Are you a coordinator, specialist, project manager, consultant or similar? Without the formal leadership of the resources you use to create progress and successes, your work will be more challenging. How do you ensure the right skills for a task when it is another person’s responsibility to prioritize the resource’s time and tasks? How do you motivate and commit a resource when you do not have formal leadership? How do you ensure that you get the right resources for a task?
These are some of the challenges you encounter when working as a leader without the formal authority. In this situation, you should not only guide different types of employees by, for example, being present and acknowledging - you should also lead their formal leader and by this create the right framework for completing your task - this is perhaps the most important and difficult challenge.
During the course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the role of an informal leader. You will learn how to get better at leading horizontally as well as vertically and exercise influence.
Your own challenges as an informal leader, i.e. the challenges you face in your professional life, are incorporated into the topics and group discussions. Your role as an informal leader, including your way of communicating, is our starting point.
When you know your own preferences and can adapt your behaviour and similarly understand the people you work with and depend on, it will improve your ability to exercise influence.
You will fill in a Jungian type profile questionnaire before the course. This will give you a better understanding of your own preferences as well as guide you when you cooperate and communicate with other types.
The course is for informal leaders who want to get a conscious approach to the role as well as for those starting out as informal leaders.
We find informal leaders in the form of specialists, project managers, coordinators or similar in many staff functions, for example, HR, marketing, finance, business development and so forth, but also in the line functions that represent an organization's core work, for example, manufacturing, R&D, sales and service
This course is for you if you feel that you spend unnecessary time on repetitive challenges and you get frustrated in your role or if you are new to the role and want to be well prepared for it.
- After the course you will be able to:
- After the course your employee will be able to:
The training alternates between short presentations, exercises and case-work in groups as well as discussions in changing groups and in plenary. You are expected to contribute to your own and other participants learning.
We cannot guarantee that we address all inputs, but we ensure that the essence of the challenges we receive is addressed.
eMBA in Leadership and HD, trained process consultant and Partner in the consulting company Qant.
Torsten Laursen holds an eMBA (MMD) in Leadership from CBS. In addition, he holds two HD’s (O and R) and is a trained process consultant. Finally, he is certified / licensed in a wide range of internationally recognized management tools. With a strong long-term management background and several years of experience as a consultant and advisor, he has considerable knowledge of the opportunities and barriers that managers at all levels face working to unfold the potential of organizations.