Suggested ways to build your leadership skills.
The leadership areas for development include, for example, inspiring your team, being confident in your engagement and empowering teams to deliver.
Use this information to discuss your professional development plan (PDP) with your line manager. You should also look at what is on offer from Civil Service Learning and any professional body that you belong too.
All our courses and Public Relations Consultants Assocviation (PRCA) webinars are available for free to GCS members.
One or more of the following titles to gain a better understanding of leadership:
After studying the habits of successful people for over 25 years, Stephen Covey realised that there are 7 habits that are practiced by the most effective people. This video summarises the habits into 7 examples.
Watch: The 7 habits of highly effective people
An in-depth lecture exploring the themes in Simon Sinek’s book ‘Leaders Eat Last’ focusing on building trust.
Watch: Why Leaders Eat Last
Mike Robbins challenges everyone to bring your whole, complete being to work.
Watch: ‘Bring your whole self to work’
In this lecture, Greg Bunch considers how leaders lead in an increasingly volatile world.
Watch: The strategic leader in a VUCA World
In this animation based on Anders Ericsson’s 10,000 hours book learn about the importance of deliberate practice on the path to becoming an expert.
Watch: How to master anything: PEAK
Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones discuss the CASE framework – a central element of Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?™
Watch: Why should anyone be led by you?
GCS Aspire courses are scheduled throughout the year, check which courses are currently available and book.
This hour-long course helps you to understand unconscious bias and how it affects attitudes and behaviours. You learn practical techniques that will help you reduce the impact of unconscious bias and so, ultimately, create a more inclusive and diverse team. This course is available on Civil Service learning.
This course will investigate your own strengths and weaknesses when presenting to increase your awareness of how you come across. You will explore tools and techniques to enable you to hone and develop your skills and to be able to adapt your presentation style as appropriate for different audiences.
Share what you have learned with those you work with so that we can all continue to improve. If you come across other great sources of learning to read, watch or do, tell us. Finally, once you are a confident leader, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can help others build their skills.