Leadership Development Programme


“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

Leadership motivates the people to a higher level of performance through their strong human relations. It is an important function of management which helps to maximize efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. Every good manager should have the traits of a great leader.

The PowerSkills ON Leadership Development Programme is designed to prepare leaders and instruct them on how to adjust their sail. Positioning leadership as a reflective practice requiring continuous self-development, this programme is structured around 7 core skills that will help you grow into a better leader.

Leadersihp Program

Main Benefits

  • A good leader helps those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better
  • Leadership development is the single biggest way to impact an organization. There is no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them
  • Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals
  • Management is about doing things right – Leadership is about doing the right things

The 7 core Skills

It is essential for future leaders to understand how team building can help them shape a better future. A good team is made up of introverts, extroverts and many different personalities and strengths. Our Team building activities allow people to learn about each other and themselves.

A great leader, has the ability to connect with team members through the PowerSkill of active listening. Promoting a healthy communication between leaders and team members establishes a foundation for trust.

The effectiveness of communication is defined not by the communication itself, but by the response. Start thinking about who you’re trying to reach, what you want them to do, how they’re going to respond and even ‘whats in it for them?” to become a better communicator.

Creativity in a leadership context is the ability to create and realise innovative solutions, especially in complex or quick changing situations. Creative leaders have an artistic way of thinking, innovative ideas and a willingness to fail many times to discover what really works!

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s experience, perspective and feelings. Empathy enables us to know if the people we are trying to reach are actually reached and it is without doubt an essential quality for competent leadership.

Charismatic leaders tend to be able to see the gaps between what an organisation delivers to its team and what the team need from the organisation. They create visions that can easily be understood, which will result in a motivated team that is willing to work towards to a common goal.

Critical thinkers are inquisitive and look to find the what and the why behind every proposition. They adopt different perspectives and see potential. Critical thinkers have a creativity that allows them to see opportunities where others see obstacles, realise a potential where others may not, and seize opportunities through prompt decision-making.


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Our Coach

My name is Veerle Ponnet and I’m your PowerSkills ON Leadership Coach. I completed the Oxford Executive Leadership Programme, I am a certified Life Coach and Neurolanguage Coach, I hold a Master’s degree in Educational Neuroscience, MA Applied Linguistics and a Business degree.

I was born in Belgium, I studied in Spain and in the UK and I lived in many different countries. I can offer guidance in any of the five languages that I speak: English, Spanish, German, Dutch and French. 

My vision and expertise draw on insights from the world of Neuroscience. This programme promotes a growth mindset with emphasis on empowering leaders to see the positive potential for growth in both themselves and others.

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Nicola was super engaging, very clear, always open to debate and willing to accept different points of view. Very helpful even outside the course hours for doubts. Positive experience. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Katia Gaspari
CAD DesignerCAD Designer, SDM tooling S.r.l.

Extremely interesting course performed by a competent and professional speaker ready for any answer for doubts and perplexities

Alberto Dalmasso
CAD DesignerCAD Designer, SDM tooling S.r.l.

Nicola is a very experienced manufacturing engineer, especially on gears. He adopted ideas from the big, trending themes like Industry 4.0, big data and automation and turned them into pragmatic solutions.

Tim Sowa
Capability Acquisition LeaderCapability Acquisition Leader, Aerospace Transmission Technologies

Profound knowledge of mechanical manufacturing for the manufacture of gears and strong skills in the organization of work and in the continuous improvement of processes.

Ezio Dadone
Gears & Special processes Business LeaderGears & Special processes Business Leader, Avio Aero - a GE Aviation Business

Nicola has an excellent background in gear manufacturing and manufacturing engineering based on hands on manufacturing engineering experience as well as management of R&T projects

Dr. Gregor Kappmeyer
FellowFellow, Rolls-Royce Deutschland

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