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Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles

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Course description

Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles

Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles lays the foundation for life-long learning and improvement as a leader. It examines the role of a leader as a:

  • team-builder
  • motivator
  • strategic thinker
  • cultural change agent
  • and communicator

Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles assumes that participants already possess a general grasp of basic leadership principles, similar to what we cover in our training course on The Essentials of Being a Leader.

The course builds on the perspective that a leader's success eventually depends on three capabilities: people skills, communication skills, and trust-building skills. Every module in the course centers on one or more of these skillsets.


Dr. Mike Armour, the founder and president of Strategic Leadership Development International (SLDI) conducts this training. Dr. Mike has coached over 800 executives, managers, and business owners and has trained thousands more on four continents. He is a former Navy captain, college president, and CEO of an international humanitarian organization. He is also an Executive Leadership Thought Leader for the C-Suite Network.


Strategic Leadership Development International gladly adapts the content of the course to meet the client's unique needs. If you want to emphasize certain modules more than others or to replace certain modules with topics of your choosing, we will customize the course accordingly. The standard fee includes customization.

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  • Worldwide

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for executives, business owners, managers, and supervisors who have a basic grasp of leadership and are ready to build more robust leadership capabilities.

Training content

Topics included in this training course will vary based on the needs of the client. However, below is an outline of topics commonly covered:

A broad review of leadership fundamentals

  • Three essential roles for every leader
  • Distinctions between leading and managing
  • The people-centric nature of leadership

Leaders as Team-Builders

  • Eleven essentials for building great teams
  • Keys to maximizing team performance
  • Creating a culture of accountability within the team

Leaders as Motivators

  • Drawing on values and beliefs to motivate
  • Four innate drives which trigger the deepest motivation
  • A five-step process for enlarging engagement

Leaders as Strategic Thinkers

  • Developing and promoting a strategic mindset
  • Proven techniques for finding imaginative and innovative solutions
  • Practicing "problem-after-next" thinking

Leaders as Change Agents

  • How to minimize resistance to change
  • Utilizing eight tiers of personal and organizational change
  • Maintaining morale in the midst of change

Leaders as Communicators

  • Seven levels of communication
  • Major causes of communication breakdowns
  • Using communication to motivate and inspire

Course delivery details

Offered In Person or Virtually

Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles is presented in a setting of dialogue and open interaction between the instructor and the participants and among the participants themselves. Breakout sessions and class discussion are frequent throughout the training.

This level of interaction is best accommodated by face-to-face instruction in a group setting. However, Strategic Leadership Development International also conducts the course quite as a virtual training.

Student Materials

The presentation of each topic is supported by extensive use of projected graphics. The participants receive detailed notebooks which contain these graphics and a substantive summary of vital course content. This allows participants to focus on the presentation itself without feeling a need to take extensive notes.

The course is designed as a one-day offering which can easily expand into a multi-day course by supplementing each topic with additional material. A slightly revised version of this course is ideal for corporate or team retreats.


Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles can be taught in 1, 2, or 3 day versions, and the days need not be contiguous. They can be spread out over several weeks.

The standard fee in North America is:

  • $2950 for 1-day version
  • $4950 for 2-day version
  • $6750 for 3-day version.

For locations outside North America, there is a $600 per day surcharge on the standard fee

In North America, Advanced Leadership Skills and Principles can also be taught in multiple half-day formats. In this case, the standard fee in North America is:

  • $1595 for the first day
  • $1450 per day for all subsequent days

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Strategic Leadership Development International
10000 N. Central Expressway
75231 Dallas Texas

Strategic Leadership Development International

SLDI specializes in leadership development programs for executives, top-level and emerging managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and institutional boards. SLDI's services include: Training and workshops customized for specific leadership, management, and communication skills Executive coaching and mentoring Team-Building and strategy facilitation Consulting...

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