Frequently Asked Questions

I can see that the programme is based at a Bristol venue - does that mean that the participants are all Bristol based?

Absolutely not! So far we have had participants join the programme from South Wales, North Wales, the Midlands and South Yorkshire.

 I have been on Leadership Development programmes in the past - so I am not sure how much more I can learn. Is it really worth me signing up?

Leadership is an ever-changing topic and what we do at The Leadership School is share latest thinking and research with you. If you are open to learn and develop then we believe it is always worth signing up - but then we would say that wouldn’t we?! This is what one of our 2018 participants shared with us:

“To be honest I wasn’t so sure about the programme and when my line manager told me that he had put me forward for it I thought - what am I really going to learn that I don’t already know? I had covered leadership development in a previous role, with a different company and I wasn’t convinced that this would be a good use of my time. How wrong I was! Now that I have competed the programme I can honestly say that I have been blown away by how much I have learnt, and I now feel so much more confident with my own leadership style.”

Is the programme based on a specific leadership theory or model?

The programme pulls on a range of different approaches – all of which are grounded in academic or scientific theory and have been proven to work in today’s reality of leading people in complex, modern-day organisations. This includes the work of:

Nancy Kline: Time to Think - “The quality of everything that we do depends on the quality of thinking we do first”

 Steve Radcliffe: Leadership Plain and Simple - “Leadership isn't complicated – keep it simple and make it count”

 Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence - “Why it can matter more than IQ”

 David Rock: Your Brain at Work - “Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter”

Stephen Covey: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - “Powerful lessons in personal change”

How do I know if this programme is right for me?

We all develop our leadership abilities at a different pace and in a different way. If you want to know if this is the right programme for you, and if now is the right time for you, then please give us a call and we will happily chat it through.

 My organisation doesn’t support this type of development or doesn’t have a budget? Is it ok if I self-fund the programme myself?

We fully appreciate that some organisations are not able to support this type of a programme and so we welcome any individual who is self-committed to their own personal leadership development and who would like to fund it themselves.

 My organisation does have a budget that I can access but our budget cycle doesn’t fit in with the timing of the programme - is there any way around this?

We understand that every organisation has its own planning and budgeting process and we are happy to be flexible (where possible) to accommodate this.

Please give us a call and we can chat it through.

I am not familiar with Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - what is it and how does it work?

Myers-Briggs is a tool that looks at what your preferences are a leader. The report is created based on your responses to a set of questions - where there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ response. You will be sent a link to complete the questionnaire on-line and we will walk through the reports together during module one. We will then use this tool throughout the programme to explore the insight that it gives us when we are making decisions, communicating with others and how our MBTI preferences can influence our personal leadership style.

Are you available to talk to us more about the programme?

Yes! If you would like Sharon to talk through the programme in a bit more detail, the results that our participants have seen and to answer your specific questions then please drop us an email or give us a call and we will be happy to schedule that in.

How do I book onto the programme?

Booking onto the programme is quick and easy - just send an email to with your name, job title, organisation and email address and we will be in touch with the necessary paperwork

But - what about x, y or z?

We have tried to answer some of the more frequently asked questions and we know that this list will not be exhaustive! Please send an email to to share the other thoughts or questions that you may have in your mind.

We promise you that:

•   We will get back to you as soon as we can and that we will share our honest thoughts with you

•   We won’t secretly add you to a mailing list that means you will get bombarded by emails or annoying sales calls!