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Follow the Leader – Free Training Game

Duration: 15 - 30 minutes

Intended for:

This free training game is useful during a session on body language or communication skills, where you want to highlight how people communicate.

Training course contents:

A set of instructions for the training game, ‘Follow the Leader’ can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can follow the notes below.

One person is asked to leave the room. 

While they are gone the rest of the group identify a ‘leader’. This leader must perform a subtle action that everyone has to follow i.e. rubbing their nose, licking their lips, scratching their ear, winking, crossing legs etc.

Ask the person to return to the room and explain that they must identify the leader of the group. The leader should alter the action every few minutes with everyone following suit.

In review, discuss what was noticed and how we interpret and spot body language in others.


This training game is useful where you want to help participants identify and highlight communication issues. It works particularly well in the following training courses in our experience.

Body Language – Training Course Materials

Emotional Intelligence – Training Course Materials

Leadership Skills – Training Course Materials

Follow the Leader – Free Training Game


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