Basic workshop

Leadership Skills, Styles, Effectiveness

The idea

Being a leader is not the same as being a superior, manager or director. Being a leader is more than performing the tasks of a supervisor – it is an approach and a predisposition. We understand leadership as an idea and vision for which the leader takes responsibility, towards both themselves and the team.

Managerial skills are not the same as leadership skills. A good leader guides the team and at the same time unites it.


A good leader:

  • is a catalyst of positive change
  • takes the initiative
  • plans and foresees
  • builds ties within the team
  • manages conflict situations
  • builds trust within the team
  • focuses on the people in the team and inspires them to act.


The result is a smoothly, effectively functioning team of people for whom being a member is valuable in and of itself. In this context, being a leader requires a conscious, planned approach to one’s own leadership and to developing the necessary competences. This is not so much an activity that is fixed in time, but a continuous process of becoming.

The structure of the workshop is based on John Maxwell’s five levels of leadership, and shows what the process of becoming a leader looks like.


During the workshop:

  • You will get to know the basic assumptions of leadership theory
  • You will expand your knowledge of the essential elements affecting the conscious formation of a leader
  • You will learn what being a responsible leader means
  • You will learn what opportunities come with each level of leadership and what aspects of being a leader each concerns
  • You will get to know the limitations and threats that can arise at particular levels
  • You will become acquainted with tools that are helpful in being a leader. Those tools will help you with your own development, and also serve to help develop the members of the team.

The goal of the workshop is to expand competences that support the conscious formation of a leader. As a participant, you will learn what motivates you in becoming a leader, what signposts you follow, and what tools you can use.

The workshop contains both elements of theory and practical tasks supporting the process of expanding your knowledge.