Jon Pratlett

Jon Pratlett has over two decades of experience, coupled with extensive study and on the ground action, supporting leaders and their teams steward their organisations to transform to their desired state.

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Tuesday
May062008

Leadership Training

Only a few are born to be leaders. Most of us need proper leadership training and information to enhance leadership skills.

I act as a consultant for organizations to help people develop these leadership skills.

The people that have attended my workshop sessions or seminars are taught tried and tested principles. Another part of my module requires the participants to perform a feedback survey. These participants ask their colleagues, peers and their boss to give them written feedback about their perception to these participants’ performance at work and towards others. We hold this feedback with strict confidentiality and present it at the second module.

We then redirect the participants to what they should know and understand about the whole system of their organization and how the organization views them. These are metaphorically the gloves.

How should one wear the metaphorical gloves? Is it like a tight fist that threats, bullies, and intimidates people? Or, should one have an open palm that is supportive yet strong when necessary, and assertive? The latter is highly preferable but as leader if you are wearing a tight fist glove, you are not expected to change through an overnight process. The bottom line is: I offer a whole module simply to coach and inspire. We do not expect instant manifestation of responsible leadership and team work. I work with people to give them the skills and tools through the leadership training to make these changes gradually.

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