Leadership is more a discipline with a set of skills that get honed than an acquired knowledge base that you apply. Much like learning a martial art, learning to leader requires cultivating a set of disciplines that over time, improve your ability to generate from others coordinated momentum that achieve higher aspirations and goals.
Because organizations face unprecedented market disruptions, expanding globalization, technological innovations and other organizational transitions, leaders need to be adaptive and flexible. Today’s leaders must maintain mindsets that leverage a diversity of ideas. They need to articulate views clearly with reason and logic that others understand, while at the same time, test and inquire the views of others. Organizations require leaders to tend to their values and culture that supports the company’s purpose and provides meaning for their people. And, leaders need to make judgments on strategy, social structures and processes that enhance their organization’s capabilities.
The Leadership Agenda program aims at developing experienced managers on leadership disciplines that will help them be responsive and adaptive to address these realities. Providing time-tested skills, practices, tools and approaches, the program uses learning modules that include case information, engaging discussions, group processes, experiential practice, and personal reflection. The program helps a leader to augment their current strengths and apply new skills to broaden their competence. In addition, the program facilitates a leadership community and provides a social network that supports future activity.
As a participant in The Leadership Agenda you work on critical aspects of your responsibility of your organization. You learn new skills about how to effectively engage the stakeholders of your organization. You acquire skills in strategic thinking, social networks, collaboration and communication. And you gain insight and perspective about how to be authentic and lead from principled purposes.
- Build shared visions that aspires and engages others to commit
- Think systemically that’s insightful and make judgments from dilemmas
- Act in accordance with a clear sense of purpose and values
- Engage with others through developing authentic relationships