AN INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL WORKSHOP FOR SENIOR LEADERS
TODAY’S LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE
The challenge for senior leaders has never been greater. The landscape of organisations is more dynamic and nuanced than ever before. Markets are more volatile and competitive, standards more stringent, employees more diverse with higher expectations.
Navigating these dilemmas can be exhilarating, but can also feel lonely and pressurised. Purpose and priorities can get diluted with different parts of the organisation ‘at odds’ with each other. Matrixed and virtual structures can create communication and relationship challenges. The time and space for the leader to reflect on their mission and impact can get squeezed out. The personal development required to lead courageously gets de-prioritised.
FACING THE CHALLENGE / THE LEADERSHIP SPACE
The ‘Leadership Space’ provides leaders with the opportunity to achieve a perspective on the complexities of their leadership context and dilemmas. It’s a reflective opportunity to step back and re-focus on their core leadership mission – and to identify and develop positive leadership strategies.
This 2-day residential workshop will challenge leaders to:
• Revisit and build an objective self-awareness around their core values
• Re-assert core strengths and address the impact of any leadership ‘shadow’ • Articulate a clear leadership purpose, presence and plan
• Reflect on past challenges and positively apply this insight to their current situations
• Consider optimal responses and interventions in complex and nuanced leadership scenarios
• Explore high-impact ways to build and sustain great relationships to achieve positive outcomes
• Engage and inspire others to be at their best and achieve organisation, professional and development goals
PRE-WORKSHOP ENGAGEMENT – REFLECTIVE PREPARATION
The application process, directly supported by the facilitators, will ensure participants get maximum benefit from the workshop.
Participants arrive in the late afternoon for a full introduction to the workshop and fellow participants.
Day one invites leaders to explore their past with a view to seeing how they can apply insights to their current leadership challenges.
Key elements include:
• Exploring how you ‘show up’ as a leader – and how that impacts the team and organisation • Re-evaluating core values and strengths as well as ‘shadow’ qualities
• Identifying real leadership challenges and re-assessing current responses
• Optimising positive approaches – Identifying and breaking unhelpful patterns
• Towards the future – Re-kindling leadership passion, purpose and priorities
Day two focuses on the future. Participants will shape a strong leadership presence and message, identify strategies, optimal approaches and tools that will help them to address their leadership challenges.
Topics covered here include:
• Creating a clear leadership message and presence
• Creating optimal leadership behaviours and habits in challenging circumstances
• Developing personal resilience – to sustain energy over time
• Adapting to evolving situations – to maintain leadership composure in uncertain times
• Building strong relationships – to optimise stakeholder exchanges and experiences
• Drawing up a personal leadership action plan.