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Training on High Performance Leadership: Best Practice Techniques for The C-Suite

By: Data-Afrique Consultants


03 - 07 May, 2021  5 days

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USD 1,000

Venue: Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya.

The course has been designed with talented executives in mind who now find themselves in significant leadership roles and want to become exceptional leaders who are equally at ease with the ‘hard’ business issues and the ‘soft’ people skills. It is delivered by two highly experienced instructors who have taught in world-class business schools and held leadership roles themselves in The Commercial World.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Connect with their inner strength by knowing what kind of leader they are and how to leverage their value
  • Speak to inspire and motivate others
  • Recognize political activity and know how to deal with it
  • Be comfortable with their power and authority as a leader
  • Handle conflict situations with skill and diplomacy
  • Can lead transformational change within the company and in the marketplace
  • Create a vision and develop a mission and strategic plans to fulfil the organization’s purpose
  • Understand what drives financial performance and competitive advantage
  • Use analytical tools to design and build a strategy
  • Link strategy with corporate governance
  • Embed an ethical framework into the organization’s culture

Course Content


The Leadership Challenge

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Meet your new colleagues for the week
  • Share learning objectives
  • Expectations of organisations and society
  • Share Your Leadership Challenge

The Role of Feedback for Leadership Development

  • Most leaders complain of not getting enough feedback - this week you’re going to get lots!
  • Why does it matter?
  • How to get feedback
  • How to give feedback

Leadership in a VUCA World

We live in an unstable world characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.

How does the conventional leadership paradigm need to adapt to be effective in the face of disruptive exponential change driven by technology, demographics and globalization?

Your Leadership Style

Questionnaire Analysis and in-depth discussions on your leadership profile completed on-line on three different profiles before the course. We will examine your results and identify how you can use them to become a powerful and authentic leader within your organisation.

  • Which leadership behaviours come naturally to you?
  • Who do you need on your team?
  • How does your style impact your relationships?
  • How could your style create leadership problems for you?

Listening for Leaders

  • The secret ingredient for building loyalty and respect
  • Listening beyond the words
  • Group exercise
  • Live Issues from the Workplace
  • Sharing personal mini ‘case studies’ on issues of current concern

Day 2

The Leadership Context

Introduction to Strategy and the Organisation

  • Where does strategy come from?
  • What’s the purpose of your organisation?
  • Who matters to the organisation?

Managing the environment

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Understanding and prioritising stakeholders – and their needs
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Case Study

Statements of vision and mission

  • Corporate values
  • Establishing objectives
  • We review your own organizational statements
  • The Power of Organisational Culture

What is culture?

  • Different Types of Organisational Culture
  • Benign and toxic cultures
  • The leader’s role in making and breaking organizational cultures
  • Culture Web Exercise: Analyse your existing culture and identify where change is needed to reach your desired culture.

Leading Employee Engagement

  • Creating a ‘great place to work’ to support and empower your people to get great results.

Day 3

"Leaders Create Leaders"

  • Nurturing a pipeline of leaders
  • Developing a network of leaders at every level
  • Working collaboratively and cooperatively

Building High Performance Teams

  • A practical model that empowers and motivates team member to become self-managing
  • Team exercise

Developing and Destroying Trust and Reputation

  • Personal relationships
  • Employee - Organisation relationships
  • Customer - Organisation relationships
  • Society - Organisation relationships

Strengthening Your Psychological Capital

  • Optimism
  • Hope
  • Resilience
  • Confidence
  • Mindfulness

Day 4

Leadership Communication

Influencing Skills

  • Strategies for influence
  • Managing your personal power
  • Handling organisational politics
  • Managing upward
  • The yin and yang of communication
  • Flexing your leadership style for effective, credible communication
  • Exercise: Stakeholder Mapping
  • Handling Difficult People and Difficult Situations
  • Follow the framework

Inspirational Speaking

  • Adopt the secrets of the speechwriters
  • Have ‘stage’ presence
  • Make the most of your voice
  • Use body language
  • Find your passion

Exercise: Inspirational Speaking: you will learn how to write and deliver an inspirational speech with the opportunity to try it out and receive feedback and coaching.

Day 5

Leading into the Future

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Innovation and Opportunity
  • Passion and Persuasion
  • Risk Taking and Ownership

Leading Transformational Change

  • Case Study: NYPD
  • The nature of change
  • Why people resist change

The steps to successful organizational change

  • Making change stick
  • Maintaining commitment
  • Leaving a living legacy

Personal Presentations

How to:

  • Have ‘stage’ presence
  • Make the most of your voice
  • Use your body language
  • Find your passion
  • Overcome your nerves
  • Deliver a 5-minute presentation, prepared earlier and receive sensational applause!

Preparing to Return to the Workplace

  • The aim is to consolidate your learning on how to:
  • Apply new insights to your Leadership Challenge
  • Plan the next steps
  • Get a reality check from a colleague
  • Commit to action

Compile Your Personal Leadership Development Plans

  • Identify the critical areas of your leadership that you can strengthen and build upon
  • Consider how to build new behaviours into your work life
  • Recognize the supporters that you have as a leader and how you can develop those relationships
  • Commit to the single most inspiring and energizing insight that you have had this week that will take your leadership to a new level

General Notes

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.

Data-Afrique Training Centre, Nairobi Kenya. May 03 - 07 May, 2021
USD 1,000.00
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DUNCAN KARIUKI +254723360025

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