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What makes a good leader?

The question of what makes a good leader - the ‘essential’ skills - is, of course, widely debated. It is clear however that the ability to lead effectively relies on a number of key skills, and that different leaders have very different characteristics and styles. Exactly what these are may take us some time to agree.

The Future Jobs Report, from the World Economic Forum has recently published its ‘must-have’ leadership skills list. What’s most interesting is the leadership evolution this list represents, and how a brilliant leader in 2015 – someone who was rated for their ability to listen and ensure quality was absolute - is now required to turn their attention to flexible thinking and emotional intelligence to be fit for the future and to lead in the next decade.

If you’re looking to grow your leadership skills in the voluntary and community sector a new 12 month leadership programme is commencing February 2018 for 15 senior professionals working in the social sector. Personal diagnostics and coaching, group learning, bespoke development aligned to personal goals and individual leadership vision as well as the opportunity to become part of a learning network and participate in events to share your work and join placements/research trips in the social and public sector will give you the very best opportunity to develop your skills for the future.

Apply for ASPIRE now www.humansbeing.co.uk/aspire until 18 December 2017

For further information e-mail aspire@humansbeing.co.uk

Delivered for the Essex Partnership by Humans Being, a global Organisational Psychology Consultancy.