Developing your leadership skills

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Introduction

Leading a team with a small or large number of people can be difficult and it requires time and experience to develop and apply the necessary skills. This paper includes a number of learning activities designed to start you off on the road to becoming a leader and to hone those skills through reflection.

The aim for this activity is to read, listen or view a resource and while working through them take notes and at the end ask yourself a number of questions.

  • What have I learnt from this? You don't have to agree with everything they say but have you come away from the experience knowing more about leadership.
  • How could I apply this to my personal situation and career development? Some things can easily be applied others are aimed for specific circumstances that won’t match yours.

Learning activity 1: Learning about leadership

Learning Activity 2: Reflection and observation of leaders and leadership

Learning activity 3: Design a leadership activity

On completion of this learning activity you will have:
  • Appreciated the role of developing leadership skills in your personal develpment as a practitioner.
and/or
  • Developed an activity to support teamwork or leadership skills development for your department.

Other professional development activities

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