Leadership Mastery

Realising your Leadership Potential through Self-Discovery


Developing leadership skills is more than learning to be a good manager. Great leadership is first and foremost an “inside job”. Before we can lead others with influence and confidence, we must first find the inner qualities and strengths to lead ourselves with conviction. Leadership from this perspective is a manifestation of our unique personal power, purpose and vision.

This Inner Journey of Leadership Mastery is a two-part LAKESHORE ISL Management & Leadership training seminar that focuses precisely on developing those vast inner resources we all possess.

The training seminar is split into two modules:

MODULE I – Leadership Development

MODULE II – Leadership, Critical Thinking & Innovation

Each module is structured and can be taken as a stand-alone training course; however, delegates will maximise their benefits by taking Module 1 and 2 back-to-back as a two-weeks training course.


  • View leadership from a new and higher-level perspective
  • Discover and analyse your leadership style and tendencies
  • Grow in personal power and effectiveness
  • Discover and build upon your intrinsic leadership qualities
  • Understand, develop and employ the emotional forces within you
  • Develop the critical interpersonal skills essential for leading others
  • Build a culture that promotes innovation & creativity
  • Become familiar with different styles of thinking and identify your personal preferences
  • Develop creativity for transformational leadership
  • Learn how to find out what you don’t know—and solve the real problem
  • Challenge existing approaches to workplace issues
  • Develop flexible creative and well-motivated teams

Training Methodology

Leadership Mastery combines instruction on the latest developments in the field of leadership studies with real-world case studies, video dramatizations, self-assessments, participatory discussions, and many exercises to make the course an exciting and enriching learning experience.

Organisational Impact

Organizations benefit tremendously when their leaders possess a high degree of the inner competencies gained in this LAKESHORE ISL Leadership Mastery training seminar. They will be better able to understand and relate to the people they work, and access their creative thinking potential to make decisions and solve problems more effectively.

Personal Impact

This LAKESHORE ISL training course teaches the competencies that enable leaders to:

  • Accelerate their career development
  • Understand themselves and their potential more clearly
  • Recognize their own emotions as well as the emotions of others
  • Resolve conflict more effectively
  • Improve their ability to communicate, influence and work with others

Who Should Attend?

This LAKESHORE ISL training seminar will greatly benefit all individuals who wish to improve their leadership skills and develop their personal power and effectiveness:

  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Professionals
  • Technical Staff

Seminar Outline

MODULE I – Leadership Development:  Self-Awareness, Skills and Strategies


Understanding and Mastering Your Preferred Leadership Style

  • The Principles of Leadership
  • Understanding the Psychology of Great Leadership (understanding mind and heart)
  • Defining the Characteristics and Competencies of Effective Leaders
  • Application of New Leadership Theories and Principles
  • Defining your Leadership Preference Style – (Self-assessment Leadership Profile)
  • Re-balance your Leadership Style for Optimal Results


Towards Emotional Intelligence and Greater Self-Awareness

  • Emotional Intelligence and the impact on Leadership
  • Achieving Leadership Emotional Excellence
  • Leadership through Inner Mastery
  • Growing your Inner Personal Power and Positive Attitude
  • Developing your Personal Brand and Personal Integrity
  • Designing a Strategic Plan for your Life and Career


Mastering the Art of Influence and Persuasion

  • Utilising Powerful Interpersonal Skills
  • Applying the Proficient Principles of Influence & Persuasion
  • Powerful Behavioural Motivation Techniques
  • Empowering Others in the Right Way to Achieve Successful Results
  • Techniques for Overcoming Objections and Managing Conflict
  • The Art of Win-Win Negotiation


Building and Leading Extraordinary Teams

  • How a high performing team differs from a traditional work group?
  • Team Dynamics: How teams really work
  • Understanding and Optimising Team Member Styles
  • Igniting Team Creativity
  • Applying Group Think – The Power of Group Influence
  • Leading and influencing others through Change


Developing Strategies for Leading People Performance

  • Leading the Performance of Others
  • Conducting Effective Performance Discussions
  • The Art of Practical Coaching and Mentoring
  • Powerful Feedback for Greater Performance
  • Next Steps


MODULE II – Leadership, Critical Thinking and Innovation: Igniting Creativity for Workplace Excellence


Understanding Your Creativity

  • Creativity & Your Personality
  • Understand and Use Personality Styles as a Management Tool
  • Creative Flexibility to Manage Effectively
  • Importance of Perception
  • Maximising Our Perceptual Ability
  • Creativity and the Holistic Model
  • Creative People from the Past
  • Building a Creative Model


Generating Creativity

  • Understand How Creative Thinking Works
  • Developing Openness to New Ideas
  • The Creative Mind: Whole Brain Thinking
  • Distinguish Stages of the Creative Process
  • Recognise What Makes Excellent Creative Thinking
  • Identify and Understand the Creativity in Others
  • Developing a Creative Environment
  • Consciousness and Competence


Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

  • Problem Solving Strategies
  • Getting in the Right Mindset
  • Taking Risks & Looking for Paradigm Shifts
  • Defining the Real Problem
  • Recognising Mental Blocks to Creativity
  • Brainstorming for Solutions
  • Utilising the SLIP Technique
  • Utilising the Drill down Funnel


Encouraging a Creative Climate at Work

  • Releasing Creativity at Work
  • Fostering Creativity
  • Incubating Ideas
  • Challenging Assumptions
  • Creativity for Business Breakthroughs
  • Sharpen Your Creative Thinking: Metaphors & Analogies
  • Releasing Creativity through Coaching
  • Sharing Information for Creative Solutions

DAY 10

Leading On the Creative Edge

  • Innovative Leadership for Excellent Performance
  • Convergent & Divergent Thinking Skills
  • Developing Creative Potential in Teams
  • Understanding Creative People
  • Motivating Creative Individuals at Work
  • Interacting Creatively
  • Planning Your Creative Future