Leadership Development and Training Activities

Directions to Leadership

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.



Basics of Leadership

Concepts of Leadership

Leading Factors of Leadership


Leadership Models

Human Behavior Part I

Human Behavior Part II


Counseling and Performance Appraisals

Leadership Styles

Character and Traits in Leadership

Ethos and Leadership

After Action Review (AAR)

Leadership Philosophies

Leadership Philosophies

Team Leadership

Transformational Leadership

Social Leadership

Authentic Leadership and Social Influence

Servant Leadership

Team Leadership

Growing a Team

Matrix Teams

Team Leadership

Path-Goal Theory


Advanced Leadership Skills

Horizontal Leadership: Bridging the Information Gap

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

Organizational Behavior


Diversity Continuum


Learning Organization




Strategy & Tactics



Supporting Skills

Time Management




Developmental Activities:


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

Many of the learning activities include surveys, questionnaires, and self-assessments. These activities are designed to promote reflection in the learners and show how the leadership concepts relate to their working environment. Since the developmental activities are learning tools, rather than research tools, they have not been formally checked for reliability or validity. However, since I have received feedback from numerous sources, including learners and their managers, and then updating the material, I believe them to be fairly accurate tools for a learning environment. This method allowes me to use both 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, twenty-five years of experience as an instructional designer and trainer, a B.A. in psychology, and a M.A. in Human Resource Development.