership styles training
Leadership styles training helps leaders work with their natural style


Client feedback

  • “The workshop was very engaging and our guys were working on their challenges throughout the session.”
  • “Good comfortable atmosphere created from the start.”
  • “Achieved exactly what I wanted.”

Participant comments

  • “Very interesting.”
  • “I had not looked at leadership this way before.”
  • “The difference between leading and managing is very distinct now and hugely important.”
  • “It has totally changed how I view my role; I am a leader first and a manager second.”
  • “I was a bit worried that my natural style is not good enough for leadership, but now I see that I can be a good leader.”


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Leadership styles training – Case study


International law firm.


To help managers and senior managers explore leadership and look at how leadership styles training can improve performance.


  • Participants complete an on-line questionnaire which produces a personal report, commenting on their natural personality based leadership tendencies.
  • The modern work environment is explored and the needs for leadership as well as the typical leadership we see today.
  • Participants reflect on their preferred leadership style, or their preferred way of working with others.
  • In small groups and as one group we discussed the fundamental requirements of a modern leader and these could be fulfilled bearing in mind the participants profiles.
  • Each participant takes time to agree a realistic set of leadership objectives moving forward.
  • Participants discussed their actions and the confidence they felt in delivering them.
  • Role plays helped to practice some of the more challenging conversations the participants faced.
leadership styles training
Leadership styles training helps leaders work with their natural style


  • Each participant had a very engaging and thought provoking session.
  • They all said that they had left with a lot to think about, reflect on and do!

Client comments

  • “Really interesting approach to leadership”
  • “The leadership styles training was well planned and executed.”

Participant feedback

  • “Excellent session; I enjoyed the ideas from the trainer and the time to discuss and share with the other participants.”
  • “Very thought provoking session.”





To explore how our leadership styles training could impact your organisation call +44 (0)800 804 8086



Why choose ITD for your leadership styles training?

1. We design the training to suit your organisation’s needs and the needs of the participants.

2. Our focus on outputs with our unique action planning tool will help your people implement their actions.

3. Our training consultants create an open and positive atmosphere in which to learn and develop.

4. Our style is a blend of training and coaching to help the participants relate the training to their work and their personalities.

5. The ITD leadership styles model is practical and based on years of experience, and allows the participants to build on their personality, rather than feel they have to change it.

6. Our flexible approach to fees means we can work with your budget to deliver the result you need.








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