Soft-skills learning solutions that help improve the performance of individuals, teams & organizations

Leadership and Management skills

Whether the leaders in your audience are newly-minted or seasoned professionals, leadership development is a lifelong endeavour.
From foundational tools such as What’s My Leadership Style to targeted solutions including the Leadership Unlimited ProfileMatrix Manager Inventory, and Courageous Leadership, we offer a full spectrum of leadership assessment tools that will help you to build competent, high-performance leaders who are prepared to lead the organization to success.  Studies show that 40% of new leaders will fail within the first 18 months. The good news is that leadership failure can be predicted - and even prevented - when managers are given the right resources.
The Leadership Unlimited Profile is an eye-opening set of leadership assessment tools. It quickly identifies trouble spots and builds the skill sets leaders need to take charge of their careers.  The Matrix Manager Inventory is a leadership questionnaire and training workshop that helps both new and seasoned managers to develop the capabilities they need to succeed in today’s interconnected world.

22 Training Events for Developing Team Leaders (Reproducible Training Activity Collection)

For many team leaders, leadership can seem like an intangible, unattainable skill — one that's best left to those at the top of the organization. But in reality, leadership takes place at many different levels, from strategic directors to team and project leaders.

Achieving Peak Performance (Assessment)

Achieving Peak Performance provides front-line supervisors and managers at all levels with a simple yet powerful tool for identifying employee needs. Using this information, managers are then able to positively influence employees toward higher performance levels.

Bridging the Leadership Divide (2-Day Workshop)

Remove the barriers to productive relationships that are inherent in today’s multi-generational workforce. This instructor-led workshop helps both incumbent and emergent leaders to understand generational dynamics and improve relationships.

Campbell Leadership Descriptor (Assessment)

Designed specifically for use in situations where a comprehensive analysis of leadership characteristics is useful, the Campbell Leadership Descriptor helps individuals identify their strengths and weaknesses in nine major leadership attributes.

Comprehensive Leader (Assessment)

The Comprehensive Leader will help participants to identify their strengths in the areas of strategic and visionary leadership and design a development plan to enhance their personal performance.

Courageous Leadership (Assessment/Workshop)

Develop capable and confident leaders with the help of Courageous Leadership, an assessment, workbook, and training programme that gives leaders the foundational skills and abilities they need to meet challenges more readily, embrace change more fully, and speak more assertively.

Empowerment Profile (Assessment)

Help leaders understand this essential concept with the new edition of the Empowerment Profile - an in-depth instrument that provides leaders with a measurement of the degree to which they perceive themselves to have power at work.

Encouraging Innovation Through 5 Key Conversations (Assessment)

Innovative leaders have the skill to encourage innovation in others, creating informal and formal systems that invite, support, and reward innovation. Encouraging Innovation Through 5 Key Conversations can be used to assess a manager or team leader’s current skill level in encouraging innovation in employees

ENGAGE: Connect at a Higher Level (Card Game)

Research shows that engaged employees are more productive and more satisfied at work. But employee engagement is more than just that. It’s a strategy that can set your organization apart from the competition. The ENGAGE Card System provides an interactive framework that encourages the meaningful conversations that reveal and develop employee engagement levels.

Experience Explorer (Card Game)

Experience Explorer is a deck of cards that starts conversations, builds camaraderie, and creates networks. Experience Explorer helps managers at all levels realize how much they have learned about leadership from their own powerful experiences.

Focused Leader Profile (Assessment)

The Focused Leader Profile - A Situational Approach to Leading Work Groups, examines three critical factors - relationships, task clarity, and power base. This powerful tool helps leaders narrow their focus, analyze work group situations, and then determine how to respond most effectively.

Leader-Manager Profile (Assessment)

The Leader-Manager Profile enables both your managers and your organization to achieve success. This 36-item assessment illustrates for managers how their competence as both a manager and a leader can contribute to meeting the demands of the marketplace.

Leadership Metaphor Explorer (Card Game)

Designed by the Center for Creative Leadership, this hands-on game uses metaphorical images and captions to open a dialogue about the three stages of dependent, independent, and interdependent leadership cultures.

Leadership Practices Inventory (Assessment/Workshop)

The Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) approaches leadership as a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. This well-known 360-degree assessment tool helps individuals measure their leadership competencies and learn how to apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to real-life organizational challenges.

Leadership Unlimited Profile (Assessment)

Research studies show that 40% of new leaders will fail within the first 18 months. The good news is that leadership failure can be predicted - and even prevented - when managers are given the right resources. The Leadership Unlimited Profile is an eye-opening training package that serves as an “early warning” leadership development tool. It quickly identifies trouble spots and builds the skill sets leaders and managers need to stay on track, excel to the next level, and take charge of their careers.

Leading Across Differences (Case Book/Workshop)

Developed by a research team that includes The Center for Creative Leadership faculty, Leading Across Differences is a training package that offers new ways of thinking about leadership challenges, providing participants with a framework and process for better understanding their context and taking appropriate action.

Leading Through Transitions (2-Day Workshop)

From the expert minds at The Center for Creative Leadership, this one- to two-day workshop provides supervisors, managers, and leaders with the skills they need to be confident and effective in the face of change.

LeadingSuccess Programme (Multi-Day Programme)

Transform managers into empowered, committed leaders with LeadingSuccess. This intense, proactive training program gives participants the forum to hone key leadership abilities that will help them have a direct effect on employee performance

Leadout: An Experience in Leadership (Board Game/Simulation)

Leadout is an intense and exciting simulation that uses a real-life business scenario to drive home the importance of core leadership and team behaviors. Rooted in the theories developed by top management experts, the challenge is to make quality decisions while confronting everyday organizational issues.

Legacy Leadership Competency Inventory (Assessment/Workshop)

The Legacy Leadership Competency Inventory is about building the foundation for real-time legacy in today's organizations. This combination assessment, workbook, and one-day workshop offers a proven process for bringing out individuals' best, developing other leaders in the organization, establishing leadership culture, and positively impacting the bottom line.

Managing for Employee Engagement (Assessment/Workshop)

Miserable jobs have a huge impact on an organization, its productivity, turnover, morale—and its bottom line. Bestselling author Patrick Lencioni tackles the topic of misery at work with Managing for Employee Engagement, a powerful assessment and training workshop that targets and develops the ability of managers to effectively engage, motivate, and retain employees.

Mars Rover Challenge (Leadership) (Interactive Game)

Give your audience firsthand experience in how leadership styles affect performance with the leadership version of Mars Rover Challenge. This hybrid game and workshop gives both new and seasoned leaders a hands on way to explore the three leadership styles in depth and assess the advantages of Collaborative leadership.

The Matrix Manager Inventory (Assessment/Workshop)

With cross-functional, multi-functional, and virtual teams, today’s organizations are more complex than ever—and that means managers need a refined skill set to match. The Matrix Manager Inventory is a timely new assessment and training workshop that helps both new and seasoned managers to develop the capabilities and versatility they need to succeed in today’s interconnected and collaborative world.

Participative Management Profile (Assessment)

The Participative Management Profile fills the need to have an inventory that helps leaders clear up the ambiguities on the subject matter while providing a simple, straightforward self-assessment and feedback tool.

Project Leadership Assessment (Assessment)

The Project Leadership Assessment is an innovative learning instrument that focuses on the necessary “people skills” by evaluating behavior in five vital skill areas.

Reality-Based Leadership (Assessment/Workshop)

The Reality-Based Leadership Workshop challenges traditional practices and conventional wisdoms in leadership and focuses on Five Core Competencies: Reality-Based Thinking, Organizational Alignment, Capitalizing on Change, Driving Results, and Accountability.

Remarkable Leadership (Multi-Module Programmes)

Based on the acclaimed book, Remarkable Leadership: Unleashing Your Leadership Potential One Skill at a Time, author Kevin Eikenberry challenges participants to be intentional about what, when, and how they learn. Remarkable Leadership: A Learning Series offers a flexible and practical training program for leaders at all levels.

Responsive Leader Questionnaire & Capability Inventory (Assessment/Toolkit)

Responsive Leadership Questionnaire and Capability Inventory is a situational leadership assessment for management development training. It measures current skill in managing employees and improves leadership effectiveness by developing supervisory skills, leadership skills, coaching skills, and the ability to motivate employees.

Strategic Leadership Type Indicator (Assessment)

SLTi offers a prescriptive approach to people-management that aligns productivity concerns perfectly with the time-consuming realities of supervising and managing people.

Visual Explorer (Card Game)

Developed by the Center for Creative Leadership, Visual Explorer is a powerful training tool that’s designed to encourage collaborative conversations and useful dialogue in a safe learning environment.

Walking The Empowerment Tightrope (Book)

Find the balance between empowered work groups and appropriate leadership strategies with this provocative book. A comprehensive mix of learning exercises, action plans, and behavioral theory.

The Well-Balanced Leader (Book)

There’s no doubt about it: the very best leaders are deeply in tune with their behavior and understand the impact it has on others. As one of the world’s top trainers in the field of accelerated experiential learning, Ron Roberts understands this more keenly than anyone, and in The Well-Balanced Leader, he helps you re-envision your own behavior to become the best leader you can be.

What's My Leadership Style? (Assessment)

What's My Leadership Style helps participants learn their preference for one of four styles and find out how to adapt each style to different situations. Ideal for training anyone who needs to influence others towards achieving a goal.

Customizable & Reproducible Learning Programmes

The Reproducible Training Library (RTL) offers high quality, customizable content in easy-to-use formats such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Training Videos (DVD’s)

DVD’s for classroom-based training as well as DVD packages which include a video component on DVD, a Leader’s Guide with workshop facilitation ideas and – in many cases – a corresponding PowerPoint presentation and participant materials.