MERLOT Award

Winner of the MERLOT 2013 Classics Award for developing an outstanding, peer reviewed online resource.

 

Directions to Leadership

 

Factors of Leadership

Leadership Training and Development Outline

Welcome to the award winning guide for developing leadership skills. This page may be used as the start of a lesson outline for leadership development and training programs. It contains recommend topics and learning activities for each chapter.

NOTE: Some of the learning activities include surveys, questionnaires, and self-assessments. These activities are designed to promote reflection in the learners and show how the concept relates to their everyday working environment. Since they are learning tools, rather than research tools, they have not been formally checked for reliability or validity. However, since I have received feedback from various sources, including learners and their managers, and then updated the material, I believe them to be fairly accurate tools for a learning environment. This method allowed me to use an iterative and formative approach to continually improve the learning activities. My qualifications include over twenty years of experience as a leader in various roles, fifteen years of experience as an instructional designer, a B.A. in psychology, and a M.A. in Human Resource Development.

Introduction

 

Basics of Leadership

Concepts of Leadership

Leading

Direction

Leadership Models

Human Behavior Part I

Human Behavior Part II

Motivation

Counseling and Performance Appraisals

Social Leadership

Authentic Leadership and Social Influence

Leadership Styles

Transformational Leadership

Character and Traits in Leadership

Ethos and Leadership

After Action Review (AAR)

 

Team Leadership

Growing a Team

Matrix Teams

Team Leadership

 

Advanced Leadership Skills

Horizontal Leadership: Bridging the Information Gap

The Four Pillars: Leadership, Management, Command, and Control

Path-Goal Theory

Organizational Behavior

Diversity

Diversity Continuum

Change

Learning Organization

Mentoring

Visioning

Sensemaking

Strategy & Tactics

OODA

 

Supporting Skills

Time Management

Meetings

Communication

Presentations