Human Leadership Skills


What challenges will the Future of Work bring for our people, teams and organisations?
What unique skills do our leaders need to lead their teams and organisations now and in the Future of Work with confidence?
With the integration of new technologies and models of work, the skills required for successful leadership are evolving.

Whilst some of the advances in the world of work have not yet been imagined, we know that the pace of change will be accelerated and leaders will be required to lead teams and organisations in global business environments with increased levels of complexity and uncertainty.

Leaders will require a range of unique skills separate from the technical skills that they possess, so they can think critically, innovate, remain emotionally agile and connect with, motivate and lead diverse teams to work together and respond successfully to an ever-changing environment.

These are Human Leadership Skills.

Drawing on the latest research on the Future of Work and integrating it with learning from neuroscience and psychology the Human Leadership Skills Programme develops the skills essential for successful leadership now, and for building high performing teams and cultures designed to thrive in the Future of Work.

Using a blended learning approach, the Human Skills Programme is a 12 part programme which can be delivered online in short workshops or face to face over three days.

Human Skills Insights

The Human Skills Insights Questionnaire raises awareness of the skills that are most important and provides participants with a benchmark of their current skill level.

Human Skills Knowledge

Drawing on the latest learning from science and psychology participants discover the theory behind each Human Skill and why developing these skills is so vitally important for professional and personal success.

Human Skills Development

Using a range of reflective exercises and facilitated discussion, participants are supported to identify examples of when they have previously used the Human Skills and to identify opportunities for further pracitce and development.

Delivered over 12 short online workshops or face to face over 3 days The Human Leadership Skills Programme
requires a maximum time commitment of 18 hours

A blended learning approach including Insights from questionnaires, case studies and facilitated discussion with other leaders.

Enhanced competency and confidence in the skills required to lead teams and organisations in the Future of Work

Leading teams with confidence into the Future of Work

The World Economic Forum uses the term ‘human skills’ to describe “high-value activities that play to the distinctive strengths of being human.”

Organisations such as OECD, McKinsey and Deloitte, focused on the trends and requirements of businesses in the future of work, agree that human skills will become more and more important to business success.

Leaders who develop their own Human Skills and tailor these for successful leadership increase productivity, performance and innovations of teams and whole organisations.

therehuman’s Human Leadership Skills Framework enables you to assess and map your leader’s human development needs.

Our Human Leadership Skills Programme then supports you to develop these essential skills for high performing individuals, teams and leaders.

Human Leadership for Human Teams

The leadership skills required for success now and in the Future of Work have very specific features.

They are uniquely human, cannot be automated, are universal, highly transferable and can be developed.

Skills such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, emotional agility, the ability to inspire, motivative, take the initiative and lead people through change.

These are Human Leadership Skills

Based on the latest research on the Human Leadership Skills required for performance now and for the Future of Work, the Human Leadership Skills programme develops 16 skills grouped under 4 main domains.




Future Focused

Cognitive Human Leadership Skills

Developing cognitive skills through learning how the brain works and metacognition (thinking about our thinking) is an often neglected area of professional development. And yet, skills such as planning and work management, critical and strategic thinking, decision making, innovation and creativity are essential skills for leaders who need to stay ahead of the curve.

Self-Mastery Human Leadership Skills

Success now and in the Future of Work will require the ability to understand how to regulate and attune to the changing needs of people, environments and challenges. In order to manage this, people will need to employ skills such as the ability to self-motivate, respond appropriately under pressure, use emotional agility and enhanced focus to persevere towards goals. If leaders master these skills they provide powerful role models to their teams, creating high performing cultures.

Interpersonal Human Leadership Skills

Research shows that the most skilled leaders across the globe know how to ‘build connection and channel it into action towards meaningful goals.’ This is one of the unique areas of human expertise that will not be replaced by technology. This ability requires a range of skills including communication, forming relationships, collaboration and inspiring, coaching and mobilising others.

Future Focused Human Leadership Skills

Research is clear, the pace of change in the Future of Work will be accelerated. Leaders will need to lead their teams through times of significant challenge, change and uncertainty. In order to do this, they need to develop a growth mindset, understand the nature of change and how to successfully support diverse teams to grow stronger with each challenge they face.

Human Skills
“High-value activities that play to the distinctive strengths of being human.”
World Economic Forum

What clients say about therehuman.

As a former International runner I have always had a huge interest in the benefits gained from exercise and your mental wellbeing. When the Belfast Met College announced the opportunity to apply for the Elementary Programme, I was delighted to gain a place on the Programme and the benefits of working with Catherine and other like-minded colleagues.

We have regular catch ups with a monthly focus on each topic. E.g. Move, Rest, Nourish etc. We discuss the benefits around each topic, and how we can adjust our habits for long term gains, then feedback, support and encourage each other at the next meeting. The group quickly became a very supportive and positive network.

It has particularly been of benefit to me as I have tried to maintain a healthy work/life balance project managing Assured Skills Programmes for the College whilst becoming a dad for the first time in 2020 during COVID.

I would highly recommend the Elementary Programme to anyone who has the good fortune to have the opportunity to attend.

Michael Mearns (40)

I found the Attune Programme just brilliant. The coaching was an excellent experience and I would definitely recommend this to other women.


I found the workshops to be very informative. The one to one coaching session was extremely helpful as it was tailored to me. I was a little apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect, but I found it very relaxing and very useful. Thank you!


The Attune programme was great and I have really begun to feel the benefits of understanding more. I have followed the advice on the vitamins and supplement. I was a bit nervous about the 1-1 coaching, but it was just fantastic!


I found the Attune Programme so helpful and very insightful. I now feel empowered and fully informed to take control and actually take on the challenge of the menopause, ageing and my health and wellbeing in general.

Helen Campbell

As a manager, I spend all my time making sure that my team is ok. Being part of the Attune Programme meant that I could spend some time on myself and take control of my symptoms. I thought that the symptoms of the menopause were something that I would just have to accept, however now I know that there are solutions. I feel more confident about speak to my GP and also having conversations with the women in my team if they come to me for help

Nicole, 52

Since being part of the Attune Programme, I have started to piece together the parts of the jigsaw. I knew that I felt different – more anxious, less energy, trouble sleeping – but I didn’t know why. Turns out that I am peri-menopausal. I hadn’t even heard of the perimenopause before. It is such a relief to have clarity and to have practical things that I can do to reduce the symptoms. I feel much more prepared for the future.

Kate, 46

The Attune Programme has been life changing. I am no longer ashamed to say that I am going through the menopause. I feel equipped with knowledge and strategies and I will definitely be having these discussions with my own daughters when the time comes.

Sarah, 50

therehuman delivered a fantastic Resilience and Mental Toughness Programme to a group of our busy leaders. It was hard to take time out for our own development however the time taken was greatly rewarded with insights, tools and tips on how to build resilience and mental toughness both for us and to help us to lead and motivate our teams and departments

Allana Patterson
Head of Organisational Excellence
The Belfast Metropolitan College

I would go as far as to say that this is one of the best leadership programmes I have ever completed. With 32 years of leadership I have had the opportunity to attend many programmes but this one felt instantly different. After the first session I was hooked and I made sure I committed to attending all sessions. The programme was really powerful and benefited me professionally and personally in so many ways.

Joanne Wilson

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