Leadership: Not Just About Power and Control 

True leaders are driven by something more than simple power and control. In the words of Simon Sinek, “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about taking care of those in your charge”. 

“True leaders want to make the world a better place – not just for themselves, but for everyone,” says Eileen Thornhill, Director of The LLC Academy. “This is why leadership is a core tenet of the programmes we offer through The LLC Academy, whether you wish to become a leader of self, a leader of others, or a leader of leaders. Being a leader is, for myself and my colleagues, not simply about being in charge, about being the boss. It’s about having a meaningful, demonstrable impact on the lives of others, about improving the wellbeing of all you come into contact with.” 

“If we are to make it through the various challenges thrown at us by an increasingly complex and stressful environment, it is imperative that we all take on a leadership role,” says Thornhill. “This is why we offer a bouquet of programmes designed to help our students become leaders of self. These focus on aspects such as developing emotional intelligence and competence, managing stress, and the importance of taking a mindful approach in everything one does.” 

“On the next level, our programmes are dedicated to developing our students into leaders of others,” says Thornhill. “These are focused on the holistic development of interpersonal skills, such as agile leadership, planning and delegating, and how to have crucial conversations. Being an effective leader of others requires a conscious dedication to continual self-improvement, and a degree of empathy, of being able to see things from the point of view of others that needs to be nurtured and developed.” 

“Our highest level of leadership programmes focus on what it takes to be a leader of leaders,” says Thornhill. “The programmes that fall under this umbrella are centred on developing professional business skills, problem solving, and strategic thinking. Leading leaders requires not only an extensive skillset, but also charisma and foresight that can be trusted.”  

“True leadership skills can – and should – be nurtured and embraced at every level,” says Thornhill. “The LLC Academy is dedicated to developing our students into great leaders, whether they are to lead themselves, lead others, or lead other leaders.” 

If you wish to equip yourself and your team with the knowledge and skills it takes to become a true leader of oneself, of others and of leaders, The LLC Academy can help. Speak to our expert consultants today to learn more about the excellent programmes we have on offer.  

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