Functional Leadership Fundamentals

  1. Venn diagram illustrating John Adair's theory of Functional Leadership
  2. South - Biography of Ernest Shackleton - leadership case study

A 1-day introduction to the fundamental principles of Functional Leadership.  The event commences with short lessons in leadership theory and quickly progresses through a series of more challenging, shared tasks and problems.

Participants get the opportunity to try out different approaches to solving problems that rely on effective leadership, grace under pressure and mental agility.

The course benefits team leaders and managers by enabling self-awareness and introducing new concepts and ways of working, which can be transferred to the workplace.


To enable an understanding and develop in participants the fundamentals of effective leadership.

  • Belbin self-evaluation (pre-course)
  • Functional leadership theory
  • Leadership case study
  • Comparison of different leadership styles
  • Effective techniques to achieve a shared task
  • Led and leaderless command tasks
  • Problem solving
  • Team working exercise

None, though prior attendance of Team Building day is an advantage. 


min/max no Participants 4/16
Duration 1 Days
Validity period 24 Months
Theory Vs Practice (%) 25/75
Language English


Location Off-site
On Site No
Profile None
Level 3
Mandatory No