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Astute Leadership

Never in our lifetime has there been a greater need for outstanding leadership and 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.

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 compiled and structured a comprehensive list of these competencies and designed a programme to develop them.

 

The Astute Leadership Skills Programme 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.

  • 3-day Astute Leadership skills workshop

  • Action assignments

  • 1 x 60-minute coaching session

  • Ongoing interaction and support

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.

Learning Outcomes

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Module 1 

Authentic Influence

Participants completing the Authentic Influence module will

  • Develop awareness of their strengths, values and personal impact.

  • Develop a vision for service, social impact and societal transformation.

  • Clarify their business identity and identify ways to build their personal credibility and brand.

  • Understand and apply the concepts of influence, empowerment, value and congruent, ethical leadership.

  • Understand the power of inspiration and be able to tell a noteworthy story and use visual representation to increase impact.

  • Master messaging.

  • Enrol people into new activities more effectively and facilitate change.

  • Learn basic coaching and mentoring skills

  • Learn to use provocation, strategic questioning and the arts to change paradigms and perspectives.

  • Recognise and understand social pressure and power dynamics and become more assertive.

  • Become more persuasive and negotiate more assertively.

  • Build and contribute to more influential and meaningful networks.

 

Awareness & Thinking

Participants completing the Awareness & Thinking module will

  • Understand their thinking habits and practise self-reflexivity to increase personal resilience, leadership impact and effectiveness.

  • Explore meta-cognition and cognitive flexibility and learn specific techniques for thinking about thinking and for lifelong learning.

  • Understand the principles of complexity, paradox and sense-making, and their personal sense-making strengths and biases.

  • Develop an experimental and deliberatively developmental mindset and understand personal change paradigms.

  • Understand the business language of technology and the disruptive landscape of the 4IR.

  • Learn processes for anticipatory thinking, environmental scanning and scenario planning.

  • Be able to apply transdisciplinary and critical thinking and engage people with diverse perspectives.

  • Develop complex problem-solving and decision-making approaches.

  • Expand their ability to conceive possibilities, think creatively and imagine better outcomes.

  • Select synthesising, refining and integrating strategies to enable them to deal with information overload.

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Module2

 

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Module 3

 

Adept Implementation 

Participants completing the Adept Implementation module will

  • Explore how their strengths impact on their contribution, courage, personal initiative and proactivity.

  • Apply choice theory to decision-making, self-leadership and prioritisation

  • Address organisation, scheduling and prioritising challenges which are hampering their progress.

  • Formulate personal focus and goal-setting strategies and habits.

  • Learn and apply the principles of modern strategic and world-class thinking to their context.

  • Understand the impact of technological and societal disruption on business strategy and the role of business in societal transformation.

  • Design an innovation strategy and implementation plan for their environment.

  • Outline a plan and high-level organisation design to rapidly scale a business or business unit.

  • Outline opportunities for process improvement and digital integration in their context.

  • Understand and apply the foundational principles of risk management.

  • Explore ideas for developing a more adaptive culture and processes.

  • Learn to enable outstanding performance.

Affinitive Relationships

Participants completing the Affinitive Relationships module will

  • Understand their personal relationship-building patterns and emotional intelligence and identify relational vulnerabilities.

  • Practise and develop active listening skills and identify their listening impediments.

  • Identify how they can more effectively develop rapport and trust with internal and external clients.

  • Discover and harness the value of diversity and collective genius. Reward and recognise people.

  • Become more aware of the needs, experiences and value of others.

  • Develop effective networking skills.

  • Identify and establish boundaries to foster adult-adult interactions.

  • Learn to foster effective engagement and interaction with all stakeholders.

  • Contribute more effectively as team leaders and team members.

  • Explore opportunities for collaboration, develop a collaboration strategy and identify risks to be managed.

  • Apply principles of effective facilitation to the activities of general leadership and change processes.

Understand the role of a mediator and the principles of difficult negotiations and conflict resolution.

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Module 4 

Frames of Reference

Dynamic Engagement Framework

Our proprietary Dynamic Engagement Framework© provides a useful sense-making frame for exploring and shifting engagement, culture and performance. 

Drivers of Greatness

The Greatness Canvas is our transformational roadmap. We use it to structure our interventions and to enable individuals, teams and organisations to navigate their  developmental journeys.

Strengths Assessment

The powerful strengths assessment we like to include in all our strategic interventions identifies the innate talents and wiring that is central to how people engage with their world. 

Dynamic Engagement Framework

Our proprietary Dynamic Engagement Framework© provides a useful sense-making frame for exploring and shifting engagement, culture and performance. 

Drivers of Greatness

The Greatness Canvas is our transformational roadmap. We use it to structure our interventions and to enable individuals, teams and organisations to navigate their  developmental journeys.

Strengths Assessment

The powerful strengths assessment we like to include in all our strategic interventions identifies the innate talents and wiring that is central to how people engage with their world. 

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Engagement Landscape

Our research led us to develop the Engagementt Landscape as an alternative to the traditional Engagement Continuum. It helps our clients to understand disengagement at a more granular level and to identify what needs to change in order to increase engagement. 

Astute DeSign Framework

The Astute DeSign Framework is a roadmap for emergent design and organisational strategy in a volatile environment. It has been influenced by Design Thinking and Lean Start-up Methodology

Our Coaching Ethos

Our Coaching Ethos defines coaching and outlines the role of a coach. We also explain how we use the Drivers of Greatness to assist our clients to achieve their goals.

© 2020 by Engagement Dynamics