leadership training exercises

Tried and tested leadership training exercises that double up as team building activities that can be used online for remote teams

In Person and Virtual Team Building Activities

Just £67

The Big Book of team Building Activities and Training games

Our team building activities book is 104 pages long contains 73 games and activities for trainers to use in their training sessions or managers and leadership teams to use during staff meetings and team building sessions (both virtually and in person).

They've all been tried and tested by our very experienced training consultants and costs just £67.

We've delivered the activities face to face and most of them via Zoom training sessions

Once you pay below you will receive your book straightaway and we hope you get as much value out of it as we have.

If you need a receipt please let us know after you receive your copy and we'll email you one.

More Leadership Training Exercises

Just £24:97

Time Management Training Games

Here's our time management training games E-Book.

It contains 12 very engaging time management activities. We’ve used them all during our different time management sessions i.e. full day training sessions, smaller 2 – 3-hour power sessions and business seminars and conferences (on or off line).

We all have a watch - but do we have the time?

If you are a training consultant or you need training courses for your business and teams it may interest you that we write and deliver some awesome management, leadership, coaching and HR training courses including time management. When you buy one of our courses you get:

  • Course breakdown and suggested timings of the day
  • Comprehensive trainer notes
  • Power point slides 
  • Learner notes with the slides on
  • All the handouts
  • Brilliant creative thinking activities depending on the course
  • Confidence in a product that has been delivered successfully to some of the biggest names in UK business

Leadership Training Exercises - Time Management

Just £25:00

The Desert Survival Training Game

This is a classic team building activity that tests the teams interpersonal, leadership and team work skills. It can take unto 2 ½ hours with a thorough debrief - it can be done in 90 mins but, depending on the course and what you want to get out of the activity you choose. 

The difference between this activity and the others on the net is that this comes with a "How effective is your team activity" which pinpoints individuals who took over and didn't listen and those who don't speak up. It's such a power activity.

Just in brief: Your team have crash landed in a desert and have 15 items to prioritise in the order they would want them to survive. Of course, first they have to decide weather to leave the crash site and head for an encampment or stay with the wreckage. 

At the beginning everyone is usually quite polite, but very soon the true behavioural types start to surface and some take over while others (metaphorically) crawl into the corner and agree with everyone else. 

We use it very effectively on our leadership skills course - There's a little more about the activity here

Both the above and below are in our 'Big Book of Training Games' which costs £67 (at the top of the page) 

Leadership Training Exercises - Desert Survival

Just £25:00

The air rescue activity is similar to the desert exercise but doesn't take as much time. This activity can take just 45 mins although an hour is better.

To start with the team work individually to decide what they would do as an individual, this usually takes 15 minutes. You can then either split the team in two or have the whole team working together (max 12). 

The team aren't allowed to vote or put names in a hat. They have to discuss (argue) and negotiate their points of view. It's a fascinating activity to watch and facilitate. When you buy this activity you obviously get the instructions and we've added suggested debrief questions at the end, don't give these to the learners. 

We use this activity during the Leadership skills course which you can buy - if you're thinking of buying the Leadership Course don't buy this activity because it is included in the £99 for the whole course, which also includes the comprehensive tutor notes, all the handouts, the emotional intelligence test sheet and our emotional intelligence e-book which we sell for £24.99 - Here's the leadership skills course link again

Leadership Training Exercises - Air Rescue

Just £24:99

The decision making activity - If you're after a fun, inclusive and powerful decision making training activity that you can use during a decision making training course or for a team building session then we don't think you will find a better one than the one we sell here.

It can be used for large teams as well as smaller ones. We've used it for a training course with just six learners (two groups of three) and a team building event with 45 team members who we split into nine teams of 5.

The activity is competitive but in a fun way because any team can excel, no-one needs previous experience. The really cool thing about this activity is that the facilitator can observe decision making styles, for real, during the activity.

We use this activity at the start of our decision making course, which is a course that we sell for £499. If you are considering buying the course this activity comes with it, so you don't need to buy it separately. 

Leadership Training Exercises - Decision Making

Just £25:00

This absence management training tool (The Maze) is a brilliant tool we’ve used many times developing our own teams of managers in the various businesses that we have managed and owned. 

The Maze has now updated it and it’s ready for you to use – obviously there is a fee, we don’t work for free, but we're convinced that any business and organisation in any industry will benefit.

The main goal of this 42-page absence management training tool is to promote change and create a new mind set in the way managers, leaders and supervisory staff view issues relating to conduct, capability, and absence management.

The maze begins with a statement of a problem that can happen in any business - YOU ARE HAVING WITH ONE OF YOUR TEAM. Your learners have to assume the role of the assistant manager. 

The path down which the team proceed can and will differ from that of others. There is no “one path” to follow – just as there is no one path to follow in real life situations. But the path they move down will depend on their attitudes and actions at each point and they do have a choice.

Leadership Training Exercises - The Mighty Maze

As well as lots of smaller businesses and organisations, below are examples of some larger organisations who have received training from our director of learning at Ultimate Leadership Training:

spring care


Gatwick School



Please contact us to discuss any training requirements you have, we either deliver for you or sell you the course for your trainers to deliver to your team

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There's loads of books we recommend for the leadership training exercises we use in our 12 month action focused leadership program - one of our favourites being Make the Boat Go Faster by Ben Hunt-Davis - here's a link

Leadership Training Exercises