Leadership - going for goals

About the session

CPD ref: C-108311


Leadership and goal setting are closely intertwined concepts. We know that effective leaders play a crucial role in defining, communicating, and achieving organizational goals within practice. Goals and a positive mindset can help an individual and their teams to achieve successful outcomes. Furthermore, the need for motivation as a fuel to propel individuals towards their goals is important in contributing to their overall well-being and personal growth. But what makes an effective leader? This discussion workshop will detail the principles of successful leadership and the similarities that can be seen in good leaders with delegates invited to discuss real life examples from the workplace. There are many researched models available that explain different types of leadership styles but for the purpose of this discussion workshop, we will be focussing on Daniel Goleman’s six. As well as a delve into these six types in detail, delegates will have the opportunity to reflect on their own leadership styles and apply these with example case scenarios.

Target audience

  • Optometrist
  • Dispensing optician.

Domains and learning outcomes

Leadership and accountability

s.12 Ensure a safe environment for your patients

  • Understands how the use of different leadership styles proposed by Daniel Goleman can influence a successful and safe working environment in practice.


s.13 Show respect and fairness to others and do not discriminate

  • Understands how effective leadership supports how you communicate with different individuals, the ability to adapt your leadership style and bring inclusive thinking and diversity.

s.10 Work collaboratively with colleagues in the interests of patients

  • Understands what makes an effective leader and the role that an individual’s mindset plays when presented with everyday challenges and so be able to work effectively with colleagues.


Kyla Black BSc MCOptom

Kyla graduated from Aston University in 1996 and has worked for Boots Opticians for 27 years.

Having delivered several field leadership roles within Boots Opticians she is now Head of Professional Services and Capability. This role ensures there is high levels of clinical governance, training, and professional development throughout the company.

Her passion includes ensuring the future of optometry by supporting both pre-peg and early years optometrists with their career development. Kyla was elected College Council Member in March 2019 and has served as a Trustee from April 2021. She is also the Chair of the DOCET board.