Understanding Your Leadership Style

As a manager and influencer, understanding your leadership style is your key to success. Armed with this information empowers you to flex your approach and adapt to a range of situations.

By improving communication, motivation and engagement within your team you can focus on getting results and achieving outcomes.

Your leadership style guides you in your role as a leader and directly impacts the success of you and your team.

Course Content

Context Setting

  • Defining leadership styles
  • Why are leadership styles important?
  • Case Study: What Does Your Team Need?

6 Leadership Styles (Daniel Goleman)

Review of 6 leadership Styles:

  • What is it (describe)?
  • Advantages and limitations of each style.
  • When would you apply this style?
  • Consider your dominant / preferred style(s)


Leadership Agility.

  • Case Clinic – application to real situation

Course Approach


  • Your awareness
  • Acknowledge your default management style(s) and look for opportunities to flex your approach


  • A culture of inclusivity, which maximises potential, engagement and results
  • Create opportunities for everyone to maximise their potential, and adapt their style as needed


  • Your approach and consider alternative methods of leadership
  • Recognise that different leadership styles encourage diverse thinking within your team

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and habit building.


Identify your least used leadership style. Look for an opportunity to practice the style and monitor reactions and results. Consider situations where this revised approach may achieve a change of pace and/ or positive outcomes.


An inclusive culture which maximises the potential of each team member.  Understand which leadership style(s) your team respond well to and proactively seek opportunities to practice different styles.


Think of a situation where the team seem stuck. How would a different leadership approach encourage new thinking? Consider how to refocus the attention of the team on a revised objective or goal. What outcome do you seek? How will applying a different style support the team to achieve results?


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of participants felt more confident in their role, following an Alpha commercial leadership course.

Why study with Alpha?

Innovation and creativity born from experience

We are thought leaders in instructional and learning journey design and holistic solution architects. We have extensive finance and investments experience combined with skills application to deliver performance improving results. We develop immersive learning environments that maximize time to productivity, support talent retention and added value to improving quality of hires.

Knowledge Exchange Evangelists

We are focused on mining the embedded organisational intellectual capital for the benefit of the next generation. We create and curate best in class practice gathered from our experience with the leading financial institutions. We design our programmes with the end in mind – what results are you trying to achieve with this intervention? What metrics will we set ourselves to achieve that?

Generation Proof

Quality and innovation, using current market and industry best practices, have made us a trusted partner in delivering dynamic and motivating training for the financial and capital markets. Our programmes are generation proof and responsive to evolving learner needs and styles. Our solutions use a multi-stakeholder engagement strategy that expands beyond relationships between the learner and learning provider. We create connections with managers, peers and the wider business to drive impactful return on investment..

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