Leadership through Literature

“Just six minutes of reading per day can reduce stress by up to 68%.” University of Sussex, 2009

Henry V, Atticus Finch, Daniel Deronda – the leaders we meet when we read great literature offer us a range of practical models for how to approach leadership. Reading and examining  their successes and failures brings us deeper insight into the behaviour, skills and attitudes that can be applied to our own lives and our own workplace.

* of 14 attendees, Phoenix Futures, January – February 2015

This special two-day course will:

  • introduce you to a host of different leaders and guide you in practical exploration of their strengths, weakness and applicability to our own working lives.
  • offer an open, reflective space to celebrate and trouble shoot leadership issues alongside your colleagues.
  • develop communication skills, listening techniques and tools to help you manage team dynamics.
  • provide a template for a individual leadership plan and resources which support personal reflection on a range of key business issues including honesty, commitment, visibility, vision and development.

The Reader has been providing innovative, practical training courses since 2008. Our experienced course leader will deliver high quality, interactive sessions that will engage, motivate and inspire your trainees to take a fresh look at their abilities and approach.

Tailored to your requirements, our course leader, in advance of your session, will prepare reading material that corresponds with your organisational aims and values.

The Leadership through Literature course is appropriate for experienced or non-experienced readers – all participants need is an open mind! The course costs £2,000, for up to 12 people (excluding room hire and refreshments). For more details and availability get in touch.

Two non-consecutive days:

Day One, 9.30am – 4 pm – Becoming a Leader
Interactive reading and reflection sessions exploring the need for leadership and the skills required to  lead others.

Action for participants between sessions: leadership log and reading with colleagues.

Day Two, 9.30am – 4pm – Being a Leader
Shared Reading, exercises and discussions exploring leadership values and the practicalities in your workplace.

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