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Leadership skills for researchers: How to excel as a Leader

In this workshop we will reflect on the three unusual combinations of attributes for successful leadership. The workshop identifies the 6 characteristics of an excellent leader and we will look at the difference between leading and managing. In a practical group activity participants identify the qualities of a really good leader and complete a short psychometric profile to identify their preferred leadership style. The workshop concludes with an activity to identify each participant’s leadership point of view.

Aimed at

Doctoral Researchers, Doctoral Research staff



Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants will:

  • understand the difference between leading and managing
  • identify the 7 features of great leadership
  • learn about the 3 things all great leaders do
  • identify your preferred leadership style

Presented by

JJ Lynch, Managing Director, Leading Edge Leadership Ltd

Specific skills focused on in this session

Leadership skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen and working in small groups.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Skills needed to develop your research and career

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

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