Operational Leadership

Anyone can claim to be a leader but this claim only works if someone is prepared to follow a leader. This will happen if followers sense that a leader possess leadership skills. These skills are never or very rarely present in any given individual but can be developed through systematic practice and study. In addition, there are social, moral and ethical limits to how a leader can behave and any aspiring leader must know these.

Learning Goals:

  • Leadership concepts and theories
  • Power and influence strategies
  • Maintaining ethics & personal integrity
  • How leaders use networking
  • Developing a personal leadership plan
  • Focus on the “operational” and “practical” and “executing” and “reflective” elements of leadership – to analyze leadership in organizations
  • Development of operational leadership through learning and through careful practice coupled to feedback and reflection
  • Use negotiation skills as a part of leadership to free resource potentials in the firm and its relationship with suppliers
  • They will develop the ability to describe and assess leadership practice and challenges in different management situations within the wind energy sector and combine leadership understanding with the skills of negotiation
  • Participants develop and improve skills to lead, guide and govern people in organizations in various challenging situations and are able to evaluate them


Henrik Steffensen

strategy consultant

Michael Bang

director of the Hempel Academy at Hempel A/S