Leadership Skills

"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations" - Peter F. Drucker

Every organisation, department or team needs strong effective leadership to stay on course, achieve goals and be successful. Leadership is important within all businesses at all levels.  Without leadership progress falters and performance declines.

Although some individuals have natural leadership traits, great leadership skills can be acquired with training, application and experience.  Leadership isn't easy, leaders need to inspire and motivate employees and build trust with those they lead.  They need a plethora of skills at their disposal to be effective, successful leaders.

Successful leadership development is dependent upon satisfying the particular and unique needs of individuals, teams and organisations. Consequently, we tailor our programmes for each client, working with you to identify the outcomes, actions and behaviours that will add real value to your business.

You know what you want to achieve so we will recommend, design and deliver an approach that meets your needs. Here are some examples of courses that we have recently designed and delivered for our clients.


Orbital's Three Stage Journey to Leadership

Developing Personal Leadership

People learn to understand and enhance positive beliefs and behaviours and to overcome negative perceptions and barriers. 

We focus on developing Emotional Intelligence — understanding the relationships between our thinking and feeling, and how we can use the power of emotion in our personal leadership, and in the leadership of others and beyond.

We’ll help your people to gain insight into how others see them and provide strategies for the better management of their personal resources: time, stress and energy levels, assertiveness, resilience and motivation.

Leading and Managing Others

Leadership is dependent upon building effective relationships with others. We need to focus on our ability to communicate and adapt our communication to meet the needs of different client groups, situations and circumstances.  

How we establish and develop winning teams, inspire and motivate, manage conflict, influence, persuade and negotiate. These abilities must be developed, not as semi-detached lists of rules and regulations, but as a personal repertoire – facets of who we are and how we do business.


Lead and Manage the Business

The origins of the word leadership invoke a sense of vision, of finding the path and showing the way. The third stage of the leadership journey involves leading strategy; managing resources; operations; finance; and networking within and beyond the organisation. We help our clients develop the skills to lead and manage stakeholders, and align people and productive effort to the goals and values of their business.


Development sessions can be delivered on-site, off-site or online with sessions ranging from an hour to several days.