Navanter

Leadership for


New Leaders

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At Navanter, we provide off-the-shelf as well as bespoke training courses. These courses can be run as-is, or customised to your needs. Most of our work is fully bespoke for individual clients - contact us to discuss your needs.

Learn all the skills you need to excel as a new leader


Embrace your new leadership responsibilities with confidence and professionalism

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Congratulations on your promotion to a leadership role - you've clearly been very successful in your career to get this far. Welcome to a completely new working environment as you embrace the challenges and responsibilities which leadership brings.

During this intensive training course, you'll explore exactly what it means to be a leader, from motivation to coaching to ethics, as well as some of the potential pitfalls. You'll learn how to manage changed business relationships with your previous peers and your new ones, and you'll leave the course equipped to launch your new career and make the role your own.

As well as understanding how to lead a team, you'll look at team development, recruitment, performance management and many other areas which gel together to make a strong, respected and successful leader.

Who should attend?

New leaders from any background who need to rapidly get to grips with the additional demands of a leadership role.


Key topics

Understanding leadership
  • What is leadership?
  • How is leadership different from management?
  • What are the tasks of a leader?

What makes a great leader?
  • Understanding strengths & weaknesses using SDI™
  • Key attributes of top leaders
  • Understanding current performance and growth areas

Performance management
  • What is performance management?
  • Identifying performance levels in the team
  • Increasing the performance of team members

Coaching & mentoring
  • What is coaching? What is mentoring?
  • The Navanter COURAGE coaching process
  • Coaching question types

Effective recruitment
  • Designing a job spec
  • Screening CVs
  • How to conduct a job interview

Conflict management
  • Recognising when conflict arises
  • Resolving conflict using the SDI™
  • How to gel a team together

Communicating upwards
  • Understanding your role in the organisation
  • Working with your manager for business success
  • Escalating issues where necessary

Bringing it all together
  • Practical tips for new leaders
  • Dealing with common team challenges
  • Creating a new leader development plan


Key take-aways

A new leader's tool-kit
  • Models and templates to implement immediately
  • Navanter's interview question bank
  • Membership of the Navanter Graduates LinkedIn group

More motivated leaders
  • Drive and determination to succeed in a leadership role
  • Understanding the role and expectations of a leader
  • Ability to work upwards and downwards to drive growth

More effective interviews
  • Understanding of an effective interview
  • Quick-and-easy CV screening and candidate red flags
  • Spotting potential during interviews

More motivated team members
  • Team members who are led rather than managed
  • Improved relationships with managers
  • A culture of coaching and development for all

Why take this training course with us?

The path towards leadership success is one of the most fascinating and stimulating progressions within your career, but is also fraught with danger for the under-prepared leader. Neil Shorney, director and principal instructor at Navanter, followed this path himself, progressing from sales to sales leadership through internal promotion.

During this course, Neil Shorney shares his highly personal first-hand experiences with you as you discuss what leadership means and how to be a successful leader, as you learn solid techniques to help you manage some of the most common challenges of a leadership role.

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