Human Insight

Leadership development

How to improve your leadership skills for better performance.

Effective leadership helps you get the most out of yourself and your team. This, in turn, positively impacts the organisation as a whole. According to our vision, there are three fundamental building blocks which are required for sustainable and successful leadership development. These resolve around personal leadership, team development and organisational development.

Do you also want to work on your leadership skills, develop new talents or improve team performance? Contact us to find out how you can work on your leadership development.

What is leadership development?

Leadership development is about the growth we experience and it makes us, our teams and entire organisations function better.

Developing the leadership profile needed for your organisation has positive effects on strategy execution, dynamics and desired culture. Developing the desired leadership style allows you to take charge of your career; now and in the future.

Focus on interactions and dynamics

According to a study by David Lewis and Alison Reynolds in Harvard Business Review, investing in leadership development programmes improves your company’s performance.

This is partly due to the fact that effective leaders create a high level of psychological safety in teams, which makes it easier for employees to deal with new and complex situations. In addition, better leaders increase engagement, which in turn leads to more productivity within an organisation.

Fundamental elements for developing leadership

The 3 elements below are fundamental to the development of effective leadership skills:

  • Personal leadership
    A sustainable and resilient leadership culture starts with personal leadership. You develop personal leadership by discovering your personal skills, goals and pitfalls. When you consciously give direction to your own career and life, you can also manage others more effectively.
  • Leadership and teams
    You never lead alone. Who are you as a leadership team and how do your leaders deal with the complexity of different dynamics within teams? And how can you efficiently lead self-managed teams?
  • Leadership & the organisation
    A constantly changing world, where hybrid working is increasingly becoming the norm and teams are becoming more independent, requires flexible leadership driven by a clear vision. How do you take your organisation through transitions, innovations and cultural changes?

Dynamics and interactions

Develop skills as a leader responsible for creating an environment in which others can work well.


Foster a safe working environment where others feel safe to express themselves and be who they are.

High-performing teams

Learn to work on and manage self-management and create High Performing Teams through situational leadership.

Personal leadership style

Map your leadership style with the AEM-Cube and stimulate change and growth.

Leadership development programmes from Human Insight

Human Insight offers various training sessions, courses and workshops on the development of the right leadership skills. These are tailor-made to suit each unique situation and can be followed by HR managers, L&D directors, entire teams or individuals within organisations, among others. This way, the right leadership skills can be applied to every situation. Take a look at our offer below or contact us for tailormade programmes.

Leadership development training

We have developed various leadership training courses that help individuals, teams and organisations cultivate and foster resilient leadership.
Through blended learning, 360° feedback assessments are created and personalised coaching programmes are developed.

Themes covered during this training:

  • Leadership & you
  • Leadership & teams
  • Leadership & the organisation

Tools and frameworks for leadership development

In our leadership development trainings and workshops, we use various scientifically based strategic frameworks and tools.

One of these frameworks is the AEM-Cube® assessment. This assessment is based on more than 20 years of research. It maps how people naturally deal with change and growth, where their personal qualities lie and what motivates them.

Another framework we use is the Qi Index. This tool measures the quality of interaction in your team or organisation. It also identifies which behaviours are productive and which should be let go of.


Check out Human Insight’s offerings around leadership, improving dynamics and performance below.

Interested or a question?
Contact us!

Looking for a coach or consultant around leadership development, or would you like to start working on this complex topic directly through coaching, workshops or assessments?

Get in touch with us via the contact form. We can also be reached directly at: +31 (0)6 53611976.