Senior executives and C-Suite leaders rarely face issues that come with a specific title such as “marketing”, “finance” or “HR”. Rather, they deal with complex issues that cut across such functional categories.
The content and curriculum of the Advanced Management Programme are organised as an integrated learning process that enables you – a senior organisational executive leader – to engage systematically with complex strategic issues.
The learning process is designed to support three interlinking leadership themes: the Strategic Leader, the High-Performance Leader and the Self-Aware Leader. Together, these support an aspiration to be “insightfully aware” in every area of your leadership. As part of understanding your authenticity as a leader, we aim to take you on a personal journey to develop "Insightful Awareness" of your strengths, weaknesses, hidden drivers and blockers of the changes you want to make.
Our objective is to develop the most effective C-Suite leaders possible and open your mind to new ways of thinking, acting and leading.
Strategic leadership and mega trends
Most strategic decisions ought to be contingent on sweeping, long-term changes in politics, economics, technology, globalisation, social attributes and talent management. Remarkably, several of these trends seem to be fairly stable over the long-term, while displaying short-term perturbations. Topics include:
- Macro economy and the geo-political context
- Technology, disruption and innovation
- Vision, strategy and business models
- Engaging and leading change
High-performance leadership and stakeholders
High-performance organisations and teams are characterised by goal clarity and commitment, role complementarity, effective communication and decision-making processes as well as professional and constructive interpersonal relationships. Successful organisational leadership also derives at least partly from being able to manage the expectations of diverse and often competing stakeholder groups. Topics include:
- High-performance and leadership teams
- High-performance organisational drivers and blockers
- Societal, public and governmental stakeholders
- Engaging talent and people
Self-aware leadership and people
The third theme focuses on the individual leader and their relationships with the people they seek to lead, influence and motivate. The Advanced Management Programme allows you the opportunity to both reflect upon, and develop, your leadership strengths – and confront the gaps that are holding you back from being the best leader you can be. Topics include:
- Charting a leadership journey
- Emotional intelligence
- Authenticity, values and motivators
- Effective leadership communication and leadership/executive presence
An approach tailored to senior leaders
The Advanced Management Programme seeks to cast a spotlight on the way senior leaders strategically and insightfully exercise their leadership, behaviours and judgement at every level. Three unique elements of the programme are designed to achieve this:
The "Strategic Encounter"
The "Strategic Encounter" enables strategic thinking, change, creativity, innovation, disruption, decision-making and communication to come into focus for you and your organisation. This will help you set and execute strategic priorities and initiatives.
The "Personal Leadership Agenda"
A deeply integrated process of individual leadership development and transformation that intertwines with workshops, coaching, feedback, reflection and proprietary diagnostics.
The core "Insightful Awareness"
Where the learning and development activities, content, tools and process of the four weeks continuously intersect across strategic leadership, high-performance leadership and self-aware leadership – connecting self, team, and organisation.