Constant change is a defining element of modern organizational life, requiring leaders who are flexible, adaptable, and skilled at working with people. Leaders depend on their team and co-workers to accomplish business goals, so it is essential that they know how to get the best from their colleagues.
Gain clarity about their individual leadership style and how it
impacts others, promoting greater flexibility in the challenges
Develop a practical and empowering approach to leading teams
and other work groups, providing the means to harness the
capabilities of all team members to deliver their goals.
Master skills of influencing others, both those they manage and
those over whom they do not have direct authority, developing a
wider range of approaches for a broad spectrum of situations.
Engender skills to use in daily work and interactions with
colleagues as opportunities for ongoing learning and
Hone skills to manage conflict and resistance and use them as
a force for change.
Enjoy intense periods of contact with other leaders from a broad
variety of organizations, gaining exposure to diverse business
issues, best practices, and people who challenge and expand
As a result, sponsoring organizations achieve superior business
results with less effort and more creativity, are better able to
adapt and change course when needed and with less resistance,
and make better use of their people.
About the Program:
Leadership in the 21st Century:
Board members and faculty Bridget Farrands and Paul Rookwood describe Leadership in the 21st Century
“Leadership in the 21st Century has been
a revelation to me. It is a life-changing
experience, really. What I like about the program is that whereas it talks to leadership, it is not only confined to business - it is leadership in all the facets of life - your family, your friends, your peers. For business I think it was amazing, it was over-whelming. The learning I got from the program is that the world is so full of possibilities. The way we look at the world limits us. We think there is a specific way of addressing things and that is the only way. This program brings some inspiration to say don’t limit yourself — think and consolidate on the positives. Negatives will always be there in any process, but don’t focus your attention on the negative, focus on the positive so that very little of your energy goes to the negative. For me that was powerful learning.”
Chief Financial Officer National Treasury of South Africa