Leadership Development

Leadership Development Training

A defining feature of leadership development at the Centre for Issue and Crisis Management is that it is driven by future needs, not just past experience. Over the last 20 years, much of what constitutes leadership education has not necessarily produced ethical or highly effective leaders. Much has been made of the "crisis of leadership" and a "deficit of leadership", both in terms of commerce and politics. In 2013 the World Economic Forum in Davos highlighted a lack of clear, dynamic leadership as a global problem, focusing on the loss of trust.

With this issue in mind, CICM has produced a course that focuses on the skills and capabilities that are most likely to be required by leaders in the near future.

For leaders, problem situations in the future are likely to be replete with:


Leadership Development Course

  1. Why leaders fail and myths about leadership
  2. Financial competence, data analytics, and key performance and accounting information
  3. Understanding market trends and basic macroeconomic theory
  4. Developing dynamic and effective teams
  5. Brand management and strategic intent
  6. Strategic anticipation (incorporating risk and issue analysis)
  7. Building reputational capabilities
  8. Effective decision making and critical thinking
  9. Crisis leadership (incorporating handling the media and message control)
  10. Influencing outcomes – impression management, power and influence
  11. Influencing beyond the immediate organisation
  12. Bringing about change and leading innovation
  13. Stakeholder analysis and engagement: corporate communications and brand management
  14. Building resilience and reducing vulnerability to uncertainty
  15. Understanding the wider global context: geopolitical threats and opportunities
  16. Psychology of followers and managing staff: maintaining a high performance culture
  17. Developing and assessing the business model
  18. Good governance and ethical practice
  19. Employee engagement and talent management
  20. Self-development and understanding personal strengths and weaknesses