We live in times of uncertainty, paradox and ambiguity in which the only thing that we can be certain of is change. As the world around us changes, so we must adapt our leadership to accommodate those changes. The world is not designed to support your organisation – you must adapt to that world.
This intensive and very practical leadership programme takes participants beyond standard leadership training to equip them to be the best leaders they can be in the most complex business environment in our history.
It will give them time away from your organisation to reflect on what they are doing, see what others do to create success and learn new practices and techniques. They’ll have a chance to network with others and share experiences, successes and difficulties.
We have split this exciting four-day programme into two modules of two days each, to give you concentrated periods of time together and then time back at work to reflect on what you have learned and put it into practice.
By the end of this programme participants will:
- Have had an opportunity to develop their self-awareness and understand how others perceive them
- Attained confidence in their ability to lead in rapidly changing times
- Have a deeper understanding of how to lead and manage Millennials and Generation Z
- Have learnt to lead more ethically
- Be equipped with the tools and skills to lead culture change in their organisation
- Be able to lead multi-cultural teams with understanding and confidence
- Understand that diversity is only the first step towards inclusion and equality
You, the modern leader (part 1)
To begin the programme, participants will have an opportunity to assess how they see themselves as a leader and how they believe others in their organisation perceive them. Later in the programme participants will have the chance to discover what other participants think of them and to assess how close this is to their self-perception.
- Who do you think you are? (part 1)
- Emotionally intelligent leadership
Leading in changing times
This session will address the fast pace of change and what it means for the participants as a leader. The programme will explore the effects of technology on the delivery of goods or services, creation and management of a digital presence, maintaining a strong brand in the face of a fickle customer or client base and the burdens of regulation and compliance.
- Brand and market positioning
- Client retention
- Automation: a blessing or a curse?
- Your digital presence
- Dealing with uncertainty
- Regulation and compliance
- Exploding data
- Financial management
- Your issues – an opportunity for peer coaching
Leading and managing Millennials and Generation Z
By 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Millennials and Generation Z. Their needs and aspirations are very different from those of earlier generations. Participants will address some vital questions: How well equipped are you to lead and manage them? Are you communicating with them in ways that engage and motivate them? How can you retain staff who don’t necessarily want a long-term career with you?
The new generation expects to work collaboratively, and this is a step change for many schooled in more directive leadership. This session will explore the reasons why we must change our leadership style and look at what really works with the new generations who will ultimately run our organisations.
- No more heroics: an end to the cult of celebrity leadership
- Working with a new generation: collaborative approaches to leadership
- Becoming a collaborative leader
- Retaining Millennials and Generation Z
Ethical leadership – ethical business
It is not enough to pay lip-service to business ethics. As a leader you have a responsibility for shaping and enforcing the corporate culture. In this session, we’ll explore what we mean by ethical business and look at how ethical leadership can shape that ethical culture.
- Leadership: inheritance, stewardship and legacy
- What do you mean by ethical business?
- The ethical leader: is it you?
- Enforcing standards
Leading in a multi-national/multi-cultural organisation
If a multinational organisation tries a “one-size fits all approach” to its leadership, it is likely to fail spectacularly. Corporate culture must be adapted from country to country. We’ll look at the fundamental differences between national styles of working and we’ll introduce you to a leading-edge tool to diagnose and change corporate culture – a tool that you can take away and use in your organisation.
- What do we mean by corporate culture?
- Which comes first – national identity or corporate culture?
- Diagnosing and changing corporate culture
- Developing cultural intelligence
- Top tips for leading multinational teams
Diversity, inclusion and equality
Diversity is a numbers game, inclusion is a practice and equality is an aspiration. Many organisations are still stuck at the diversity stage, trying to ensure a mix of race, age, gender, sexuality, and level of physical/mental ability.
- Diversity – tokenism or business benefit?
- Inclusion – what does it really mean to be inclusive?
- Equality – how are you going to get there?
You, the modern leader (part 2)
The group will go right back to the self-assessment that they created at the beginning of the programme and in small groups, they will discover how close their self-perception, their expectations of others’ perceptions of themselves, and their real view of themselves really are. It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover from peers the impression that they create and will give them insight into what they may want to change or consolidate to become an even more effective leader.
- Who do you think you are? (part 2)
- Key learning, action planning and next steps
- Time to reflect on what you have learned and plan what you will now do differently.
- Individual planning
- Paired discussion and challenge
- Public declaration
The programme will be delivered through a mix of workshops, small and plenary group discussions, business activities and peer coaching. Participants will have plenty of time to network, share ideas and best practices and learn from each other. The group will tease out winning ideas and help participants to challenge their own and each other’s thinking. There will be a small amount of pre-course work for each module and that work will be used as a platform for discussion and improved practice.
Who Should Attend
This powerful programme is key to professionals who hold management position and lead firms, organisations, departments and teams. It is suitable for all middle managers or senior manager in the private and public sectors, who want to add an extra dimension to their leadership and see that reflected in your organisation’s success.