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Core skills for
great leadership

At Great Leaders, we believe that trust and learning are the overarching elements of great leadership. To support and enable trust and learning, we have furthermore identified a number of core components that together, and separately, help to build strong foundations for Great Leadership.



Trust is the most important and valuable leadership asset and is more complex than people think.

With the help from our powerful Trust Analysis, we provide the participants with a snapshot and baseline to improve their capacity to build trusting relationships in their teams and with their coworkers. 

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The participants will...

contribute to building trust and strengthen relationships by getting to know each other even better ​

…increase their awareness of trust and gain the tools to build emotional and rational trust

diagnose their level of trustworthiness from both their own perspectives and with the help of observers using the Trust Analysis.

identify their most important relationships and create an action plan on how to take responsibility to increase the level of trust



With the latest research on motivation, we develop the right mindset and skillset to build sustainable energy for ourselves, our employees and our team.

We provide participants with knowledge
about human needs that help create an optimal motivation and keys on how to  facilitate high energy motivation, both for yourself and your team.

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The participants will...

understand the basic human needs that everyone needs in order to experience optimal motivation, both personally and professionally

take ownership of their motivation in their own role as a leaders by developing their skill to become and stay optimally motivated​

develop the skill to identify others’ motivational outlook and learn to build energy and engagement in others by facilitating their motivation when needed​

create an understanding for different types of motivation and learn strategies on how to increase energy when needed​

​…build the skill to create the sense of choice, connection and competence in their environment

Patterns of behavior

Patterns of behavior

By becoming more aware of our personality and natural patterns of behavior, we will learn how to utilize our strengths and recognise when our behavior becomes dysfunctional.

Together, we will build a common language that enables us to communicate more effectively with each other.

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The participants will...

learn about human behavior and build their capacity to assess and meet the needs of others based on their personality​

…create self awareness about personality, patterns of behavior and communication style

​…learn from a 360 analysis how they are perceived by others in comparison with their self-image​

Performance model

The performance model

A successful leader understands the needs of others in combination with the skill to flexibly meet those needs. Meeting needs in different situations requires both the will and skill to use different coaching behaviors and styles.

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The participants will...

…understand the power of clear goal setting

…Uncover the upgrade to SMART goals

…understand how situational leadership is key to performance and building rational and emotional trust

Exponential learning

Exponential Learning

This model helps to enable sustainable growth and exponential learning in a fast-growing business environment.

We highlight human development behavior and share tools and insights on how to leave the comfort zone and truly enter the world of learning.

The participants will...

explore and define strengths and development potential in regard to the four exponential learning enablers. 

​…explore old beliefs/limitations (assumed constraints) that might be in the way of new experiences​

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take responsibility for their development by defining their most important learning and development goals​



Coaching aims to improve performance and focuses on helping others develop. As a coach you facilitate self leadership on a higher level.

In this module the participant will understand the importance of asking the right questions and how to facilitate the coachee to utilize strengths and identify personal development needs.

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The participants will...

…become more aware of how their personality traits connect with their coaching and their potential for growth

…discuss how different personality traits can be challenging and explore different ways to approach situations.  ​

learn how one’s personality can be a success factor and how it can be developed with new behaviors and routines to strengthen the ability to lead oneself, others and teams​​

​…learn to fully appreciate the differences we all have and unleash the potential that this holds for oneself, others and the team



Successful companies constantly find new ways to improve, and effective feedback has benefits for the giver, the receiver, and the wider organization.

We discuss why we often fail to create a feedback culture and how to create a healthy one

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The participants will...

…understand why our technique “Flipping the feedback” is good for motivation

…understand when and what to give feedback on

work proactively with feedback

Goal setting

Goal setting

Uncertainty manifest itself when we are without goals. Goals provide clarity and direction.

We place an emphasis on the importance of setting clear and measurable goals as well as the added accountability created when we communicate openly in our own environments with our colleagues.

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The participants will...

…understand the power of clear goal setting

…uncover the upgrade to SMART goals

…discover a common thread from company vision into their daily activities

Time & enegy management

Time and energy management

Time and energy management encapsulates a skillset of both managing your focus, your productivity and your workload effectively according to your own energy levels.

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The participants will...

acquire tools allowing them to prioritize time

…recognise and understand how energy levels can fluctuate throughout the workday

…understand behaviors that are effective in reducing stress

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