From Good Manager To Great Leader ... Yes, You Can!


Is there really a difference between management and leadership? Well, yes, there is!
In most cases, managers use their specific technical skills, knowledge, and expertise to achieve set objectives. The primary role of leaders is to influence and inspire people. Of course, both functions are crucial, and sometimes, a person must act as both a manager and leader. To explain further, here are some key differences between each of the roles:

 Leaders Set the Vision, Managers Follow It
 Leaders Think Ideas, Managers Think Execution
 Leaders Inspire People; Managers Drive Their Success
 Leaders Look in the Future, Managers Work In the Present
 Leaders Shape the Culture, Managers encourage and support it

Within this course, you will be presented with a range of practical ideas, tips and techniques; have opportunities to discuss issues and work with your fellow participants and undertake confidential self-assessments that will help you learn more about yourself and how you can become a highly effective leader.

Topics Covered

Making the transition from manager to leader

  • Identify the key differences between management and leadership
  • Examine the seven seismic shifts to move you from manager to leader
  • Understand the five core characteristics of highly effective leaders
  • Learn what achievement-oriented leaders focus on
  • Look at some transition challenges … and how to overcome them

Leading change and innovation

  • How significant organisational change can be implemented (or ‘Who says elephants can’t dance?’)
  • Why change has a bad reputation, and why it is resisted
  • Change management models
  • The ten must do’s when implementing change
  • How to deal with and overcome resistance

Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Understand the logical connections between ideas
  • Identify, construct, and evaluate arguments
  • Detect inconsistencies and common mistakes in reasoning
  • Solve problems systematically

Motivating people and promoting high performance

  • The four basic types of employee motivation
  • The seven elements of employee motivation
  • What measures can your organisation implement to enhance employee motivation
  • 14 best kept secrets to enhance employee motivation immediately
  • Ways to accurately measure motivation, satisfaction, and engagement


Communicating with influence and impact

  • Your ‘natural’ communication style and how it works well … and not-so-well
  • The impact of Emotional intelligence and how to develop more of it
  • The ten communication ‘secrets’ of great leaders
  • How to really listen
  • How to be heard, noticed, and taken seriously

Suitable for?

  • Those holding middle to senior level roles in organisations
  • Experienced leaders who want to become even more effective
  • Managers who want to make the transition to true leader
  • People who are struggling in their leadership roles

Please note: This course is not suitable for emerging managers or managers with less than three years of experience. We suggest you enrol in ‘So You’ve Made It To ‘Manager’… How To Survive & Thrive!’


  • A clear understanding of how to transition from manager to true leader
  • Practical knowledge and skills to enable you to drive organisational innovation and change
  • An enhanced capacity to think clearly and critically
  • Greater problem-solving abilities
  • Deep insights into how to motivate team members and drive enhanced performance
  • A greater ability to communicate clearly and with impact

In-house Courses

If you prefer, we can conduct any of courses specifically for your staff at your premises. This may prove to be cost-effective and, of course, we can tailor our programs to meet the specific requirements of your organisation and participants. You can read more here


Peter Holdsworth
Peter Holdsworth

‘Peter Holdsworth is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s top leadership and management facilitators. With a career leading organisations in the not-for-profit, private, and public sectors, he knows what the challenges are at every level of management … and how to meet them!

Underpinning his experience he has post-graduate qualifications in leadership and management, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Churchill fellow.

His training courses are entertaining and full of ideas, tips and techniques that participants can use immediately!’

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Peter is very engaging, personable and a great story-teller! The course gives a fantastic A-Z of management and is suitable for a broad range of organisation types.”
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“Great presentation. Peter has lots of energy & enthusiasm that keeps you engaged. I feel that I have lots of information to put into practice.”
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