Effective Leadership

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The most common reason employees give for leaving their job is their leader / manager. Failing to inspire or engage with the team results in poor performance and all the issues that generate as a result. There is a whole industry of companies offering to measure the effectiveness of leaders and the engagement of teams. There are also a great number of theories on what makes a great leader. The challenge for the individual is where to go and who to believe - what is the best way forward for them?

We’ve distilled the latest ideas down into a series of practical steps that anyone can take to improve their leadership skills and become more effective at leading their teams. We use DiSC as a self-discovery tool to help you with the process.

This course will help you learn how to lead yourself and your team, focus on the important things and develop strategies for dealing with everyday events. We appreciate the time pressure that everyone works under and so we give insights into effective processes that will yield results quickly, rather than theories that are difficult to put into practice.


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2 day course.

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Steven Briggs

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$995 per person + GST

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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On completion of this course participants will

  • Understand your own strengths and weaknesses
  • Understand how to effectively lead a change
  • Understand how to develop and communicate your vision / objectives
  • Understand how to build and motivate your team
  • Be able to help your team become more productive and work more effectively
  • Understand the importance of listening, being assertive and giving quality feedback
  • Learn how to generate new ideas
  • Learn how to ensure results are delivered
  • Understand how to develop your team
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Presenter information

Steve describes himself as; 'somebody who relentlessly seeks new challenges and enjoys the practical application of wisdom'. He is an experienced business consultant and project manager that came to New Zealand six years ago and has a fast growing a reputation as a great facilitator and for helping organisations improve their performance by using lean techniques.

Initially educated at Loughborough University in the UK, he has worked at Fonterra, leading their programme for accelerating Operational Excellence. Prior to that he worked as a management consultant  in the UK  for one of the 1st tier management consultants for over 6 years. 

He has advised a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sector and his experience covers everything from Defence to the food industry. His New Zealand clients have included Watercare, NZDF, Vodafone, Transit, Auckland City Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Waitemata DHB and Counties Manukau DHB. His areas of interest include project management, continuous improvement and change management.

Steven is a PRINCE2 practitioner and also a UK Chartered Engineer. He has won prizes from Rolls Royce and Ford for his academic achievements but values his corporate credentials more. He helped the UK Ministry of Defence carry out numerous performance improvement projects using lean techniques for both Tornado and Harrier and helped set up one of the largest improvement programmes in the UK following the Gershon review. He received an innovation award for his work  for the UK Revenue and Customs office (HMRC) and has worked with some of the world’s largest  multi nationals to set up their compliance programmes for Sarbannes Oxley.

Steven is an experienced faciltator and has facilitated NZIM Programmes over two years. He has advised companies on organisation design, change management, risk management, procurement and performance improvement.

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Course Structure

The course is highly interactive with a range of exercises, games, role plays and practice sessions so that participants learn by doing, rather than through formal teaching methods

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