Developing Effective Leadership Skills

Why Should You Develop Leadership Skills?

Leadership isn’t something you can learn from a book. At CMOE, we believe that developing great leadership skills requires hands-on experience that allows leaders to build their leadership capabilities and transfer the learned skills and principles to the workplace.

Our workshops are learning experiences designed to provide permanent performance solutions. These solutions enable our clients to achieve strategic priorities, enhance competitiveness, and improve operational effectiveness through leadership skill development.

What are the Core Competencies for Leadership Development?

There are important core competencies for leadership development. These can be organized into three key areas: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading the Business

Here are some examples of specific competencies within the three areas. Your organization may identify its own unique set of competencies.

  • Leading Self
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Understanding Yourself
    • Leadership Styles
    • Qualities of Leadership
  • Leading Others
    • Communication Skills
    • Coaching and Feedback
    • Understanding Others
    • Developing Others
  • Leading the Business
    • Building a Winning Team
    • Principles of Customer Service
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Problem Solving and Decision Making

About Our Leadership Skills Development Workshops

CMOE’s Leadership Development Programs and solutions are tailored to our client’s needs and unique situations. We blend and incorporate a variety of leadership topics such as those listed below into each workshop:

  • Leadership Style
  • Leading a High-Performance Team
  • Transition Into Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leading with Values
  • Performance Development
  • Engaging in Difficult Conversations
  • Influence Without Authority
  • Principles of Management
  • Delegation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Conflict and Collaboration
  • Motivation
  • Building Trust
  • Feedback and Coaching
  • Decision-Making
  • Problem-Solving

Our experienced facilitators, consultants, and design team work with each client to bring the organization’s goals, challenges, and culture into a comprehensive solution and plan that will result in the long-term application of the principles. CMOE has designed and delivered Leadership Skills Development programs for over 40 years. Our content is relevant and research-based.

Leadership Skills Development: Learning Outcomes

CMOE’s Leadership Skills Development courses are created using a proven performance-based learning approach that is designed to:

  • Help participants discover leadership strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Advance current levels of performance.
  • Improve skills and behaviors in specific capability areas.
  • Increase motivation and accountability.
  • Improve organizational alignment on key leader capabilities.
  • Help participants focus on short and long-term business issues.
  • Transfer the learning points to the real world.

During each program, leaders participate in dynamic exercises, simulations, role plays, discussion groups, application activities, and other experiential activities to develop skills that will help them become stronger and more confident within their leadership responsibilities. For each topic area, we introduce a model, road map, and “how to’s” that are practical and will lead to improved performance. The aim is to maximize a leader’s potential so they can get the most out of those that they lead.

Choose Your Learning Experience

CMOE’s Leadership Skills Development Programs can be designed as a one-time learning event or a phased learning experience that takes place over a period of time. The selected approach can include in-person classroom experiences, digital learning, and/or live-virtual delivery options. CMOE also offers stand-alone workshops on specific leadership topics and other organizational effectiveness solutions for all levels of leadership.

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Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.