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Despite the flood of theories and courses which seek to “prove” that ultra-participative leadership styles are “superior”, the overwhelming majority of managers and supervisors stay pretty much the way they’ve always been! After all, it’s taken them a lifetime to get that way and the chances of changing them without intensive psychotherapy are slim.

In addition, practical experience shows that no one style is superior over another if each is properly carried out and suited to the work and workgroup. Results, creativity, growth, loyalty and a balance concern for both work and people are equally possible under Autocratic, Consultive or Participative styles of leadership.

The key to improved leadership is not to overhaul your entire makeup to fit some universal “ideal” style, but to sharpen the style which is natural for you. Each style has its own inherent pitfalls. “Get better at being what you are rather than trying to be what you are not.”

Effective leadership in today’s changing business environment does not require reincarnation. It simply requires adjustments to your current leadership style — whatever that may be.

This 1-day workshop is based on actual experience — not “theory” — all concepts will be documented through case examples and by an analysis of participants’ experience. Participants will learn firm, tested, proven, practical approaches to getting results through participative learning devices.


Participants will gain the ability to be able to:

  • Recognize the three main styles of leadership with the pitfalls and preventives of each style: autocratic, consultive participative
  • Identify their natural style and determine how it fits into their work situation
  • Identify the requirements for outstanding leadership in each of the two main phases:
    • Decision-Leading and Action-Leading



This seminar is designed for all managers and supervisors. Participants will identify their own style of leadership and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of that style as well as make the best use of their strengths.


This course has no prerequisite.


You will receive a course binder containing a copy of the presentation slides.



Zeroing in on Leadership

  • Leadership vs. managing/supervising/motivating
  • FACE-TO-FACE LEADERSHIP vs. “organization” or “mass” leadership
  • Fallacies about democratic vs. authoritarian leadership
  • 3 key phases of leadership: making the decision, implementing it and building confidence and loyalty in subordinates



  • 3 basic “styles”: Autocratic, Consultive, Participative
  • Good leadership is avoiding pitfalls of your characteristic style rather than changing to a more ideal style
  • Pitfalls of each decision-leading style and the techniques for avoidance
  • Determining YOUR predominant style
  • Discovering if your basic style fits your group and work situation


Action-Leading (Putting decisions to work)

  • How to identify your implementation-leading style
  • Pitfalls and preventives
  • Key behavior the leader MUST be aware of during implementation
  • Empowerment — where does it fit?
  • Bond-builders and bond-breakers — key behaviors in establishing effective working relationships
  • 5 universal characteristics of effective leaders


course info

Course ID: PM-0125
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 day

upcoming sessions

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 0 7 0
PgMP 0 7 0
PfMP 0 7 0
PMI-ACP 0 7 0
PMI-SP 0 7 0
PMI-RMP 0 7 0
PMI-PBA 0 7 0

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits