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Effective Leadership

Key competencies for leadership challenges


Organizations demand a high degree of agility, relationship building, and integrity from their leaders. In this powerful seminar, you will take a close look at key leadership challenges you currently face with the goal of developing strategies and an action plan for success.

The focus of this program is developing the vital leadership competencies needed to communicate your organization’s vision, make effective decisions with the collaboration of others, and nurture resilience and positive performance in those around you.

Key Benefits and Takeaways

  • Understand key leadership models/behaviours and learn how they fit in with your style and environment
  • Develop a broad view of the organization that supports employee engagement
  • Enhance others’ perception of you as a leader with integrity
  • Build a leadership toolkit to increase resilience
  • Create the right culture to support your strategy
  • Practice key skills to stimulate motivation and recognition in employees
  • Learn how to shape strategy and communicate it to your team and colleagues

This program is designed for current leaders at all levels as well as aspiring leaders. It is ideal for those striving for strategic results and seeking to engage the people around them and align them to become leaders. The content applies to all types of organizations from small businesses to multinationals.

The registration fee includes facilitation by our highly rated faculty members, course materials, results-oriented exercises, meal service (continental breakfast, lunch and breaks)*, and a certificate of completion from the McGill Executive Institute.

*Meal service is included for in-person programs only.

Topics covered in this course

  • Redefine assumptions about leadership
  • Current trends – the evolving role and mindset of leaders
  • Define what exemplary leadership means to you and others
  • Overview of successful leadership models and styles
  • Self-evaluate your style and gain personal insight as a leader
  • Discover characteristics that help your style flourish
  • Match your style to corporate culture, values, and expectations
  • Position yourself as a leader with any audience
  • Apply different types of leadership based on the context
  • Understand human behaviour and key motivators, and how to influence them
  • Gain commitment and enhance others’ perception of you as a leader with integrity
  • Create a vision that fosters excellence and inspires people to work toward a promising future
  • Key competencies you must develop to stay on top of your game
  • Manage generational expectations
  • Strategize to recruit and retain human capital
  • Build resilience and bounce back from setbacks
  • Heighten awareness for personal and organizational transformation
  • Convince different people to buy into strategic change
  • Fine-tune and test your leadership competencies
  • Prepare your action plan for implementation on the job
  • Habits and processes for continually improving as a leader


Course Leaders

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John Koloda


John Koloda

John Koloda is a faculty member of the McGill Executive Institute and an expert in leadership development, commercial strategy, business profitability, and executive coaching. He has designed and delivered executive education programs to organizations worldwide in varied sectors such as banking, mining, services, and government. He began his career at London Life, becoming their youngest Vice President by leveraging his knowledge in both finance and sales to expand into new markets. He holds a commerce degree from McGill University.