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Astute Leader

Never in our lifetime has there been a greater need for outstanding leaders with societal impact. Before the outbreak of Covid-19, leaders across the globe were fixated on the disruption that was rolling out with the 4th Industrial Revolution. Little did we know how quickly those changes would seem tame, in light of this black swan event and the wicked problems it would exacerbate. As we move from the Receding Now into the Imaginable Next, we are more conscious than ever that future-fit leading needs to be different!

LEADERS ARE UNDER IMMENSE PRESSURE 

  • Dealing with increasing complexity, change and conflict

  • Old 20th Century leader paradigms are being challenged,

  • New paradigms have not been clearly defined or translated into meaningful practices.

  • The business environment has changed radically

  • Variables are increasing exponentially

  • The people we lead do not believe think, feel or behave in the way that people believed, thought, felt or behaved just a few years ago,

  • We must deliver more complex responses

  • We must meet increasingly high standards

  • We have fewer skilled people

  • Our environment is more uncertain

  • We face far more difficult and volatile issues.

 

Many leaders are ill-equipped to handle these challenges with excellence, having progressed into these roles because of technical competence and outstanding delivery, not because they have been taught to lead. There are no text-books to dictate their decisions or answer their questions. The skills which they need can not be transmitted in theory but must be honed through profound experiences and deeply reflective processes. 

THE ASTUTE LEADER PROGRAMME MAXIMISES THE IMPACT OF PEOPLE LEADING IN THE CURRENT CRUCIBLE OF COMPLEXITY, CHANGE AND CONFLICT, EQUIPPING THEM TO INTUITIVELY BE MORE INSIGHTFUL, INTERDEPENDENT INFLUENCERS AND IMPLEMENTERS

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NEW WAYS TO LEAD

In the last year or so, several lists have emerged of 21st Century Leadership skills necessary to navigate increasing complexities, changes and conflicts, but research is indicating that most leaders do not possess these skills and they tend not to be taught in management development programmes. We have consolidated more than 50 skills identified in those lists into 4 critical leader competencies, and designed a system to develop them.

 

This system is based on the Astute Leader Foundational Skills Programme, which is crafted to enable deeply personalised, practical and progressive development for leaders who wish to equip themselves to be powerfully effective in the next decade. The modular programme is highly flexible, participative and experiential – even when conducted online!

Process

Each module includes…..

  • Completion of online assessments

  • Pre-work.

  • 20 hour Astute Leader skills workshop

  • Action assignments

  • 1 x 60-minute coaching session

  • Ongoing interaction and support through membership of the Astute Leader Alliance

Investment

  • 1 module: R13 800 (including VAT)

  • 2 modules: R25 875 (including VAT)

  • 3 modules: R37 950 (including VAT)

  • 4 modules: R49 900 (including VAT)

 

Payable in full on booking.

Early Bird Rate R8500 for 1 module and R31 000 for all 4.
Module 1 starts
2 Feb  2023