The Power of Leaders

Face to face duration: 2 days

Course Objectives

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This two (2) day course introduces the concepts of power and leadership which have been and will continue to be interconnected. While an individual may exert power without being a leader, an individual cannot be a leader without having power.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Knowledge to exert power to achieve individual, team and organisational goals.
  2. Ability to influence followers to achieve greater performance and to make important decisions.
  3. A constructive, structured methodology for leveraging the various sources of power.


  • Develop and apply the different sources of power to become an effective leader.
  • Develop and apply a customised framework for creating a high performance team culture.
  • Cultivate awareness of others’ perception of you as leader, your strengths and non-strengths and use that information to become an effective and influential leader.
  • Grow the traits of a charismatic leader.
  • Leverage effective networks and relationships.
  • Become confident in providing constructive and effective feedback.
  • Develop stronger self-confidence as a leader.


  • Definition of power.
  • Differentiating leadership from management.
  • Understanding the sources of power.
  • Drawing on positional power.
  • Developing and leveraging relationship power.
  • Strengthening expertise power.
  • Developing your charisma.
  • Harnessing the power of information.
  • Motivating with rewards and punishment.
  • Creating an empowered workforce.


  • Middle managers and supervisors or team leaders


  • Individual and group activities.
  • Videos.
  • Short lecture sessions.
  • Practical and experiential.
  • Role play.
  • Group discussions.

Delivery Strategy

This two (2) day course has been designed by our senior trainers who combine industry experience with academic excellence.

Our program design and delivery is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.

Participants will also receive a state-of-the-art student manual with all reference material, PowerPoint presentations and activities.

Program Outline

Day One

Power and leadership

  • Introduction to sources of power.
  • Assessing your primary sources of power.

Harnessing your power of rhetoric

  • Communicating to capture ‘hearts and minds’.
  • Effective storytelling and influence.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Leveraging positional power

  • Positional power.
  • Creating an empowered workforce.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Day Two

Developing relationship power

  • Definition of relationship power.
  • Building effective relationships.
  • Developing rapport and drawing on relationship power.

Knowledge and power

  • The power of information.
  • Tapping on your sources of knowledge and drawing on expertise power.
  • Activities throughout the module.

Reward versus punishment

  • Intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation.
  • Championing your team to success and holding your team accountable.
  • Activities throughout the module.


"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

Brian Clarke Leadership Development Coordinator, Gasco