Many leadership training courses focus on
teaching the 'process of leading' and often,
therefore, fail to deliver; why? Because leaders can't
be trained, what we must acknowledge is that anyone,
no matter their role, status, education, charisma, or any
other personal characteristics, can show leadership therefore
we must focus on developing leadership competencies if we
wish to grow great leaders.
This is the beauty of an Action Centred Leadership (ACL)
development programme: it is designed to help support the
development of leadership capabilities, not train leaders.
The ACL programme, while acknowledging that, in any human
endeavour there is an overall aim – the vision or the idea,
which means a result or a task has to be delivered, (people
won't engage in an endeavour that has no meaningful
purpose). The programme also acknowledges that the result
needs to be achieved through people; for great leaders, that
means two things – build a team and develop the individual.
Everyone whose role requires him or her to take
responsibility for achieving a result through a team
of people. This includes: senior executives, middle
managers, first line managers, team leaders, supervisors,
superintendents and functional managers, at all levels in all